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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dog's Best Friend

12" x 9"

Two weeks ago I was in a local art fair.  Not a good weekend weather-wise for an art fail....so much rain....they even had to move my tent and display on Sunday since it was under 2" of water.   We had a few hours when it didn't rain on Sunday and some people wadded out. This is one of my students, Jodi, and her gals.  I took some photos and then did this for the Daily Paintworks Challenge.


10" x 14"

I felt like painting a little fall...but I do not want summer to leave us.  It is so sad that the schools begin classes in about 2 weeks.  Bring back fall semesters that begin after Labor Day.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

More Mill Shapes

14" x 21"

another local Industrial scene.

Take the River Tour-Chicago


This is a perfect time to come to Chicago and experience it for yourself.

Helped to hang 88 paintings for the SLAC (South Lake Artists Co-Op) today.  There were 4 of us helping. It took us almost 8 hours ....This is at Wildrose Brewery, in Griffith, Indiana.  I have 3 pieces in this show.  As I was hanging it, I even purchased a piece for my art collection.  See, even artists purchase art from fellow artists....so you can, too!!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Plen Air Painting

9" x 12"

A local art group here in Indiana is the "Illiana Artists" art group.  We had our annual picnic at Larry and Carol Lyn Brechner's home/lake.  We had a blast.   A few of us were painting and many were taking photos.  As president of this group, I thought it would be best if I do some painting...It was so much fun...will have to do more painting on location.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More Glass at the Pier


another painting of Chicago....again I take you to Navy Pier to see the Stained Glass Exhibit that was on display a few years back.  Man were they beautiful.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Still Raining- Chicago

14" x 21"

Here is another painting in my new Chicago series.

I delivered 52 paintings.today for the "Along the Lake Shore"
exhibit that will be at the Indiana visitor's Center. This is in Hammond, INdiana off of 80/94 and Kennedy Ave.  The venue is 6,500 sq. feet.  The place is huge and there are two photographers also included in this show...Mathew Kaplan and Thomas Hocker.

It runs from July 21 till Sept. 23.  Opening reception is on Tuesday, July 24 from 5 till 7 om.  If you live close to the REGION you may want to come and check out this exhibit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Coal and coil


This is a typical scene that you would see all the time if you lived in the "Region."   This is the calumet region of Indiana which is about 35 miles south of Chicago.  The mill in the background is Inland Steel.

Tomorrow I will deliver my paintings for the show at the Indiana visitor's center in Hammond, Indiana.  The center in off of 80/94 at the Kennedy Ave. Exit.   It opens July 21st. The show is titled "Along the Lake Shore."  You will be able to see between 40 and 62 of my watercolors of Chicago and Industry.  Also included in this exhibit are photos by Mathew Kaplan and Thomas Hocker...they will also have at least 40 photos each on Industry and Chicago.

More info to follow.....

Friday, July 13, 2018

Rainy Day People


Here;s a Chicago scene that will be in my up coming show that will run from July 21 till Sept. 24 at the Indiana Visitor's Welcome Center in Hammond, IN

Sunday, July 8, 2018


14" x 21"

Sometimes I find interesting painting material ... just around the corner.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Bridge is Up

14" x 21"

Been busy painting Chicago and Industry for a show that I will be a part of here in Indiana.  I just finished framing 40 pieces for this show.  More info to follow.