Monday, June 30, 2008

6-30-08 "Carsonville Barn"

Several years ago when I dropped off my daughter at a friends home I parked the car in the driveway looking right at this barn and silo. I had my sketch pad with me and quickly scketched this scene but did not take any pictures for a color reference. This painting medium is my special egg tempera mix. The finished painting has a rich, thicker texture than water color and dries with a nice glossly look.
$225, watercolor
16x20, shipping included
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

work in progress

This work in progress is a larger version of a 5x7 that I finished some time last year. With all that needs to be done after moving into a new home I'm finding it hard to make time to paint and post but I'm sure things will get back to normal before long.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6-17-08 "Wisconsin Dell"

Here again is a Wisconsin farm scene given to me from a friend who grew up in that farming state. Her dad had a marvelous round barn that was huge. Maybe I can paint that scene sometime in the future. In this painting the sky is loose and summer like and the viewer is just waiting to walk up the fence row to the barn and house.
16x20" Original Watercolor
$225, free shipping
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Friday, June 13, 2008

work in progress

This painting is coming off a little more loose than most that I have done lately. Sometimes a change is good. I don't have to worry and try to make the sky perfect, the buildings perfect, the grass perfect, etc. You get it. We finally got high speed internet here in Iowa, it took a while but things move slow here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Trying to capture just the right winter mood after the sun has set can be challenging but rewarding when it's done. I like this one but my wife has given me some critical feed back that has been good and helpful.
Summer art shows are going to come real quick and when I figure in that I haven't been to one in years there could be trouble coming in the next week as I start to get ready for the first show.