Friday, June 27, 2008

Cedarburg Plein Air

I'm just back from Wisconsin where I participated in the Cedarburg Plein Air event. More than 120 artists painted during the week-long event in and around Cedarburg, an historic mill town dating from the mid-eighteen hundreds. Here are two of my paintings.

Just North of town is Wisconsin's last remaining covered bridge on Cedar creek. Oil, 11" x 14"

In one of the city parks I found this willow next to a pond. Oil, 8" x 10"

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lake Forest Paint-out

Last week the Plein Air Painters of Chicago joined the Deerpath Art League for a paint-out in Lake Forest. They had five locations chosen including Market Square in the downtown area where the Saturday Farmer's market was taking place. I painted the train station for the morning, a painting that still needs work. Then I went to the Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve to the West of town. It's a beautiful, open preserve of grass, wetlands and forest.

Middlefork Savanna, oil, 10" x 8"

Saturday, June 7, 2008


I've always loved the colors of mangos. From red to green to yellow. And they're from the tropics, which is something else I love.
Oil on canvas panel, 6" x 8"