Monday, November 23, 2009

November 2 Day Workshop!

I've spent the past 2 days teaching a workshop at my studio in Stillwater. It never fails to amaze me at how well the paintings turn out by the end of the weekend! I had the fortune of working with an incredible group of painters who are inspiring and dedicated to the process of painting. I'm so grateful for their shared inspiration and for them stretching themselves as artists!
Beautiful job painters! :)
My Demo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Red Still Life

"Red Still Life"
14x11 Oil On Linen Panel
This is a piece I did yesterday. I thought it was kind of fun to show the piece still on the easel and to be able to see my set up and what I was painting from. If you double click on the image, it will enlarge the photo to get a closer view. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"November Boom Site"
11x14 Oil On Linen Panel

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November on The St. Croix

"November on The St Croix"
11x14 Oil On Linen Panel
I just got in from painting on the river. What a great November day! I started out today thinking I would paint the old street alley's in Stillwater, after driving around for a half an hour with my coffee, I finally decided I needed some nature today and no people. Turns out it's just what I needed. Besides an occasional Bald Eagle soaring by, I was alone with the river and now completely rejuvenated! The colors were incredibly rich today, what a treat!
I will still photograph this piece for better viewing but I thought it was kind of interesting to show it fresh on the box with the river behind!
"Beautifully Rooted"
Oil On Linen Panel
This painting was one I did from a late summer field study. I knew when I painted the small piece that I would be painting a larger one. I could spend a life time studying this beautiful plant.