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Sunday, October 30, 2011

AUTUMN COLORS 16 x 22

Autumn Colors is one of my autumn paintings being featured at the Jura Silverman Gallery in Spring Green, Wisconsin until November 18 .The exhibit Celebrating Autumn features my paintings with the paintings of Jens Carstensen, Mary Francis Hill, David Beloit, and Jonathan Wilde.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

KARNER BLUE MEADOW - PAINT THE PARKS

                                           Karner Blue Meadow 12 x 16

This paintings is of the wild lupine in the Karner Blue Meadow State Natural Area near Wild Rose, Wisconsin. Designated a State Natural Area in 1998 the area is a dry sand prairie that is home to a strong population of the federally endangered Karner Blue butterfly. The Karner blue is restricted to habitats that contain wild lupine, abundant throughout this natural area. As a member of  www.PaintTheParks.com I will donate 10% of the sale of this painting  to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

TURN, TURN, TURN 9 x 24"

To everything turn, turn turn,
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven.


These are lyrics from the song by The Byrds that my son and I danced to at his wedding on September 24th. What a reminder, just how fast time passes. Of course, it seems like only yesterday that he was a little boy. How proud I am of the man he is today and how happy I am for him as he begins his life with his wonderful bride, Jessica.

The past couple of months have gone by without a post from me. I have not taken a break from painting, I've been working on special requests. I also have been working on some studies which are "for my eyes only"! I've been learning from them, but they are not worth the time to photograph and post. I've been experimenting with small "100 strokes" paintings. I'm attempting to loosen up, get to the heart,  reduce detail, and "see" only the large abstract shapes. Sticking to 100 strokes is much more difficult than I thought, it can be very hard to stop. We'll see if this experiment affects my larger works.

Here's my latest painting, I've decided Turn, Turn, Turn would be a fitting title.