Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red Cross Heroes Event

These three framed original pastel paintings will be part of the silent auction on April 26, 2014 at the Red Cross Heroes Event in Wild Rose, WI. Here is a link for more information.
The event features great entertainment and is a sellout annually. Register early. A great opportunity to hear some fantastic music and support a very worthy cause.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Break in the Clouds 8 x 20

This is (was) the view across the field behind my house. The little white country church burned to the ground a few weeks ago. This was the original version of this painting. At some point I removed the church from the painting. I still have the painting and I plan to put the church back in; maybe the parishners would like it as a remembrance. I hear they will be rebuilding on the same lot. The church was a beautiful, historic landmark. I don't have words to describe my feelings when I looked out about 8 pm the night it burned. Our quiet moonlit winter landscape was filled with the flashing red lights of the firetrucks and in the center the huge ball of orange as the entire building was totally engulfed in flames, a stark contrast to the moonlight on the blue snow. The site was even more horrific in the light the next morning.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Winter Farm Ditch 13 x 17

We still have plenty of snow, and it will be here for awhile. Two years ago the ice was off our lake on March 15. We still have snow on top of the ice, and it was very thick this year, so it won't be melting for some time.
This painting is available unframed via PayPal:

Autumn By the River 16 x 28

As winter continues on in Wisconsin, I decided to do a colorful autumn landscape. This is one of my larger pieces so it took a few days to complete. I have difficulty working any larger because I can only handle glass that is 24 x 36, which is the size this one will be framed.