Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lupine in Karner Blue Meadow 12 x 16

Learned a few days ago that this one sold through the Jura Silverman Gallery in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This painting was painted from within a State Park: The Karner Blue Meadow State Natural Area. As part of  www.PaintTheParks.com I will make a donation to my local chapter of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Just learned today that this one was acquired through the Jura Silverman Gallery by UW Hospitals for their new American Center to open in July on the Eastside of Madison, WI. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Last night we got home from a 10 day trip to Colorado to visit our son. While there I was able to complete this plein air piece. I was interested in capturing the shadows on the dirt road and the light on the yellow aspens. This painting is available through the Jura Silverman Gallery, Spring Green, Wisconsin.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 12 - Autumn on the Pine River 10 x 14

September is such a busy month. We have been like the squirrels scampering around hiding their nuts, getting ready for winter. The past few days I've not had a new painting to post for the 30 day challenge, but I have been painting; the trim of the house, a book case for my daughter, and I worked on a couple of commision paintings. Also I have been getting ready to teach a workshop this Saturday. 
This painting is from a photo I took near my home, at a property owned by friends. I have been wanting to paint this for quite some time. I liked the way the light was coming down illuminating the pines, the red maple and the leaves that were floating on the river.
This painting is available: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/susan-klabak/autumn-on-the--pine-river/257063

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Breaking Through 6 x 8 - Day 3 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

 Day 3 - Breaking Through 6 x 8 Framed 10 x 13
Available through the Jura Silverman Gallery, Spring Green, WI.

Just a small one for today. I reworked yesterday's painting, making a few changes.The remake is shown below along with the 6 x 8 Study for yesterday's painting and below that is a photo of the underpainting for Burning Off of the Fog.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Day 2 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days
I have once again accepted Leslie Saeta's challenge to complete a painting a day each day during the month of September. I hesitated to accept the challenge. September is a very busy month and I don't like to set a goal I can't keep.  I decided an attempt to paint daily is better than not attempting at all. I am working on a new technique. I have tried using an underpainting in the past but I found myself rarely using that method, but I just took a workshop with an artist whose work I have long admired; Barbara Jaenicke. She uses an underpainting  and I have decided to try this method again. Yesterday's painting and todays painting were both started with an underpainting. I am beginning to like this method, but I still have a few challenges to work through. this painting is available through Daily Paint Works: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/susan-klabak/burning-off-the-fog/254397