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Small works at EXPO 2020

Small works at EXPO 2020

I’m happy to announce that oil paintings on paper and linoleum prints have been accepted into the Evanston Art Center’s Winter Art And Crafts Expo! From their site: this is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The annual…

Small watercolor studies

Small watercolor studies

I hope you are managing okay in these strange, lock down days. Most often I use oil paint, but I like experimenting with other media, including watercolor and gouache. The three Hill Door mini paintings and two Hill Woman pieces were done during the stay…

Holiday Art Show at Guildhall Restaurant

Holiday Art Show at Guildhall Restaurant

Announcing a one-evening-only Holiday Art Show! Fine jeweler Dora Winchester and I will be displaying our work at Guildhall Restaurant on Tuesday, December 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. I had a great time at this event last year. Come see us, and get a…

Climate Crisis Print

Climate Crisis Print

I made this lino print in whole-hearted support of the Sept. 2019 Global Climate Strike. (All proceeds from this edition of 20 will go to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.) I experimented with different visual elements, and thought a lot about how what’s required to bring…

Hope, plus coming events

Hope, plus coming events

I’m a fan of Andy J. Pizza’s Creative Peptalk Podcast. Here’s a quote I’ve been savoring from episode 243 (roughly transcribed, towards the end): “Everybody needs hope every day, and they need art that helps them say ‘yes’ to life. That cup gets empty really…

Travel painting

Travel painting

Past midsummer and I still don’t have much of a routine. That seems to be the way summer goes – every week a little different. After a great experience at the Old Town Art Fair we took a short trip to Michigan and a camping…

Coming Rain, plein air oil painting

Coming Rain, plein air oil painting

Here are paintings I completed for the 2019 Prairie Plein Air Competition. I’m looking forward to seeing the other 48 submissions at the reception on Thursday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Herb Aigner Gallery inside the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts…

Art practice: abstracts on paper

Art practice: abstracts on paper

Sometimes it’s hard to get back to painting, especially if it’s been busy and I haven’t done it for a while. Last fall I started doing these small works on paper as warm up exercises. They feel very free and experimental. Sometimes I like the…