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…

Prairie Plein Air 2019

Prairie Plein Air 2019

We’re already halfway through the 2019 Prairie Plein Air Competition in Schaumburg, Illinois. Between this week’s heavy rain and my work schedule I haven’t been out to paint yet! Hopefully that will change next week. This is the painting I submitted last year, along with…

Lake and Sky Paintings

Lake and Sky Paintings

Here are three recent paintings of the sky over water, part of a series I’m working on. I heard recently that vertical paintings reference the figure or portrait, even if the subject is landscape. That applies to these three paintings, each 16 inches wide by…