Friday, August 27, 2010

Working Big

Silver Creek
oil on canvas

Those of us who paint outdoors often can sometimes put ourselves in an 8x10 or 9x12 box. I decided after a few semi succesful 16x20's I wanted to go large. Here are the results from this afternoon. I think that it was freeing and dare I say easier painting so large. Big brushes and bold moves. Happy Painting!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Pleasure of Plein Air

The Mistral

Oh the summer has intoxicated me with so many muses!
I haven't posted on this blog since the Cedarburg event. I have been busy working the Plein Air competitions and keeping up with capturing my own neck of the woods. I have had the distinct honor of meeting some wonderful people this summer who also have paint running through there veins. I cannot believe the kindness and comrodery they have shown. I hope that these folks will be in my landscape for a very long time.

I have done well this summer at the competitions but more over I have grown as a painter and a businessman. Here are some of the pieces I have done over the past few months. Enjoy
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Chocolate Factory (Cedarburg)
Regner Creek (2nd Place Quick Paint)
Dog Gone Good (Cedarburg)
Passionate Paul
Hayton Creek Bridge

High Water
oil on panel
Wauwatosa Plein Air (not submitted)

Outstanding In Her Field