Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dodge, Fall

We're having an extended Fall here in Minnesota. The leaves are on the trees a bit longer this year.The temperatures are mild and the autumn light is beautiful.A painters play ground. I was lucky today to paint at a favorite spot in Eagan Minnesota .Dodge Nature.It's a wonderful area, and it seems no matter what the weather or light conditions I can always find something pleasing to paint.
Today's effort ;
Dodge , Fall
9" x 12"
oil on linen panel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Autumn Color

Autumn Color
Autumn Color , painting by Judith Anderson
About This Painting:
Daily Painting, Plein Air, Oil landscape
Autumn Color
Mother nature gives us beautiful color harmony. I loved the colors of this scene.I had to paint it.
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cows in the pasture

I started this a few weeks ago.It was a larger painting than I usually paint. I needed more time but the light changed dramatically. I went back today to finish it up I was pleased that I did.
Cows in the Pasture
16" x 20 "
oil on linen panel

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Autumn at Jidana Park

This was painted last Autumn at Jidana Park in Minnetonka Minnesota.I was painting with a friend .
We both painted this path in the middle of the forest. There was so much information it was a challenge to make sense of .
Autumn at Jidana Park
oil on linen panel

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Eden Prairie Road

Plein Air Landscape
Eden Prairie Road
5" x 7"
oil on linen panel
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Grand Marais Plein Air

Painting at the "Great Marsh" of Minnesota

Written by  Bob Bahrdecrease font size

Thanks to Outdoor for this review. I had a great week painting with some amazingly talented artists.This is the review of the show.

Bob Upton working during the Quick Paint competition at Plein Air Grand Marais Bob Upton working during the Quick Paint competition at Plein Air Grand Marais

Grand Marais translates from French to "great marsh," and the town with that name hosted a plein air event recently at the scenic spot in Minnesota. The winners?
The Grand Marais Art Colony sponsored the event, which centered on the two bays formed by the marsh and Lake Superior. The winners of Plein Air Grand Marais 2014 are headed by Bob Upton in First Place. Second Place went to Paula Gustafson, and Third was won by David Gilsvik. Lisa Stauffer and Andy Evansen took Honorable Mention awards.
The winners of the 12th annual Plein Air Grand Marais. First row, from left, David Gilsvik, People's Choice, Red Suspender Invitational winner; Third Place in Main Category; Matt Kania, Red Suspender finalist. Second row, from left, Andy Evansen, Night Paint winner and Honorable Mention in the Main Category; Bob Upton, First Place in the Main Category, Honorable Mention in Night Paint; Lisa Stauffer, Honorable Mention in Main Category; Paula Gustafson, Second Place in the Main Category; Christopher Copeland, Quick Paint winner; and Bonnie Paruch, juror. Not shown: Tom Dimock, Quick Paint Honorable Mention.

In the Night Paint category, Andy Evansen took the top spot and Bob Upton won Honorable Mention. The Quick Paint winner was Christopher Copeland, with Honorable Mention going to Tom Dimock. Gilsvik won People's Choice.

This event boasts the famous Red Suspender Invitational competition. In this contest, artists square off against each other one-on-one in a bracket competition, with the winner earning a coveted pair of red suspenders. David Gilsvik won the vermilion braces this year, with Matt Kania coming in second.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kami's Field

Kami's Field
Kami's Field , painting by Judith Anderson
About This Painting:
Daily Painting Landscape
I was painting last week with the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota at Kami Memdlik's Farm .
My painting " Kami's Field
12" x 16"
oil on linen panel
Media: oil
Size: 16 in X 12 in (40.6 cm X 30.5 cm)
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Small Works Show

I'm happy to share, I have 2 paintings in the Kelley Gallery " Small Works Show"
Artist Reception is;
October 24th. 2014
5pm to 9pm
Kelley Gallery
8320 City Centre drive
Woodbury, Mn. 55125
For information about these paintings please contact ; Kelley Gallery 651- 738-7776

1, Hydrangeas ; 9" x 12" ,oil on linen panel

2. Spring at 9 Mile Creek ; 9" x 12" oil on linen panel