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Thursday, October 20, 2016

North Arm Bay

A chilly windy morning at Lake Minnetonka, North Arm Bay.
North Arm Bay
9" x 12" 
Oil on linen panel 

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Aspen Trees, Lebanon Hills

The Aspen Trees are just starting to turn color here in Minnesota. By next weekend this meadow will be golden.
Aspen Trees
                                                          9" x 12" , oil on linen panel

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Study in Blue and Orange

I just completed the Strada Easel 30 in 30 days painting challenge. I didn't win an easel, but I learned a lot along the way. I'm still painting everyday this was a study painted today from life.
Study in Blue and Orange 
                  6" x 6" , oil on panel

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Pond at Ames Crossing

#stradaeasel, Day 30,
The Pond at Ames Crossing
8" x 10" 
Oil on linen panel 
Over the last month I have been involved with a painting challenge 30 painting in 30 days all Plein Air. 
The painters who participated ,shared their paintings to Strada easel on Face Book every day in September are entered into a drawing to win one of 5 new Strada Easels. 
The paintings didnt have to be finished but did need to have a goal for growth as a painter. 
I had several different goals. 
Over the last nine months I haven't painted as much as I would usually.
My first goal was to paint more frequently.
 My second goal was to  identify my subject and achieve my laying in a timely manner so that I could move through the painting more efficiently.
 My third goal was to stay with my original intention what made me want to paint  the painting in the first place. 
I feel I've learned a great deal over month. I hope to win the easel.But  if I don't  I have won as a painter just by doing this process. 
It has help move me forward in my work.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last of the roses

#stradaeasel.  Day 28, Last of the Roses,
It's been very windy. Today I painted in the backyard, to be sheltered from the wind. I painted the the last of the roses, 5" x 7" , oil on linen panel.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Autumn Color Study

NN#stradaeasel,Day 24,
Autumn Landscape Study with limited palette reds and greens.
                                                    5" x 7".  Oil on linen panel