Friday, August 04, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pole Barn,County Road 117

I was drawn to the colors, light and shadows in this old pole barn on County Road 117.
Pole Barn on County road 117
8" x 10" 
Oil on panel 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fletcher Barn

Recently I've been working on a series of barn  paintings. These 100 plus old beauties are disappearing quickly from our landscapes here in the midwest. I have started painting them when I find them to document them before they are gone
This one is in Fletcher Minnesota.
Fletcher Barn 
8" x 10" 
Oil on panel 

Monday, July 10, 2017

1of 10,000

A studio painting from a plein air study.
1 of 10,000
24" x 24"
oil on canvas

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The Gondola

It was a beautiful and fun evening painting with a friend in Stillwater, Minnesota.We painted the gondola.
The Gondola
11" x14"
Oil on panel 


Friday, June 23, 2017

Richard's Barn

I painted today with a friend at her boyfriends property in Glen Lake Minnesota.
Richard's Barn
11" x 14"
Oil on panel 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Noerenberg Barn

This was painted for an upcoming exhibition at the Hennepin History Museum.
Show opening, June 15, 2017 6:00- 8:00 pm.
2303 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis Minnesota, 
55404
Noerenberg Barn 
   
   12" x 16" , oil on panel

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Milk House at Parley Lake

A beautiful morning painting with friends and members of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. We had our annual paint out at Parely Lake Winery. It's my favorite paint out of the year. 
Milk House at Parley Lake 
9" x 12"
Oil on panel 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hassan Farmstead

I had planned to meet a friend to paint, but the forecast overcast and cool ( for May 19) kept my friend indoors.I almost didn't go out to paint. Than I remembered a place I've wanted to paint for a long time. The remains of an old farmstead north of the Twin Cities in Hassan Minnesota. I was dressed for fall weather even though the calander said May 19,2017. Glad I did , painted 2/12 hour gotvery cold. The wind picked up blew the easel  over twice ..I knew it was time to go.
Today's effort. 
Hassan Farm 
11"x14"
Oil on panel 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rambling Rose and crab apple tree

With rain in the forecast this morning I chose to stay home and paint in the backyard. The crabapples are in bloom in the blossoms fade quickly.
Rambling Rose in crabapple tree
8" x 10" 
Oil on panel

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Apple Trees at Parley Lake

Today was a 10 for weather sunny, light winds and no mosquitoes. I headed out to Parley Lake  to paint the apple trees. I was very lucky they were in full bloom. Glorious morning to be a painting.
Apple Trees at Parely Lake 
11" x 14" 
Oil on panel

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cat Portrait

A rainy day kept me indoors for today's painting.
Cat Portrait 
5" x 7"
Casein on paper

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Alleyway

 This was painted from a study I did last summer in oil. I've been having some issues with solvents , so I'm exploring different mediums for painting .This was painted with Gouache paint a water based opaque paint that can be thinned with water to a transparent color.This is the alley behind our home. 
Alleyway 
5" x7"
Gouache on paper

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Back of the barn,after the rain

I caught a glimpse of the scene while driving through Northbranch Minnesota, between rain showers.
Back the barn , after the rain
5"x 7"
 Gouache on paper


Friday, April 07, 2017

Lakeside, Lake of the Isles

 A beautiful spring morning here in Minnesota.The mild spring temperatures made it easy to get out and paint. I stayed fairly close to home. Painting at Lake of the Isles.
Lakeside
8"x10"
Oil on panel

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Granary

This old granary is from civil war days. It sits in the valley off county road O near Diamond Bluff Wisconsin. 
The Granary
11"x14"
Oil on panel

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017

4th and Division

4th. and Division was painted last summer at a plein air event on Hudson Wisconsin.I found it an interesting scene. I liked the way the building was partially hidden behind the trees..
4th and Division
9" x 12"
oil on panel


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

#stradaeasel day 17 , Petey

Our daughters dog Petey model for me today with the  help of frequent doggie treats.
8" x 8" 
Oil on canvas 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

#stradaeasel day 16 "Railroad Bridge

I've been thinking of painting this for while now. I drive passed  frequently 
 Railroad Bridge 
9" x12" 
Oil on panel


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cologne Minnesota

Palette knife and cold wax study 
6" x 8"
Oil on panel 
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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Hyland Park

Day 3 of the "31 in 31 days challenge sponsored by #stradaeasel
Hyland Park 
6" x 8" 
Oil on panel
Sold