Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4th! Another one for Art4Shelter!

 Next week on Wednesday you can start buying fantastic pieces of art for just $35 for a 5x7 and $90 for an 8x10!!!!

Here's another one I've been working on!

5x7 acrylic on paper

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bear Lipped for Art4Shelter!

 And here's another one I sent to Art4Shelter!  The fundraiser starts on May 12th at noon I think!  And you can go on and buy as many pieces as you can!  Be careful though!  I had some nice ones in my basket but they were snatched out before I could buy them!

My recommendation is BUY it right away if you know you want it!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

May 2, Minnehaha Creek and 16th Ave

 This piece is (hopefully!) hanging at TractorWorks Gallery in the North Loop, at the OPM Member Show~ whew! "Outdoor Painters of MN" is the group, and this is from a piece I painted last fall on site while standing literally (or is it figuratively?) IN the creek. I love the bridges. They are solid, old looking, and look like they belong there. And like they'll be there for a long long time. I like that.

So this one is the studio version I painted from the "In The Field" one, which is where you do a "field study" (sometimes while actually IN a field) and then bring it back and create a larger painting in the studio.  At least, that's my understanding of what I was told.

I'm pretty happy with it. It is always tough leaving them alone- like getting those leaves all along the bottom was tough. I wanted them to feel like very quick brush strokes, and it was hard to know when to just stop. Which is usually sooner rather than later.

12x24 acrylic on canvas

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sunrise on Northern Shores

 Happy first of May! It sure felt like it in Minneapolis! Actually, it felt more like June 1st with over 80 degrees... our poor pug was panting all day, and Max was complaining after lounging in the sun for an hour, saying it feels like when we're in Florida, and he loves it there but not here. We did remedy it a bit with the sprinkler for running through out front.

I'll be hanging this painting along with a few more of my newest pieces at Diamond's tomorrow for a group show I'm calling "Nature Observed". I've got four of my Paint Love students joining me in the exhibition, with some of their favorite pieces as well. And it'll be Art-A-Whirl the weekend of May 13th so I wanted some fun stuff up for that- not sure exactly what will be happening around town, and I have an on-line shop I've set up through NEMAA's online thingie...

I like the direction this work is going~

20x16 acrylic on wood
$700 tax included