Monday, August 22, 2011


Parley Lake Winery, Oil on Linen, 12x16
Thank you Parley Lake Winery and Deardorff Vinyards for hosting the August Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Paintout. We had a great time.
Weathered Survivors, Oil on Linen, 12x16
Revised 9/23/11
The second barn painting in the same number of days. What can I say? I love shapes and barns have great shapes. This one's beauty is in its weathered sagging lines and patina of hard times. I'm also a big fan of wind mills and always on the look out for one that is still working. This one ,as is usually the case was missing several blades and had a definite list to the West which I've tried to faithfully render.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Disney's Lift Bridge, Oil on Linen, 9x12 (SOLD)
There's tons of detail here that I could have gotten bogged down with. Instead, I decided to paint fast, thick and loose and not worry about the anatomy of all those boats. From a distance, I see boats but up close it's totally chaotic.