Monday, December 31, 2012

Slow Fall Into the Bog, Oil on Linen, 9x12 (SOLD)
This was painted in fast fading afternoon light. Within minutes of setting up my easel, the sun was obliterated by a thick bank of clouds. I knew I had only a few minutes to capture the light before it faded to beige. There's a special look to a painting that is painted fast and furious. It has the look of  adrenaline.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Calm Before the Storm, 24 x 36, Oil on stretched linen (SOLD)
Revised 1/8/13
Please come to my exhibit at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. I have been working towards this show for three years. With thirty some paintings, this is my largest show to date. I'm calling it "Treasured Places" because they are. The opening reception is this Friday, January 11, 6:30 - 8:30pm. There are 5 other artists also having their opening receptions at the Phipps that night. You'll find me in the Commons Gallery on the upper level.  I would love to see you there. The show runs through February 10, 2013. I will also have a few paintings hanging in the Hudson Public Library for the duration of the Phipps exhibit.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Railroad Bridge, 14x18, Oil on Linen
I thought I posted this over a month ago. I guess I didn't. You have a few more days to see it and a whole lot of other paintings by some really good plein air painters at FrameWorks Gallery in Saint Paul. It's part of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Members Show.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Progress, 16x20, Oil on Linen
It so happened that the Union Depot was celebrating its grand opening while I was a few blocks up the street painting the construction site of the new Lafayette Bridge. Just as the sun dropped below the old bridge, the skylights went on in the newly renovated depot. The building in the right of the painting is an old commodities warehouse that was turned into living workspaces. This building is dear to me because it's where I lived and worked when I moved to Saint Paul in 1990.