Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Awake for Sunrise, oil on linen mounted panel, 24x18
Jerri Jo has not only planted a perennial  garden in our yard; she's planted one in each of our elderly neighbors back yards as well. This is the garden she planted in our neighbor's yard to the north of us. 

Garden's say a lot about the people who plant them. Some people like their petunias lined up like little soldiers. Jerri Jo's gardens are a bit looser. She has taught the neighbor kids how to pick flowers with mature seeds in them and let's them spread the seeds wherever they want. If they grow they grow. If they don't, they don't.  

I was about to throw my paints in the car yesterday and head out to a favorite painting location when I noticed the beautiful light in our own backyard. I decided to get out the big canvas. Here's a homage to loose gardening practices.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Superior Spring Morning II, Oil on Linen, 30x36 (sold)
I am honored to have been commissioned to paint "Superior Spring Morning II" by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. It is based on a painting I did in 2010 called simply "Superior Spring Morning".

Monday, August 5, 2013

Karol's Bridge, 16x12, Oil on Linen
Karol's Bridge is my name for this bridge. I don't even know the actual name of this old gem. Karol is our new friend who took us all over Chippewa Falls And Eau Claire in search of painting locations. She fed us and entertained us with wonderful stories and piano playing; made us welcome in her home, but most importantly, she gave freely from her heart to both Jerri Jo and me, and we are happy she is our new friend. This painting is dedicated to her.