Sunday, June 28, 2009

My submission for the Cedarburg Plein Air competition. Painted at Covered Bridge Park.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Class begins

I started teaching my Introduction to Oil Painting class tonight. 6 adults, most with little to no experience with painting and none with oils. Highlight of the class was one woman getting a huge streak of blue paint across her forehead and then wiping it into her hair. Spent the next 15 minutes with turp and soap cleaning up!

Basic color wheel/mixing exercize that tested most students. Laid down underpainting for next week project.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Got a call from gallery today to let me know I sold another painting! Hurray, I can pay the rent for 4 more months. Now how do I live off my art? How about paint more and focus. Sorry....didn't even take a photo off this piece. Shame on me!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Plein Air- Vernon Wisconsin

It's been awhile since I've painted outside (plein air) but with several events coming up I figured I'd get some practice in. Stumbled on this spot while biking the other day and decided to hike back in. Worked a lot on my value range since I really feel there are some problems I'm having in that area. Color didn't matter as much this time around. Even though I finished it in an hour, the sun had moved enough to wipe out the shadows I was looking at to begin with. These are the sequence photos: