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Art Fair This Weekend

April 19, 2016

I have been traveling a lot, and when I do I paint! I like to used 22″x 28″  prepared sheets  of  150 lb paper. It’s light weight, especially when I  tape it to a sheet of foam core. When I fly I order then paper have it shipped directly to where I’m going, and  ship them back to me when I head for home. I now have in inventory 38 paintings.

Now how do I sell them!   I will be participating in an indoor art fair this weekend.

I will be at the 47th Annual Art fair at the North Shore Unitarian Church 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield Illinois.

Saturday April 23 10am -6pm and Sunday April 24th 11am-5pm. Hope you can stop by, and let me know you saw my blog!

mowed Field96side of the barn98reed turner 98


Back From My Eastern Trip

July 20, 2015

Top of the Hill 180I got back  2 weeks ago after spending almost 3 weeks in the Catoctin Mountains. My plein air work was done on Arches 150lb paper for oil.  The paper sucked up the paints quickly ( there was no rubbing off if you wanted to remove something) and once on the paper the paint could not be moved around. I shipped my paintings back rather then trying to fly with them.

I was standing on the top of the Catoctin Mountain range looking over towards the Appalachian / Blue Ridge Mountains and looking down on the town of Myersville. That very dark cloud ended up being directly over my head when it decided to let loose, so I grabbed the painting, left my open easel and ran for cover. The rain lasted 5 minutes then I was able to finish.

Glowing End

September 17, 2014

Having spent 6 months working on my encaustics, I am now ready to put the portfolio together and send them out to find gallery representation. I am now back to painting and feeling less angst and a lot more joy. I will sometimes take a piece from my inventory and rework it. The piece I worked on last night did not have enough push-pull so I punched it up a bit. It may be “singing” a bit loudly but I am enjoying it for the moment.

Glowing End 97Glowing End 40″x64″ oil on Canvas

 The image is a marsh area in Woodstock. I was up there often while studying under Rodger Bechtold.



June 29, 2013

The Lake Villa Library will be featuring my art in the Computer Lab for the month of July. On July 8th , 10 am to 12 pm I will be giving a demonstration  of my painting technique. Stop by to see me in action!

Wright Woods Mettawa Il

Wright Woods Demonstration, 140lb prepared 1/2 sheet Arches cold press  water color paper, Gamblin and Windsor Newton  Oil paints .

Lake Villa Library, IL  1001 E. Grand, 847 356 7711

Plein Air-Spring has arrived

April 23, 2013
  • I have just completed my first plein air painting of the year this past Saturday at the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie.

    Debra Hatchett, creator and director of Anatomically Correct, a NFP that provides alternative venues for artists to show their work, organized 50 artists to spend the day painting together.

    It was COLD! But by 10 am it was tolerable. 25 artists had arrived for the event.

  • My choice for surface at this venue was: 1/2 sheet of Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper primed with 3 coats of gesso. I use Gamblin oil paints with galkyd lite for quick drying.
  • Plein AirNancy Kuhr stopped by to see what I was up to and took this shot!