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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


Where I am now!

December 7, 2015

Autumn Dressed Tre96I just realized it has been months since I posted a blog. I have been traveling a lot this year, and have wonderful paintings and memories from my adventures. You will be seeing my endeavors as soon as I get them photographed.

Autumn is my favorite season; I don’t need to reinterpret colors. The piece above was painted at Iron Gate Farm in Wisconsin.

I love this farm it is only a 40 minute drive for me. It belongs to the Chalet Nursery in Wilmette and it is about 180 acers of beauty.  Thank you Larry Thalmann for allowing me access to your property!

Plein Air painting

July 13, 2015

plein air Emily OaksYesterday morning I was at the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie painting with a group put together by Debra Hatchet who runs Anatomically Correct. It was actually rather nice; not too hot, I was in the shade and had a lovely time!


June 2, 2015

autumn roadEvery once in awhile I will go through my inventory of paintings and re-work them. It’s usually not a major change. Above is one I worked on last week.  I toned down the red, using coral, and orange. I made the road on a separate panel signifying mans invasion into nature and the destruction we create looking for resources.




A New Year, A New Series

January 19, 2015

Last year I completed a body of work, Reflections in Water using  cold process encaustics. This year I will be continuing my water series but I will be examining what is below the surface and what is growing on top.

The first piece is done. Using 3 coats and fusing it between each coat. I am leaning towards creating more abstract pieces, using a an expanded pallet.

For the Cold Process I use Dorland’s Wax  mixed with my oil paints, and apply it to the surface cold. It is then fused using a paint stripping gun.

18'x18' on cradled panel

18’x18′ on cradled panel