Expressive Tree

Walking on a trail one day I was delighted by this tree. It had so much presence, I just had to stand and admire it for awhile. I love how it spreads out its multiple stems, reaching out to embrace the sky. Yet, when I painted it in a formal way, it just looked kindContinue reading “Expressive Tree”

A Summer of Commissions

To call this a turbulent summer would be an understatement, for sure. For me it started out promising to be a banner year for exhibits, with 12 wonderful opportunities falling into my lap by the end of January. The exhibits would have kept me busy all the way through the year….and then Covid-19 hit andContinue reading “A Summer of Commissions”

Summer Afternoon on the Dunes

To begin this painting, I laid in the sky using pretty much all of the colors on my palette, with a great deal of white to keep them all getting along. In person it looks a bit more grey~it is always interesting to see what digital imaging does with my paint. Dunes can be trickyContinue reading “Summer Afternoon on the Dunes”

Shoreline Magic

There is a small lake I love to visit, nestled in the heart of Moraine Hills State Park. You won’t find wave runners or water-skiers there~just peaceful water reflecting the blue sky and a ring of native vegetation gracing its edges. This is how I remember lakes being when I was small. Humans pride themselvesContinue reading “Shoreline Magic”

The Summer Landscape

As summer draws to a close, I thought I’d show a collection of my summer landscape paintings. Here in Lake County several different types of habitat are woven together, so to separate one out to paint can be overwhelming. To address this, I’ve explored different ways of expressing what I see out there. In theContinue reading “The Summer Landscape”

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