Whimsical Wednesday~Pearl Crescents

Sometimes I like to take a break from painting landscapes. This leads to happy hours in the studio playing with color and shapes. Pearl Crescents are flying right now. Dainty little orange butterflies, they dance and flutter busily in the field. As I worked on this painting I kept in mind their very active nature,Continue reading “Whimsical Wednesday~Pearl Crescents”

Heron Lift Off

I’ve been mentioning a big commission that I’ve been working on since late November. Finally this past Sunday I put the finishing touches on it and am ready to share it with you. The client’s idea was to show four stages of a great blue heron lifting into flight, all on one canvas. He wantedContinue reading “Heron Lift Off”

Windy Day on the Prairie

On a windy day this past summer at Illinois Beach State Park, I saw these showy goldenrods and blazing stars dancing a duet in the wind, and the Monarchs passing through had to hang on tightly to avoid being swept out into the Lake. This is a lovely little patch of prairie on the olderContinue reading “Windy Day on the Prairie”

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