Saturday, September 28, 2013

Uniquely styled

My last two plein air paintings were done while up north delivering "Dusk" a 30 x 36 inch painting to Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey where it is on display and for sale.  I got permission from the owner to sit in the field to do this painting after clarifying that I wanted to paint a picture of the barn "not" paint it.  I thought he was pulling my leg however a couple of years ago people from down south came around looking for work painting barns. When I see this barn from the road it has a beautiful field in front, trees and Lake Charlevoix in the distance which is really a great landscape.    

Thursday, September 26, 2013


This was a plein air subject interesting yet very creepy.  I was able to pull up the driveway to get off the road and park.  Grass and bushes had laid claim to the land.  To set up my easel took a lot of stomping down the weeds.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skinny jeans

My granddaughter stopped by wearing these great boots.  Talk about something being blue this is off the charts.  They look real good with her skinny jeans and long legs what fun she is.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's hang

Let's hang out.  In the kitchen and around camp fires are my favorite places.  Where is your favorite place to hang out?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Gladiolus are still blooming they must be having a good season like so many other flowers.  We received enough rain over the summer months to keep everything healthy and we have a record apple crop after not having any last year Yeah!  Talking about summer yet this painting looks more like Christmas it's good for all seasons.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Your a peach

"Your a peach" is someone who has been very generous or kind to you.  Maybe this is a gift for someone who deserve's a little appreciation.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Watermelon slices

Summer just flew by and moving into fall but can't let it all go yet way to many paintings that didn't get on the easel yet. Tomorrow it is going to be 90 degree's at last an Indian Summer we haven't had one of those for awhile.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Daisy group

Back to the daisy's and shadows. These were cut from my garden and the light coming in through my studio window was perfect for photographing that day. One of my work tables has wheels on it and the arrangement was sitting on it all I had to do was keep turning the table and the flowers kept casting these great shadows.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


The title speaks for the painting and this is one of my favorites.  Now that summer is coming to an end and my camping trips and travels are slowing down it is time to start painting these again.