Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Once upon a time we had a warm sunny day.  I asked the walker if it was all right to put her in my painting, she gave me permission and commented that she had no idea that artist painted outside.  It felt good telling her about plein air painting.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Winters day

We were heading home down the back roads and it had been a very cloudy dark day when an hour before sunset some of the clouds opened up and there was a bright beautiful blue sky.  Luckily my camera was close by it wasn't long before the clouds closed the gap and the moment was lost.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weathered barn

Last weekend we had a sunny day which prompted me to head outdoors.  Although my plein air gear was with me to paint it was more fun running around taking photographs and enjoying the day with others.  This is an old barn that sits on the property of a Girl Scout Camp.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Serving berries

Available Framed at the Lansing Art Gallery
This makes the fourth painting involving the berries maybe that is enough for now. I reserve the right to change my mind. We have not had much sunshine and red cheers me up.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lemons and cherries

This painting has more grayed colors and less detail than some of my more recent paintings.  The lemon slices farthest back are represented as shape and color, just enough detail to be recognizable.  One of my styles of painting is realism and lately a 20 x 24 painting has been drawing my attention.  My intention will be to keep the daily paintings looser in between those painting sessions.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


This lemon was drying out so before it was pitched in the garbage it became part of a photo shoot.