On this site are recent paintings done in oil. I primarily use a palette knife. I love the thick texture and the happy little mistakes that happen along the creative process.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Country Road©

This is a plein air painting I did right down the street from my home.  While painting this people would stop to see what I was doing.  What a great way to meet the neighbors!!
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Oil on Raymar Canvas Board.......8"W X 10"H

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hiking At Brookdale©

Brookdale Forest Preserve is a beautiful little park right outside of Harvard, Illinois.  My friend
MaryBeth and I plein air paint there often. I painted this one Friday morning when the sun was coming up.  I love how the light filters through the trees.

Oil on Raymar canvas board.......8"W X 8"H

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Family Fun©

Wisconsin is one of my favorite places to visit and get some really nice photos. This is a painting from one of those photographs.  Nancy, who is my friend and one of my biggest collectors, told me that she loved it when my paintings told a story. So that has inspired me......to tell a story with my paintings by adding people or animals. Thank you for viewing my blog.

Oil on Raymar canvas board....11W" X H"

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Let's Go Fishing©

This is a Plein Air painting I did at a local forest preserve.  I especially enjoyed adding the father and son that were fishing that morning.  It reminded me of when my dad would take my sister and I fishing.

Oil on canvas panel,  8"H X 10"W

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Plein Air painting at the Clearing in Dorr County.  This was actually the first
painting I did.  My main focus was painting buildings, the background was 
just suggested in each of the Plein Air paintings I did.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Old Tool Shed©

The Old Tool Shed ©
The Mainstreet Art Center staff went up to The Clearing in Dorr County,  Wisconsin for
four days of painting and fun!!  The weather was so awesome I ended up Plein Air painting
all four days! This is the first of three that I painted.

Original Oil Painting On Canvas Panel.    6"x12"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Watts Marina ©

I pass Watts Marina on my way to work every day.  I had fun putting people into the painting, along with trying my hand at painting boats. It was a fun and challenging painting experience!
Oil on canvas on panel, 11"H x 14"W

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