Saturday, October 26, 2019

Black Earth Creek
This painting was done near Salmo Pond on 10-17-19.  This is one of 30 watercolors that will be sold as a CSA.  Join the CSA distribution party on November 10th at 3:00 at my home 1008 Emerald St., Madison.  More information can be found at

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A Farm Near Salmo Pond

It you go to the berm on the highway side of Salmo pond and peer between the trees, there is this farm. Watercolor 9 x 12. Dave W

Monday, October 21, 2019

Salmo Pond

We had the sun come out at Salmo Pond last week and the trees turned mostly yellow instead of green.  My painting exaggerates this a bit, but, of course, that's part of the fun.  I'm hoping the wind and rain doesn't make the leaves drop before we can get out to paint some fall scenes this week.



Friday, September 27, 2019

Hauge Historic District Park (be sure to check out Tom's previous post, too)

Hauge Historic District Park, The Old Church; September 26, 2019; oil on board; 6x12"

If you have not had the pleasure of seeing this park do yourself a favor and go there this fall. It's got beautiful views of Blue Mound and the southern Wisconsin countryside we all know and love. Thursday evening was lovely. I finished this one about 6:30pm - so about 25 minutes before sunset.

Hauge Historic District Park

Had a nice evening at Hauge Park.  I painted a view sort of looking towards the sun but before the sun got too low in the sky.  Various long views at this park.  I will definitely come back when the trees turn colors.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

McCarthy Park Cancellation

Upon showing up at last week's scheduled outing at McCarthy Park some of us discovered a huge cross country track event in progress and so we couldn't paint there. This was a source of aggravation to me but then Nan Zimdars send me an email describing how, despite driving to the park and being unable to paint, that she enjoyed the drive in the countryside.  And on the following day because she had all her painting gear already packed and handy, she decided to do a quick painting of the southwest bike trail near her home.  Turned out quite nice and so I thought I'd share it.  Seems like our cancellation wasn't a total loss.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mariner's Cove

We were surprised to find the lakefront area at Mariner's Cove all torn up and under construction.  Not too inspiring and for a while I didn't think I would find a scene to paint.  But I finally did find this boat that had nice shadows and after a rough onsite painting (drawing boats is hard!) I finished it at home.