Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Creek Bed Farm

I had a wonderful time painting at the Creek Bed Farm -- a sunny, but breezy day and... no bugs!  The view from the hill was nice, and I am happy I had the right format panel for it. Wish I could also paint the sunflowers, but did not have more time. Maybe, next year. :-)
Morning on the farm. Oil, linen panel, 11"x18".

Friday, August 16, 2019

DCPAP Annual Pot Luck August 15th

What a great morning for painting at Cherokee Park followed by a great lunch!  Many thanks to Joan Siebers, her husband and Maggie (adorable puppy) for hosting the group this year in their lovely home with a gorgeous view of the Yahara River.  It is such a beautiful part of Madison but feels far away from the city.  Every time I go there I feel like I've taken a mini-vacation to some exotic place.  Here's a few photos from the morning and our plein air work.  (So great see everyone and forgive me if I messed up on any names!  Just let me know and I will correct them.)

Cindy & Tom 

Cindy with oil painting gear
Newest member Jane Barnard - Welcome and so glad you found DCPAP

Pam, Ann & Doug....

....and Marla!

Pam seated under paintings by Joan Siebers,  Tracy Wiklund and Jan Norsetter

Rick, Cindy, Jane, Anne Marie & Tom

Some watercolors from the morning and an oil of sunflowers from our last outing

An oil from this morning on the banks of the Yahara River

3 more oils from this morning

Saturday, August 10, 2019

creek bed Farmancy

Watercolor. Only did a tiny bit of clean up at home. 9  x 12

posted by David Williams

Friday, August 9, 2019

Creek Bed Farm - Sunflowers!

We had perfect weather, a great sunflower field, and no big crowd at the Creek Bed Farm outing yesterday.  There were other painting scenes besides the sunflowers but I decided to try my hand at a sunflower close up.  It's still a work in progress but I thought I'd share a few photos from the day, starting, of course, with sunflowers!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Belleville Park

Had some nice paintable clouds at Belleville last week (they didn't move away too fast). I showed this painting to my wife and she said: "good, so far".  "So far?", I replied, "it's finished". "No, it isn't" she insisted. She thinks all the green trees and grass need more definition. I usually listen to my wife.  ;-) but, I dunno.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Annual Pot Luck August 15th - Painting at Cherokee Park 8am

We will meet to paint at Cherokee Park in Madison (not Cherokee Marsh) https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/find-a-park/park.cfm?id=1185  This year Joan Sieber's is hosting us at her home near the park.  More details will be posted closer to the date.  Many thanks to Joan for hosting us this year and to Marla Brenner for hosting us in years past.  This is always a really fun and well attended event so we hope to see lots of painters there!