Friday, October 5, 2018

Salmo Pond October 4th

Finally got some sun yesterday so I went out to Salmo Pond in the afternoon.  Very nice out there except for some noisy earth moving equipment.  I am guessing they were repairing flood damage.  Hwy. 14 as far as Salmo Pond is fine but a little further beyond that is still closed.
Pastel on Diane Townsend paper

Pastel on handmade paper

Friday, September 14, 2018

Marshall Park Lakeview

A beautiful sunny morning and another painting of the boats moored off the shore.  This was challenging because the boats keep shifting direction with the changing wind.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

McCarthy Park

I've been so busy with things I haven't been going out on my own at all. I missed the Belleville outing so it's been awhile. It was a beautiful night as long as the bug spray lasts.

Friday, August 31, 2018

McCarthy Park Outing

Had another nice evening for painting except for a new batch of mosquitos that was really distracting.  My painting from yesterday needs some work (scraping out mosquito carcasses) but here's another recent painting that I call "Lake Monona Above Flood Stage".  And if I can get to it, I may try painting at Tenney Park just to see if any decent new scenes have been created by the expanded lake.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mary Hubley Workshop

I was recently contacted by a painter from Florida named Mary Hubley who will be conducting a plein air workshop in this area in September.  Mary has some family in the area and occasionally visits and enjoys painting here.  She has some remaining openings in her workshop and so I'm posting her workshop notice in case any DCPAP members, or others are interested in attending.
 -  Tom Gilbert

Plein Air Workshop September 8 & 9
I'm pleased to announce a plein air workshop opportunity with artist Mary Hubley on September 8 and 9. Mary is a nationally-recognized oil painter and teacher. The workshop is focused on getting outside and painting light, shadow, value, and color in the natural landscape.

"We laugh a lot, learn, and have fun painting outside in the fresh air," says Mary. The workshop includes demos, one-on-one instruction, and gentle class critique. The workshop is for all levels and all mediums. New artists will learn the basics, while advanced students will have the chance to develop their skills. Artists loosen up, connect with their personal style, and get motivated. Participants will go home with finished plein air paintings and solid recommendations as to where to go next with their individual painting practice.

For more info, please see Mary's website at Questions? Contact Mary directly at

When: September 8-9, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $100 per day. $200 for 2 days.
Where: Outside, in rural locations around Madison, Wisconsin. Exact locations to be determined.
Registration: Register and pay through paypal at or call Hubley Gallery at 904-429-9769.
Supplies: Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies and materials. See recommended supplies at www/