Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Winter Painting

It's about time I posted a snow landscape.  As Pat said, it was a great day for painting yesterday. This is a view of Wingra Creek from the Bridge.


UW Arboretum and Vilas Park Zoo - February 10th

Yesterday was a perfect day for painting snow.  It felt warm in the sun with no wind.  Tom and I painted near the Mills St. entrance to the Arboretum and I went over to the zoo later and sketched the polar bear.  Too bad more of our winter days are not like yesterday.

Pastel in Strathmore 11x14 mixed media journal
Watercolor in Starthmore 9x12 mixed media journal

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Reworked Painting

It's not officially winter yet but it feels like it. And in the winter I often take some of my summer plein air pieces and paint over them.  Here's a painting from the Belleville Park lake that I posted previously in July and the reworked painting I just finished. In looking at my plein air effort I decided I wanted to get rid of the water reflection, make the clouds into a better arrangement, and to get some depth into the painting. The latter is what made most of the difference in the re-worked painting that I think came out well.

I'm going to try to keep posting during the winter and hope others will too.


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 www.emeraldstudio.com

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.