Friday, August 18, 2017

Holy Wisdom Monastary

Just a few painters at Holy Wisdom yesterday and the weather was a bit touch and go, but we managed to get about a two hour window for painting. The sun even came out for ten minutes so I could define the highlights in my landscape.  The photo shows Rick Yanke painting a view of the pond.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mineral Point Plein Air

I just returned from the Paint the Point event at Mineral Point.  Others there from our group were Jan Norsetter, Diane Washa, and Jim Faecke, who, amazing enough, all won awards.  Jan won 2nd place, Diane 3rd, and Jim the Quick Paint.  And there were many quality painters who produced a lot of good work so it was quite competitive.  But apart from the competition, there was some great (but varied) weather, great scenery, good food, good painting friends, and just a fun experience, at least when I wasn't too stressed out about painting.

I'm adding an image of people viewing the quick paint paintings outside the gallery space.  And also one that shows the character of the nearby countryside.  I didn't win anything, but, darn it, I'm posting my painting just because I like it.

Check out the Arts Mineral Point Facebook page if you're interested in more info on the event.  There really is some great scenery in that area and even if you don't participate in Paint the Point, if you get a chance to paint there, be sure to do it.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Donald Rock at Donald Park, Mt Vernon, August 1, 2017

Donald Rock at Donald Park, Mount Vernon, WI; August 1, 2017 - oil on board, 12x18", by Jan Norsetter
A beautiful, hot, sunny day at Donald Park. The morning sun on Donald Rock is usually irresistible to me.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Donald Park 8-1-17

I'm leaving my cruddy tree as a reminder I need to find a better way to do it.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Donald Park Outing

We had a beautiful summer morning at Donald Park.  Lots of flowers coming out in the fields to add color.  But somehow my painting is still mostly green, but, green or not, I liked the view and the mosquitos didn't find me at all.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prairie by Cherokee Marsh

Thank you, Marla and everyone else for a great outing and pot luck lunch! Yesterday's effort, oil 12"x16", needs a few touch ups.

Painting at Cherokee Park and Pot Luck at Marla's

Many thanks, once again, to Marla and Russ for graciously hosting the group yesterday.  We always enjoy your beautiful home and garden.   Several of us painted from Marla's porch while others went to the park.   And thanks to everyone for all the great food!!  Sorry for not getting more photos (I was too busy eating!) but below are a few and a random selection of the morning's work. I thought they all captured the feeling of a midsummer morning.
Marla with one of Jan's oils

The Viewing Tent

Gretchen's watercolor

Tom's painting

Sarah's value study in oil

Sarah, Doug and Marla's wonderful porch

I did a few corrections before posting my watercolor & soft pastel

Darya's oil painting at the marsh