Monday, August 13, 2018

Paint the Point 2018

Last week I participated in Mineral Point's plein air event, along with local artists Diane Washa, Jan Norsetter, and Jim Faecke.  It was an enjoyable few days of painting. Diane and Jan both won awards, and Jim should of (in my opinion). A lot of quality painters and work. The top prize went to a young painter from Illinois named Marc Anderson. He has displayed at the Madison Art Fair on the Square the last couple years.

The first morning there was a dense fog. I painted a scene that I called "Fog Lifting Over the Pasture". I didn't quite capture the effect of fog to the extent I would have liked, but, otherwise,  I'm very pleased with this painting. And same as last year, we had one evening with incredible beautiful clouds and sky that came out after a passing rain storm. I've attached a couple digital images to give you an idea of what it looked like. I was able to paint some of these clouds. Overall this is a great painting area that's worth a trip any time of the year.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pontoon Boat Plein Air on Lake Waubesa

Last summer I discovered that I can plein air paint from my pontoon boat if it is not too windy and wavy. Here is one from Lake Waubesa.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Madison Lake Paintings

We had a nice evening at Pheasant Branch last Tuesday but my painting effort was disappointing. But then I was reading the State Journal this morning with their current articles that are featuring the Madison lakes.  So I'm thinking it would be apropos to post some of our paintings with Madison lake views. Here's one I painted a couple weeks ago at Warner Park beach that I'm actually happy with (see ... I don't complain about all my paintings).  Who else has a nice lake theme painting? Let's see them.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pheasant Branch Evening - July 31st

Mixed Media - 10 x 14

Watercolor - 6 x 6

Very pleasant evening out at the prairie.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Merrimac Ferry July 17th

Nice day for painting the ferry.  I was at the little park on the south side. 

Merrimac Ferry - mixed media

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cherokee Park

Lots of good paintings, helpful advice, and good food and company at Marla's made for an enjoyable painting day.  Thanks again Marla for hosting.  Here's my painting after I took some of the advice I received and tried to fix it up.  I had trouble getting the large tree on the right to look like it fit into the scene and this was best I could do.

Cherokee Park and Lake Redstone

I really appreciate the constructive advice the group offers. I threw some paint as this and now there are a couple spots I like. I am also posting the painting I came home with from Lake Redstone. Should I attempt to take it further or call it a good 4 hour painting?