Friday, October 31, 2014

Lodi Ice Age Trail Outing

I'm attaching my painting from last week up near Lodi.  It seemed like a lot of the foliage color had faded but still some nice landscapes up there.  This is the same hill I painted last year at this time.

Tom Gilbert

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Plein Air Paintings @ Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee

Seeing the LightWisconsin Plein Air Painting
October 17 - January 11, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday, October 17
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preview 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Seeing the Light explores Plein Air painting through the works of nine prominent Wisconsin artists. Each artist demonstrates their ability to play with light in their own unique way while painting outdoors. Focusing on architecture, street scenes or landscapes, these nine artists celebrate the beauty found in Wisconsin. Join us for a contemporary look at Wisconsin Plein Air painting, by our very own. Seeing the Light features the work of Lori Beringer, Matt Holt, Shelby Keefe, Tom Kubala, Darron Lillian, Kyle Martin, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Tim Nachreiner, and Bonnie Paruch.                                                                                                                                                                                                             ( I met Bonnie Paruch at her Door Co. studio last Saturday and she told me about this show at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee.  Looks like a great show for Wisconsin plein air painters.)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Theodore Robinson and Sugar River Events

A good number of painters from our group just finished the Theodore Robinson Plein Air Event in Evansville this past Saturday.  The weather was a bit on the wet and cloudy side but we had eight days to paint so we did catch a few days (or partial days) of good weather.  And the country side fall colors were great.  Three best of show awards were awarded by the judges.  Congratulations to Jan Norsetter who won first prize and Diane Washa who won third.  Many quite beautiful paintings were produced.  I'm hoping those of you who participated will post some of your paintings.

I'm also attaching a notice for the "Seasons of the Sugar River Back Roads and Backwaters" show coming up in Monroe.  I have one painting in that show which I'm also attaching (since they somehow failed to put it on the poster ;-)

Tom Gilbert

Monday, October 13, 2014

Plein Air Study

This is a detail from a small pastel study I painted at Holy Wisdom Monastery this weekend.  Cropping can be very instructive.  Love the red of sumac in the fall.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Curtis Prairie - UW Arboretum

Plein air pastel I painted a couple weeks ago.  Lots of prairie flowers blooming esp purple and white asters.  Such great weather for painting this fall!