Friday, May 29, 2015

Vilas Park May 27th

It was a lovely evening and I was so happy to see a good size turnout and at least one new DCPAPA painter.   This watercolor was painted on 140 lb Arches cold press.  
I am afraid I did not see anyone on Wednesday.

Here is my painting:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vilas Park Outing

Had a great time painting at Vilas Park on Wednesday afternoon and especially enjoyed meeting up with everyone at the Union Terrace afterwards :)

Here's what I painted
9x12, oil on linen panel

Monday, May 25, 2015

Vilas Park - Paint date changed to Wed. 5/27 5pm

Here's just one choice for a plein air painting at Vilas Park.  Due to Rain in the forecast our painting date was changed to Wed. 5/27 - hopefully we will have a lovely evening for painting!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ching Kung Paintings

The poets Donna Carnes and Blair Mathews, a former L & S dean, will exhibit their poems at the Pyle Center.  They have invited Kung to show his paintings to accompany their poems.  The paintings will be on sale, with proceeds going to the James F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution and the James F. Crow Professorship, administered through the Genetics Department, UW-Madison. 

Reception:   5 - 7 pm, Friday, June 5 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pheasant Branch Trail Outing

The weather forecast for our second outing last week was uncertain but we ended up having a nice, although partly cloudy, morning.  A lot of birders were out and about.  I'm still trying to salvage a painting from that outing so I'm posting another painting from a few days earlier painted at Nine Springs park.  These spring days really lift the spirits.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dane Co. Area Plein Air Workshop

I also noticed that one of our group, Jan Norstetter, is doing a workshop for painting en plein air with oils on June 6th at Whispering Woodlands.  I have taken several classes there and really enjoyed the experience.  I know one of my friends is signed up for this one.  As we know Jan is a terrific and award winning plein air painter!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kyle Martin New Show and Workshops

I am a big fan of Kyle's paintings and workshops.  This season he is offering 2 plein air workshops in the Baraboo/Reedsburg area and I signed up for the one in September.  Regardless of what style one paints in I think alot can be learned form Kyle's approach and I have found him to be an excellent teacher.  He also gives a great workshop on values that I took last year.  Check out his blog for details.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bob Tarrell sent this in to alert DCPAPA painters about this event.