Monday, January 23, 2017

Summer Painting Completed

On August 4th we had a group outing at Pheasant Branch that was cut short by a thunderstorm.  I had, however, managed to complete an underpainting. After having that underpainting on my shelf for months I just finished it (with an invented sky and light effects).  With this dreary, wet weather we've been having it's nice to recall some summer scenes by painting.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Madison WRAP show and workshop

The Madison WRAP show is fast approaching! Registration deadline is Friday Jan 20, 2017. Artwork will be exhibited at the UW Pyle Center Feb 25 - April 8. Workshop is at the Pyle Center on Saturday April 8 (9am-3:30pm). To register online, go to:…/wisco…/wrap-schedule.htm and send your $30 registration check (payable to Vina Yang) to Vina Yang, 3423 Ice Age Ln, Verona WI 53593. Registration and payment must be made by Jan 20.

This year's workshop guest Judge and Speaker is multifaceted artist Chuck Bauer. Chuck has a BFA in Fine Arts and MA in Painting and is also the retired president, co-owner and co-founder (1972) of Madison's popular retail store, The Soap Opera, on State Street. Chuck is well known for his plein air paintings which often focus on familiar Wisconsin rural scenes as well as on traditional urban neighborhood architectures. Wherever he goes, he likes to keep his painting supplies close by and works on small canvases whenever a worthy subject appears. Chuck says his early training as an abstract painter today fuels his approach to realistic topics. He likes to use color expressively and likes techniques that convey nostalgia and tranquility. Chuck strives for solid composition but also values playful and sometimes unexpected results. Besides working in oil and acrylics, he is successful in watercolor, India ink washes, and fired ceramic art tiles. Chuck has participated in 14 one-man shows and 14 juried exhibitions in the Dane County area since 1991 and his work has been shown in 12 Wisconsin galleries. He has been a past instructor at the Green Lake Studio Workshop.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Plein air indoors

 We've had only a couple of snowy days this winter so far. Before this wood made its way into the fireplace I simply had to paint it!

Firewood, oil on canvas panel, 16"x20"

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sugar River @ Monroe Arts Center February 3rd - March 24th

Here's a landscape painting show well worth the trip to Monroe.  Jan Norsetter will have work in it.  Any other DCPAPA painters showing work in this one?  It was an excellent show last year and I look forward to seeing this one.