Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Carolyn Liedtke Exhibit

J. Carolyn Liedtke was born and raised in Chicago, now lives in rural Wisconsin, enjoying the ever-changing landscapes and colorful creatures that inspire her paintings, mostly done on location. She studied fine arts at the School of the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, and was inspired by a series of plein air watercolor workshops at Oakton Community College. She is a founding member and past president of the Illinois Watercolor Society and is now affiliated with several Wisconsin arts alliances and plein air painting groups. She has coordinated art exhibits for the Wisconsin Regional Arts Association and for many years wrote weekly articles on the Art Scene for local newspapers. She has also written an illustrated e-book, “Watercolor Journeys,” available on Kindle and the Apple ArtsStore.  See galleries of paintings on her website:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My show of 26 oil and pastel paintings is at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison,WI through April 16.  With the exception of the one abstract oil, everything is or was painted from a plein air piece. The largest (36 x 48) was inspired by a 3" x 5" pastel plein air sketch.  The portrait sketches are from our weekly figure painting group (Mon. nights) at Winnebago Studios on the east side (Phil Salamone, Atwood Atelier).  Thurs and Sat. morning sessions are also open.    John Mix

DCPAPA Exhibit

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lake Monona 2-22-17

I would have been mad at myself for not getting out during this warm spell. The ice was melting as fast as I painted it.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Near St. Augustine

I forget the name of this park. It was neat and the first place I sat and painted. It turned out to be the least memorable but it was a nice quiet sit. I swear the water didn't look blue when I was there, lol.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March in Colorado

Like many of you, I've been craving winter this year. Finally, last weekend, I found winter, in Aspen, Co. Here's a quick morning painting I did in Aspen Meadows. Wish I had a few more days to spend there!
Aspen Meadows, oil, 12"x16"

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I took my easel to Florida

I hope everyone is having a good winter. I just remembered my password and see you guys have been busy. I've been practicing from photos this winter but went to Florida for a few weeks in January. Here is the first one I finished. I went back to this spot a few days and just dabbled because it was a great place to hang out. I look forward to browsing through what I've missed here.