november 19, 2017

November 19, 2017
It's almost Thanksgiving time and Art Attack has come and gone.  It was a great time and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new friends.  I have completed my Turkey painting.  Every November I paint a painting with Turkeys.  The turkeys alway wear lavender boots and usually have something important to say.  This year the subject is justice and I will post the painting here.  It has been sold already.  I'm sure this will disappoint you no end but what can I say.  love to all of you this thanksgiving day.  I am thankful for our country and pray our struggles will help us gain freedom, safety, and peace for everyone. 
 

October 2nd 2017

October 2, 2017
Yep, fall is creeping in like a slow but noticeable panther,  quiet but steady.  Warm days, and chilly days, lots of rain and trees starting to color.  I am done painting outside this year and will be painting more from my doodles and thoughts.  I went to a workshop on doing abstract painting using Yupo paper which is plastic coated paper.  Slippering and interesting.  Here's a political message.  See if you can find the message. 

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August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017
August has been a chilly month but we have had a great time painting plein-air with a fairly large group of painters.  My results have been rather frustrating.  They seem too busy and my big problem of wanting to include everything is an old difficulty.  However, I am happy to be painting, happy to be out there.  The State Fair exhibition of fine arts is currently on display.  It is a great show.  I was not accepted but I will continue my commitment  to always enter the great Minnesota State ...
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July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017
Well, I'm looking at my last blog where I was determined to simplfy.  Ha.   It is easier said than done.  But I am having fun painting outside with friends.  Art of lakes studio tour will be the weekend of July 14th and I'm excited to be part of that.  I'll write more later.  Take care

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May 26, 2017

May 27, 2017
Art A Whirl at Northrup King Building and Art Market at the State Fair have come and gone.  It was a happy time and especially wonderful to see people and talk.  Now it is getting warm out and time for painting "plein-air".  I can't wait.  It is a total challenge and my goal is to simply simplify.  In other words see shapes and try to leave out the details.  OK then.  Another biggie for me is that the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview bought four of my paintings for their new library childre...
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April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
Well, here I am finally getting back to the computer after being in Florida for a week.  Happy Easter to all. 

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March 4, 2017

March 4, 2017
Does it seem that the days, months are flying past?  I don't understand this mystery.  I've continued painting.  Our weather is definitely warmer than usual and a friend told me this week that she has snow drop flowers breaking through in her yard.  This Spring there will be shows sponsored by various Art Groups.  I've entered these shows, one and all.   However,  with the shows that are juried my acceptance is dubious.  Check my calendar for info.  Thanks for listening. 
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January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017
A New Year and a New Pres and new paintings.  Well, some of these paintings have to do with the election and of course i had to get rid of some of my pre election paintings.  yikes.  When an artist paints in the moment of things and things change, some of the paintings get out dated quickly and need to be removed.  That is a problem.  Well, here is my most recent painting of the pink hats worn at the Women's March a day after the election.  Each week I paint at least two paintings.  Some are ...
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December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016
Getting ready for the BIG Holidays and the SNOW has arrived in Minnesota!!!!  I usually get a Christmas painting out every year and I've been waiting for that old spirit to start churning.  Finally yesterday, I started singing "Sleigh bells" and yes it was getting to be the time.  For your information there is a great show at the Ames center in Burnsville.  It is called Bonnie and Friends and the show is fabulous.  I felt very honored to be in the show.  Thank you Bonnie Featherstone.  I have...
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November 19, 2016

November 19, 2016
I was asked to illustrate a children's book and the book has been published.  It is for purchase on Amazon.com titled, "Buddy goes to Heaven;"  It has been a busy Fall season with a few shows, The Minnesota Artists Association and The Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show.  I continue to paint and my house and studio are full of paintings.  All is well, take care, friends.  

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October 8th, 2016

October 8, 2016
Yep, I'm still here.  Still painting, trying to get admitted to shows, and learning the hard lesson that there are a lot of wonderful, talented artists out there and to get accepted to a juried show is quite an honor.  I will be in some non-juried shows and for this I am thrilled.  The MNWS has a fall member show and the MAA has a fall member show both at which I will have some paintings.  Art Attack at Northrup King is coming Nov 5, 6, 7.and I will be Studio 321.  I'm looking forward to seei...
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August 10, 2017

August 10, 2016
I've been painting this summer with our plein air painting group.  We visit places all over the twin cities and it is such fun.  There will be shows coming up this Fall and I'm entering the shows but as you know, it is only a lucky moment if you get in.  I have new paintings and I'm excited to show them.  I'll let you know if I can in and where you can go to visit the show. 

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July 10, 2016

July 11, 2016
Absolutely, astonishing that it is already  July and we are going to show our paintings at the Cal deRuyter's Studio at Christina Lake south of Battle Lake during the July 15, 16 and 17 weekend.  Some of the handout brochures and map do not have us open but we WILL BE and do come for a chat and fun. 

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May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016
It's hard to believe that I haven't posted since February.  Not much has happened but I have continued to paint about twice a week and now I'm getting ready for Art A Whirl.  Art A Whirl is an extravaganza in NE Minneapolis including many artists studios.  My studio is located in a big warehouse that used to package Northrup King Seeds, thus the building is called Northrup King Building. On The weekend of May 20 through May 22 NE Minneapolis should be THE place to go for art visiting and havi...
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February 26 2016

February 26, 2016
time goes by and I haven't blogged for a while.  Yes, I'm still painting but it seems that I've cut back a bit. 
Art a Whirl is coming up in May and there will be some shows to enter this Spring.  I've been part of a daily sketch group on facebook called " these 12 paint daily. " This has been fascinating to me.  The other artists paint what is happening in their lives at the moment and it is most impressive. Here is one of my sketches after hearing a knock knock knock at my door at midnight....
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