Sunday, October 27, 2013

Drill Team

The wonderful red hair and blue uniform was so striking.
6 x 8 oil on canvas on panel

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bicycle Bridge in Amana

I painted this for the Fresh Paint 2013 plein air event in Amana, Iowa. There is a great bicycle path and the tourist center will rent out the bicycles. The day was kind of overcast most of the time. 
8 x 16 oil on Ampersand panel.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rock Wall

I painted this during the quick draw at Fresh Paint 2013 in the Amana Colonies Iowa. 
8 x 6 oil on canvas to buy contact Catiris Art Oasis in Amana, Iowa

Fall at Wilson Lake

This was a study in color. The wonderful autumn foliage against the blue gray sky.
8 x 6 Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Illinois Hay Bales

I moved the hay bales around on this one. They were too spread out to make a nice composition.
8 x 6 oil on Canvas on masonite panel. to bid click here

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

American White Park with calf

This was cropped from the original photo with this being a study for a possible larger painting.
6 x 6 oil on canvas

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chestnut Horse

I wiped off the face three times on this one. I guess I need more practice painting this pose. 
6 x 6 oil on canvas to bid

Friday, October 18, 2013

Edge of the Cornfield

This is from a couple of weeks ago. The corn had a little green in it then. I hope to get out this weekend and paint the wonderful browns and tans, but I have to hurry as they are harvesting.
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


There were many people walking their dogs through the art fair. The owner of this handsome bulldog let me take a photo for reference
6 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

American White Park

Another American White Park Calf. This one with spots.
6 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Hey Kenny, this is it.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Three Pumpkins

This palette knife painting was the result of my frustration over a failed painting.
6 x 8 oil on canvas

I wiped off the original painting, wiping clean my highlights.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

American White Park

I saw these cattle in the timber and took several photographs. They are white with black points, ears, nose legs. Just the cutest calves I have ever seen.
6 x 8 oil on canvas panel.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One Pumpkin

I painted this for the Daily Paintworks challenge from last week. The challenge was to paint something fall. 
8 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite panel. to bid at auction click here

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bay Horse Along Bluff Road

The pose is what attracted me to this horse, so getting that right was important. 

This is my rough in. Several corrections later I am happy with the results.
6 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite.  to bid at auction

Monday, October 7, 2013

Under the Cedar Trees

This caught my eye because of the reds and browns. Grass does not grow under cedar trees.
8 x 6 oil on canvas panel.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pollmiller Park Boat Ramp


The waters were rather still this day. The still waters made for a boring painting so I added small waves.
This painting was donated to a local fundraiser.
9 x 12 oil on canvas panel

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cupcake and Pink Ribbon

There is a cupcake place downtown that makes the best moist cupcakes. I bought one but first I had to paint it. I used a green ground and left a lot of the background loose with the ground showing through.
6 x 6 oil on Ampersand panel to bid at auction 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mint and Cherry Cupcakes

These were delicious as well as fun to paint. 
8 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

30 Days Challenge

I participated in Leslie Saeta's 30 days challenge. As you can see I did not create 30 paintings. These are my paintings for the month of September.