Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013


10"x 12"
Featured in the 2013 Illinois River Salon
Compton Gardens, Bentonville, AR
September 30th - October 2nd 2013

Seems like summer just rolled around and mornings now have a hint of autumn. I took two of my grandchildren on a picnic recently at our neighborhood park and they loved playing in the creek. The creek is a tributary of the Illinois River which brings me to this posting. I entered the first Illinois River Salon and this painting titled "Summertime" was juried in. The competition rules were that the paintings had to be of something within the Illinois River Watershed. I went to many beautiful remote areas I had never seen before and ended up with a painting just a few blocks from my home. I love the nostalgic feeling of childhood memories of simple pleasures like skipping rocks and boulder hopping.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Paintings

Still Life with Onions
Oil on Panel 12" x 10"
July 2013

Market Day in Cahors
Oil on Panel 14" x 11"
July 2013

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Richard Schmid Art Auction

I'm pleased to announce that my painting, Early Morning will be available for sale at the upcoming 17th Annual Richard Schmid Silent Art Auction on September 2, 2012! Click here for bidding information and this year's fundraising beneficiary.

Early Morning
7" x 11"
framed oil on panel

Friday, July 13, 2012

Where in the world did June and half of July go?

Amidst celebrating with all my kids and grandkids for the last few weeks, I did manage to finish up a few paintings.  Another painting, "Early Morning" from a previous post was selected to be in the Richard Schmid auction benefiting the Rust Canyon Volunteer Fire Dept. in Colorado.   Despite the horrible wildfires,  they are able to go ahead with the auction on Labor Day weekend.  Please check the website as there are many beautiful paintings and it is for a good cause.

The Yellow Chair

The Girl in the Blue Apron

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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