Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 30, 30 in 30

Day #29 & #30, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

This one actually took me 3 days. I can't believe we're to day 30 already.This was one of the easier 30 in 30's for me. That's because I paint in my studio 5 days a week. I look forward to posting more paintings in the future. Now that my illustrations are done I can devote more time to commissions and paintings. There's a ton of paintings I still want to do.


Orange Orchids
Alcohol Ink and Pen
11" x 14"
$185 + S&H

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 28,30 in 30

Day #28, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

The summer is over. That went fast. Time to slow down and look back.

In Northern Wisconsin, there are two lakes dear to my heart. They are call The Twins Lakes. One is much bigger than the other, they don't have much in common except they are connected to each other. The place they join is a shallow ... sandbar possibly? I'm not sure how to describe it. Anyway, the land comes to a point where it meets the channel between the lakes. So, it's called "the point". I walk down to the point each summer with family or friends dragging a small boat to collect stones or driftwood found along the way.

 I like to tell the history of the land we are passing; how Julius logged the area. He delivered the mail to the ends of docks using a  kayak. First he sold some land to the Well's who built the house we stay in today. But he was so unhappy at how mean Mrs. Wells was that he refused to sell anymore land to anyone. Loraine and George Doerfler went Up North for almost ten years getting to know Julius before he agreed to sell them some land. When he did, they built their own cabin. Loraine went up North well into her 90's and became one of my mother's best friends. She lived to 105. Her son and daughter in law live there today during the warmer months of the year.

Today's painting is from the other side of the point on South Twin. It's a charming boat house that's full of personality.


The Other Side of the Point
Alcohol Ink and Pen
8" x 10"
$105 + S&H

September 27, 30 in 30

Day # 27, 30 paintings in 30 day
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I had to leave the house a bid earlier than usual yesterday so I didn't get to post this one. Thanks to my daughter, Sam for the photograph that I used.



In the Rays of the Sun
Alcohol Ink and Pen 
8" x 10"
$105 + S&H




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 26,30 in 30

Day #26. 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Yesterday, I spent a wonderful afternoon at Womanspace of Rockford with a alcohol ink sampler class. The grounds of Womanspace are just stunning. It's the perfect setting for the New Dimensions Studio. You just feel more peaceful by just being there.

I had three very talented women in my class, two who were totally new to alcohol inks. They did such a great job and I think pumpkins are a great subject. They really allow you to play with the inks and see what they can do.


Three Pumpkins
Alcohol Ink and Pen on Yupo
8" x 10"
$105 + S&H







 

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25, 30 in 30

Day #25, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I may come back and change this a bit. I'm not sure . It's one of those must live with it awhile and decide.


Foxglove
Alcohol Ink and Pen
8" x 10"
$105 + S&H

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24, 30 in 30

Day #24, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

This is a photo that my daughter, Samantha, took and allowed me to use. Thanks Sam.


Taking in the Rays
Alcohol Ink and Pen
9.5" x 14"
$165 + S&H

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 23, 30 in 30

Day # 23, 30 paintings in 30 days
hosted by Leslie Saeta.

We had a great painting party at Sue's house last night. What fun!


Harvest Pumpkins
Alcohol Ink and Pen on Canvas
8" x 8"
$65 + S & H