Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Falling Barn

The old Bindl Barn 24x30" oil on panel

This monster is located between Rock Springs and Baraboo. The new owner inherited it from her father a few years ago, and she gave me the history of the place. It actually served as a chicken coop from the 50's on, this has to be one of the largest chicken coops I've seen. 
The place is falling down. I've painted it from the other side a few times over the years, and I'm glad that I have as it will probably be torn down this year. This time, I wanted to paint the lit side of the barn, so I asked permission to walk down by the field to paint. It turns out she is a substitute teacher for Baraboo schools, just like me.
While I was painting, the Baraboo Bluffs were to my back, and the owner served me vegan muffins and soup. It was very peaceful and nice to be out there painting on some nice sunny days in November.  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spring Fever

The temperatures are rising. The past week has had temperatures in the 50's and 60's. I was out painting all weekend in Baraboo, and everyone was out walking their dogs, riding bicycles, and playing at the parks. I think everyone has a touch of spring fever.

I've had some good times painting spring in Baraboo over the past few years. In honor of the warm weather, I wanted to post some of them here. By the end of the week we will be back to the 30's. After we shake winter, there will be a couple months of mud season, but there is hope, May is coming!

East Street Plum 12x16" 2011
Platteville House and Fence 6x8" 2013


Magnolia Branch 20x16" 2012

Blossoming Branches 20x24" 2013


Baraboo Magnolia 11x14" 2016


Plum Street 16x20" 2012
Plum and Picket 9x12" 2016

Marsh Magnolias 16x12" 2012


Spring Explosion 18x18" 2012

Tulip and Fence 12x24" 2011

Baraboo Cherry Tree 24x20" 2012


Forsythia 18x18" 2016

May in Cedarburg 8x10" 2014

Flowering Branch 24x20" 2016

Flowering 12x16" 2016

East Street 12x12" 2011
Baraboo Cherry Tree 18x18" 2016

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two Barns From The Family

Schneider Farm 12x12" oil on panel 
Backlit Barn 20x24" oil on panel

I live on a century farm. The farm has been in the family since 1911. The first painting above was painted at the farm next door, where my Grandpa grew up. the second painting was where my Great Aunt Elva grew up. She milked cows in this barn, and it's located on HWY S.

Painting has given me a sense of place in this area. I didn't know that my great aunt grew up at that farm, until after I painted it, and my Mother recognized it.


Terry Farm Shed

Terry Farm Shed 12x12" oil on canvas
The sugar maple tree behind this shed turns orange every September. Its a smaller tree, and only receives light in the afternoon, and I use it to gauge the start of autumn. This is the Terry farm, on Terrytown Road, which is my go-to road to find subjects.

This painting is available at McFee on Main, located at 400 E Main St. In Mount Horeb, WI. I have around 25 landscape paintings displayed there. The space is beautiful and I am flattered to have a space close to Madison.

Here is another farm on Terrytown Road. If you ever want to come out and paint in the area around Baraboo, drop me a line, and I can show you around my favorite farms.


Summer Landscapes - Devils Lake and Fields

Devils Lake 16x20 oil on panel 
North Freedom Fields 16x20 oil on panel


July Humidity 16x20 oil on panel 


"One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." -Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 5, 2016

Painting In Door County

Eagle Panorama at Peninsula State Park. 16x20" oil on panel
 

Sturgeon Bay 16x20" oil on panel
 
 
I was up in Door County this week, teaching a painting class for teens at the Peninsula School of Art. The class went really well. On each day we had a drawing exercise in the morning, and then we went out onto the grounds of the school to paint outdoors. I went out in the evenings to paint as well. The top painting is from Eagle Panorama at Peninsula State Park. The bottom painting was created in Sturgeon Bay, there is a little tugboat at the right of the building.
 
It was a great time, but just before the trip, I got a email from Martha Huthchinson saying that she was leaving the school. Martha has been the youth program coordinator since 2012, and her parents own Clay Bay pottery in Ellison Bay. Martha and I worked on several classes over the past five years. I enjoy the energy of working with youth students on classes such as the plein air class and we even have held classes on screen printing skateboard decks. I will miss seeing Martha's smiling face at the school, she is always so helpful and ran a great program. The youth program will continue, and I will be back on board for next year as well.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Online Show





 


 
I have a show up at Blue Heron in Reedsburg. I hung the show today, and shot some photos of the paintings during the process. I have posted several of the pieces from the show, please scroll down to check them out. If you are in the area, please stop by to see us on Saturday!
Thanks,
Kyle

Online Show

Golden Hour Farm 12x9" $375

 
 
 

Fox Dog 8x8" $275
 
 

Spring Watermelon 8x8" $300
 
 

 
Baraboo Plum Tree 9x12" $300
 
 

Spring Vista 24x36" $800
 


 
Golden Hour Clouds 20x24" $650
 

Grainery 9x12" $330
 

 

Orange Slices 8x8" $250

 
 
 
Corn Crib 12x9" $370
 
 
 
Early Spring Barns 12x16 $450
 
 
 
 
Corn Cribs 11x14" $450
 
 
 
Spring Tree 12x16" $450
 
 
Colorful Forest 12x12" $400