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!

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

Online Show

Flowering 24x20" $650 - Free Shipping

Horseshoe Bay Farms 14x18" $450 Free Shipping


Frozen Stream 16x20" $500 Free Shipping 


Spring Farm 11x14" $400 Free Shipping