Saturday, June 15, 2013

Transitions Post 8


Reedsburg Neighborhood

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Transitions Post 7


Field Study Reedsburg

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Transitions Post 6

Backyard wood pile

Tulip Trees

School is out for summer. The top piece was painted one morning, before I had to be in class. The second piece was painted between classes, during the last week of school where all that is left to do is hand in the last papers and jump through a couple more hoops before they send you on your way.
I am studying art education, and got a 4.0 both semesters this year. Painting has made studying for school much easier. Painting in one shot combines an athletic performance with intense concentration. I have found that it is not anywhere as difficult to complete homework by approaching it in the same way, just get it done in one shot.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Transitions Post 5

Morning Light Magnolia
 The light was so intense that I couldn't see much when painting this piece. There are times when a wipe might be the right move, I don't know that this was the place, but I felt like trying.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Transitions Post 4

I painted this tractor after arriving home from Minneapolis about a month ago. As soon as I got home, I made an oil sketch of my wife, and then rushed out and painted this during the last hour of light. I felt good about the simplification of shapes.

Georgia Magnolia

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Transitions Post 3

The Dead of Winter

Drying Time
A few more, showing the change of season. The Dead of Winter piece,  is a favorite plum tree that I revisited while walking around with my pochade box. I enjoyed the conversation that I had with this piece, and felt that I said a little less than usual, which I like.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Transitions Post 2

Storms coming over the bluffs

Signs of Spring - Flowering Trees

A couple paintings showing the change of season that happened withing just a few weeks this year. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Transitions post 1

Mud Season

Dreaming of Spring Green

I upgraded my camera and am going through work that I created during the transition from winter to spring. I have a few posts loaded up and ready to go, spread out over the next couple of weeks.
The two paintings shown above were done during the mud season on Hwy 23, in the Spring Green Hills.