I always try to get the best images of my work as I can, but a photograph of a painting will always leave something to be desired. If you would like to see my summer paintings in person, please set up a time to visit my in my chicken coop studio, or plan to visit me on the 2019 Fall Art Tour which is October 18, 19, and 20.
|Ableman Road Farm golden hour 11x14" Sold|
|Ableman Road Farm Late Evening 11x14" Sold|
|Afternoon Clouds and Cows 11x14" $400|
|Belter's Cows 24x20" Sold|
I drive past these cows every day on the way to Baraboo, and have painted the farm several times. On this day, the barnyard was flooded, and the water made for an interesting blue shape at the bottom of the canvas. One cow in particular became very interested in me, and I became interested in her as well. She sort of stole the show on this one.
|The Neighbor's Farm 12x16" $400|
This was a demonstration painting that I did for my plein air workshop in June. The workshop group and I stood in a freshly planted corn field, under a shade tree while I painted this. The focus of my demo was on shapemaking and simplification. I filmed the demo, and put together a short video of the painting's creation below.
|Carl Beth's old Farm 9x12" $250|
This farm is just down the road from my place under late light.
|Door County Still Life Demo 11x14" - $350|
The still life with oranges and blue glass bottles was painted at the Peninsula School of Art in June. I had 12 great students in the class, and this was the demo on the first day. The class focused on painting still life, and I set this still life up outdoors and encouraged the students to do the same.
|Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery in Door County 9x12" $250|
I was in Door County to teach a workshop in early June. We had a late spring in Wisconsin, so on June 2nd I was painting cherry blossoms. I painted at Lautenbach's during the 2017 Door County plein air festival, and they were happy to have me paint the spring colors.
|Late Evening Cows 16x20" Sold|
There is a smell in the air at this time of night on the backroads. This reminds me of the humid air that is cooling as the sun sets.
|Lemonade Still Life 20x24" $750|
This was one of those afternoons, during the dog days of summer, that called for lemonade. I captured some shots of the painting session, with my dog at my feet, and made a video of it below.
|HWY S Farm Late Light 12x16" $450|
I taught some youth classes at UW Richland this summer, and painted this farm on the ride home. In this version, the trees to the left of the canvas were casting a shadow onto the barn, while the background fields were bathed in golden light.
|Golden hour on Tim Harm's Farm 11x14" $400|
This was painted on my driveway, looking towards the neighbor's farm. The freshly planted corn field foreground falls into shadow while Tim's barn is illuminated by the late evening sun.
|Spring View from the North Bluff in Baraboo 11x14" $450|
|The Peninsula School of Art in Spring 9x12" $250|
This was a demonstration painting that I gave at the Peninsula School of Art in June. The building depicted is the School/Gallery and it is a very interesting structure. It is sort of like a double layered round barn with a cupola. The gardens at the school are always well done and on this day there was a blossoming tree that I could not resist in the foreground.
|Summer Peony Still Life 20x16" Sold|
|Roecker Farm 16x20" $550|
|Late Spring Farm 12x16" $400|
|Terrytown Bales 16x20" Sold|
|Mud Season Farm 11x14" $400|
|Golden Hour Thunderhead Study 6x9" Sold|
|July Thunderhead 16x20" $500|
|Wilson's Ice Cream Parlor in Ephraim 12x16" $450|
Wilson's is one of those places that makes Door County special. I had such a nice time painting it, with the red and white striped awning and afternoon light hitting the facade, that I wonder why I hadn't painted there sooner.