Thursday, August 10, 2017

Marla's rels

This is a commission I just did last week in Acrylic.  My cousin's cute wife asked me to paint her grandparents by their sod house with their oxen teams.  Photo wasn't very clear but i pulled it off. She was pleased. Reminded me of the oil paintings I did in the 70's of Carl's grandparents, only they had lots of youngsters surrounding them.
 I think about how hard those pioneers worked and how women bitch nowadays if they don't have granite counter tops...  Sorry, i just had to add that..

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Show Off..

I'll be hanging 17 of my paintings at Edgewood Vista, here in Fargo, tomorrow afternoon..  they have a nice gallery area to feature creativity and enjoyment of the ARTS...  doesn't that sound appealing??  Stop by if you are in the area..

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wranglers 1 2 3

I painted on these all day yesterday, making them cuter with bigger eyes, adding more color, using a palette knife to add stuff to background and i even bought different frames for them.. Why do i keep doing this??  better than dusting, vacuuming and whatever folks do to keep busy................. OK, then.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Babushka, Baby...

Had a great weekend at the Cormorant Area Art Club's annual art show last weekend.  I once again did a "demo" in watercolor.  Folks are not real interested but it adds to the "atmosphere of the cultural event in the Lake Country".   I had sketched this gal using a photo out of  an old yellowed  magazine.  I love the clothes line and clothes pin bag..  but the scarf seems to be more important now that it is done.   I cropped it alot when i framed it.. (cheap mats and frames, don't ya know)  Tells a story, I think.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lauren is 1

Was invited to her b'day party yesterday.  She and her parents and her grandparents are very special to me so i thought she should have an original painting in her room, beside the NDSU stuff.....

Parked by the Pastry Shoppe

I've been painting on this for a couple of years, trying to improve it. Reference is a photo I took in Carmel, CA. so long ago.  it has turned into a Mixed Media piece over time.  I may have posted it on this blog, i tried to find it, but failed.
As usual, i love it.  Refuse to title it "Reflections"..  tee hee.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Work-shopping again.

Just finished a 5 day watercolor workshop with Andy Evansen, Minnesota artist, as our instructor.  It was a great time mostly because not only was the class really good, but my buddy, Bobbie, stayed with me all week and we painted, giggled, ate out and watched girly movies.  Can't get any better than that.