Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Card exchange ditties

I belong to 3 art groups that have original card exchange at their Christmas Parties..  not so bad a deal.  except they are also Pot Luck..   Merry Christmas to you all......

Monday, November 20, 2017

Holiday Show

I enjoyed exhibiting in the FMVA Holiday Show last weekend.  My daughter and son in law helped immensely with setting up and taking down... Could have used more art lover/customers on Sunday but Saturday was successful.   loved being there with  other artists..     

Monday, November 6, 2017

Seven Grandchildren Commission..

This is a commission I just did for a client that had commissioned me to paint her 5 grandchildren by the lake a few years ago..  However, she now has 7 beautiful grand-kids.  I loved the body language of one of the photos she supplied me.  Since they are "lake folks" I attempted that feeling in the back ground.   She liked it. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lil Pink Fish & Friends

This started out as a watercolor demo when I visited the Brush Bunch in Walhalla last week, I painted the Gold fishy to demo glazing, and on to the little one to demo "lifting"and blending, etc.  One of the members painted the yellowish fish while i was eating lunch.. I had to do a lot of repair work on it later..ha..  It is a playful painting, it seems.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


From Park Rapids, Bobbie and I traveled to Langdon then on to Walhalla, where I gave a mini watercolor workshop/demo to the Brush Bunch, a delightful group of artists that meet every week to share ideas, lunch and DO art..

Art At The Lake #9 for me

This was the 10th year that RRWS sponsored the AATL in Park Rapids, MN, with Ann Kaese as coordinator. always fun to go to this wonderful facility and make art. I've only missed one year. My buddy, Bobbie, usually goes with me.  This year we did watercolor batik, a whole new concept for us.  many layers and many decisions as to color and value..  FUN... Instructor was Linda Renaud from Bismarck, she was fantastic..

Monday, September 4, 2017

Frosty Grapes, Green Apple

I just had to mess around some more on the fruit.  I used some gouache and some acrylic over the watercolor..  layer, layer, layer..  got rid of the sick red apple.. it may show up in a collage painting some day, cause i don't throw much away...