Friday, October 15, 2021

Church Ladies

 I found this painting, while looking for watercolor paper in my "studio".  i had painted it in the 1990's during a workshop in Perham, MN.  I just added the tiny crosses on it, for fun.   i may frame it.

 I took it for show and tell at the Hjemkomst and it was suggested that i add a tuna casserole on the table.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Rain Drops

A bit different subject matter for me.  Used a photo i took a long time ago when Carl was here to attend to the lovely irises in our yard.  I have failed them miserably but can paint them beautifully.  Everyone has a mission in this life.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

"Wait in the Truck"

I painted this in 1980, yes, in 1980, during my "oil" phase.  I had actually won an award at our local show so i kept it "all" these years.  Gallery's theme this month was Escape and i thought this was fitting.  It always made me think of the days when the farmers would stop at the bar for a "pint or quart or maybe even a gallon" of brew and kids would wait in the truck.  Sad but true..   

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Where has my Aspen??

 It is very difficult to photo glossy acrylic paintings.  I had painted this white stretched canvas with Sap Green and Cad Yellow, using long strokes.  As i looked at it I could see the pine trees on a mountain side.  I added some cobalt blue to the Sap green and used only those 3 pigments until i added the Aspen..  what fun.   

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Kick Stand

 Oh yes, another Bike painting, and  on a "free" wrapped canvas.  What more could i ask for?  Made most of this up after i painted the canvas with Burnt Sienna, which is kinda transparent and it looked messy.. I LIKED that look and tried to save it.  Titles i thought of were trite, like Green Door or Blue Bike.  so I went for Kick Stand..  i know, Weird..  

After i looked at it for a couple of days. i decided the window panes were too big.. i added a frame and also a couple of needed braces on the bike to make it believable. 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Italian Window 1973

 This is an oil painting i did in 1976, i think. Carl and i were lucky to be able to go to Germany and spend time with my bro Jack and visit some of Carl's relatives (that i am still in touch with).  We went to Italy one weekend with Jack and i took a photo out the window of our hotel and used it to create this piece.  I have always  had it NFS when i put it in shows.  I put it on FB and got "lots of likes"...  you know what that means!!!!  

Friday, September 3, 2021

Truck of Color

 This was a fun watercolor project.  I had sketched it from a photo i took of a pickup with different colored fenders.  i meant to paint the door red but was on my phone (a birthday call) while i was painting and forgot.  But it turned out OK.