Monday, July 16, 2018
Drew the storm on the way to Lake Superior west of Wausau. Painted it the day I got home while it was still a fresh experience. The other large painting is of Vesper. I saw this 18 years ago when I road my bike to Vesper from my Grandma's house, and it has lingered in my mind since. Took me long enough to get back and grow into it. Feels like small town America.
I try to get to up to Lake Superior once a year for spiritual renewal. This year I hope to get up there twice! All are little plein air paintings from Madeline Island, Bayfield and Washburn. My funnest one was painting the sunset on Madeline Island. I was sitting by the ferry and post office starting to draw it out when people started lining up for the ferry! But then an act of God occured. A 1977 Chevy Van plopped itself in front of me. Katie talked to him in hopes of him not moving but I really only had 20 minutes until the ferry came. I really had to move! Also interesting to me was how red/orange the Chequamagon Bay was due to recent rains. I was lucky to paint it with a front lit stormy sky forming a nice compliment of blue and orange colors.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Ice out. Painted on March 29. The ice went out and then briefly came back on April 7th. Yes it has been cold. I painted Herschleb's on Easter Sunday. It was 7 that morning. You aren't supposed to be so cold on Easter! I love that building and I hope somebody buys it and keeps it going. I along with many others have fond memories of a classic American ice cream stand.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Katie and I have a show at Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee that is up until the March 15th. We are really thankful for all the people that continue to show up and support us. I usually would have enjoyed it more but I had a friend die recently and I really don't want the attention right now. I did this painting when I found out he had cancer and a couple days later when I literally was putting the finishing touches on it, he passed. Life goes on and I know this will pass. Thanks again everybody.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Yeah I am f@cking 40 today. Not amused. It is weird going through the crazy year we had and then processing it. And then not wanting to paint. I guess that is a normal mourning/grieving activity. But I saw this in Minnesota the other day and had to paint it. Felt good.