Monday, April 9, 2018

I couple new little ones.

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

Tory Folliard Show

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

Back at it

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.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

out to sea

Posting this saying that we have a death in the family and if I am not responding to things, just give me a little bit and I will be back. My apologies.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Just painted these today on the Mississippi River in front of my house of the eclipse. It was like painting with sunglasses on.The vertical one is probably more accurate. Very brown.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Study and Painting

So this is how I work. Sometimes. One is the study from life. The other is the painting from my drawing. Sometimes I don't like using a study, because that gets in the way of how I picture it in my mind. This day I drove out quite a ways only to get a flat tire. Drove back on the spare to have my childhood friend fix the tire and make fun of me only in a way your lifelong friends can. So I missed the morning light and got stuck in the mid day heat on a flat dry boring day, hence it took me a long time to find something I wanted to paint. Very very frustrating at the time, but now just seems part of the process. It is all those struggles that show up in the long run. I truly believe all that ends up somehow in your work, because when I started painting I was definitely emotional and laser focused. Taking the easy most efficient path to me usually is boring and not very rewarding.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tory Folliard Gallery

I don't do a very good job of presenting myself, except in paint I guess. Which is probably debatable. Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee represents me and this painting is currently there. I really like the painting and wanted to tell people it was available. However, it has sold already. They are top notch! You can still see it it is part of their summer show, which Katie and I are honored to participate in.