Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cold Spring Painting

I have been busy framing and getting a new job and stuff. But I think I finished this one this week. It is a farm on Madison Street in Waukesha that is getting dilapitated and is lying dormant. The trees in the field remind us that it is no longer a working family farm, and the building seems to fade into a memory.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Figure drawing

I drew the famous Jerry last week at Carroll. I tried watercolors for the first time with a model, I've drawn Jerry since I was a teenager.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009


Painted in New Berlin on Woelfel Rd and Observatory Rd . It was sad to see the land subdivided and for sale. Perhaps that is one of the few good things about the recession is less development. Of course that is such a stupid word, as the land was more developed when it was a healthy forest two hundred years ago than it is today. There are three old farms in a short stretch that are solemn and fitting to my sensibilities. The sky was faded and heavy, but it was cold and in the end rainy. I like the consistency of the light, but it was mundane. It feels old when I am there. I feel the structure of a way of life that once thrived still standing. It feels dead, as that system for the most part doesn’t exist. Seems like all that is grown now is hay and corn. Perhaps we will come to our senses and make that most of these places before they are all in a state of disrepair