Friday, April 19, 2013

Something Fishy

This little fish swam up through the wet weather
 to the Clear Lake Art Center 
for their May fundraiser. 

Arty Fish Al
5 x 7 Watercolor

I haven't had much time to paint lately.
I've painted a few watercolors
 including several versions of this one.

I'm sure hoping that it warms up and I can get outside to paint.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bright Prairie

A little summer.

Bright Prairie
14" x 18" - oil on canvas

This is one of a series based on a plein air painting I did
 out in the tall grass of my friend Jeanette's prairie two summers ago.
Has it been that long?  Wow!
(You can see that painting on my September 3, 2012 blog post)

From the first study I did a 24" x 36" painting.
That painting won the top award
 at the Fort Madison Art Center Member's Show in 2012.
More on that in a future post.

These paintings have been fun to do with the palette knife.
I tried to paint this one a little brighter and higher key than the others.