Archive for the ‘Door County’ Category

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Klenke’s Garage

July 7, 2017

Klenke’s Garage – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas – 8″ x 10″

Due to inclement weather, I opted to work in the studio. I worked with reference photos from trips to Door County. None of the photos gave me an uncluttered view. Each photo of this old structure had elements which obstructed the view I wanted. But I was able to utilize portions from several photos to create the neater version pictured above.

Enjoyed that exercise enough that I decided to repaint the design in watercolor as pictured below.

Klehnke’s – Watercolor on 140# CP – 9″ x 12″

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Sunspot

May 30, 2017

Sunspot – Oil on Canvas – 18″ x 24″

Artists prerogative at work. The actual scene was witnessed during a sunny, autumn weekend in Door County. It was mid-afternoon and the rest of the crew was relaxing and napping. I was restless, grabbed my camera and went for a walk through back-roads around Ephraim.

The sun lighting up a shaded area caught my eye. The foliage was thick near just past the path. I could see part of the base of a structure, obscured by loads of turning leaves. I played with the idea of removing some trees and leaves to reveal a structure. I played with the concept in a small 11″ x 14″ version, before taking it to this size. I am tempted to go larger yet. We’ll see.

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Ephraim Dusk

November 15, 2016
Ephraim Dusk - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Ephraim Dusk – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

Despite a beautiful sunset to the west, I loved the warm effects across the foliage to the south.

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2016 Rockford Fall ArtScene

October 4, 2016

All set up and ready for this weekends Rockford Fall ArtScene. Friday October 7 (5-10pm) and Saturday October 8 (4-9pm). We will be at Bennie’s 126 N. 1st Street.

Framed 6" x 8" Oil Paintings on Canvas Panels.

Framed 6″ x 8″ Oil Paintings on Canvas Panels.

 

Selection includes Plein Air as well as studio works

Selection includes Plein Air as well as studio works

 

Dozens of smaller unframed works ranging from 6" x 8" up to 12" x 16"

Dozens of smaller unframed works ranging from 6″ x 8″ up to 12″ x 16″

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Autumn Warmth

October 2, 2016
Autumn Warmth - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Autumn Warmth – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

This studio work is inspired by an experience from Door County.

Last autumn, my wife and I planned to travel to Door County to retrieve works from a gallery (an end of the season thing). Our youngest son, decided to get a couple days off of work to travel with us. Quickly followed by our other son and daughter-in-law. So the whole crew, including dog, traveled to Door County.

Spent Saturday morning and early afternoon moving around the county enjoying the scenery and stopping to purchase a few “necessities” (that is, various food items which can only be found here).

By late afternoon we were back at the cabin. We were invited to attend a hog roast that evening and the gang was enjoying a little nap-time. I was too antsy to waste daylight. I quietly slipped out with camera in hand to take a walk along some neighboring back roads.

Came across the sight of late afternoon sunlight draping across a winding entrance to a homestead. Couldn’t see much of the house, but I loved the raw design possibilities and snapped a photo.

Recently came across the idea of incorporating a barn into the scene. I like the way it works.

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Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12

September 3, 2016
Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 - Oil on Canvas - 11 x 14

Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 – Oil on Canvas – 11 x 14

Another play of a midwestern sunset over this Door County peninsula.

Note: This design is also currently available in it’s 6 x 8 study.

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Egg Harbor Regatta

August 18, 2016
Egg Harbor Regatta - Oil on Canvas Panel - 8 x 16

Egg Harbor Regatta – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8 x 16

Traveled to paint at the beach in Egg Harbor. Had intentions of painting the view further to the east, but the attraction  of capturing the regatta was too much. Fortunately found a spot by a picnic table that also offered shade from a tree. Clawed really enjoyed the shade and slept most of the time. As I was in the final stages of completing this painting, a group of friends set up camp nearby. Thought it funny when one of the young women was surprised by Clawed being there. Evidently he was so relaxed and she was oblivious to his being right out there just a few feet from where she set her towel.