Posts Tagged ‘Dixon Illinois’

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Farms and Barns 9 Regional Competition

September 3, 2013
Barn at Indian Hill Manor; Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14"

Barn at Indian Hill Manor; Oil on Canvas Panel 11″ x 14″

I am honored to report that three of my submissions have been accepted into the Farms and Barns 9 Regional Competition. Barn Overseer, Klenke’s Florals and Barn at Indian Hill – Plein Air will be in this exhibition at The Next Picture Show in Dixon Illinois. The exhibition opening and awards ceremony will be September 14. The exhibition runs through October 15, 2013.

Barn Overseer; Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Barn Overseer; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Klenke's Florals; Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Klenke’s Florals; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

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Apple Bake

July 18, 2013
Apple Bake; Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Apple Bake; Oil on Canvas 11″ x 14″

A still life. Not my usual genre. But I had a reason, or should I say reasons.

A competition deadline was looming. A regional competition offered the challenge to create works based upon the themeĀ  “Raw and Cooked”. My wife was in Chicago to attend to some doctor visits with her mother and it was rainy. Perfect time to tackle the challenge.

I already had one work which would fill the bill, Pail by Comparison. I wanted to have four works for submission. Before my wife left, I discussed my ideas with her. Thank goodness. Out came all sorts of cooking and baking utensils and necessities. Plenty of good source material.

Had fun with these apples. While applying the finishing touches to the apples I ran with an idea to put in a smear of Permanent Rose. Worked great.Happy to report that this work was accepted for the competition.

The exhibition will be at The Next Picture Show in Dixon Illinois from August 2 – September 4, 2013.

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Plein Air May 29

June 11, 2012

Plein Air May 29 – Distinctive Gardens; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x12″

Painted at Distinctive Garden’s, a landscape supply business, in Dixon Illinois. After I finished, I traveled down to deliver more small paintings to The Next Picture Show.