Posts Tagged ‘flower box’


Flower Box

September 5, 2018

Flower Box – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 11″ x 7″

This design has been used successfully in several oil paintings. I opted to utilize this as another demonstration for my workshop. After doing my pencil sketch, I did all the shadows as a single, connected wash. The shadows alone make for an interesting abstract.


Sunlit in Sister Bay

September 4, 2015


Sunlit in Sister Bay; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

Sunlit in Sister Bay; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

Traveled to Door County for a vacation and some paint time. Decided to get up there a day early to participate in a Quick Paint competition. As usual. I saw too many fine opportunities. Decided to stick with a strength and paint this flower box display. Although the sunlight did not fall across the flowers as I had anticipated, I was happy with the my choice.


Flower Box

August 11, 2015
Flower Box (Oil 28" z 22")

Flower Box (Oil 28″ x 22″)

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past couple months. My old computer finally died. Learning curve for the new computer (and software). Encountered problems with software and had to purchase new versions (again, learning curve). Then encountered problems with my digital camera. Purchased new and once again, learning curve. Still trying to get everything in sync.

Decided to work a few paintings in vertical format. Playing in my sketchbook, I came across designs which could be adjusted to work in the vertical format. Happy with this result.


3955 Stowell

October 12, 2014
3955 Stowell; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

3955 Stowell; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

I received an invitation to compete in the Shorewood Plein Air Festival. Shorewood is a small community at the north end of Milwaukee Wisconsin. I enjoyed the experience last year and felt very privileged to have another opportunity to paint in this area.

I arrived at the headquarters around 9:00am, signed in, received my information packet and got my canvases stamped for the competition. While there, I decided to pick the brains of the women volunteers. I was interested in looking at some of the historic homes for my subject matter. I was directed towards Stowell Avenue on the east end of town. As I traveled the street, I found loads of potential subject matter. I decided to get a quick little painting done before lunchtime. This flower box caught my eye.

While painting, I was visited by several passers-by. They all knew about the event and expressed their gratitude that so many artists were in their town. The Plein Air committee really did the job of getting word out in the community.

Great to begin a three day competition with a good start.


Regional Survey of Art 8

December 28, 2012
Autumn Canopy, Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"

Autumn Canopy, Oil on Canvas 36″ x 48″

My paintings Autumn Canopy, October in Grand Detour and Shadowed Box are included in the Regional Survey of Art 8. The competition/exhibition is hosted by The Next Picture Show in Dixon Illinois. The exhibition runs from January 18 – February 23, 2013.

October in Grand Detour; Oil on Canvas 22" x 28"

October in Grand Detour; Oil on Canvas 22″ x 28″

Shadowed Box; Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Shadowed Box; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″


Shadowed Box

December 16, 2012
Shadowed Box; Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Shadowed Box; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

I received notice concerning an upcoming competition which I am planning to enter. The manager of the organization made it clear that she is looking for submissions of works that show the artists taking a new direction. Although I still have a few autumn landscapes that are begging to be painted, I decided to take a short break and create a work specifically for submission to this competition.

In search of inspiration, I leafed through a sketchbook and came across a design which I witnessed while in Door County during the summer of 2011. I liked the design and felt that this could be the “new” for which the competition is desiring.

Started by creating a little 8″ x 10″ sketch. Once I was happy with the design, I took it to the larger 16″ x 20″ format. The painting is photoed, the competition submission is in and now I await the organizations decision.

Shadowed Box - Study; Oil on Canvas 8" x 10"

Shadowed Box – Study; Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″