Pleiades Triptych

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A trio of night sky panels, my biggest paintings yet (center panel is 72 by 42 inches), just set off cross-country to it’s new home. Exciting day! Orion on the left, Pleiades in the center, and Cassiopeia to the right. I loved the challenge and experience this commissioned project presented. Heart felt thanks to my patrons!

Upcoming Events

Gallery 1070 – I’ll have oil paintings and linoleum prints in a group exhibition at Gallery 1070 from February 2-25. Opening for the show is Friday night, February 2.

Youth Art Fair – I co-chair this fun event for young artists, and the 29th annual fair is coming up on February 17! Free and open to high-schools all the way down to preschoolers. Register online by February 3.

Glenview Public Library – I’ll have a solo show in the library’s foyer from March 13 to mid-May. An artist talk and painting workshop will be held in April. More details coming soon.

Danon Gallery – I’m excited to exhibit with Erdmut Lerner beginning May 17, at the Danon Gallery in Evanston for three weeks.

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Deer Woman, Linoprint

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Winter-themed linoleum print. I’ll be putting this in my etsy shop shortly.

Plein Air: Daybreak Trio

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The light at daybreak changes so quickly, and it’s so beautiful I find myself chasing these effects and sometimes confusing a painting. For this exercise I painted three six-inch panels with a 20 minute time limit. It was a very cold morning.

It’s been a busy week of framing, block printing and packaging up work for the upcoming Evanston Art Center Winter Expo! Preview night will be November 17, and the show runs through December 21, 2017. Here’s a link to a pdf with all the event details. I’ll have many small paintings and linoleum prints for sale.

I’ll also have three paintings in an encore showing of the Northbrook Paint the Town Plein Air Show. Two, including Windflowers below, are pieces I completed at the event, and the third is the moonset from the last post. I think they will be at the Northbrook Historical Society starting November 12.

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Oil Painting: Harvest Moonset

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Out painting a sunrise a couple weeks ago, I had this lovely moonset behind me. I wanted to paint both the sunrise and this beautiful full moonset at the same time. I had to settle for taking a bunch of photos.

Linoleum Print: Woman

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I’m getting back into printmaking, lately relief and I hope to get set up for silkscreen. It’s an interesting way of exploring ideas and developing sketches. The image above is a linoleum print. I just added it to my etsy shop. I’ll be adding the ones below soon.

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Oil Painting: Pink Cosmos

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Here’s a warm-up piece I did today, to prepare for this weekend’s outdoor painting event: Northbrook’s Paint the Town. On Friday and Saturday 30 artists will be painting outdoors throughout Northbrook. Sunday morning there will be a quick-paint event in the Village Green, a painting demonstration by award-winning artist Steve Puttrich, and an exhibition and sale of finished paintings, with awards ceremony. The weather forecast is for rain, rain, rain, which just adds to the adventure and excitement, right? Yes.

Meanwhile, I have been busy carving linoleum blocks for prints (I love printmaking!) I will post here and in my etsy shop soon.

These cosmos are among the last of my garden flowers for the year. It’s been a dry summer and I’m not the best about watering regularly. I’ve been tilling and mulching to get a head start on spring planting. I’m also saving seeds this fall. It has been a “next-year” kind of year around here. I look forward to seeing how some of the perennials and bulbs I planted and moved around emerge in the spring. Fingers crossed.

Plein Air: Moonrise Over Water

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I woke early to catch the sunrise, setting up my easel and oil paints in almost full darkness. A crescent moon with one bright and one dimmer star (Venus and Regulus, I think?) hung over a pale horizon, reflected in the lake.

Oil on a Raymar linen canvas panel, 8 by 10 inches, ready for framing. Click here to see it in my Etsy store.

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Here is a little map of the sky I looked up on skyandtelescope.com after I got home, to figure out what I was seeing.