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.
I had a great time at the Prairie Plein Air reception last night! Thanks to the hosts and sponsors for putting this very cool event together. “Spring Valley Meadow” took first place in an impressive and beautiful group of paintings. So much fun meeting the artists and organizers, and recognizing little spots around Schaumburg in the work. Check it out if you can! The show will be on display during the Prairie Arts Festival this weekend, and will remain for the month of June.
Happy spring everyone, here are my upcoming events! Hope to see you there.
- Prairie Arts Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Schaumburg, Illinois
- Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair: July 29 & 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Glenview, Illinois
- Art in the Garden: August 19 & 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Glenview, Illinois
I just had five-packs of postcards printed, featuring detail images of my paintings. Every pack includes each of the cards shown above. The back is blank, so they can be mailed. There is small text in the corner with my name and contact information.
I’ll have the cards at the fairs, and you can also find them in my esty shop for $10 a pack (free shipping).
Jewelweed (also known as touch-me-not) has seedpods that fly apart when touched. This painting was a rehearsal for my recent painting demo with the Glenview Art League. Thanks to the GAL for the opportunity. It was a lot of fun and helped me think about my painting in new ways. Both Jewelweed and Bindweed, and 21 other paintings are on display in the beautiful gallery space at Journeycare here in Glenview. The exhibit will be up for the month of March.
Queen Anne’s Lace, another foliage painting in a series observing the autumn equinox. These are hanging in the Bookmarket through December.
Tomorrow night the Glenview Library is hosting a reception for the Nature in Glenview exhibition. It’s from 6:30 to 8, featuring several local artists. Hope to see you there!
Not a great photo, I’ll try to get a better one soon. This is part of a 4-painting group marking the the autumnal equinox. They are on display in the Bookmarket through December.
I had planned to paint outdoors every day for the first week the girls were back at school, but the morning of Day 1 poor Holly woke up with a fever, and Meredith got sick soon after. Lasted over a week, so that’s how this painting began. They are both back to full health.
I worked on this while I did the two Sea Map paintings, and found it interesting how the waves of water and folds of fabric were similar in shape and logic, and in their fleeting nature. Each fold and break, each leaf shape and stem, has history and reasons for being.
This and ten other paintings will be on display at North Park University’s Johnson Center for the next few weeks.