Oil Painting: Bluebells

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Crossing my fingers that the varnish on this dries in time for the Prairie Arts Festival this weekend. These bluebells were a gift from a friend and fellow gardener.


Plein Air: Spring Valley Meadow

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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.


Oil Paintings: Pears

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Here are two paintings of pears on a white plate. Cool and warm shadows and reflections. I’m looking forward to the reception for the Prairie Plein Air Event in Schaumburg tonight!


Oil Painting: Wagner Morning

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12″ square, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson

This was my entry for the Historic Wagner Farm Dairy Breakfast Poster Contest. The painting has been purchased by the farm, and I’ll be delivering it to its new home soon.

I just started a four week online class with the amazing painter Roos Schuring. This week’s assignment is to get out and paint sunrises and sunsets. Of course now it’s raining here. I did get out last night, and I hope to go again Thursday morning.

I’ve been posting in-progress photos on instagram at debrhapainting, and I’ll be updating my etsy shop in the next few days (debrha).

Plein air: Kim’s Chop Suey

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The day after making the Grove Pond painting I spend a fine hour or two on this street scene, looking north across Glenview Road near the Glenview Grind, where I got lunch afterwards. Rain was forecast, but it held off until I packed up. Right to left, this is Kim’s Chop Suey, Van’s Nails and a bit of Twisted Tree Consignment. I was trying to remember some of what I’ve learned from James Gurney’s excellent and entertaining book and blog.

Keep in mind, I’ll be at the Prairie Arts Festival on May 27 and 28 from 10 to 5 each day.

Plein Air: Grove Pond

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A beautiful, sunny afternoon spent in the Grove, looking west. I’m getting ready for the Prairie Arts Festival next weekend (May 27 and 28)!

Oil Painting: Riverside

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At 36 by 48 inches, this is a large painting for me. Oil on canvas. These foliage projects are so interesting and absorbing. I just get pulled in. I’ll do some outdoor foliage painting tomorrow for the Prairie Plein Air Competition – hoping this easy weather holds. The Prairie Art Festival is coming up on May 27 and 28, so I’m getting ready for that, too. Enjoy the sun!