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Postcards!

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Happy spring everyone, here are my upcoming events! Hope to see you there.

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).

“Art in the Garden” Show

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Busy painting, not so much posting! Here are a few shows I’ll be participating in soon. First up: Art in the Garden! I’ll be joining 6 amazing artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 10 and 11, at 1205 Hutchings Ave, Glenview, IL. Please come!

Next, I have a portrait of my beautiful Mom in Tim Lowly’s “La Mère/La Mer (The Mother/The Sea)” exhibition in the Moreau Art Galleries of St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Illinois starting tomorrow. At the reception on September 15 I’ll be participating in a panel discussion. I helped install the artwork this past weekend and it is wonderful!

Also coming up next week, I’ll have work in North Park University’s Alumni Triennial 2016. I’ll post more details about that soon.

Oil Painting: Asters

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Asters ©Deb Anderson, 24 inches square, oil on canvas.

A wave, a drift of flowers, weeds, lush and brittle. A gift, a wall, a path, a dead end.

Plein air oil painting: Memorial Morning

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10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson
10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson

Got up early to paint the sunrise on this beautiful morning. I went up to the lake in the Glen and made two false starts facing east. Lovely sky and reflections in the water, but I couldn’t get anything working together. Wiped the board off in frustration, twice. Then I turned around and faced the old air traffic tower, preserved from the days when this area was a naval air base. I had better luck and more fun with this third try. Seems appropriate on this Memorial Day weekend to be remembering all the people who worked and trained here.

I’ve been enjoying Roos Schuring’s recent videos on eight problems painters face and how to fix them. Great videos. She has lovely sunrise paintings, too.

Oil Painting: Bent Tree

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9 by 16 inches, oil on hardboard
9 by 16 inches, oil on hardboard

Here is a studio painting from photos I took early last spring. The west fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River runs through the Techny Basin Conservation Area just north of here.

Plein Air: Lake Glenview

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18 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard
18 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard

Mostly cloudy today, and very cold – about 10 degrees. There is ice on the lake and snow yet in the grass.

I’ve painted near this lake before. This time I set up on the north end and looked west. The sun was behind hazy clouds so it was dimmed and everything had a warm glow, almost other-worldly. I happened to have a brownish-orange toned board with me that worked out pretty well.

On her terrific blog Rose Schuring has encouraged everyone to get out there and paint – thanks for the extra motivation and inspiration, Rose! She has also been very generous in sharing her art business expertise.

Click on the painting to see it and other available paintings in my shop.

Plein Air: Last Light at Big Bend

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8 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard
8 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard

I went to Big Bend Lake yesterday and caught the last hour of sunlight. It was COLD!