I went back to the same spot by the lake and painted the sunrise again this morning. The paint acts a lot differently when I apply thicker strokes. I like some of the results.
I had a great time at the Prairie Arts Festival last weekend. I connected with a lot of wonderful people, old and new friends. Thanks to all of you who stopped by my booth! The weather couldn’t have been nicer. My spot was on a beautiful lake, with swans nesting in the distance.
I was excited and honored to win the second place award (my red ribbon matched my sunburn – I brought sunblock on the second day).
I’m loving this online plein air class from Roos Schuring. These paintings are the sunrises and sunsets I’ve done so far. More updates coming soon!
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).
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.
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).
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.