Thursday, August 18, 2016

Days End. 9x12 acrylic on canvas.

Days End. 9x12 acrylic on canvas.   The patterns of blue, black and gold really struck me as a pleasing combination.  I believe it all comes down to staying awake to the possibilities.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In the Garden. 11x14 acrylic on canvas.

This is Kate.  A wonderful playwright and model.  I painted her on a Sunday in the Botanical Gardens in Rock Island.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

River Walk. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

Posting late this evening.  This was from a walk along the bikepath by the river a few weeks ago.  Loved the interplay of light on the water.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Meeting House. 11x14 acrylic on canvas.

Painted this earlier this year in South Carolina.  No matter where you are, subjects are everywhere, but you must be open to finding them.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jill 2. 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

Another portrait of Jill.  She is one of my favorite models.  I painted this with the hopes that it would be selected in this years Annual Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic show in New York.  

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Downtown Church. 12x14 acrylic on canvas.

I have a lot of catching up to do.  It's been almost a year since I ladt posted here!  Many apologies!  I will be posting every day now for the next several months to get up back up to date.   Much of the problem was computer issues and downright busyness!  Looking forward to getting back to blogging on a daily basis!

This painting is a street in downtown Rock Island, Illinois.  I love church steeples!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Aberlour. 80x30 acrylic on canvas.

Aberlour .  80 x30 inches.  Acrylic on canvas. ,  Another in the abstract realism series.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cathedral Light. 18x24 acrylic on canvas

Another in the 'Abstract Realism' series.  I was in South Carolina over Christmas.  I took a photo of these trees that were full of color.  It reminded me of a stained glass window.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Elaine. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

Elaine is an excellent model.  I haven't seen her in a while.  I hope to paint her again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lauren. 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

This was a portrait painted at a workshop i was asked to teach at Left Bank Art Lesgue.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Northwest Creek. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

I stood on a small footbridge at a family reunion in northwest Iowa and looked out on this quiet stream.  It was very peaceful!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Steeple. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

I love the architecture of old churches.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Charleston Horse. 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

When in Charleston SC a while back, I stopped in front of this horse standing in the street, ready for more passengers for his carriage.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Near Orion. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

A farm near Orion Illinois.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Winter Evening. 11x14 acrylic on canvas

This is a along a road in the country in Iowa.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Studio View. 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

This is the view from my studio at home.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Duck Creek. 20x24 acrylic on canvas.

Another in the 'Abstract Realism'  series.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jill. 16x20 acrylic on canvas.

Jill is a ballet dancer with Quad City Ballet Company.  She is a very talented, versatile young lady.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Forest Light 16x20 acrylic on canvas.


This is the first in a series I worked on and continue to work on called Abstract Realism.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fort Sumter. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.


Thus is a rock formation outside the walls of Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014