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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Charleston Balcony. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

I visited Charleston last year.  Very beautiful city!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Anna. 8x10 acrylic on canvas.


I asked Anna to pose for me.  She wears great clothes.  Layers of colorful patterns!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spring Fields. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I love the patterns that are visible on the landscape.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Duck Creek. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

This is a realistic painting, but it has such an abstract quality.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rivers Edge. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

At Pigeon Creek, a path winds through the woods and ends at this view through the trees.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cloudy Day. 8x10 acrylic on canvas


I love clouds.  They always spark my imagination.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Clock Tower. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

This is a church downtown.  A beautiful landmark in town.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Black Dress. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I painted this subject once before.  I wasn't entirely happy with it, so gave it another go.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friends. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I liked the casual look of these two as they sat on the levee.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tree Lines 8x10 acrylic on canvas

When looking at landscapes, it's necessary to break it down to its largest shapes!  And then deciding when the painting is finished!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Red Umbrella 8x10 acrylic on canvas

This is another painting I plan to paint larger.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Road to Springfield 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I had to drive to Dick Blick to get art supplies and I decided to keep driving south to see some places I have never been before.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

North of Town. 8x10 acrylic on canvas


North of town, many roads crisscross through country that holds many fresh views at every turn.  I am drawn to this area again and again to find subject matter.  I am never disappointed.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Red House. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

This house is very close to where i live.  I have always wanted to paint it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In LeClaire 8x10 acrylic on canvas

LeClaire, Iowa is a colorful old river town with lots of history.  Now it's full of old houses, restaurants and art galleries.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Setting Sun 8x10 acrylic on canvas

Evening is my favorite time of day.  The colors are strongest at this time. And it is a time of reflection.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Outlook. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

This is painted very loosely.  But I like it, so decided to stop at this point.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

August Day 11x14 acrylic on canvas

I have painted many paintings since my last post.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting  my favorite paintings.  These are smaller paintings.  Many of these I plan to paint again in a larger size.  Painting is a constant search.  As artists, we are always seeking to grow.  This means exploration and continually weeding out what we do not like.  In other words, we always are discovering ourselves over and over again.