Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bloom in Winter

7"x5" Oil on canvasboard
Received bulbs in a glass from my family when I had surgery Jan. 14th. They started blooming 2 days ago. I'm lovin the light from our South window shining on them...........a splash of color in the dead of winter........makes me anxious for springtime. (Having our outdoor temperature in the Teens doesn't help.) IT'S COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Haunting Eyes

11 1/2"x15" Pastel on Canson paper
Took the photo of this cat sunbathing. He definitely had attitude.....I disturbed him from his solitude! Those eyes say it all! This painting is posted on my website in "Latest works". Got there if interested in purchasing.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Adult Art Class announcement

Image: "The Hunter" soft pastel on paper
Adult art classes have been scheduled to begin at O'Town Book Store, Ottumwa, IA thursday, Feb. 11th. Classes will be every Thursday, Feb. thru April. 2 class time slots are being offered -
morning session 10am to 12noon. Afternoon session 12:30 to 2:30pm. For more info on what classes will cover, materials list, and/or to register for a class, please contact me by phone: 641.208.5968 or 641.675.3402. email with "art lessons" in subject line. Phone registration is prefered.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jerky & Chocolate

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9"x12" Pastel on LaCarte sanded paper

M & J Art Gallery in Ottumwa Iowa is featuring my work during the month of February. This painting will be included in some of the work on display and for sale.
I haven't had the chance to paint lately do to gallbladder surgery the 14th. Taking another week to recoop then it's art lesson time. Starting out by instructing a 2 hour Still Life Pastel class for the Fairfield Art Assoc. in Fairfield, IA. This class will begin Feb. 2nd and continue every other Tues. until April. To sign up for this class, please contact Suzan Kessel by email
More art classes are being scheduled for Southern Iowa. Soon I will be offering a general art class for adults that will be held once a week at the O'Town Books Store in Ottumwa Iowa. We will cover basic drawing and painting techniques and explore self expression using a variety of media. I will be posting more information about these classes on my website and here by the beginning of next week. To sign up for Ottumwa, IA classes, please contact me by either email or phone 641-208-5968.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


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12"x18" Pastel on Wallis (sanded)paper
Gearing up for this years Art Festivals and Fine Art Shows. Most of the landscapes I create have drama going on in the sky. Mother nature can really put on a show at times. This painting was inspired by viewing a sunset one evening close to where I live.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday Cheer

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8"x10" Oil on Gesso board

Even though the holidays have past and everyone is thinking of their new year resolutions, I had to go ahead and post this painting I just finished of Christmas items I have . Now my decorations are officially packed away until Next December.