Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tassel Ridge Winery Poster

21"x17"   Soft Pastel on Wallis paper

Here is the finished project I've been working on for Tassel Ridge Winery, Leighton, IA.  I'm hoping it will be used as the Poster to announce their 2011 Iowa Nouveau wine.  I had fun working on this created quite the stir while I had it on my easel at Iron & Lace Store.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Late Summer in the Midwest

5"x7"  soft pastel on LaCarte sanded paper.

Here's another Iowa scene.....when the Queen Anne's Lace is in full bloom everywhere.  I love living in a rural area.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Southern Iowa - Along HWY 34

6"x8"  soft pastel on wallis paper

The corn is beginning to be harvested in our area.  I had to paint something Autumn this week.  Here's a small piece I've put mat around and in a clear's added to the small works I take to the outdoor shows.  3 shows back to back the next 2 weekends.  Macomb, IL the 24th, Fort Madison, IA the 25th, then Lees Summit, MO Sept. 30th thru Oct. 2nd.  Busy!Busy!busy! What was I thinking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Simple Still Life

Size: 6"x6"
Medium:  Oil on gessoed board
Price: $65.  (plus shipping/handling)
This is the simple still life I created during this past weekends workshop for the Villages Folk School.  I've posted more photos of the weekend on my facebook page.  Just click the facebook badge at right to check them out.  If interested in purchasing this me or phone 641-208-5968

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Southern Iowa

Size: 7.5"x 10"
Medium: Pastel on LaCarte paper
This piece will be in a "silent auction" for Iowa Tourism.  Promoting Southern Iowa....what we have to offer.
This is the landscape painting I created while demonstrating during the Villages Folk School workshop held this weekend.  I'll be posting more pics showing this piece and the students that attended....all  in an album on my facebook page.  Click facebook badge at right to view the album.Oh...and "Like" me there too. Thanks!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Beginning of a New Day

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size: 10.5" x 14.5"   Pastels on Wallis paper.

It was a quiet morning when I captured this sunrise on film.  While re-creating the moment with painting, I felt I was an extension  of the sky when making the strokes of color on paper.  I liked the feeling.....flowing....floating.....gentle movement.  Okay!  I'm not on drugs here.  Just enjoying the act of painting/creating. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


10.5"x14.5"   Pastel on Wallis paper

Back to "skyscapes"! We've had very little rain in SE Iowa and I make a mad dash to an open area (no buildings) to check out the sunsets when there is clouds in the sky.

This particular sunset was so brilliant with reds and golds.  I couldn't resist making a pastel version of this moment in time.