Blue Skies were the Inspiration for this Painting

Blue skies smiling at me nothing but blue skies do I see. ~Ella Fitzgerald, Singer  I never get tired of blue skies. ~Vincent Van Gogh, Painter The traveler who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky andContinue reading “Blue Skies were the Inspiration for this Painting”

100 Paintings Project

This is your opportunity to buy original oil paintings at amazing prices. Starting August 23, I’ll be doing a 6 X 8-inch painting every day for 100 days and selling them. The day 1 painting will cost $10 + $8 shipping. The day 2 painting will cost $11, day 3 $12, and so on. These smallContinue reading “100 Paintings Project”

Water Lilies and Zen

I went out four times in July to paint pond lilies and almost gave up after the second try. Every plein air painting experience has its challenges, but the rewards make it “mostly” worthwhile so I continued to try. This post is a summary of that experience. Plein air paintings of water lilies There’s justContinue reading “Water Lilies and Zen”

Why Paint in a Tradition?

I’m a plein air landscape artist and I do some still life paintings when the weather is bad or it’s just too cold to stand outside for three hours. I live in Minnesota. Today, I can say that I paint in the tradition of painterly realism, but it took some time for me to identifyContinue reading “Why Paint in a Tradition?”