River Beach 12x16 oil on panel.

Painted this on Monday, the Mississippi is incredibly high right now, that fast moving water is always a challenge to capture

June Rain 9x12 Oil

The forecast was for sunny clear weather, but I painted this under a drizzle of rain, cant complain I love the rich color that it brings out in the landscape.

11x14 Pepin Moon

One of my favorite places, the bay in Maiden Rock Wisconsin, painted in a frenzy as the sun was setting.

Triad Oil 6x8 inches

Small still life from a class I teach on Tuesday evenings, we all painted the same subject in a 3 hour window.

Orange Rose

6x12 Oil

Painted this last night with my students in class, seemed an appropriate subject this week.

Chili Kit 6x6 Oil

Had a couple of ingredients left over from making chili on Sunday for the Super Bowl. The chili was better than the game.

The Valley

24x36 Oil

This is a studio piece I started last December based on a couple of plein air works, I love designing in the studio but it’s a very different thing from plein air.

Midnight Hwy 61

Oil 11x14

Another piece painted in September in Grand Marais MN. I was set up on the opposite side of the highway from the airstream. I had to start late, at that time of year it’s light past 9pm and I really wanted the only illumination to be the street light. About an hour into the painting a wolf trotted by me, it was terrifying and magic. This will be in the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota show opening Saturday night at FrameWorks Gallery in St. Paul.

Reindeer Moss
12x16 oil
From September at the Grand Marais Plein Air, currently at the Kelley Gallery in Hudson, WI for their open house on Saturday.

Reindeer Moss

12x16 oil

From September at the Grand Marais Plein Air, currently at the Kelley Gallery in Hudson, WI for their open house on Saturday.

May Pond

oil 9x12

The sky threatened but it never rained, this is from last Saturday morning.