Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
group. It was a beautiful day, perfect for working outside, and we
enjoyed our time at Marino Park at Rush, State and Cedar. This small
triangle of green space was a busy spot but we found some space to set
up and choose our subjects. The small work pictured here is of the
flower filled hanging baskets on the lamp posts.
Friday, August 20, 2010
watercolors of different views from the upper deck of the house. This
one is the view to the north of the town looking at the mountain range
that is home to the Taos Ski Valley. It was a warm afternoon and altho
the clouds were building we never did get the rain we could see in the
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Exhibition of American Watercolor. This exhibit is put together by the
Taos National Society of Watercolorists and this year they featured
works by all of the signature members in one gallery and works by
their local members in the second gallery. My painting "Pieces", the
lower painting seen in the photo, was chosen for the exhibit and I was
pleased to be able to be there for the opening. I have been a
signature member of the TNSW for several years.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Group was out at the Caldwell Lily Pad Pond at the north end of
Lincoln Park Zoo. It is a lovely spot with lots of trees, plants and
ledges of rock. The pond is well supplied with lily pads of all sizes
and is home to birds, ducks, frogs and butterflies. Here are two
paintings of the lily pads that grow in the pond.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Exhibit at the Woolen Mill Gallery in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. The
exhibit was organized and curated by Catherine Bouzide, a Chicago
artist that I first met in 2004 when we were both a part of The Fields
Project. The work included range from 2D to ceramics, metal sculpture
to video and more. Art by 18 women from across the country make up
this varied show that covers a wide range of agricultural themes. The
exhibit closes August 7 and is definitely worth seeing. The photo
shown here is me with my painting, Agri-Puzzle. I have three
watercolors in the exhibit. Many thanks to all that made this show
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
for the new Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo. We found some
shade under a bridge and the view in both directions was great. I
chose the southern view of the pond, park and skyline. The northern
view was pond, park and the Cafe Brauer. It was a beautiful day to be
outside painting. The new boardwalk is going to be even better as the
plantings mature and grow. I could probably go to the zoo everday for
a month and find something interesting to paint each time!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
add some color. The Sketch Group met last Monday at the Chicago
Cultural Center for our outing. We spent most of the time looking at
the Romare Bearden exhibit upstairs which was large and fascinating.
So I only had time to do a couple of quick pencils drawings from the
stairs on the Washington side of the building before time to head home.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Group. This month we went to Navy Pier. Of course, we had hopes for
sunny and warm but windy and cool prevailed so we stayed inside. The
Crystal Garden was the best place to set up and it proved to be a
comfortable spot to work. I decided to work on this view of some of
the potted palm trees first. I hope to go back to the pier on a nicer
day when I can work outside!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Conservatory. The koi fish are in the pond in the orchid room and are
always a challenge. Next Monday we will be meeting at Navy Pier to
sketch and paint which should be a great location!
Monday, April 12, 2010
our sketch group. The Spring Flower Show is in full bloom and almost
made it too hard to choose what to draw or paint. Here I was looking
at buttercups and other unknown (to me) blooms and before that it was
the azaelas and buttercups. From here I moved on to the Koi pond but
need to spend some more time on that!
Friday, March 12, 2010
joined last summer. During the winter we have been meeting once a
month but I have missed the last two. This time we met at the condo
home of one of our members. Unfortunately, a very foggy day limited
our lakefront views so I did a watercolor and ink of what I could see,
a bit of the Inner Drive and a bit of The Drake Hotel. Not sure where
we will go next!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
North Central College in Naperville. We hung 31 drawings and paintings
plus 2 showcases with sketchbooks and small on location paintings. It
looks great! The opening reception is Sunday, January 10, from 1-3 pm.
I will be there to talk to all visitors! The show will be up until
February 18. Thanks to gallery director Nickole Lanham for all her work!