Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en

Some Hallowe'en decorations around the neighborhood.
Louis the dog likes all the bones in the graveyard.
This is a classic, *less is more*, approach. I like it.
Happy Hallowe'en everybody.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Farm land after the grain has been harvested.
Presbyterian Church in rural Wisconsin. Its got hickory trees, its the real deal.
Just the edge of a field up the coast of Lake Michigan.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Climate Change

If the climate changes, the seasons won't. It's so important to do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A New Apple

A new painting that I finished about 15 minutes ago. I think I have advanced as a painter, even while working at the garden center. That job didn't leave much time for other things, but I managed to hang in there and am so glad about it. This was painted from life and I like working like that, it gives you a relationship with whatever you are painting. The colors in the real painting are a little more vibrant than the picture here. Somehow saving it for the web seems to mute the colors down. I'll have to experiment and see what to do about that. Anyway I'm thinking of putting it up for sale.... don't know where exactly.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Another da Vinci

This is Leonardo's Madonna of the Rocks. I think there is a figure hidden in here.
Here it is reversed in color to make it easier to see.
Now its upside down.
Now I have masked around what seems to be a very sinister face. If it was anyone else but Leonardo I would say it was a coincidence. But, because its him, I'm not so sure......

Friday, October 02, 2009

Salmon run.

I went to look for a place to paint this morning, and noticed all the cars parked by the falls.
The salmon and brown trout are running! According to one fisherman they are averaging 20 to 30 lbs. a piece, that's a big fish. Didn't see any get caught, although I saw some swimming around. The fish swim upstream from Lake Michigan, which is about a mile from this location.
They are certainly tasty.

Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.