Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rachel Seated, oil 18 x 14 - available

Victorian Shelter Near the Lily Ponds, Tower Grove, oil 12 x 16 - available

Rachel, oil 14 x 11 - available

Greer as Adele Bloch-Bauer, oil, 24x12, available

Kathleen oil - available

Kathleen, oil - SOLD

Molly, oil, 11 x 14

Pier Behind Polly's, Redondo, CA oil 12x9

Joe's Crab Shack, Redondo Beach, CA 16x12 oil

Snowy Creek next to the Muny Opera, Forest Park
12x16 oil

Spring Tower Grove Park
12x16 oil

No Bull
11x14 oil SOLD

Michele, oil 16x12

Monday, April 18, 2011

First Brush, Plein Air Competition, New Harmony, IN Apr 2011

I participated in the 13th Annual First Brush, Plein Air Painting competition in New Harmony, IN.  I was hosted by a friend from art school (Kansas City Art Institute) Laura Foster-Nicholson.  Laura is a great textile artist (see her websites: &  You can also link to her though my Followers. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of talent in the competition.  Neat town first settled by the Harmonist Utopian community on the banks of the Wabash River. 

Photo of the early morning light breaking the ornate buildings on Main St.
The inspiration for the first painting that placed in the competition.

My fist painting on Thurs.  "First Light, New Harmony"

Here's a progression my third painting on
Thursday of Mrs. Owens House.

An unfortunate image of the painting.

Friday started out as a rain out so I and the other painters were
vieing for limited cover under awnings.  Fortunatly mine was next to
an antigue store on Church St. with a display of vintage ice chests.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Circus Flora Trapeze Artists, oil over acrylics on canvas -SOLD

Holly Streched Out, pencil on paper