Friday, May 23, 2014


"Trilliance" 8x6 acrylic
It's always nice to finally work something out successfully. I wanted to explore how intense sunlight would play on this white flower. The hints of radiance around the flower's petals make the flower seem brighter and warmer in the light. Fun stuff!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Three Rings"

"Three Rings" 5 x 9.5 acrylic
I wasn't really expecting to like this little study as much as I do! I'm very pleased with the results. I may have to work this into a larger painting sometime in the future.

Friday, May 16, 2014


One of my favorite pastimes in May is to look for morel mushrooms. After getting more than 3" of rain in the last 3 days, I thought maybe they'd be starting to pop up... and I was right! I almost stepped on these when I got out of the truck! I searched for about 2 hours and managed to find about 20. Not bad.
I also stumbled upon a cardinal's nest, so I quickly snapped a pic and moved on. I never would have notice if I hadn't seen the female flit away from this tangle of brush along the trail.
Spring things are a bit late this year, but are now moving along nicely. If the creeks weren't so flooded, I'd be thinking about trying to catch a couple of fresh trout to go along with my bounty of mushrooms. Still, I've got chicken marinading, the charcoal grill is ready to go, and there's some fine Canadian beer on ice. It's going to be a good evening.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Birds In Art 2014!

It is a proud day indeed! "After the Storm" has been selected for the 2014 Birds In Art exhibit at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. I've been very fortunate to have a painting in this prestigious show each of the last 8 years.

"After the Storm" 20x30 acrylic
 Is it too early to start thinking about painting for next year's Birds In Art exhibit?!

Friday, May 2, 2014

"Clear Creek Brown"

"Clear Creek Brown" 10x10 acrylic
It's been a few weeks since I've finished a painting, so it was time to get my butt in gear! I'm happy to add this one to the "done" list.