Thank you Larry Wynn at East Coast Concessions for the commission in painting the award winning concession stand at the WI State Fair. There were (what seemed to me) millions of toys and inflatables and stuffed animals and poop emoji hats. Earlier in the week a couple of kids stopped at my easel and told me I should incorporate a Pokemon into my paintings. I listened, laughed, and then said “I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.” Well… I think I painted about 20 Pikachu’s. Thanks to all the conversation and teachable moments to the kids (and adults). Persistence, working through the materials, envisioning the results long before they are visible were all aspects that I spoke to my audience about. 8 hours of painting – all in this 18″ x 24″ finished work “Natalie and Katie at East Coast Concessions at the WI State Fair.”
SOLD – “the Micro,” 11″ x 14″, Watercolor on Paper
SOLD – “Duke’s Quebec Style Poutin,” 12″ x 24″, Watercolor on Paper
JUST GETTING STARTED – 5+ hours to go!
Thanks Sara for taking this photo!
Working on the progress…
Here I am… plugging along.
Developing the Poutin.
FOCUSED on the FIGURES!
SOLD – “If We Get Separated, Meet at the Giant Slide,” Watercolor on Paper, $325 at the WI State Fair Expo Building – 2015.
Thank you Matt, Matt, and Jeff for your hospitality!
Thank you Ken for your generous gift to your company!
Thank you to ALL who came out to visit the State Fair and see the Plein Air paintings I created this year. 5 works – 3 for the fair and 2 commissions. In addition to the commission, I got a phone call today from Larry – Plein Air Volunteer / Coordinator, that the Giant Slide Painting “If We Get Separated, Meet at the Giant Slide” was sold today! GREAT week fore sales! Thank you Sara Toedter for taking the pictures of me painting. Thanks also to Matt and Ken for the commissions of your businesses at the fair. Continued success to you! More edits tonight for tomorrow! Thank you all!
Welcome to my NEW plein air paintings. I have updated my plein air (watercolors) page and have begun to really look at the world around me. While I will always continue to create my abstractions – I love the interaction of the abstract shapes and spaces, the challenges of the observable world is also intriguing. Like all the artists that have inspired me, I work to explore a wide variety of techniques and approaches. I had the great opportunity to work with a handful of artists this summer on the streets of Waterford, WI as they created two weeks of watercolors and 2 weeks of acrylics – all direct observations of the space around them. I also took the time to observe and interpret the town I grew up in. Now I am off to Lake Geneva to share my works and explore the space just down the road. Maybe I’ll see you there.
These works are all available – please let me know when you are interested in purchasing one of these or check out the entire current collection of my plein air paintings on their very own page – HERE.
SOLD – “Bridge Over the Fox River, Waterford, WI,” Watercolor on Paper, $100
SOLD – Main Street, Waterford,” Watercolor on Paper, $100
SOLD – “1st and Main, Waterford, WI,” Watercolor on Paper, $100
“Red Sunset,” Watercolor on Paper, $100
“St. Thomas,” Watercolor on Paper, $100
“Racine and Jefferson,” Watercolor on Paper, $100