Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter inspiring; spring on my mind

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In my studio, spring is on my mind, as I am currently finishing up a painting of a Chicago harbor scene. Outside of my studio, winter has been inspiring, so I decided to post a painting I created last February ("February Morning," oil on canvas, 30" x 40"). I will have to make time to travel west this season and take a few photographs of the beautiful winter scenes, to later capture in my studio.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting back to blogging with "Lost Lake"

Just this morning I commented to my daughter on how fast time is flying by - - and looking at my blog, I realized I haven't posted since last autumn. With summer coming to a close and autumn arriving in just one week, I wanted to get back to blogging by posting landscapes of "Lost Lake." I came upon this quaint little lake while traveling through northwest Illinois, and was instantly attracted to its quiet and still beauty.