|Garden Gives Birth to Turtles, $4000|
Works in Progress.
Also, I have an opening coming up in Waukesha WI, Saturday, Jan 4th
I am teaching a Weekend Workshop on Portrait Painting in La Crosse, WI on January 11 and 12
Click on CALENDAR OF EVENTS for details.
Happy New Year.
DiSciascio's Restaurant, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches.
Lydia, Arcylic on Canvas, 50 x 28 inches.
|This is Lydia. She is the latest in my Pearl Street Project series. I'd say we are about half way done. Christmas slowed our sittings down but we'll pick back up after school starts.|
Noah's Ark, Oil on canvas, 33 x 60 inches
|Wondrous Display, Sold|
|Fish Collection. This is going to be the official Poster for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl coming to Milwaukee in April.|
|Female Brown trout out of Lake Michigan with the help of a Mr. Eric Haataja.|
|First Northern brought through the ice on a tip-up in the Mississippi River.|
|Digging for Potatoes|
|Last week, Andy and I decided to split up the house and garden chores and so he went off the dig up our potatoes and I forget what I was supposed to do but shortly after starting, Andy called me over to see what he had discovered in the dirt. I looked down and noticed the soil moving around in spooky sort of way and it took a second to register what we were seeing. It turns out that he had come upon a turtle nest just as it was hatching. There they all were, 14 of them, some out of their eggs, some still in and a few in transition. It as amazing to see. Andy just started laughing, to me he says, "I know what you are doing the rest of the day, get painting!" So we gathered them in trays and gave them some water and sure as anything, I panted all 14. We let them go in the river a few at a time and only one didn't make it, the runt. I still cannot get over how miraculous the timing was in this venture. amazing.|
I know that these aren't be best photographs of these but they are what I have.
I must say that I was so excited about doing this show all year. I meant so much to be able to attend. It was hard to put it into words but a friend helped me figure it out. I was so important because from sun up to sun down, my only role was artist. I wasn't responsible fro anything but myself and what I made and although that intensity was heavy, it was also very pure and freeing.