End of the Year and in Transition

Works in Progress.
 
When all the running around slows down from the summer and the night time darkness stretches over parts of the day, I hunker down and start making some bigger work.  None of it is going to get done for a few more months, but here is what is cooking. 

Also, I have an opening coming up in Waukesha WI, Saturday, Jan 4th
and
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.
This is a painting of the interior of DiSciascio's Restaurant in Coon Valley, WI. Andy and I discovered this place only a few years ago and immediately got sucked into the people and atmosphere. Now, we know that it is closing and so I decided to plant myself at the end of the bar and paint the joint.  One by one we are getting all the key players painted in. Obviously there is Lou, then Gloria, Kyle, and Nick. Marty still needs to be put in on the other end of the bar, crunching numbers. We are getting requests for prints and so I will make sure to have some made.

 
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  You always see paintings of the outside of Noah's Ark but never the inside. This is a commission from Calvary Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee. Andy and I got married there this last September and we traded our wedding ceremony for a painting.  This image is from the inner workings of the brain of Paster Mark McDonough. He told me what he pictured in his mind and we are painting to his vision. It's really a great release to paint from nothing essentially, no model, no stillife, just the thin air.

1 comment:

  1. I'm liking that Noahs Ark piece. I hope you post it up up when you complete it.

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