Season of Change

"Season of Change"
8" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
The light that day allowed the local color of my subject matter to shine in its own unique way. It's a season of change — evidenced by the leaves, berries and the water. 

Not only do the physical elements change color, the light seems to in the fall, as well. I'll be painting in this park in a couple of weeks, so I used an old photo I took of it to "test" the waters, as it were.


There Are No Minor Miracles

"There Are No Minor Miracles"
detail of original
8" x 12"
Oil on canvas panel

When for whatever reason success seems unlikely, we occasionally witness a miracle nevertheless. I referred to my most recent one as a minor miracle, but was corrected. "There is no such thing as a minor miracle. A miracle is a ... miracle."  I have to agree. To assign degrees to miracles is wrong.  I'm thankful and thrilled to have been a part of a lovely ... miracle! 

You are seeing only part of today's painting. The photo, when scaled to the same size I've used for nearly three hundred posts had such a moire pattern across it, that it looked like I pained on burlap. The original is horizontal and there is more image to the right.  I'll scan it instead, when the paint is dry, and post it again.  

Thank you for contributing to my joy by looking at my art. 

Wisconsin Sunset

"Wisconsin Sunset"
15" x  30"
Oil on wrapped canvas
The sun set so quickly that I either had to photograph it, or enjoy it with my eyes.  I liked this particular shot. There were so many colors in the air over this waterway, I wondered if it was a gaseous effect of the marsh, or just focused wishing. 

This is another early oil painting.  I've only been using oils for a short while.  They delight me with their ability to let me ponder as I paint. Being a watercolorist and a muralist, I made a lot of art on the fly!

This painting is listed with, and for purchase through a Daily Paintworks Auction.