Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Lake, Gordon, Wi
Last week I visted friends outside Gordon, Wi. on Whitefish Lake and did a few pastel sketches that I hope to work up into paintings later in the studio.  It was perfect weather and great to listen to the loons and Barred Owls calling at night.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Lake is Boss

Lake Superior shoreline at Listening Point north of Bayfield. Another overcast day with powerful waves.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lake Wingra Boathouse

It was a busy and beautiful afternoon at Lake Wingra this past Sunday! Wendy

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lake Wingra Boathouse


It was a busy Sunday afternoon for boat rentals at Wingra. Just before the clouds turned grey and dark,  I did a quick graphite sketch then followed with watercolors.
Wendy and I met for Draw Madison today...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

UW Arboretum

 sketch with watercolors of wild purple phlox

View of  bay area at Brittingham Boat House. Graphite sketch with watercolors

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Arboretum drainage pond

This is a small (8x9) pastel I started as a plein air sketch one morning in June of last year and finally got around to finishing today.  The new drainage pond the UW Arboretum installed last year is good place for painting tall trees and reflections.  The paper is Pastelmat  which I really like; it can hold alot of layers.  I especially like the paper color "Maize" for summer landscapes and for the underpainting I used shades of hot pinks and purples which I thought worked out pretty well.