Sunday, November 25, 2007

Texas Homestead

11x14 Oil on Linen. 450.00
This was painted on location at an old Texas homestead, another from my recent workshop. I wanted to move right in! I had trouble getting going on it but I think it ended up nicely and captured the feel of the place well.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Alstroemria and copper vessel

11x14 Oil on linen. This painting was done a month ago at a workshop with teacher Gregg Kreutz , at the Fredricksberg art School in Texas. I spent a little too much time on it during class, but the copper vessel needed to be left at the school and I wanted to get it just right. I am very pleased at how it turned out. In the next few weeks I'll be posting other paintings from that workshop. I'm not going to sell this one just yet.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Annie's Field

8x10 Oil on canvas. This is one of my first oils and one of my better ones to date. I especially like the brush work and paint quality. Painted from an old photo and memory. A place of many wonderful gatherings in southern Wisconsin.

Clematis in Canton Vase

11x14 Oil on board. I painted this a few years ago and it is another one of my favorites. I plan to give to my daughter, so it is not for sale. I look forward to next summer when I can paint this plant and other clematis that I have. It drapes beautifully and lasted a long time as a cut flower.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This is Sebastian Sol Rojas Tenney, my grandson, wearing a gown sewn and embroidered by his great-great grandmother. I painted this 4 years ago. I posed him on an African stool placed on the kitchen table. The light was beautiful from a southern window. Afterward I took him to the IGA and let him pick out a toy not to exceed two dollars, that was the modeling fee. This painting won 'Best Of Show' at the 'Chequamegon Bay Art Exhibit' in 2004. We did it together! I am launching my blog with this image, November, 2007. He and I are very proud of our efforts with this painting and it hangs permanently above my work table.
Oil on canvas - 10x20.