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A few weeks ago I accepted a new position, and will be relocating down South in a week. I'm trying to decide what I need and what I can live without. Every so often I have found that it is important and healthy to declutter your life. Moving from one place to the next is a great time to do...

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Hi, I just completed two weeks of art fairs and both were enlightening events. My first ever Art Fair this was at Chicago's 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park, near to the University of Chicago and my second was a week later at the Wells Street Art Festival in Old Town, Chicago. At the same time...

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Hi, If you happen to be in Chicago this week and next week, I would like to invite you to join me to celebrate with me my first ever Art Fair this June 4 & 5 2016 at Chicago's 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park, near to the University of Chicago. I will be at Booth #538 with...

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Artist at Work

A few weeks ago I painted the small gem titled Calm Water. It is painted on a 9"x9" deep red mat board and is a quick study for painting that I recently finished titled Mirror Lake, painted on a 20"x20" vibrant red mat board. Mirror Lake took 3 day trips up to Chain OLake State Park in Spring...

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IKEA

I participated in the 6th Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show at the Village of Schaumburg. I was one of 43 artists who submitted artwork that captured portions of the Schaumburg community. I chose to paint IKEA since this is one of the main attractions when people visit Schaumburg...

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Through The Trees

Today I went out to Chain OLake State Park in Spring Grove Illinois to finish a painting I started last week. I set up my mobile studio out of the back of my car. As seen in the photos, I have attached a few additional umbrellas to my tripod and car itself. The general idea for the umbrellas...

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This is a new painting that I did today from 1030am to 230pm. The painting is 12" x 12" on Matt board red paper. I had a lot of people who came up to me and asked about what I was doing, especially if you see my set up. It must've looked pretty strange to see an artist painting on the street...

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I did three 12"x12" paintings of a small closed refreshments stand at Montrose beach over the coarse of a week. I personally like the second one the best, "Montrose Beach House".

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Bridge

On Friday, April 22, 2016, I drove up to Lakes County Illinois to paint at Chain O'Lake State Park with 2 of my plain air painting friends. We chose to all paint this bridge from different view points. My first painting "Bridge" was 12"x12", oil pastels on a red mat board which took a few hours...

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Mobile Studio

I spent three mornings creating this small painting of the Willis Tower with the spring trees in full bloom from Hudson Av. and North Av. In the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago.

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Christmas Day: Stage I

I went out Christmas Day 2015 and did this nice little painting, 16″x16″. A month later on a snowy day on February 5th, I went back out and finished it.

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Another day spent painting outside in 25°F Tempature. I went out painting yesterday, spending my Friday afternoon lost in the wonder of painting snow. I found a great parking zone off a major road near to Fort Atkinson Wisconsin and set up my two 42″ tall warning cone warning drivers of the...

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Barn Snowscape

16″x16″, Oil pastel on fuchsia stained wooden panel, January 7, 2016.

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Cultivo

This is part of my Kingston Illinois farmscape series. 20" x 16", oil pastel on panel, this was finished on November 17, 2015. 75% of this painting was painted outside on location. I finished the painting in my studio adding the bold and bright colors of the Midwest farmlands.

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After painting out at Fox Lake Illinois for most of the summer, I so desired a new painting location. I went on a scouting trip driving north into Wisconsin and found a beautiful view of Wisconsin farm country at K County, 60th St & 288th Ave in Brighton. A few weeks later, I drove back out...

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