Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fillebrown cabin White Bear Lake Mn

This cabin was built about 1859 owners were Arthur & Helen Fillebrown . The style looks to me like East Lake Architecture,
( named after an Englishman who created this style)
The building now belongs to White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
I painted the picture with acrylics

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bob Davies Acrylic Painting Videos

Here are several good acrylic painting videos by Bob Davies. There are more of his videos on BobDavies88's Channel on YouTube. He also has tips and tutorials on a variety of media on his website how-to-draw-and-paint. A related website has a community for sharing your artwork, getting critiques, and meeting other amateur artists.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

John's Red Flower Painting

John is the oldest member of our painting class. He doesn't have a computer, but his daughter has written some nice articles about his paintings on her blog here and here.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Foot in the Door 4

I finished my apple painting just in time to enter it in the Foot in the Door 4 show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This exhibit has been held once every ten years since 1980 and is open to all Minnesota artists. All works must fit within a 12-inch square box.

The 2010 foot in the Door exhibit will run from February 19 until June 13. You can still see The Foot in the Door 2000 Exhibit online.

I titled my painting "Apple Family (Homage to Cezanne)." It reminded me of a family portrait, and it was inspired by an early Cezanne painting. I used three varieties of apples: Braeburn, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith. I made my arrangement on a cutting board and propped a big pad of tinted charcoal paper behind it. I made several digital photos and picked my favorite to use for the painting. I printed out the photo in 8" X 10" size and used graphite paper to transfer the composition to an 8" X 10" canvas.

Below is Cezanne's painting "Glass and Apples" (1879-1882).

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dutch Still Life Painter

I have been working on my apple still life and decided to look up apple still lifes. I found this website by a Dutch painter, Jos van Riswick. I love the simplicity of these still lifes. They show that a lot can be done with a few bowls and a few fruits or vegetables.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I created these Images on the computer.
printed the them out, glued the prints on wood, then cut the images out on the band saw