Watching the Sun Rise

This painting was inspired by the morning light that streams through my living room window. In this piece I especially love the contrast between the cool light from the window, and the warm light from the room behind the figure. Watching the Sun Rise is part of the current show at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, and will be up for two more weeks.

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Watching the Sun Rise, 16×20 inches, Acrylic on Canvas. Prints available at Fine Art America. The original is also available for purchase.

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Group Show at the David Adler Music and Art Center

Thursday, February 5th, from 7-9pm, is the opening reception for a group show at the David Adler Music and Art Center. I’ll have five paintings, including three new pieces which have never been exhibited before. Below is one of the new pieces, Come With Me. This piece was one of three winners in the January Lake County Art League member’s competition.

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New work From the Current Show

New paintings! After a very successful opening reception at the Jack Benny Center in Waukegan, Illinois last night, I’ve uploaded images of some of the paintings shown there that haven’t previously been on this website. We were so honored that so many people came and looked and showed their support, and were particularly thrilled with the number of kids that came. A few of these pieces have sold, but many are still available and can be seen anytime the Benny Center is open through the end of September. Please see my Fine Art America Website for a complete list of availability and pricing, as well as for prints of any of these pieces.

To visit the work in person, please stop by 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, Il, Monday-Thursday from 10am-9pm, Friday from 9am-5pm, or Saturday from 9am-4pm.

Black and White and Paint All Over

 

Black and White

I just finished hanging a show at the The Jack Benny Center in Waukegan, Illinois. The show, entitled Black and White and Paint All over, features the black and white photography of my husband, photographer Bradley Haas at Ampersand Print, and all of my most recent paintings.  I’ve included mostly smaller works, painted on location. Many I’ve never shown before. Stop by any time during the month of September.

 

Hofflander’s Bridge

I spent last Saturday afternoon painting at the Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival in Waukegan. The day was perfect, and all kinds of interesting people stopped by to chat. I painted Hofflander’s Bridge, a small bridge connecting the two sections of the festival over a little stream. Here is the finished piece (12×16, acrylic on gessoboard). The two children at the bottom peering into the stream are actually the same child-I painted my daughter into the picture when she happened to pose like that. She looked at the painting and asked me to paint her again, but I told her I couldn’t have two children in matching clothes. So she changed her clothes so I could paint her again.

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Here’s a bonus shot of my husband took of me while I was painting. It’s amazing to me how much the perspective of a scene changes just a few steps back.

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Prints of this piece are available at Fine Art America.

Lake County Art League Show

I dropped this off at the Benny Center in Waukegan this past weekend for the Lake County Art League semi-annual members show. I saw some amazing work there before I left, so be sure to stop by and check it out! The show is up through November 17th.

This piece is oil in canvas. I finished it just in time (the edges are even a little wet, thankfully no one noticed). I was sort of envisioning (empathizing with?) Robert Frost at the beginning of his career, before he figured out which road to take. I’m calling it Unable to Make a Decision. Since the large picture doesn’t really show the visceral quality of the paint, the small picture on the right is a detail shot of the top middle in the top.