More on my artistic side.

I would like to share some of my paintings and drawings.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gallery Wall.....

I spent an afternoon rearranging and rehanging artwork in our gallery.  I need more space to hang things.  It has to be reworked about every year as it is like modern design of shapes on the wall and the sizes have to be fit together to have the most space used.

It makes for a cozy corner once I get everything hung.  My wife Della and I have our work hung together.  She paints full time so the majority of work on this wall belong to here.  I see a couple of barns of mine on the wall the the larger tulip painting is mine.

I have goals set to start painting this winter as the outside work won't be interfering with the inside work with snow on the ground.  I have some panels that are gessoed and sanded that are ready to go for me to start painting.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Minnesota drawing.......

I have these scenes imprinted in my mind and draw them freely.  This may be a little bit contrived but it was a quick charcoal sketch to remind myself that I am an artist part of the time during my busy life.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Art on the Prairie" Showing

My wife and I participated in a show last weekend called "Art on the Prairie." It was held in Perry, Iowa, a neighboring town to us on the west.  We spent long days Saturday and Sunday meeting the public and sharing our work with them.  It was a great experience but  it was a lot of hard work.  We were on the second floor of a restored bank building in this beautifully designed room and our set up next to the corn crib wall was perfect.

We really learned a lot about the show venue and did get new ideas to add to our next show.  We printed a lot of cards and smaller prints and they did sell very well.

I sold a print of this painting that will be traveling to a winter condo home in Naples, Florida.  The couple were gently arguing about where it was going to hang when they arrive there.

We did spend a lot of time getting things framed for the show as you can see all that are displayed on the dining room table.  The red fox on the right was another one of our sales that my wife created in pastel.

It was a great two days and we really appreciated those who were able to attend.  We will be doing more of this in the future.  This was a major show that we worked compared to a small one we did back in July.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Charcoal drawings

A village that I created recently in charcoal and different colors of conte pencil.  The lighting is funniy as it goes from light yellow to normal.  It is  approximately 9 by 24 inches in size. I will try to retake the photo in uniform light and then repost it when I have the tme.

In the same vein of thought I also created this lone tepee  in the woods.  It sold over the weekend.  I had fun just exploring the charcoal use and then adding conte for one spot of color.