Category Archives: exhibit opportunity

Climbing the hill

This one is testing my confidence a bit. As we make our way together towards the upper right hand corner I keep wondering why the paint is not applying itself as smoothly as it usually does (yeah, show me paint … Continue reading

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26 it is

I got here somehow but couldn’t post sooner because I had no good photo light on the day I finished and then I had to take a few days break for a bit of oral surgery. All good now! The … Continue reading

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Another quick dip

The last pass will be pretty quick. There are only a few dark areas that I want to emphasize even more. They will be in purple instead of the mars red I’ve been using so far. Then we wait. The … Continue reading

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Best gallery show ever

Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan is a lovely building set on equally lovely grounds. I can’t find even the tiniest nit to pick with its presentation titled “Resiliency” and the reception they held for it on this past … Continue reading

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A few hours later–#23

It’s amazing how quickly I can arrive at a destination once I have a semblance of an idea of where I’m going! To see two previous versions of this painting click on the ← above the title of this post. … Continue reading

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Weekend in a white tent

I spent the weekend perched on a director’s chair in my vendor booth in Barrington, Illinois. This is renowned horse country, but I was not selling horse paintings. Rather, I was basking in the soft light of Sky Pads. Most … Continue reading

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From gas station to gallery

Cass Area Artists, which reaches out to communities in Cass County, Michigan’s southwest corner, and the northwest corner of Indiana, recently landed a super deal with the new owner of a restored service station in the county seat, Cassopolis. The … Continue reading

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Two days in a tent

The weather threatened to derail the outdoor Starving Artists Show in Highwood, Illinois this past weekend, but we got through it with one good day and one semi-soggy one. On Saturday it was sunshine in the morning, until this rolled … Continue reading

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First Museum Show!!!

Woo-hoo! Sky Pads 11 accepted into the Midwest Museum of American Art regional competition! I can’t tell you how many museum show entries I’ve had rejected (I sometimes think I have enough to wallpaper my studio) but finally, finally…this is … Continue reading

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I won something… and it wasn’t a raffle

Yesterday was an annual event in Elkhart, Indiana called the Taste of the Gardens. The gardens in question are the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Lots of good food, lots of live music, and 60 artist/craft vendors including yours truly. I signed … Continue reading

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