Friday, August 31, 2012


72"x36" acrylic on canvas

This was one of those paintings that I was inspired to paint. I felt that it would be great as a large horizontal painting.  The references were taken from a walk at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton IL. where my family and I frequently visit for Sunday afternoon walks. I love horses and each one is unique and fascinating in there own way. I painted them so that they are kind of morphing from white to brown to add more interest into the painting.

This is by far the largest painting I have ever done. It was very challenging, but I was determined to finish. Now, I can't wait to move onto my next subject.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Camping Trip

My family and I went on a camping trip to Warren Dunes in Michigan this past weekend. We had a lot of fun. I didn't do any plein air painting, but I did take my sketchbook along. It was very challenging to draw people and boats in motion. It forced me to draw from memory at times because the subject would move or go away all together.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Still Painting

I have not updated my blog lately, but I have been painting. Every night after work, I paint about an hour or so. I am currently working on this 72"x36" painting. It is really taking a long time, but I am determined to finish it before I start anything else.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Elmhurst Art Guild Members Show

I didn't make it to the Elmhurst Art Guild members show last night. So we went to check it out today... It is an amazing show with a lot of talented artists at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL. I didn't get an award for my painting "Daddy's Little Princess". But, there is no reward that can make me more proud than the one I am holding in my arms.