Paint the Towns en Plein Air

Farm Field oil

Wingert Farm, Sheboygan Falls

Clubhouse at the Bull, Sheboygan Falls

I will be painting in Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls and nearby rural areas every day til September 26.

I will be posting my locations on my Facebook page so you can come join me.

Then come to the free Gala Reception at the Plymouth Arts Center in Plymouth on Friday, September 28 from 6 pm til 9 pm to see all the paintings that artists have painted from this competition. Live music free appetizers and a cash bar.

Paintings will be on exhibit until October 13.

Paint the Point Awards

I won Second Place in the Nocturne Painting competition for my painting Jail Alley at the Paint the Point Artist Reception tonight. Marc Anderson won First Place overall the paintings and Artist’s Choice Award.

Tomorrow morning is the Quick Paint Competition from 8 am to 10 am in downtown Mineral Point, Wisconsin. I need to get some rest and get up very early.

Paint the Point

I did three paintings today. I painted a rusty gate at Shake Rag Alley, a rural farm scene, and a nocturne painting on Jail Alley Street. I didn’t get done until 10 pm. I feel exhausted.

I am participating in the 5th Annual Paint the Point plein air painting festival for the next few days. You are invited to come observe 45 professional artists from seven states as they paint scenes of historic Mineral Point and the surrounding driftless countryside.

Over 120 paintings will be available for purchase on Saturday from 10 am til 6 pm at the Masonic Lodge, 304 High Street Mineral Point.

Saturday morning I will be participating in the Quick Paint competition from 8 am to 10 am in the historic district of Mineral Point. These paintings will be available for purchase after judging and awards..about 1 pm.

SVA Show at Cedarburg Cultural Center


Peninsula Birches 12″ x 9 ” oil

Sweetest in Town 9″ x 12″ watercolor

Wayne’s Drive-in 9 “x 12” watercolor

Classic Biscayne 9″ x 12″ watercolor

Judge Patrick Robison juried four of my paintings into the Sheboygan Visual Artists Show which will be at the Cedarburg Cultural Center from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Artists Opening Reception and Award Ceremony is on July 25 from 6 pm – 8 pm. Comlimentary refreshments and cash bar.

The Cedarburg Cultural Center is located at W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm. Closed Monday.

SVA Small Works Project

These four paintings will be donated to SVA for the Small Works Project.

On Friday, July 27 from 5 pm – 9 pm the Small Works Project Finale takes place. For $20 in advance or $25 at door the public is invited to take home one of the 350 pieces of 8″ x 10″ original art created and donated by 150 SVA members and other artists as a fundraiser for SVA operating expenses.

The purpose of SVA is to provide local and regional artists with a platform to support, empower, and promote them and their work.

Each painting is identified with a number. On July 27 ticket holders will receive a number and discover which painting they can take home. Love it or swap it. There will be an exchange wall where one can exchange the painting received for another painting on the exchange wall.

If you can’t be present on July 27, you can pick it up at the next SVA event or have it shipped to you for $12.50 shipping and handling.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity with Art and Food

I have three paintings on exhibit for the Connecting Cultures Through Art and Food exhibition at EBCO Artworks Gallery, 1207 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan.

You are invited to the reception Friday, June 29, 2018. From 5:30 pm – 7 pm sample appetizers from twelve local restaurants and stores with the purchase of a $15 ticket. From 7 pm – 9 pm the public is invited to join in the celebration with free admittance. Free appetizers and cash bar will be available. Live entertainment will be provided.

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays June 30 – July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 27 from 4 pm – 8 pm during the Small Works Finale.

Day 105 at New Harmony

Clovers 9″ x 12″ watercolor

Yesterday was Day 105, my 105th painting since January 1st. Clovers was painted near New Harmony, Indiana.

My wife and I are traveling in a motorhome. It is our first trip in our 06 Navion H.

We are camping at New Harmonie State Park. The campground had been closed for the past ten days because the Wabash River flooded the road going to the campgound. Thank you God. The river receeded in time for our arrival. I am so glad to get away from the nasty weather back in Wisconsin.

Tomorrow we will spend the day exploring New Harmony. I’m here for the 20th Anniversary First Brush of Spring Paintout, a plein air art competition cosponsored by the Hoosier Salon and the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. Over 150 artists from all over the country will be here to compete April 18 – 21, 2018.

Watercolors by Keary Kautzer

National Museum of Catalunya watercolor 11″ x 14 ” $220


Noreaster watercolor 11″ x 14″ $220

I have 10 paintings at Luna de Luz Restaurant, 920 Michigan Avenue, Sheboygan from March 30 – May 31, 2018.  

Opening Reception Friday, April 6 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Come meet me and learn about my painting adventures painting plein air.

Luna de Luz is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm; Friday, Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm; Sunday 10:30 am – 2 pm.  Closed Monday.  

Karen Aguilla is serving lots of good tapas from Spain. Wine Flight Tuesdays. Happy hour Wednesdays – Fridays. Sunday brunch.