Malibu Moo

Malibu Moo

Malibu Moo, oil

This is my third attempt to do a painting in the dark. Malibu Moo is an ice cream shop located in Fish Creek across the street from the boat docks. It is the brightest place after dark.

What did I learn? I learned that I need more of those clip-on lights. I have to tolerate bugs landing in my paints because they are attracted to the lights. Imagine my surprise the next morning When I opened my easel and bugs flew out.

Miss Mabel


Miss Mabel, oil

I found a cute vintage trailer in the campground earlier this week. The next day I decided to do a nocturne painting of it.   So I set up in the dark across the road from the trailer and waited and prayed for the owners to return home and turn on the lights.

My prayers were answered at dusk.  The owner is an artist, too.  In fact, she was delayed because she was working on a painting.  She was delighted to learn that I was doing a painting of her trailer, Miss Mabel.

Plein Air Door County

I am here in northern Door County for the annual Door County Plein Air Festival.  Saturday morning July 25, 2015  from 9 am to 11 am artists of every medium are invited to create plein air works during the 9th Annual Dockside Quick Paint Competition.  The Artists Choice Award winner, selected by the 2015 Door County Plein Air Festival Featured Artists, receives an invitation to be a featured artist in the 2016 Door County Plein Air Festival.  In 2010 I was honored to receive the Award.

This year the location of the Quick Paint Competition was moved from Fish Creek to Sister Bay.  I will be painting at the end of one of the boat docks.  The finished works will be exhibited for sale at Peninsula School of Art on Saturday from 6 pm to 8 pm.


1953 Chevy Pickup

1953 Chevy Pickup Truck

1953 Chevy Pickup Truck    $300  9″x 12″ oil

This 1953 Chevy pickup recently escaped serious damage when a tree fell on it last week.  The only damage was broken wooden rails on the box and a dent on the hood.  The owner still drives it around town regularly.

Ford Coupe

1931 Ford Coupe

1931 Ford Coupe   $230 6: x 8″ oil

I found this Ford Coupe parked out in front at the local goat farm.  It was purchased new in 1931 by the owner’s father.  The current owner had six siblings.  They lived on a farm.  His father needed a pickup truck.  He decided to cut the back end open and turned it into a pickup truck.

Glas Coffeehouse Solo Exhibition

Wintergreen  13" x 24" watercolor

Wintergreen $250 13″ x 24″

December 6, 2014 – January 31, 2015

You are invited to come see an exhibit of 18 of my newest paintings at the Glas Coffeehouse, Sheboygan (map)

Opening Reception December 6, 2014 10 a.m. – 12 noon
I will do a watercolor painting starting about 11 a.m.

Mon. – Thurs. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m

Glas Coffeehouse
924 N. 14th St. Suite A, Sheboygan, WI
Phone: 920-334-4527
Twitter: @glas_sheboygan
Instagram: @glascoffee

Plymouth Arts Center 19th Annual Membership Exhibition

Autumn Blaze oil $280  20"x28" 2014

Autumn Blaze oil $280 6.5″x17″

Autumn Blaze is an oil painting I did this past October while enjoying the fall colors in Door County.

December 5, 2014 – January 23, 2015.

Opening Reception Friday, December 5 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Juror is Greg Vadney, Director of the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Sponsored by Bank First National and Kathy & Paul Sartori.

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 4 pm
Saturdays /Sundays Noon to 3pm.
Closed Mondays and Holidays

Donna Hahn, Executive Director

Gallery 110 North in the Plymouth Arts Center
520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, Wisconsin (map)
(920) 892-8409
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