886 Drop Outs

886 DROP OUTS

Sometimes veggies and fruit get side tracked in a still life artist's house. This was fun to paint. "886 Drop Outs" acrylic - 8x8 in

887 Tiny House on Stilts

887 TINY HOUSE ON STILTS

On the slower, more scenic route home from Door County is the town of Algoma, where a cute little place called the Flying Pig Gallery...

 
 
 
888. Now More Than Ever

888. NOW MORE THAN EVER

This little girl captured my attention because she looks so familiar. She looks just like I did as a child! I wish I could locate the...

889 Blue Roof 2

889 BLUE ROOF 2

This is a snippet of the barn at the John Turner Land Trust in Door County. I like the perspective and of course, the blue roof.

 
 
 
890 The Danglers

890 THE DANGLERS

I guess I would have to say that my "first love" is painting still life. I enjoy setting up objects in different figurations. On a...

891 Lemons in a Blue and White Bowl

891 LEMONS IN A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

The colors of blue and white and yellow are so cheery and never seem to go out of style. This morning glory bowl was made by Milwaukee...

 
 
 
892 Sunshine Farm

892 SUNSHINE FARM

On the ride home from Door County a few years ago, I came across this beautiful farm with fields of sunflowers. It was such a charming...

893 Lady in Red

893 LADY IN RED

I had a lot of fun putting this painting together from start to finish. I purchased the purple pot and the cup on the right from the...

 
 
 
894 Upstaged

894 UPSTAGED

Setting up a still life is harder than it looks. Sometimes what you envision in your mind just doesn't work in reality. There are so...

906 Market Sunflowers

906 MARKET SUNFLOWERS

I love going to the Farmers' Market and hate to see it end in late October. The flowers are always so fresh and bring me so much joy....

 
 
 
895 Missing a Piece and 896 Margarita

895 MISSING A PIECE AND 896 MARGARITA

895 Missing a Piece 896 Margarita, acrylic on 6 x 8" museum hardbord I enjoyed painting this still life so much that I painted it twice....

897 Confetti Blooms

897 CONFETTI BLOOMS

This bunch of flowers was the only multi colored bunch of ranunculas available, so I had to buy them. I find them to be such an intriguing...

 
 
 
898 Crazy for Cherries

898 CRAZY FOR CHERRIES

Cherries are a very big part of Door County's image and certainly its economy. Door County is a peninsula and its unique climate and...

899 Call to Action

899 CALL TO ACTION

Portrait painting is so difficult, and this one was particularly challenging for me for some reason. The tiniest change in the angle...

 
 
 
900 Just Do It

900 JUST DO IT

It feels like forever since I've sent a blog with a new painting. My husband and I recently moved to Chicago after 29 years of living...

901 Bumper Crop

901 BUMPER CROP

I have a rooftop garden at my new home, and it has brought me so much joy as well as an abundance of tomatoes and other fresh vegetables....

 
 
 
902 Silence is Golden

902 SILENCE IS GOLDEN

The leaves are just beginning to turn here in the Midwest. This is one of my favorite scenes from my favorite place to walk near Lake...

903 Quick Paint

903 QUICK PAINT

I have been working on a large painting for months and had leftover paint on my palette.I gave myself 20 - 30 minutes to push the paint...

 
 
 
904 Italian Oranges on a Ledge

904 ITALIAN ORANGES ON A LEDGE

On a hot October day, my husband and I climbed the steep hill in Sorrento to have lunch and to see the sights. I was happy to find...

905 Twilight

905 TWILIGHT

I apologize right away for the bad photograph. I have tried numerous times to get an accurate photo without success. This is a reproduction...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Sunny Side Duck Oil Painting Farm Animal Art Pet Portrait

Sunny Side Duck Oil Painting Farm Animal Art Pet Portrait

Oil on Raymar Panel, 14" x 11". I painted one of my favorite duck images again in a larger size. It's nice to have a plump, happy duck around the studio! Visit my gallery to... Read more ...

Figure 2015 - 003

Figure 2015 - 003

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KME1001 Envision by Colorado Artist Kit Hevron Mahoney

KME1001 Envision by Colorado Artist Kit Hevron Mahoney

SOLD A very Happy New Year to everyone! I have been cleaning out my home studio to make room for new ideas and creations for 2017. This is a favorite that was saved to use as... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Impressionist Mountain River Palette Knife Oil Painting 72210

Mark Webster - Impressionist Mountain River Palette Knife Oil Painting 72210

Mark Webster - Mountain River Palette Knife Oil Painting 72210. 8x10" Oil on Canvas Panel. Check Availability. MarkWebster.net Read more ...

Opening Day at 7th Street Studios

Opening Day at 7th Street Studios

Yesterday the doors to 7th Street Studios opened to the public. An avalanche of hard work has devoured all my time for the past two months, so today I think I'll....just relax... Read more ...

The mind of the illustrator: Scattered Showers

The mind of the illustrator: Scattered Showers

Scattered Showers ©2016 Karen Mathison Schmidt16 x 16 inches • oil on 2" deep cradled GessobordTMgloss varnish sides painted dark umber • can be easily displayed with or... Read more ...

Forest Growth

Forest Growth

12" x 24" as shown acrylic on paper View from my studio. We lost many trees after Sandy, happy to see new growth in “our forest”. As you can see, I was playing with the same... Read more ...

Year In Review: 2016

Year In Review: 2016

(Before the post, here's a little New Year gift: I made my latest sketchbook PDF available as a pay-what-you-want digital download! Check it out here !) Hello! 2016 is over and... Read more ...

April Class Recap and May Class

April Class Recap and May Class

Before I recap our April class, I'll announce the date of our next class at the BCAC studio in the Ice House Mall in Barrington, IL: May 4th, 2018 MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH... Read more ...

ACEOs - Iris Stand - purple swoon-worthy swath of color!

ACEOs - Iris Stand - purple swoon-worthy swath of color!

ACEO original oil painting 2 ½ x 3 ½ inchesoil on ⅛ inch archival canvas • gloss varnish sold unframedSecond in the series of 10 ACEOs, I'm always thrilled to see a large... Read more ...