Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lock Haven with Brienne.



"Lock Haven"
9"x12" Watercolor on 140# cold pressed paper block
SOLD ---
Thanks to the Lewisburg Artists Guild and Indoor Art Show 
at Packwood House, where the painting just sold.

I painted this scene last fall in the Pennsylvania college town of
Lock Haven.  I was there to meet and paint with Brienne Brown. 
She is an amazing watercolor painter.  That is an understatement.

Here is a picture of the two of us.  It was a chilly and rainy day.
We had to huddle under the awning of a beauty salon.

Our finished artwork. And off to lunch.
What a great time we had. 



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Angling Between Bridges



"Angling Between the Bridges"
12"x18" watercolor on 140# Arches paper

This painting will be shown at Faustina Gallery during 
the annual Lewisburg Arts Festival, April 2016.
This is just across the Susquehanna river from Lewisburg.
I have no idea who the fishermen are.  The train bridge will 
someday be part of the local bike path/trail. 
The shrubbery around the bridge has been cleared for the trail, 
so the view is no longer the same.





Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Morning Frost in Iowa"



"Morning Frost in Iowa"
Des Moines, Iowa
Montana Thanksgiving 2015
5"x7" original watercolor
140 lbs. cold pressed paper
Arches Bright white

The sun was shining on the frost covered countryside.
Everything looked like it was made of glass. 
This is along the highway heading east.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

"Iowa State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument"



"Iowa State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument"
Capitol Complex
Des Moines, Iowa
Montana Thanksgiving 2015
5"x7" original watercolor
140 lbs. cold pressed paper
Arches Bright white

The Monument is on the grounds of the Iowa Capitol complex.
Carl Rohl Smith, of Denmark, executed the statues and reliefs
 on this monument 1890-1892 after sketches by Harriet Ketcham.
The monument is 135 feet tall with a statue of "Victory" at the top.
The base includes equestrian statues of Generals Crocker, Corse, Curtis, and Dodge.

Sold

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Iowa State Capitol Law Library"



"Iowa State Capitol Law Library"
Des Moines, Iowa
Montana Thanksgiving 2015
7"x5" original watercolor
140 lbs. cold pressed paper
Arches Bright white

This is one of the most beautiful and awesome libraries I have ever visited.
There are five stories of books accessed via at least four spiral staircases.
They still have the original books brought by the territorial governor to start the library.
The library is still used every day. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"Iowa Supreme Court Chamber"



"Iowa Supreme Court Chamber"
Des Moines, Iowa
Montana Thanksgiving 2015
5"x7" original watercolor
140 lbs. cold pressed paper
Arches Bright white

That is Katie in the background.  
The Chamber is stunning. The judges' bench is carved mahogany.
The Iowa Supreme Court no longer meets here.  They have moved to the Judicial Building of the Capitol complex.  The chamber is now utilized as a committee room for the House of Representatives. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"The Iowa State Capitol"



"The Iowa State Capitol"
Des Moines, Iowa
Montana Thanksgiving 2015
5"x7" original watercolor
140 lbs. cold pressed paper
Arches Bright white

What a remarkable building!  The state capitol building 
in Des Moines houses the Iowa SenateIowa House of Representatives
the Office of the Governor, and the Offices of the Attorney GeneralAuditor,
The building also includes a chamber for the Iowa Supreme Court
although court activities usually take place in the neighboring Iowa Supreme Court building. 
The building was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country. (wikipedia)