Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm so sorry

My wife Renee is Dying. It's so hard to believe. My kids and I are
numb with grief. Renee is too week to cry.

I do not want to let her go. The Dr. & nurses can only make her

I will not be posting for a while. Thank you all for your kindness.
I appreciate every one, and everything the good Lord has given.

After much thought, I've decided to post this information.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A friend of a friend...

Ron is a guy I give painting classes to. We've become friends. He introduced me to a friend of his
that has this place in Wisconsin.
For 47 years, people can come and enjoy animals of all types.(that's me in the lower right, The turkey, not the pig!)
This little pig got up out of the mud to come over and say hello! He was happy as a pig in mud!

These kids were just hanging out.

I wonder if Stape would paint this in pointellism?

This guy strutted around like he owned the place.

I wanted a pony ride, but it's for little people.

The chics were beautful!
These are ugly ducks, but well behaved!

This buck enjoyed a cool breeze in the shade.

A refreshing dip, and quackers!

These animals are well taken care of, they love people.

Ok, everybody out of the pool!

This little duck ran up to everybody,as if to say,"Hi! My name is quack! What's yours?!"

This old shed had some old stuff in it. Cool old stuff, I loved it!

This Llama looks like he's thinking,"Your not getting my coat!"


This horse was extra tiny.

This burrow was completly friendly.

The grizzly was in a pen, but had plenty of room, and a mate!

This deer walked up to me and started eating grass.

This goat got me!

This is my friend Ron! He is an excellent wood carver. I give him painting tips on how to paint
his carvings. He has (true) stories I could listen to forever.

There survey said most liked animals were rabbits and goats.

The owner of this park, called Fawn-Doe-Rosa, has invited me to plein-air paint on the grounds.
I can paint anything I want, and they have offerd to sell them in there gift store.
So my question to you is , How cool is this!? If you have any tips or ideas to share, I'm all ears!
( They have a lot of traffic, and I'm encouraged to sell my paintings.)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stormy Weather

They say when it gets like this, the walleye are stacked
like cordwood on the west side of the lake!
(Or was it the east side?)
This was from some clouds I saw the other day. I added
the fisherman, as my son had gone fishing up in Ely, Mn.
I didn't get much time this week to paint.. stormy weather
and all.
6"x9" oil on gesso'd board