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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to my artist’s page! Thanks for stopping by. This blog is a connection between me (the humble artist in his lonely garret) and you (the rest of the world). I will post to this blog at least once a week, here you will see works in progress, upcoming shows, new paintings or prints for sale, and happenings around the studio. Sometimes I might wax eloquent on art, though probably not often; I’m really not that kind of artist. Feel…

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Urbandale Art Show Meet the Artist Event.

Urbandale Art Show Meet the Artist Event.

Finally got all the information together for the Urbandale Library Art Show meet the artist thingy. It will be December 7th starting at 6:30 to 7:30 central time. I’ll talk about the art and pretty much answer any questions anybody has. Follow the link below for more information and registration. Once you’ve opened the link, just click on the Meet the Artist flyer and it will take you to the registration site. I hope you can join me! http://www.urbandaleartgallery.com/

Urbandale Library Show Update

Urbandale Library Show Update

I was just informed that the Urbandale Library will not open on November 1. Due to the high covid rates they have decided to delay until at least mid-November. However, if you are in the Des Moines area and just want to stop by and see the artwork, they told me that the library is allowing public access to the computers and is amendable to people stopping by to check out the gallery. the hours are Monday thru Saturday 1-5….

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Urbandale Library Art Show!!!!!!

Urbandale Library Art Show!!!!!!

Just finished matting and framing around 20 paintings for the Urbandale Library art show. They’re all boxed up and in the car ready to go thanks to my dear wife Katie. The show will open on November 1 and run through December 14. Might be some Christmas presents to be found there, just sayin’. Hope you can drop by and take a look. Drop me a line if you’d like, it would be great to hear from you.

Good Day in the Studio

Good Day in the Studio

A great day painting today, one of those days when everything just seems to work and time seems to fly. No music today, I listened to several videos from some of my favorite Youtubers concerning art philosophy and/or business. “Listening” is not a typo. Since I use the computer for reference photos of the painting I’m working on and watching a video would be way too distracting anyway, I selected vids that are for the most part just the individual…

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Painting Again…

Painting Again…

Back to painting in the studio today.  Working on a commission that is to be a Christmas present.  I really appreciate the amount of time the buyer gave me to complete this job.  I finished the rendering yesterday and will start blocking in the color today.  The rest will go surprisingly quickly.  As my wife says, after the picture is drawn, it’s pretty much like a paint by number thing. I’ve opened Pandora on the computer and have one of…

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Prairie Flowers

Prairie Flowers

Returned a book to the library and discovered their prairie flowers are in full bloom. Several pollinators had discovered it too. So I chucked the book in the slot, parked the truck and took photos. Paintings to come later…#prairieflowers #wildflowers #wballenart