Mom

dsc01326This painting was completed for my Mother and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary.  A companion painting was done of Dad for the 50th anniversary as well.  Mom will be 102 years old, September 20th.  She was living at her house alone at 100 years old and still did much of her housework and meal preparation.  She recently sold her house, moved to assisted living in Appleton and enjoys playing  “sheep head,” (card game) for an hour every night.   Still has a good mind, able to walk and is always grateful.

Mom traveled with us until she was in her late 90′s. We tried to include her in our travels in the states.  Among other places, Mom went to a Packer game with us in Seattle when Reggie White intercepted a pass.  He didn’t quite make it to the end zone.  Packers had a sizable lead by the end of the 3rd quarter.  Not too many Seattleans hung around for the final count down.

Size: 24″ x 30″

Bottles

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Just having fun moving paint around and  sort of letting it do what  it might want to do.  Recently painted this in Florida where we go for a short time in February and/or March every year.  Our son Steve, wife Michelle and two grandsons, Gus and Owen live in Delray where we stay in a nice guest house on their property.  Love it.

Size: 11″ x 14″

The Farm

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This  is the home farm.  This is where I spent most of my childhood until I entered military service.  At that time there was a military draft, therefore all men were obligated to serve in the military.  The farm was 146 acres.  The house was move on the property, a distance of 2 1/2 miles, from the small village of Navarino.  The family built all the other buildings.  The barn was built in 1946 mostly with many of  our neighbors help..

After being discharged from service I went to  the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and never returned to live on the farm.

Honoring Seurat

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Received  inspiration  from the “Pointilist Art Movement” done during the Impressionist art movement.  Georges Seurat, 1859-1891, was one of the main influences of the Pointilist style.  I had  fun with paint in a different approach.  Also extend the painting into the frame.  This painting was done long ago in the 1960′s.

Size: 22″ x 52″