We are so proud of our wonderful art students. Here are some of their pet portraits, in various stages of completion, and in several different mediums. Incredible!

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Brrr! It's winters like this that makes me glad to have a passion for painting and able to stay indoors and enjoy God's gift. This is a painting just finished of a South Dakota hike we took 2 yrs. ago.

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Here is a beautiful stained glass that Rusty just finished! There is no end to her talent!!!

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New Hampshire is so beautiful, around every bend is a new painting. Here is a combination of a covered bridge and a rocky stream. No painting can do it justice but I tried! Hope it brings enjoyment to those that look at our site.

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Just to let everyone know, we've expanded our business personnel. I would like to introduce "Arty" our newest employee. Arty will helping around the studio in different capacities as needed, so stop by and say hello to Arty and to check out our newest paintings.

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To all the many people that came out to our Art Alliance of S. I. studio tour in November, thank you. To all those that purchased our original artwork, a special thank you. Here are a couple of new paintings that Rusty and I have recently finished, hope you like them.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm so blessed that God allows me to enjoy my passion, painting. Here is my painting of the famous Portland Head lighthouse we visited on our trip to the northeast. Hope you like it.

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This gorgeous painting left early today and went to a new home. Maybe the new owners will let us have visitation rights?

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New Hampshire is beautiful with its streams and scenic landscapes. This is a painting of a little rocky stream we ran across nestled among the trees, I like this painting but you just can't improve on God's handiwork!

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Covered bridges and New England just seem to go together, here is a beautiful old covered bridge we ran across in Vermont. Couldn't wait to get home to begin this painting,

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We're back from touring the New England states and accumulating so many beautiful pictures for new paintings, can't wait to get started! We hope to have one or two new paintings for the Art Alliance of Southern Illinois "Open Studio Tour" the weekend of Nov. 18th and 19th.. Here are a couple of pictures you might see in an upcoming painting.

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Here is Rusty's latest still life in pastel. It was set up in the studio and drawn from life, not a photograph.
Don't forget we will be demonstrating and selling some of the artwork from our studio at the Wine and Art Show at Rend Lake, this Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24th. It will be a great day for art, wine and friends!

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Classes will be starting soon Sept. 7th (drawing) is our first of the fall schedule. There is still time to sign up, Remember, drawing is the foundation from which art is built.

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Well, I'm done but not finished with the landscape I've been working on. I'll set it aside for while and see if there is anything I need to work on or add or take out. It's been fun. The scene is from a campground at Big Sur, CA., the stream ran along side our site. I think it turned out ok. Come by our booth at the Wine and Art Festival Sept. 23-24 and let me know what you think,

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Update on the landscape I started last week. I'm working on an 18 x 24 gallery wrap canvas which doesn't need a frame. I'm about three fourths done, liking it so far, keep your fingers crossed.

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