Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 5, 2015


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Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Whitewater Rafting on the Menominee"


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Dunlap Square"

Marinette, WI


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


"Sunny Road"


Monday, October 12, 2015

"Rock Bridge"

My rock bridge painting won the Blue Ribbon (First Prize) at the current exhibit at the Rahr_ West Art Museum in Manitowac Wisconsin.


Monday, September 21, 2015

"Galena - 9 21 15"

Another Galena, Illinois memory

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sketches made in preparation for the studio painting below.  They were matted and framed separately for an upcoming Water's Edge Artists show at the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowac, Wisconsin.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My bird bath has a history. My maternal grandmother's brother, Fred Holtz and his wife Lou acquired this bird bath.  I think it must have been in the 1920's.  They dreamed of having a home of their own and bought a lot near Gear Street in Galena, Illinois and placed the bird bath on the lot.  On summer nights they would walk to their lot and dream of the house they would build there.

They died never having their dream home.  The bird bath passed to my family and was placed on their property near Franklin Street in Galena.  I grew up there and when my aunt Florence Kastner died she left the bird bath to me with the understanding that I would take good care of it.  It is cast iron and very heavy but I have moved it with me to Wisconsin,Texas, Massachusetts and back to Wisconsin.  I have never seen a bird bath so loved by birds.  I often wonder how many thousands of Robins have bathed in it.

I see an identical one near the old waterworks building in Menominee, Michigan.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

 "Lone Fisherman"
It is getting difficult to wade my favorite trout streams but I can still paint my memories.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

North Country Hollyhock

I once watched a video of a  lady demonstrating  how to paint a rose.  She stated it wasn't necessary to paint exactly what you see .  Rather she said "paint the most beautiful rose in the world".  In contrast, I painted this poor hollyhock.  It had been eaten by a deer but struggled to make a comeback though battered by the wind off the Bay of Green BaY.

I thought it deserved to be painted.


Friday, May 29, 2015

"Smalley Falls"

Watercolor 5292015

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Friday, March 6, 2015

"A Galena Memory"


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thinking of Spring and Summer


Sunday, February 1, 2015

A new floral for over the fireplace


Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Door County 12415"

Ken Marsden

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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Monday, January 19, 2015

"Lighthouse 11915"

Ken Marsden

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

So much of the beauty of Door County, Wisconsin has been lost due to over-commercialization, but this scene is a reminder.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

"The Old Rusty Gate"

My first painting in 2015