Holiday Open Studio

December 11th

2:00pm – 8:00pm

604 Erie Ave., Lower Level

Sheboygan, WI 53081
Please join us for an afternoon of art and merriment!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Artwork and jewelry pieces will be available for purchase.



Field Sketching in November.

Yesterday I packed up my painting gear and drove to Dave’s Falls County Park near Amberg, Wisconsin.
It is about a two hour drive away from where I live, so it makes for a great day trip. 

The rocky terrain makes for a stunning change of scenery. 

I had visited this place with my family when I was a kid, and it made a lasting impression on me. I’m not sure why it took me 25 or more years to come back to it, but I know there will be many return trips in the future.

I lugged my gear along the best I could, but with a late start, limited daylight, overwhelmingly beautiful scenery, and a rocky, rooty path, my little cart remained parked where the trail forked at the bouldery rapids.

With so many acres of beautiful scenery to take in, I simply could not decide where to paint or how to get my equipment there. 

So, before I left the park, I did a quick sketch.

I took many photographs for references later, but I would like to return better prepared – with a backpack (instead of a cart) full of paints and panels so that I can paint from life.