Taliesin and my High School Plein Air Summer Studio – What a GREAT day.

If you are ever in the Spring Green part of Wisconsin, or are just looking for a destination for the day, Taliesin is the place to go. (Not to be confused with the House on the Rock – which is a lovely place I am sure.) My plein air artists were treated to a beautiful and insightful tour of the house and studio of Mr. Wright in Taliesin as well as the school of architecture (and lunch) at the Hillside School (information about the school itself can be found HERE). Thank you to Caroline and Becky for the hospitality and warm welcome (again). Thanks also to the hardworking artists who were able to paint, draw, and get to meet some of the folks at Taliesin. AS for me… I got two watercolors done (one is now in the collection of Effi Casey, an instructor at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – Taliesin) a painting of her house on the Taliesin Grounds.

.@IdinaMenzel at .#MillenniumPark in .#Chicago

Thank you Abby for taking me to see Idina Menzel in Chicago. We had a great time at the show and a great time seeing a bit of Chicago. Thank you so much for the fun time. Here are some pictures and my painting from the evening. Idina was a GREAT performerns and the musicians were great too. Hello to our neighbors on the lawn!

#ThreeStoriesUp… a view of #LakeGeneva I didn’t actually see

What a beautiful day in Lake Geneva! The sun was out, the winds were low and the shoppers were really polite and interested. I look forward to another day tomorrow as I get out and continue to work on my approach to the Plein Air paintings. My approach is coming along… I just have to keep at it. Thanks to Julie for her continues support in my passion of painting.

#BTown #music (and #Art) in the #Park

A great afternoon of barbecue and conversation turned into a night of great music and painting. Thanks to all the folks and kids who stopped by to see me at work. Follow my site (there is a spot on this page to do that) like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

“Early Tuesday Evening” in #LakeGeneva with #PleinAir #Painting and #SOLD

Wonderful evening in downtown Lake Geneva. The individuals that I met tonight: Art Teacher, Store Owners, Theater Actor, kids of all ages… the ideas shared and comments made were really great and appreciated. Thanks all. I am anxious to get back to the streets on Thursday. And thanks to Mary, Ann, and Ginger for the purchases of THREE watercolors! Enjoy!

#ArtStudio is #CLEAN

While I am not entirely sure what is going to take place tomorrow with my plein air schedule – perhaps a day in Lake Geneva again – street views – I do know that the studio at home is once again ready to be used. This is probably the best I’ve cleaned and TOSSED in years. Don’t wait for a tornado warning to straighten up your studio – it is amazing how good it feels to be in a nice space that’s clean and reorganized.

#Today in#LakeGeneva

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It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Lake Geneva, WI today. I had a lot of visitors stop by and had a lot of great conversation about art making, art, and all of the challenges that go into the creation of a successful work of art. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and looked at the progress of this painting. Let me know if you are interested today’s work. Thank you, enjoy the day.
Frank