ssh...It's a Surprise!

This is a
corner of a commissioned collage painting that
is getting as a Christmas gift this year.

Could it be you?

Have you been good?


Foggy Morning

Today was a
Fog Day!
In Ohio when we have warm days in the winter we often get school delays for fog the next morning.

The fields were snug under their own blankets.

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.  
-John Ruskin


My Ohio Collage Paintings at MacDowell Gallery

Rusty Roof  8 x 10 - Collage on canvas panel
I am currently the featured artist at the MacDowell Gallery located at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.
Twenty paintings of my favorite subject - farms and barns and beautiful skies! - will be on exhibit until the end of December.

Located on the second floor of Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana, the MacDowell Gallery showcases approximately six regional artists or special events each year.  The gallery primarily features oils, watercolors, mixed media and photography. 
“As patients, families and visitors walk this Reid campus, art plays an essential role in the calming atmosphere we strive to create,” says Foundation Director, JasonTroutwine.  “Most people at Reid are dealing with serious issues.  Art, piano, and gardens seem to provide a brief escape.”
The gallery, named for the former CEO of Reid Hospital, Barry MacDowell, is administered by Edward Thornburg, Adjunct Professor of Art at Indiana University East.
Gallery hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Shadowy Evening 12 x 12 - Collage on Canvas


Beautiful Fall Day

Golden Harvest  18 x 24

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
-William Cullen Bryant


Blue Barn

Blue Barn  12x12
New paintings of farms and scenes from around Mercer and Auglaize County, Ohio.

I will be selling these paintings and others at the 
 Saturday, September 29th from 10 am - 6 pm
in New Bremen, Ohio.

Art, food, music, and wine...my favorites! 
Come out and enjoy the day.
Weathered Red 12x12


All Better Now

The results!
Another lampshade restoration!
It's about time to add the title "Lamp Lady" to my website!

The top shade was broken.  Restoration was a matter of matching the color choices and painting style of the previous artist - so in this case imitation was a good thing!  Again using the Pebeo 150 Glass Paints, I mixed a match to the original floral design and also used a little white and Pebeo 150 matte medium to make the paint slightly opaque.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

Aaron Rose


Collage Landscape

Carthagena Rd. Cornfield 
I created this collage landscape in April working from photos taken at the corner of Carthagena and Post roads in Mercer County, Ohio.
I entered the 23rd St. Marys Artfest and was very happy to receive the Ohio Themed Award for this painting!  yay!

The 23nd Annual St. Marys Summer Artfest will be held at the St. Marys Library
Monday through Friday August 6 - 10 from 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, August 12 from 12 noon to 4 pm.
The Meet the Artist and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, August 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm.


Kindermusik Activity Page

A colorful and simple activity page I created this spring for Kindermusik
-a fun music program for little people.  Here's to activity pages with color!

Can you find everything on the grocery list??
Well...this activity is aimed at a very young child...so I hope it was easy!

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein


Taking a Walk

My latest postcard mailing.  A watercolor sketch of a girl and her very proper pooch.

Happiness is a warm puppy.
-Charles Schultz


Watercolor Sketch

Although this year the weather is dry and the grass is brown I can always paint flowers that are alive and blooming.

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
                                                                                                         Henry James



Starting with this...painted paper

I create this...torn and cut paper collage on canvas.
This farm can be seen from Carthagena Rd. near Ft. Recovery, Ohio... early spring, before the fields were planted.

This fall I will be showing and selling paintings at the first Artisan Showcase at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
Something new for me...more to come!


A Special Lamp Gets a New Shade

Some days I never know what I will be working on next!
This beautiful lamp had the original hand painted top shade broken 
and the owner wanted to have a replacement painted.  I had never painted on glass before but thought I would give it a try.  I used Pebeo 150 glass paints on a hand blown frosted shade and then baked it in my oven for a permanent finish.

The owner said it brought tears to her eyes to see it restored.


Aww..it's Valentine's Day!

Give your favorite kid 
a BIG hug today.  They don't stay small forever.


Who Needs Sunshine?

I don't care what the 
groundhog saw...
I'm ready for Spring!
A sweet character created for Gartner Greetings.