Friday, August 12, 2016

Proof of Betty's NightClub

11" tall by about 10.5" wide. 
Photos by cell phone.
Proof was hanging so not really square,
but I couldn't wait.
I needed to see what I cut.
I didn't do the best job of finishing the wood before I began, 
so it's troublesome to print
and the wood warps.
I will never again not begin a properly prepared board.

I have 9 more sheets of paper to print,
and then I will begin planning out the next block.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rubbings from the Betty Blocks

These are only rubbings of what some are calling 
the Betty Blocks.
Five are completed,
so, the official printing is in the near future!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pine Mound Holstein

Pine Mound Holstein, 16" x 24", Oil on Linen.
It will be hanging in the Spring Green Chamber of Commerce office
until I bring it back for the Fall Art Tour.
It will be for sale...
but not just yet.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Paintings of Arena and down the road.

Real photos to replace cell phone snaps of two paintings.
 Arena, 12"x12", Oil on Linen.
Prints are available here.
 Korback Road at Y, 12"x12", Oil on Linen.
Prints are available here.

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11 black ice and donation

 Above is the painting I'm donating to the Spring Green Area Artist Coalition Event
Below is my January 8th. 3:30PM encounter 
with black ice hiding within a puddle 
in a Madison parking lot as I was walking to night school.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Natural foods TeeShirt

I'm experimenting with Zazzle.
They've done excellent work for the Public Domain Review
and I wonder what they would do with one of my drawings.
So, here, for a TeeShirt of your choosing,
hopefully I've set it up correctly,
I know the words are a little hard to read on their site,
when you want to see what you're getting,
so I typed them into the description.
I want to believe their capabilities will carry my work.
So, we'll find out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Where one might see eagles.

This is one of the places in Sauk where one would see eagles, 
if the eagles were around.
A small painting on linen.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jane Wilcoxson Studio features Linda Kelen

In addition to
a fine set of my wood prints,
and a selection of my chased/repoussed metals, 

the following three paintings will be at the  
Jane Wilcoxson Studio, 
in Mineral Point,
December 5th for Mineral Point's Gallery Night
through December 23rd.
8"x8", oil on linen, Peach Tree
8"x8", oil,  WearyTraveler
8"x8", oil, Monkey
I forgot to take a picture of these new ones 
when they were completed this morning. 
Now there are seven all signed, dated and numbered.
I've got to remember to take photos before they go out the door!
Here's the best my cell phone could do of 6 of the 7 in the gallery.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Small Oil Paintings

One of these three is going to be offered up to the
Spring Green Area Arts Coalition.
8"x8", oil on linen, Peach Tree
8"x8", oil,  WearyTraveler
8"x8", oil, Monkey

Saturday, November 14, 2015

chased, repoussed, honeybee in progress

Wondering how to finish a few pieces,
I began experimenting with an unfinished honeybee.
Needless to say,
I got carried away into a completely different direction.
There will be more.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

chased and repoussed things

Fish on bikes 
and so, 
in answer to requests for them to be REAL, 
I've been busy.

There will be more.
The houses are 7/8" wide and 2" long,
with a homemade pin back I fashioned with spring wire.
I"ll get better photos a little later.
(I changed the look of this one with some new chemistry. 
The previous photo is more like what it is. 
I just have to learn how to take better pictures of shiny things)
Right now I'm just fired up about what these are!!
Yes, there will be more chasing/repousse of something.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


The Cedarburg Art Museum now has a selection of the small whiteline prints.
This year, I'm Artist # 21 on the FALL ART TOUR.

Since 27 of my works are in the 
Cedarburg Art Museum 
until November 8th when the show closes,
I printed little bits of the more detailed blocks
just for this weekend.

Friday, October 02, 2015

8" X 8" painting

I'm way overloaded.  I wasn't thinking, and agreed to do an 8" canvas 
So I did one painting.
Not what anyone probably wanted,
but if I'm doing it for free, to give away,
for someone to be assigned it
as their prize for buying a $50.00 ticket
whether they want it or not,
I'm doing what I feel like at that particular time.
I couldn't see giving it away.
Not this one.
Not to be a prize for someone who may not want it,
condemning it to a garage nail on a dark wall
where mice might nest on the stretcher
between canvas and wall, 
until years later the pissed stained canvas aroma
results in it being tossed into the bottom of a cardboard box
that will carry a leaky garbage bag to the dump
protecting the car trunk from being
saturated with the seepy composting juices
and to be tossed out with the trashes??? 

I'm keeping this one.
So, I painted another one.
Can't give this one away either.
So, after learning that the Lind Pavillion is because of John Lind, 
now feeling a NEED to offer up something if only for him and Carla,
on September 30th, on a third 8" canvas,
I challenged myself to paint one in the time left between 2PM and sundown.
I did it.
I will give this one away.
It exists solely to be given away
to be the prize for someone who bought a $50.00 ticket.
I attached a note telling the tale of why it exists
and stated that if the new owners find they do not enjoy my painting,
they should contact me.
I will be happy to take it back! 
(OK, yes, I still have a hard time letting go of my works.)