Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Simple View

Thirty paintings of nature as impressions and memories, semi-realistic and primitive, by Lorraine Ortner-Blake.

At the Arboretum Visitor Center Steinhauer Trust Art Gallery
In the hallway next to the Visitor Center auditorium

UW-Madison Arboretum | 1207 Seminole Highway | Madison WI 53711 | 608-265-5215

 November 1 through December 30, 2019

Gallery is open Mon–Fri 9:30 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun 12:30–4 pm
Arboretum Trails are open 7 am–10 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Eve/Day

Here are a few of the paintings you'll see at the Arboretum Visitor Center, Madison, Wisconsin, in November and December, 2019.
My Heart

Winter on the Hill


Peggy's Wedding

Goldfinch and Sunflowers


Walnuts in Summer

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Culture and Agriculture 2019 Exhibit

If you're in the Marshfield, Wisconsin, area I hope you can drop in to see the Culture and Agriculture exhibit at New Visions gallery (in the Marshfield Clinic). Two of my recent paintings have been accepted:

Winter Walnuts | Gouache on paper, about 12 x 12

Blue Cows at Dawn | Gouache on canvass, 12 x 16

In November and December 2019 you can find about 20 of my paintings at the Arboretum gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are some paintings you'll find:
Hawk, 1000 AD
That's the Baraboo-area Man Mound in the lower left.

Hawk, 2000 AD

Hawk, 3000 AD

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Unwinding Road

See four seasons of paintings, in oil and gouache, showing bluffs, fields, and colors of Wisconsin by Lorraine.

I hope you can see the show,
sponsored by the Portage Center for the Arts
at Tivoli, Portage, Wisconsin.
The exhibit starts Thursday, April 6, 2017
and will be on display Monday, July 10, 2017.
Most paintings are for sale.

Please join me for a small reception
Friday, April 21, 4 to 6 pm
in the lobby of Tivoli.
Here are some of the paintings you'll see.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Cats

Not sure what to call this painting, maybe Pink Sunday Socks. It's a winter painting, with warm clothes and warm kitties, and lots of night time to think and dream.
It's in watercolor and gouache, about 7 x 9 inches. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cat House

Jim's a soft heart when it comes to stray cats. Here he is, with a few our our feline family.

Painted in watercolor and gouche, about 5 x 7 inches.


This painting is also about 5 x 7 inches.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Buddha Cat

This painting is about 5 x 7 inches, watercolor, gouache.  

I'd like to say I finished this painting today,
but it needs to set on a shelf for a few days while I decide if it's done.
Below you'll find a step-by-step. You'll notice I was working over some calligraphy practice.
Just trying to get color down. I get nervous starting a new painting.
It can be hard to stick with it when the painting looks like this.
I put some acrylic medium over the background at this point.
Here I kept building the white.
I hope this animation doesn't make you tired.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Exhibit at Oakwood Village, Madison, Wisconsin

The new month started with a new exhibit. I spent the morning of November first hanging 69 artworks in the halls of Oakwood Village on Madison, Wisconsin's west side. The exhibit will be open through December. I hope you can stop in.

6175 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
Call Denny Geller for more information: 608.230.4324.