Issue #277 April 1, 2015

On the Cover | April 1, 2015

this issue's cover art is by Andrea Avery and Patsy Vork

“This work is part of collaborative series of paintings between two artists who lived in the small town of Chetek and shared a love for nature and the Scandinavian style of painting called rosemaling. The artists have known one another since ..."

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Issue #276 March 18, 2015

On the Cover | Mar. 18, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Patricia Mayhew Hamm

“Many of my paintings are on Yupo. Yupo is not paper but polypropylene which came from the packaging industry. The paint cannot soak into it as it does on traditional watercolor paper, and it has to dry by evaporation ..."

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Issue #275 March 4, 2015

On the Cover | Mar. 4, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by April Moriah

“‘Unobstructed Views’ was a piece inspired by a rushed speed walk through Phoenix Park to the transit center. I wanted to capture what it is like to experience a Wisconsin winter after the holidays have passed. This piece was meant to express ..."

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Issue #274 Febuary 18, 2015

On the Cover | Feb. 18, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Lori Chilefone

“This turn-of-the-century photo postcard is one of many treasures I have found at The Antique Emporium in downtown Eau Claire. My art can be seen online at portalwisconsin.org, or you can contact me for a studio visit via lori@nextstepenergy.com.”

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Issue #272 January 21, 2015

On the Cover | Jan. 21, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Mike Guite

“This piece was inspired by the beauty of cardinals in the winter and was created for a close friend. It differs from my normal artistic style, which usually consists of more realistic drawings with little to no abstraction. I have recently ..."

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Issue #271 January 7, 2015

On the Cover | Jan. 7, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Ruth Lundblad

“The birch tree in the piece is a familiar sight in our beautiful area and is the natural canvas reflecting all of the spectrum of light in the woods. Birch can be painted so many ways and is almost never white. The glowing technique used ..."

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Issue #270 December 23, 2014

On the Cover | Dec. 23, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Jason Stabenow

“‘Winter Reverence’ was captured in March 2013 at Lake View Cemetery just off of Cameron Street here in Eau Claire. We had just received a fresh dusting of snow that morning and I wanted to create an image of this church with its contrasting ..."

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Issue #269 December 11, 2014

On the Cover | Dec. 11, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by C.J. Conner

“The name of the piece is ‘Cardinals and Baling Twine,’ an acrylic painting done about 1994. I always learn something from each painting because I am a stickler for markings and such on animals and birds - but in this particular piece ..."

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Issue #268 November 27, 2014

On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Jen Clausen

“I wanted to create a funny and paradoxical situation evocative of Midwestern culture. I decided on incorporating whitetail deer because hunting season has long been ingrained into the natural heritage of our area and was drawing increasingly ..."

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Issue #267 November 13, 2014

On the Cover | Nov. 13, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Travis Dewitz

“A John Deere combine kicks up dust as it rushes to harvest fields full of soybeans. This photo is from my ‘Portrait of the Wisconsin Farm’ series, one of many personal series that I work on. Some of my series are all photographed in a short ..."

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Issue #266 October 30, 2014

On the Cover | Oct. 30, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Laura Middlesworth

“This piece is part one of two created for an album recently released by local band Dames. The guys – Dan, James, and Evan – were most interested in a one-of-a-kind piece to use for the album’s cover and let me run with a casual mention ..."

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Issue #265 October 16, 2014

On the Cover | Oct. 16, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Levi Gilbert

"The Wolf Ranger is a digital painting created in Photoshop. Levi implements traditional painting techniques when working digitally and often combines traditional and digital media to create his artwork. Inspired by fiction, film, and folklore ..."

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Issue #262 September 4, 2014

On the Cover | Sept. 4, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Wendy Ike

“My work reflects a passion for horses with large brush strokes and vivid colors. Motion and expression is what gets noticed and is reflected in my horse paintings and landscapes. ‘Fire and Fury’ is one of my favorites as it is named after my ..."

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Issue #261 August 21, 2014

On the Cover | August 21, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Lauralee Stenzel

“I usually work on Arches cold pressed paper, but for ‘The Watchman’ I chose Arches hot pressed paper. I showed the effect of changing light on the color of the rooster’s feathers using a variety of dark valued pencils.  The background ..."

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Issue #259 July 24, 2014

On the Cover | July 24, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Jane Foos

“I bike and run the Chippewa River State Trail frequently and find great inspiration in its quiet beauty. Bear Lake: Mile 28, and Bear Creek Bridge are two of eight scenes I created representing popular sections of the bike trail. Working from ..."

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Issue #258 July 10, 2014

On the Cover | July 10, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by David Brock

“The painting ‘Red Earth’ manifested itself when I was working towards my MFA. As much of my previous work dealt with the simplification of the forms of the urban landscape, I came into a bit of quandary when I moved to Bowling Green, Ohio ..."

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