My latest video is of me painting a fall scene en Plein Air style. En Plein Air is French for “in the open air,” and refers typically to painting out doors. I had a lot of fun doing this particular piece and I hope you enjoy watching it!
Come on downtown and join us for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 25th annual Gallery night Friday, October 4th. The event starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 9. Enjoy a wide variety of Madison’s finest artists followed by an awesome after party, hope to see you there!
African Violets are both beautiful and fragile, requiring attentive care in exchange for rewarding blooms, much like a work of art! Growing up in Green Bay, my mother taught me to care for her violets as she cared for me. The soil must be kept moist, but just barely, there can never be any water on the leaves, or there may be spotting damage, and they need moderate to bright sunlight, but never direct. The African violets that always filled the north bay window of my childhood home inspired me to paint a series of four pieces in honor of my mother. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and that you have something beautiful that inspires you too!
Excited to partner with Eno Vino, a Major Sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Gala Event, which will take place this Saturday, May 4th at the Kohl Center! Eno Vino has graciously commissioned the creation of these two paintings to be donated to the silent auction portion of the event. Each painting is a Barbara Scharpf original, and features an Opus One wine bottle that is signed by UW Badgers Basketball coach, Bo Ryan. I am so thankful to have been selected as the artist behind Eno Vino’s donation, and hope we can raise a lot of money for the fight against cancer!
This nice weather sure feels good after the winter that we had! Hope this sunshine is cheering you all up too! I’ve been truly inspired by the warm sunshine today.. So inspired that I’ve created 3 new paintings so far! Check back for pictures…
I have been very busy these past few weeks painting several new pieces to be displayed this month. I have two art shows going on at the moment – one at Espresso Royale (650 State Street), and the other at Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon, WI. If you’re in the neighborhood of either one of these excellent coffee shops, stop in and check out my work
In the meantime, check out some of my newest florals! Based on this upcoming week’s weather forecast, I’d say spring has finally decided to come! I hope these new piece get you even more excited for the warm spring weather ahead!
As many of you know, I just returned from a wonderful, relaxing vacation to Mexico. Although I didn’t have my usual painting materials with me, I had a blast creating new pieces with watercolors!
Before venturing into impasto painting, I often used oils or watercolor paints. It was kind of fun to go back to my original roots to play and experiment with watercolors again!
Here are some of my new paintings. As always, I would love to hear any feedback you have – good or bad!
This picture is of my two daughters, Emily and Mary. I love this quote, and believe sisterhood is a real gift.