lake boats

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL USA)

lake boats

lake boats

The wife of my church/school principal was hospitalized for about 2 months. He showed me a photo his wife had taken out of their kitchen window of their lake side home.

It was perfect composition, exquisite framing and it seemed to tell me - "PAINT THIS". I asked him to send me an e-mail copy attachment.

The next week I gave him a small print of this picture on an 8"X10" sheet of paper. I had this taped over my 8"X10" painting. I handed it to him and he said, "I recognize this." So I said, "Lift the paper."

He was wide eyed when he saw the painting of that window scene.

My get well gift to his wife.

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Peaceful Splendor series

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL USA)

Peaceful Splendor  3

Peaceful Splendor 3

Enjoying peaceful walks along serene paths and enjoying the views was the inspiration of this series of a total of 6 paintings. Each was of a different are yet each had that tranquility of the area that so impressed me.

I can still visualize that walk and inhale the perfume I experienced. One cannot "bottle up" such fragrance, yet I attempted to capture the atmosphere of the location so others may experience the same tranquil splendor of that area.

I hope I have achieved this venture with this series.

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Peaceful Splendor series

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL USA)

Peaceful Splendor  3

Peaceful Splendor 3

Strolls and walks through nature and remembering these wonderful places, I had to record them in paint.

Water color is a wonderful media for mixed media as I am working with acrylic paints and also acrylic as water color. The combination is most pleasant for working and in the end most pleasing results.

These are the 4 remaining of the Peaceful Splendor series, Number 3 - 4 - 5 - and 6. All are framed with beautiful dark cherry wood frames.

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Farm Gate

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL USA)

FARM GATE

FARM GATE

I enjoy rural America and search for ways to illustrate it. Sometimes I like to inject a bit of humor into the work as I did with this piece. The used path goes around the gate since the adjacent fence has long been missing.

Another time I was advised that I had not signed my work of a light house. I directed their gaze to look at the grafiti in the rocks.

On a farm scene no one could locate my signature. I said, "See the tree in the foreground and the carving in it?" Another time I used a log and carved my name into it.

Painting is FUN. I did a spin off of Andy Warhall with his Campbell soup cans. But, at the bottom was one lone can on its side with the cut off lid hanging on. When asked about the lone can I replied, "Starving Artist."
Sadly, this painting was stolen from a classroom studio as someone wanted the frame.

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Rural America

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL. U S A)

Beauty

Beauty

I adore forest scenes and nature. I have been accused of having my head in the trees. Maybe they are right, because I see such beauty in them, and they are all around us. But one has to travel a bit to see dense forests an beautiful watery scenes. Then to capture them in paint is the challenge that I accept.

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Trees and Lakes and Water

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL> U S A)

Mabry Mill in The Fall

Mabry Mill in The Fall

Just have to make them so I have a vivid picture of them. Photograph are not personal enough for me.

I want to share the beauty of such scenes with others. Maybe some will see the same besuty that I do.

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Canal Strasse-New Orleans-1900

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL U S A)

Canal Strasse New Orleans 1900

Canal Strasse New Orleans 1900

As a member of IArtists I elected to paint a street scene of what Canal Strasse may have looked like in 1900.

An exhibit of more than 30 of the current contributions is on display at the Downers Grove, IL. Public Library during December 2012, and will be forwarded to families during following months, as their home construction is completed

IMAGINE NEW ORLEANS IArtists

Chicago area art group IArtists paint about New Orleans — the people, the culture, music and Mardi Gras. And they donate fine art prints to New Orleans families who are rebuilding their homes after the hurricane devastation.

A church volunteer camp, that helps the families rebuild, provides a house blessing and a care package of practical household necessities. But man does not live by bread alone, they need beauty and comfort, so a beautiful art print is included to welcome the families home. How great is that?

Over 100 fabulous paintings have been created and donated to this project by generous and talented artists.

All art is positive and uplifting, no negative reminders of hurricane destruction. The project is funded by public donations, sales of artwork, and fund-raising exhibits.

Please support IArtists as we welcome the families home with our gift of art. Many of the paintings are for sale.

Prints and notecards are also for sale.
Donations are tax deductible.
IArtists Co. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
www.IArtistsInfluence.org
kgehseATkarenlovestopaint.com
630-627-6050

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Norman Rockwell's other side

by Ted E. Mueller
(Addison, IL. U S A)

Norman Rockwell's Other Side

Norman Rockwell's Other Side

NORMAN ROCKWELL’S OTHER SIDE
I saw the Norman Rockwell painting from The Saturday Evening Post and admired him for his creativeness. Then the idea came to me, what does his other side look like?

I always like to add a little humor to a painting and then the challenge arose. What does his other side look like
Surprising how many people do not realize he is looking into a mirror.

So my painting is a SPOOF to evoke humor.

I submitted it to "Prairie Light Review" magazine and they accepted it and published it in their current issue.

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