Sunday, July 14, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Whitnal Park 7/12/19

from Lisa,

We had a nice session. We wound up at the beer garden. I’d never been to Whitnall Park; Kent & Nila said the foliage around the pond had become very overgrown since the last time they’d sketched there. 

It looked pretty flat and green, so we went down the road. Sat in shade in beautiful weather and had a somewhat more varied view.

Nila with Jim in the background 

I soon gave up on trees, so my line and wash was based on a photo I took elsewhere yesterday.

Thank you Lisa! for the pictures and writing!

Note: Next Friday we are Not going to Harley Davidson.
We are painting at a private family farm in New Berlin

Two Days of Wine and Roses 8/3-4/19 Boerner Botanical Gardens



Can you please post this free Plein Air competition, please. Nice prizes

Two Days of Wine and Roses

August 3rd, 10:00am - 5:00pm
August 4th,  10:00am - 3:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens
Hales Corners, WI

Art for sale in the Gallery Tent and in the Gallery Room


35% commission to the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

Free event.
Admission to the Gardens $4.50- $7.50

For more information 

and to sign up for the plein air competition, 
or sing up for Gallery Tent Space at

Carol S. Christ__________
The Rogues Artists Group
President/Exhibitions Committee
262 894 6032

“You can send an artist an email, but you can’t make them read it!"

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park 6/21/19

It was a beautiful sunny day. Surprisingly enough it did not rain. Hardly any mosquitoes. A lot of people walking. We took the high trail and the low trail along the river. Lot of reflections, light, and shade.

Here is a picture of us before we scattered to paint.

Paintings of Tanya, Nancy, and Terry

Thank you Terry for sending this picture!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Heritage Farms in Mukwonago 6/14/19

Ten of us showed up to paint at Heritage Farms,
What a fantastic place! Betty, the owner was super nice and gave us a tour.

The day started out cloudy and over cast with some light rain but became sunny by the time we left.

Look closely. In almost every picture there is an artist or two.
 "The pastoral scenic undulating Kettle-moraine-- mature forest-- partly to mostly cloudy and windy---20% chance for precip-- mid 60's" (Jim's prediction)

(She also showed us purple iris that smelled like grape soda.)
 A neat rock arrangement


A neat door

Directions from Milwaukee:
  • I-894 West to I43 W towards Beloit
  • Left/South onto Hwy 164  (Big Bend Exit) through Big Bend
  • Right/West at Hwy L (Corner of Citizens Bank, Street signs confusing, Janesville Rd to Left/ Forest Home to Right)
  • Heritage Farms is about 4.7 miles from last intersection. Turn in driveway on L after Heritage Farm sign.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Iconography/Calligraphy workshop June 8, 8:30am-12noon

From: margaret gruna <>
Subject: Invitation to an Iconography/Calligraphy workshop
Dear Friends,
The School Sisters of St. Francis invite you to a spiritual and art workshop titled “The Sacred Monogram of Jesus” on Saturday, June 8, from 8.30 am to 12 noon, in St. Joseph Center. Please see the flyer attached and details below. We hope to see you at the workshop, and are grateful to you for helping us spread the word.

“The Sacred Monogram of Jesus” iconography workshop
Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. (Greenfield Ave. @ 27th St.), Milwaukee

On Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the School Sisters of St. Francis will be welcoming teens and adults to the workshop, “The Sacred Monogram of Jesus,” at St. Joseph Center.

Professional artist and iconographer Christine Jentz of Lumen Christi Art in Brookfield will present on the history of iconography and specifically on Jesus’ monogram (IHS), while guiding participants in creating sacred art as contemplative work. The experience will be both reverent and creative.

Participants will be tracing and “gold-filling” Ms. Jentz’s illustration of a filigreed monogram by using a gold pigment pen on vellum paper. The finished product will be ready for framing and can be a beautiful piece for communing with Christ contemplatively.

Opportunities to learn from an iconographer are rare. In fact, Ms. Jentz is one of few Americans who practice iconography as a vocation.

The class fee is $45. This workshop makes a great Father’s Day gift. Register today! Please send cash or checks written to:  School Sisters of St. Francis Outreach Events, c/o Donna O’Loughlin; 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Contact: or 414-385-5272. Convenient free parking is available in the St. Joseph Center lot at 29th St. and Orchard St.

Donna O’Loughlin
Coordinator of Outreach Events

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Waterford Village Hall Park 5/23/19

We met at 213 Cafe on Main street but Main street was all tore up with construction so decided to go paint at the park on the Fox River.
Perfect day to paint outside. Warm, nice breeze, sunny, but lots of shade in the park.