Thursday, May 26, 2016

spring placements

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Missouri River by K. Marxhausen
6 x 9 inches, 2010
Jeremiah Bailey, Carrollton, MO

 Moss Creek No.5 by K. Marxhausen
30 x 40 inches, 2016, plein air
Sandra Castillo-Jackson, Shawnee, Kansas

Sunrise by K. Marxhausen
15 x 20 inches, 2013, plein air
Kristi Lysne, Carrollton, MO

Missouri River Levee by K. Marxhausen
8 x 10 inches, 2010
Tammy Price, Chillicothe, MO

West Approach To Carrollton by K. Marxhausen
12 x 12 inches
Susan Nelson, Wathena, Kansas

Moss Creek, Carroll County by K. Marxhausen
12 x 48 inches, 2009
Roger Leabo, Norborne, MO 

Scene by K. Marxhausen
12 x 12 inches, 2006
Angela Nagel, Chillicothe, MO
Pair of Trees by K. Marxhausen
12 x 9 inches, 2012
David and Sarah Rhodes, Carrollton, MO

Afternoon Field by K. Marxhausen
12 x 32 inches, 2002, plein air
Sean Anderson, Kansas City, Kansas

Untitled #1 (Along Missouri River) by K. Marxhausen
12 x 12 inches, 2012, plein air
Thomas and Belinda Smith, Carrollton, MO

Open Palms by K. Marxhausen
29 x 20 1/2 inches, 2002
Tammy Price, Chillicothe, MO

Hope Brought To My Pain During The1993  by K. Marxhausen
24 x 30 inches, 2001
Elsie McClair, Carrollton, MO

Cow On Hill
40 x 30 inches, 2011
Anthony and Tiffany McMullin, Carrollton, MO

Eastside Creek by K. Marxhausen
24 x 30 inches, 2008
Charles and Anitra Steele, Sugar Creek, MO

Vista, No.7 by K. Marxhausen
8 x 10 inches, 2010, plein air
Jeremiah Bailey, Carrollton, MO

Brother In Christ by K. Marxhausen
18 1/2 x 21 inches, 2003
Elsie McClair, Carrollton, MO

Monday Poplar by K, Marxhausen
36 x 28 inches, plein air,
Frank Raasch, Norborne, MO

Norborne, Hail Sky by K. Marxhausen
11 x14 inches, plein air, 2006
Tammy Price, Chillicothe, MO

Vista, Moss Creek Crossing by K. Marxhausen
16 x 20 inches, 2010
Charles and Anitra Steele, Sugar Creek, MO

Kitchen Surprise by K. Marxhausen
16 x 20 inches, 2005
Hiroko and Naoki Sugioka, Osaka, Japan

Hot Plate, oil on canvas, K. Marxhausen
49 x 41 inches, 1978, University of Nebraska
Frank Raasch, Hardin, MO

One minute video of Hot Plate oil painting

Southwest Levee From Kipping Farm by K. Marxhausen
8 x 10 inch, plein air, 2010
Seth Nelson, Kansas City, Kansas

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Spring placements.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday - bluff creek sunrise

The month of May has been rainy in Carroll County, Missouri. I only go out to the bluff creek area when the gravel roads are dry. Right after a thunder shower, the areas I like to venture into are problematic. Too muddy for driving. Not worth my time. May 23 was dry.

He woke me up early Monday morning like I requested Sunday night. Thank you, Jesus. Out the door by 7:30 AM. Painted from 7:45 - 10 am. Ate sack sandwiches I had packed. Drove home and napped. Here is the progression of that work.

Two minutes.Light colored paint sketched across the canvas.

Way high tree key.

Nine minutes. Attention to sunrise light on sky, sunburst thru leaves. Shows the process.

Log, sandbar rocks, right shale wall, plants, patterns, lower left foreground. No prelim sketch. Work every area. Learn by doing. Evaluate later. That is plein air. Do better next time around.

Bluff Creek Sunrise
acrylic on wraparound canvas
20 x 20 inches
May 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

guy on bus

Reinhold was a dear friend, one of my closest friends. I always enjoyed his company.    Lou Zelie

Self Portrait by Reiny Marxhausen,
oil painting, signed December 12, 1947

Stanley Bielecky was the art instructor that had Reiny as an art student 1947-1948 at Valparaiso University. (courtesy of 1948 Beacon yearbook, page 21)

Theodore Hoelty-Nickel directed the smaller Valpo choir Reiny and Lou Zeile were in. (courtesy of 1948 Beacon yearbook)

Oh. I remember there was a one day excursion bus trip to a small town in South Michigan. Your dad and I were in the choir from Valpo. It wasn’t the big choir, the smaller one. Dr. Theodore Hoelty-Nickel was the director. Marx was the entertainment of the bus. He picked up the newspaper and decided he was going the read off the movies to the bus riders. It was classic Marxhausen. Very funny.
I told him we should stop off at his apartment. He told me, “I’m across from the twitching pig.” There was a store in Valpo that had a bright neon sign of a twitching pig.
Well, we arrived at his apartment and I got to see his work. There was art all over the place, his easel. So next, he asked me if I wanted a beer and I said “sure.” He disappeared out back and came in with a muddy one quart bottle of beer. He said he did not have a refrigerator, so he buried in the ground to keep it cool.                     Lou Zeile
people, instructors, sports sketches by Reiny 1947
Marx did a sketchpad of people at the bar. In appreciation for the drawing, they would send over a round of drinks to us. A night when nothing else was going on. Stiles Service. We’d play pool. There was a pool table downtown Valpo across from the courthouse.       Lou Zeile
Sketch of pool hall by Reinhold Marxhausen 1947 (above) Photo of pool hall courtesy of Lou Zeile (below)
We would go into the grocery store to buy carrots and celery before going to a movie. Disrupting people watching the movie with all our crunching and munching...... He’d make remarks at the grocery, like: “Look at the beauty of that cabbage."  Lou Zeile
Marx lent an element of humor to my life!!
        Lou Zelie
Lou Zeile 1948 Stiles Service
  • Valpo photos courtesy of Valparaiso University Digital Collections,, accessed May 17, 2016.
  • Self Portrait, Reinhold Pieper Marxhausen painting, courtesy of Concordia University, Art Archives, Seward, Nebraska.
  • Photos of Reinhold Marxhausen on tall bicycle courtesy of Marxhausen Estate.  Excerpts from conversations with Lou Zeile, property of Karl Marxhausen, 2016