Friday, July 11, 2014

Fiery Maple *SOLD

Fiery Maple was inspired by a lively Maple that lives on the south side of Leech Lake. I used a combination of Caran d Ache Technalo graphite pencils along with M. Graham watercolors and Pebeo drawing gum on this piece.  With Maple trees it is fun to exaggerate the colors - hence the name Fiery Maple. The tree that modeled for me was dressed in it's full green glory, at the time, but I can just picture her dressed in with flair for the Fall. 

Fiery Maple is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, Minnesota.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Birch Stand - Chippewa National Forest *SOLD

Birch Stand - Chippewa Nation Forest is a small version of my impressionist style birch tree paintings. One of my favorite place to wander, in Minnesota, is Shingobee Recreation area - in the Chippewa National Forest. This little, 6" square painting, is based on a couple of Birch tree models along the trails at Shingobee.

Birch Stand - Chippewa Nation Forest is a 6" x 6" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $48.00  | 218-547-3729

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scandinavian Garden - Origami Iris *SOLD

Now THIS was a fun painting. This narrow lil watercolor was inspired by Grey and Lavender Iris flowers with bright yellow and orange stripe detail. I plan on painting, the inspiring flowers, in a more realistic acrylic painting but thought it would be fun to create a modern geometric piece out of watercolor. They turned into Origami looking flowers that are quiet happy.

Scandinavian Garden - Origami Iris is a narrow 3" x 17.5" watercolor on 140 lb hot press (smooth) watercolor paper. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-DRAW

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Scandinavian Garden - Modern Marigold *SOLD

My Modern Scandinavian Garden watercolor series has a bright new addition.  These pieces are inspired by "real" flowers but I add a geometric dimension to them that gives the pieces a more modern - elongated Scandinavian feel.  This, along with the intensely bright M. Graham watercolors, really makes the small piece have a bold presence. 


Scandinavian Garden - Modern Marigold  is a 6" x 14" watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper. Available - after it is framed - at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-DRAW

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fiery Berries


The combination of Naples Yellow deep and Pyrrole Red is as close to a sunset as I can get. I used this combination of colors for the background of Fiery Berries - a portrait of Bittersweet berries. I lost track of how many Bittersweet paintings I have done but this one has to be the brightest.

I thought the contrast of Apple Indicator's cool colors against the Fiery Berries warmth was a nice compliment. Fiery Berries is a small 5" square acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $46.00 | 218-547-3729

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Apple Indicator

This little 5" x 7" painting is a combination of some of my favorite colors. Paynes Gray, Naples Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Sky Blue and turquoise are blended to give the apple blossom branch a soft and light air. The apple blossoms stay such a short time and add an elegant sweetness as they indicate how many apples we will find come autumn.

Apple Indicator is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $48 | 218-547-3729

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Maple Style *SOLD

Amur Maple trees outline the town of Walker, MN with their flowing style. There is nothing straight and orderly about these little beauties. Their angled trunks and wild hair styles make me happy. In the winter they keep their silvery seeds like packets of wishes waiting to be wished on. The stylin Amur calls to be painted during every season. I am fond of the healthy and always changing little urban Maple.

Maple Style is a 7.5" x 7.5" watercolor painting - framed to 13" square. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $42.00 | 218-547-3729