Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Strawberry Blonde Summer



 As my nieces and nephews get older - and more reflective - they become subjects for more paintings. Most times they have no idea I have captured their images for my panting files. This moment was captured last summer as my oldest niece watched her cousins playing on the lake. I am enjoying observing these beautiful souls and seeing where their interests take them.

Strawberry Blonde Summer is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 350 lb. paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. The final size is 11"x8.25". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $210.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Blue Deep




 When I started this canvas I was picturing water singing with deep blues under a blue sky. I was going for an emotional connection with thick layers dancing off of each other. The more the piece developed the more I felt it needed context. Sometimes I just can't leave an abstract as an abstract and this is one of those times. I feel like the piece is still about the water but the pair canoeing help give it a nice flow. 

Blue Deep is acrylic on canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. The size is 24"x36". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $1,600.00 | 218-547-3729

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bossa Nova Begonia *SOLD




 Last summer, I had a hanging basket with a Bossa Nova Begonia in it. This gorgeous plant welcomed me everyday. The reds and lovely vines fascinated me. I just had to paint it. One day I am going to paint a large piece inspired by this beauty. I saved the bulbs and hope I get to plant them very soon

Bossa Nova Begonia is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 187 lb. hot press paper. This piece is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 19.5" x 6.5". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

Friday, April 2, 2021

Campsite Comforts




 I have had the vision for this painting since 2017. Some friends came to visit years ago and they stayed at the Shores of Leech Lake - Campsite #1. It was a gorgeous and hot September evening when we visited their campsite. I was taking photos of the scenery when my husband wandered around look at the lake view. I pictured him holding a cup of coffee and relaxing. When I started to sketch out the scene I mentioned to my husband that it needed something more. He imagined a boy playing or fishing on the rocks and I said - of course! This is based on my family but I painted it in a way that - hopefully - lets you imagine your family - enjoying the lake and family time. 

Campsite comforts is an acrylic ink painting on 187 lb. mixed media paper. The painted area measures 14" square. The final framed piece measures 20.5" square. The frame is Italian made with a gritty texture. This piece is framed with conservation glass. The original is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $625.00 | 218-547-3729.

I also have cards and metal prints available. Metal prints are 8" square with hangers - $42.00. Paper prints will be available soon as well. This is the latest in my Walker, Minn. series paintings - by Jessie Townsdin Stolzman. (The prints are brighter than the original)

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sunshine to Go *SOLD




I confess - I used a long lens and photographed an unknowing tourist outside the shop for the inspiration for this painting. A family had parked outside the shop and I loved the relaxed style of this young woman. I had my camera ready for when they returned and to my delight she had a coffee in her hand this time too! Scarf + jacket + coffee and relaxed style = perfect painting subject. 

Sunshine to Go is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. This piece is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 8.5"x11" with conservation glass. This painting is sold but cards are available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

 

Little Bright Burst II *SOLD



This is another little painting inspired by wild flowers and "weeds" that filled my sketch book last summer. Little Bright Burst II is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 9"x6" with conservation glass. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

 

Little Bright Burst I *SOLD



I carved out some time to listen to music and put color to some summer sketches! These little pieces were inspired by wild flowers and wild "weeds" - the tiny little pops of color that make summer so cheerful!

Little Bright Burst I is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 10.5" x 5.5" with conservation glass. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729