this is a site to share new works as I finish them including paintings, illustrations, hand formed and shaped necklaces. ...and maybe I'll share a story or two about how they came about.
It's the season to add to my Modern Scandinavian series. When things calm down and I get to reflect on the year - more colorful and whimsical creations come about. The top photo is from my Mom's garden early in the fall. Her Dahlias are amazing with their wild movement and intricate pieces - so much life, color and personality!
Modern Scandinavian Dahlia Garden is an acrylic painting on deep edge stretched canvas. Stretcher bars are 1.5" thick with cross braces. Edges are painted. Size is 10"x30". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $545.00 | 218-547-3729
My first completed painting for 2020 was inspired by family and ice skating over the holidays. It's not often we get good ice over Christmas and we were all enjoying it this year. Pond Skating is about friends, family and the joy of being outside on the ice and snow.
Pond Skating is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press arches watercolor paper. If you look close you can see the Arches watermark in the bottom right corner of the piece. Whenever possible I like to feature the watermark. This painting is framed to a final size of 7"x9" with conservation glass. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $172.00
I thought it was about time my Walker, Minn. painting series included a man. I wanted a piece that would compliment Morning Mist and one that spoke to the wonderful outdoorsmen in this area. I wanted this piece to contain the energy of the guys who love to get their gear together and go fishing in any kind of weather. This guy was geared up for rain but the day turned nice and the sun came out and of course - the fish were biting.
Sportsman is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. paper. The original is not for sale. I had Next Innovations in Walker, Minn. print this piece on 8"x8" powder coated steel with hanging brackets. This print is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $39.00 | 218-547-3729
You lake lovers know the peace of wrapping up in a blanket with a warm beverage to observe the morning mist and calm over the water. This feeling is what I tried to capture here. When the mist is dense enough that you hear the boat motor before you see it - that's morning mist on the lake!
I kept the original of this piece which is a 10" brushed ink on 140 lb. paper. I'm excited to say that I have been collaborating with the local metal fabricator in Walker. Next Innovations is known for their metal work and excellent print quality. Their powder coated metal is long lasting and durable. This piece is available as a 8" square on metal with hanging brackets. The brackets hang the piece out from the wall about an inch giving it a unique look that I am enjoying.
Morning Mist on powder coated 8" metal with brackets is $39.00 and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. | 218-547-3729
The Chickadee is a common sight in these parts but that doesn't mean we take these sweet talkers for granted. I know, for one, I would miss the cheerful song of this caped little bird. For this piece my Chickadee landed on a holiday wreath to say hello and add some holiday cheer.
Chickadee Holiday is brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. It is professionally framed by Heritage framing with conservation glass. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
These seeds look like they have been in training and are ready to take flight. I picture them with little flight hats and goggles. Yes - I just had my morning coffee. They are fun seeds - dancing away.
Whip or Whirl is a 4"x7" brushed acrylic ink painting on 350 lb. mixed media paper. This piece is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 7"x10". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $125.00 | 218-547-3729
These little sprigs dot the paths of our home adding a lively color. When a friend came to visit this fall we set out the paints and both decided to paint asters. We listened to music, sketched and painted - just like the old days when we were college dorm neighbors. Her painting turned out more of a beautiful macro view. I should have photographed them side by side.
Sprigs of Joy is a 4" x 7" brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 7"x10". This piece is sold