Saturday, July 15, 2017

Voyagers and Water Ways




It's been a year of palette knife paintings for me. Letting some of the control of the paint be determined by the knife gives a nice open light feeling to a piece. I pair the tighter details of a form with the loose blending of the water with the knife.

Voyagers and Water Ways is a 30"x40" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It will be available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $1,600.00 | 218-547-3729

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Birch Behavior


I used my favorite ink combination of earth red and cool grey for this birch tree painting. Something about this color combination just feels complete. I found the frame before starting the piece. I enjoy working with the frame in mind. When the piece is done it says - I'm home!

Birch Behavior is a brushed ink painting on 140 lb arches watercolor paper. Final size is 11"x17". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $185.00. Professionally framed with conservation glass. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reaching Light

Reaching Light is a multi layered painting-inspired by the sweeping motion of the leaves from an Ash tree. Trees have so many inspiring elements that sometimes I have to focus in on one section to really capture the detail of their beauty. Other times I step back and feel the power of these towering beauties.

Reaching Light is a 30"x30" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges and 1.5" thick stretcher bars. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $975.00

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Overcast with a Good Chance for Wine *SOLD

I'm not sure it it's the women's posture, the bottle of wine or the overcast setting that gives this painting such a relaxed ease but something about it just calms me. This little watercolor developed quickly after the initial sketch. My graphite lines can be seen under the light watercolor to give the piece a loose - open feeling.

Overcast with a Good Chance for Wine is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The artwork size is  8"x10" - including the 1" white border. Final framed size will be about 9.5" x 11.5". Painting will be available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $160.00 | 218-547-3729

Modern Scandinavian Dandelion Wishes


After picking up this fun sized canvas - all I could imagine on it was a Modern Scandinavian garden painting. Bright, with movement and a bit of goofiness was what I was going for. This piece will change the mood of any room it hangs in.

Modern Scandinavian Dandelion Wishes is a 10"x30" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $360.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sun in Your Sails *SOLD


Imagine the wind pushing your boat at a steady speed and the sun warming your skin. These days are coming again soon. Similar to my larger sailboat - palette knife paintings - this piece is about color, mood and movement.

Sun in Your Sails is an acrylic painting on canvas. It is framed to a final size of 12.5"x15" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $145.00 | 218-547-3729

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Graceful Pods *SOLD

Painting milkweed pods is similar to painting bittersweet for me. It's twists and turns and graceful lines are enough to inspire many paintings and sketches. I keep a vessel of beautiful dried milkweed near my easel. The subtle markings and shadows always call me to create another painting.

Graceful Pods is a watercolor painting on 140 lb rough cold press arches paper. It is professionally framed and has conservation glass to protect it. Framed size is 9"x21". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $215.00