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.
I have had the image of this painting in mind for some time. I wanted a loose palette knife painting with detail focused on movement and the person canoeing - a meditative piece to relax the viewer and remind us of the joy water and nature brings.
Water Trails is a 36"x36" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $1,200.00 | 218-547-3729
My figurative mini series continues with this autumn scene of a women bundled up and enjoying the lake view as she holds her cup of coffee. Many Minnesotans should be able to relate to this scene.
This 5" square painting is watercolor on 140 lb arches cold press paper. It is framed in a subtle red frame and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $82.00 | 218-547-3729
Sometimes you just need a little cobalt blue in your life...and goofy flowers to go along with it. This little watercolor is a simple ode to happy thoughts of bright sky and fresh blooms.
Modern Scandinavian Blooming Garden is framed in a simple modeled - custom - frame to compliment the modern Scandinavian feel. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $120.00 | 218-547-3729
Wildflower Sunshine is small watercolor inspired by little blooms dotting the ditches around northern Minnesota. These sweet lil sunnies dance around the summer fields and make a cheery setting for us walkers and wanderers.
Wildflower Sunshine is framed in my favorite modeled but simple custom frame and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $89.00 | 218-547-3729
|This little 5" square painting was inspired by the delicate blooms that line the trails and fields near our home. The already whimsical blooms became a little more colorful and playful using bright teal, cobalt and naples yellow.|
Sweet n Sassy Blooms is a 5"x5" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $69.00
I have had the vision for this painting for months. Usually when I picture exactly what I want to paint - the painting comes together very quickly. It has been nearly 2 months since I started this piece. It has also been almost 2 months since I had my sweet little baby boy.
Time completely changes with a newborn. I am told they grow so fast and I should enjoy the snuggling baby stage - which I am! I keep telling myself that the need paint and be productive can wait - as I can't stop staring at this adorable little creature that wants to be held close. YET...the colors dance in my mind and I try to sneak a bit of painting in as he naps. ...but he catches me and my paint dries on the palette. Alas, a baby backpack and baby wrap have helped me out. Now I can paint - some - and hold him close!
Cattail Wishes & Red-Winged Songs is a whimsical painting inspired by the fluffy cattails that fill our ponds and the beautiful song of the red-winged black bird that is often found visiting these ponds. I combined the light feel and bright colors of my Modern Scandinavian series with a thick palette knife layering to create a piece full of color, texture and light dancing on a pond.
Cattail Wishes & Red-Winged Songs is a 24"x48" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $875.00 | 218-547-3729
Coneflower Field is a mixed media piece. I started with a graphite sketch - layered it with brushed ink - added a watercolor wash and finished it with a semi-transparent white ink wash for the background. The process took some time but I enjoyed the effect and have new ideas for future painting in this style.