Thursday, April 3, 2014

Drift Boat Guide

Those of you who have spent time on or near the rivers out west might recognize this scene. The low sitting drift boat, guided by a skilled rower and fishing guide, is a common scene - especially in Montana. This scene was inspired by a river in Montana and one of these skilled guides.

Drift Boat Guide is a very small 5" x 5" painting on stretched canvas (1.5" thick stretchers) with painted edges. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $40.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunshine on Bittersweet

Bittersweet, my favorite painting subject, makes another appearance. This time I used a lighter palette of ivory and warm gray behind the bold oranges and reds of the bittersweet vines.

This little 5" x 5" painting is acrylic on stretched (1.5" thick stretchers) canvas. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $40.00 | 218-547-3729

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lake Effect

This was a fun, multi layered painting. To see the process I used to create it, from start to finish, click on the youtube video below. 

Lake Effect is a 30" x 30" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $398.00  | 218-547-3729

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Traditional Rituals

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, my family often attended the Cass Lake Pow-Wow. I remember the drums and singing filling me with joy and need to dance to the steady rich drum. 

Last summer I enjoyed the drum circles and dancers at the Onigum Pow Wow. This little dancer was so full of heart and rhythm. I couldn't help but paint him.  I thought watercolor would work best with it's free flowing movement and vibrant pigment. 

Traditional Rituals is an 11" x 14" watercolor on 140 lb arches watercolor paper. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. |  218-547-3729

Friday, March 28, 2014

Scandinavian Underwater Garden II

In the bright watercolor style of my Scandinavian Garden series, I have added a new Underwater Garden painting. This little watercolor is very light and playful. The M Graham watercolor palette is an intense play of complimentary colors. 

I just dropped it off to be framed in the same ridged frame that the rest of the Scandinavian Garden series is framed in. Available soon at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fly About - original graphite drawing

My favorite bird variety changes from time to time but lately the woodpecker and it's fly - fly - glide style really speaks to me. This graphite drawing represents 3 Woodpeckers in flight. I tried to give the drawing a fluid feel as if all three birds are one. The piece is as much about the motion of the lines of the drawing as it is about the swoop of the Woodpecker's flight style.

Fly About is a 16" x 20" framed and matted graphite drawing on 140 lb. watercolor paper. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. $98.00 | 218-547-3729