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.
Lanterns, candles, lamps, luminaries, basically everything that glows a warm light inspires me. Hang a solar lantern from your patio and you will smile every time you see it. It's shape invites magic and inspiration. I don't know exactly why lanterns are so inviting - but they are.
This painting is an ode to those spheres of light that make the night bright and the day dance. Lanterns - is a 16" x 22" watercolor painting on 140 lb. hot press arches watercolor paper. It is professionally framed with conservation non glare glass. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $389.00 | 218-547-3729
Farmer's Markets are the best places to find inspiration in color, fabrics, light, hats and earthy-flowy people. ...not to mention the fresh veggies, flowers, herbs, candles, knit-goods. etc etc etc. I stocked up on inspiration at the Wisconsin Farmer's Market and this painting is one of my creations from a bright sunny August day.
Open Air Market is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. It is professionally framed and double matted in a shadow box style with conservation glass. Final framed size is 10"x13" - Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $179.00 | 218-547-3729
This little watercolor is another piece that I started on the train and finished in my studio. In the spirit of my Modern Scandinavian series - I created over-exaggerated shapes and bright color for a light and whimsical piece.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Songbird on Spires is a 4.5" x 7.5" watercolor painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. Framed size is 8"x12". Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $160.00 | 218-547-3729
|Sometimes I want to make bittersweet berries stand out from the background but, for this piece, I wanted the berries to blend in. Red just felt good on my eyes today. I used a combination of many reds, yellows and oranges make this canvas come alive with color.|
Bittersweet Vines & Berries is a 6" square acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $74.00 | 218-547-3729
|I picture this painting hanging above a blue velvet couch with Navajo accent pillows and natural wood furniture. Oh....and perhaps an ornate hooked rug with pops of ivory - is that too specific? I know it will take a specific space for this painting to thrive. I used a subtle color palette to relax the movement in the lines. I wanted it to be soothing and a bit edgy. The Finch adds a pop of color to compliment the deep turquoise, grey and burnt sienna. I wanted the finch to be observing - at home in his environment.|
Finch & Spires is a 2' x 4' acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $860.00 | 218-547-3729
You might notice a theme with my figurative watercolors. . .they often hold a ceramic mug. When holding a warm beverage everything just falls into place. We slow down to savor our drink and reflect on where we are. This women is cozy in her sweater, relaxed and enjoying a break in the sunshine.
I sketched Afternoon Reflection on the train while headed out west and finished it when ....I wasn't on a moving train. It is a small 5" square watercolor on 140 lb. watercolor paper. Final framed size is about 11" square | $179.00 | 218-547-3729
Can you feel the lake calling - "take a long lunch break and come out to play," she says. This loose palette knife painting is about leaving the routine behind for an afternoon, slipping on some sandals and heading for the lake.
Middle of the Afternoon is 18"x24" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at the Artist Mall and Heritage Framing of Walker | 218-547-3545 for $335.00