Thursday, March 26, 2020

Red-Bellied Woodpecker in flight


Here it is again - my weakness for the Woodpecker and their amazing patterns and fantastic swooping flight style. I confess - I have spent many hours observing their beauty and using the fastest shutter speed I can to try to freeze moments to inspire paintings. 

Red-Bellied Woodpecker in Flight is a 7"x8" brushed acrylic ink painting framed to a size of 12"x14". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $295.00 | 218-547-3729

Monday, March 23, 2020

Nature's Calm





I'm not sure exactly what type of pod these are or if I collected them in Minnesota or Montana. I have a few collections of little lovely stems that I gather along walks. This could be dried lupine. Whatever it is - the warm tones and delicate shells provided inspiration for Nature's Calm.

This piece is one that should be seen in person. At 12"x48" it is hard to capture it in photos. I painted layer after layer to add depth and movement behind the calm stems. The overall feeling is warmth and nature. Nature's Calm is acrylic on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars with cross bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $755.00 | 218-547-3729

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tree Drummer

The name -Woodpecker- just doesn't do these beautiful creatures justice. Then there is the Hairy Woodpecker. Poor thing to carry such an unfortunate name for an intricate and lovely bird. I have a weakness for all varieties of Woodpeckers. The row and swoop style of flight makes flying look like so much fun. This is my Ode to the beautiful woodpecker - the wind dancer and tree drummer of the woods.

Tree Drummer is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 15.75"x10.25". This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $325.00 | 218-547-3729

Lakeside Picnic

Hat, wine and lantern ready for a lakeside picnic - obviously this young women is meeting someone with the food and blanket. This light little painting reminds me Rainy lake and the classic old boats, big inviting docks and fun rock islands inviting picnic goers to adventure. 

Lakeside Picnic is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. Final size is 8"x12". This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $189.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Postcard from Minnesota

Living in the town I grew up visiting on Summer vacation often makes me feel like a tourist - savoring the lake and small town speed. This painting was inspired by a visitor I caught taking in the Walker Bay view in just that way. She looked comfortable and relaxed and I imagine her thoughts were in the moment - surrounded by lake, sky and a nice breeze. 

This piece has a special place in my Walker series because it reminds me of several visitors that frequent my little shop. It's funny how age at this angle can vary from young adult to retiree which is why she brings thoughts of several of my favorite visitors. 

Postcard from Minnesota is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. It is framed to a final size of 9"x11" with conservation glass. I thought this original spoke best without a mat - simple and elegant. Postcard from Minnesota original is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $325.00. Prints and postcards will be available soon as well. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Minnesotan

IF... the shortest distance to your friend's house is by boat - you might be a Minnesotan.
IF.... you have known how to drive a boat since you were a kid - you might be a Minnesotan.
IF.....you know how to maneuver around the rice beds, sand bars and deadheads - you might be a Minnesotan.
IF....you savor the moments on the water with friends and family - you might be a Minnesotan.
this and so much more is what this piece is about.

Minnesotan is a small brushed acrylic ink painting on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is framed to a final size of 6"x8" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $165.00 | 218-547-3729

Kayak Days series 2 *SOLD

Apparently I'm in the mood to paint motion on water. This is the second in my Kayak Days series.

Kayak Days s2 is a small brushed acrylic ink painting on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is framed to a final size of 6"x8" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN  | 218-547-3729