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.
This little piece is a loose painted sketch. I wanted you to feel the calm a serene place can bring to mind. A meditation piece.
Serene Settings is a small brushed ink painting on hand made paper. Painted area is 3"x6". Professionally framed and matted with conservation glass to a final size of 5.75"x9" and available at Peculiar Painter for $79.00 | 218-547-3729
This fern started out as a graphite sketch. I contemplated leaving it a sketch - liking the black and white effect. Spring-time urged me to add color. The original fern inspiration was a burnt orange color. For this piece I decided to use red and yellow variations.
The final piece is professionally framed and matted using conservation glass. Anticipation is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. Painted area is 7.5" x 10". Final framed size is 11"x14". This piece has hangers to hang horizontal or vertical. Anticipation is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $189.00 | 218-547-3729
|Prints of Communicating with the Light are here! We are very happy with how they tuned out. 12"x12" prints on 16"x16" paper are available for $35.00. We also have several professionally framed and matted prints with conservation glass. These are 17" square and available at Peculiar Painter for $165.00. | 218-547-3729|
This piece, like many of my palette knife paintings is about color. I wanted it to feel like a summer lake - even before I added the sailboats. Do you feel the sun breaking away from the clouds to bathe the lake in gold and warmth?
Summer Temp is a 48" x 12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $525.00 | 218-547-3729
In the middle of winter - do you let your mind wander to warm...maybe even hot days on the lake. The sun feels so good on your face that you paddle toward it. There are birds calling and fish swimming. The lake is so clear you can see down 8 feet. Maybe...the water feels so good you jump in and float! Ah Summer on the lake.
Communicating with the Light is a 16" square brushed ink painting on 368 lb. mixed media hot press paper. The original is not for sale YET. I will see how this piece prints before selling the original. I have a feeling it will print well. Stay tuned.
|I have admired a photo my husband Matt, took when he was on a fishing trip to Canada years ago. The photo felt so peaceful and conjured up thoughts of bonfires, calm evenings, fresh fish fries with the family and bundling up with a blanket to watch the sun set and tell stories of being on the lake. I loved everything about the photo.|
After moving into our new home this fall, I pictured this scene above our mantel. I mentioned the idea to Matt and he liked the idea too. 6 months after moving in - I painted a painting for us. It has been some time since I worked on a piece specifically for our house!
This piece is 40"x30" - acrylic on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is not for sale because it hangs in our home!
I did say I was in the mood to paint irises! This piece contrasts my last piece in medium and color. I went bold - Modern Scandinavian style for this piece. With it's large size it is a statement piece - meant to make you feel sunshine, joy and open spaces filled with life.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Fields of Wild Sunshine is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and cross braces. The edges are painted. Size is 48"x30". This pieces is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $1,525.00 | 218-547-3729