Sunday, November 19, 2017

I'll Take My Coffee to Go


I painted a companion pieces to Blanket Wrap. These little figurative pieces are an ode to morning views of nature while enjoying a cup of coffee. I painted them in a loose relaxed style to match the mood.

I'll Take My Coffee to Go is a 4.5" square watercolor painting on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Framed with a 1/2" white boarder to a final size of 6.5" square. I'll Take My Coffee to Go is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $76.00 | 218-547-3729

Friday, November 17, 2017

Modern Scandinavian Garden - milkweed bloom blue

It's about time for some Modern Scandinavian Color! Prussian blue, viridian and sunset tones are in my mind ...which means they are on my palette. This little piece has a joyful flow to go with it's intense color.

Modern Scandinavian Garden - milkweed bloom blue is professionally framed to a final size of 8.25"x6.75". It is a watercolor painting on 140 lb arches cold press paper. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $110.00 | 218-547-3729

Thursday, October 26, 2017

After the Bloom


After the Bloom is another painting inspired by the shell or seed left after the flower has bloomed. In this case - I'm not sure what the flower was. I'll have to check this spot next summer to see what grows around this interesting shell. The stripes...or lines drew me right in. The strawberry shortcake girl in me loves this whimsical happy plant.

After the Bloom is a small watercolor painting on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. it is professionally framed. Final size is _______. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $65.00 | 218-547-3729

Twirling Petals

I had to paint these twirling petals. I'm not sure what they are - they are small ground cover flowers with leaves that almost hide them from view ....except for the radiating yellow which can't really hide. The original sketch was a sea of lines, it wasn't until I added the color that you could see the flowers nestled in the petals. 

I was going for a wood black print look with this piece. I use brushed ink and limited colors to give it an arts and crafts feel. Artwork size is 5"x5" - framed and matted to a final size of ______. Twirling Petals is brushed ink on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $98.00

Pockets full of Poppies *SOLD

As the leaves drop and flowers disappear - new shapes and figures are taking center stage.  It's fun to see the shells of flowers are just as interesting as the flowers themselves. These clever poppy pods hold thousands of seeds . . little magic vessels of life. 

Pockets full of Poppies is a brushed ink painting on 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. It is professionally framed and has conservation glass to protect it. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $105.00. Framed size is _______  | 218-547-3729

Monday, October 16, 2017

Seed Pod Soiree *SOLD (on hold)




A few things lined up to make this painting happen. #1 - I visited my sister and her family in Montana in September. #2 - I bought a new lens with a good macro setting. #3 - Josie (my sister) and I went for a drive in the mountains. #4 - these seed pods begged to be photographed with their winding branches, beautiful pods and lovely colors.

It didn't take me long to set to work on this painting after returning home from our road trip. I envisioned the painting having a lot of sage greens, ivory and subtle ocher. The red invited itself in but stayed back as a compliment to the lighter colors. I use a combination of brush and palette knife to create Seed Pod Soiree.

The photos above show; the completed painting, my photo inspiration, Seed Pod Soiree displayed on a mantel and the last photo is one Josie Trudgeon took of me, contemplating the right angle for the pods. When 2 people who often carry cameras get together - you get a photo of someone taking a photo.

Seed Pod Soiree is a 30"x30" 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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall Coat *SOLD

Our landscape - up north - is getting pretty colorful and inspiring some new pieces. I used just about every color I own for this birch tree painting. I wanted a piece that keeps your eyes moving from sweeping branches to the illusion of a lake in the background.

Fall Coat is a 15" x 30" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $599.00 | 218-547-3729