Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hummingbird Look-Out

I'm used to Hummingbirds being on the go - fluttering about. This summer we have been enjoying the calm of a little visitor who sits on a twig and observes at a calm and relaxing pace. I'm pretty sure he keeps an eye on us as we busy about. 

This piece is brushed acrylic ink on hot press watercolor paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 18.75"x9.5" with conservation glass. Hummingbird Look-Out is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $225.00 | 218-547-3729 

note: blogger has updated it's format and I am getting used to it. I am slower to post and I can't seem to get spell check to work. I'll get the format down soon I hope.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Modern Scandinavian Garden Phlox Stem •SOLD

Phlox blooms are surrounding my home. They were planted by my Grandmother to bring happy faces all over the yard and bring the hummingbirds out to say hi. I focused on one bloom for this tall piece. In the spirit of my Modern Scandinavian Garden series - it is elongated and exaggerated to give it a twist. 

  • Modern Scandinavian Garden Phlox Stem is is professionally framed to a final size of 7”x25”. It is a available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

Monday, July 27, 2020

Work Before Play Makes for a Great Day •SOLD



This painting has been a fun one to work on. I would work on it outside - when I wanted to relax and imagine raking leaves in the fall with my sister. I imagined having a cup of coffee before layering up to work in the crisp air and thought about the refreshing feel of a morning of work before setting off to play. I tried to create a mood where you can imagine yourself in this scene - with your sister or good friend.

Work Before Play Makes for a Great Day is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 260 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed by Heritage Framing with conservation glass. Final framed size is 16.5"x16.5". This original piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. Prints on powder coated steel with hanging brackets - size 8" square - are also available for $42.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, July 26, 2020

New Morning Paddle *SOLD




I wanted this piece to be about color, elegant blues and rich texture. My vision was for the kayakers to be visible but secondary - enjoying the elements - a small part of their big environment. It took many color combinations to achieve this vision. 

New Morning Paddle is a 30"x40" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. It is custom framed in a beautiful mahogany frame by Stanley Townsdin woodworking. Final size is 31.25"x41.25". This piece will be available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Into the Clear Calm Blue *SOLD


With this piece I wanted the kayaker to feel weightless - gliding on a turquoise lake. This is sunshine and summer. She is in her element and content to be just where she is.

Into the Clear Calm Blue is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass and mat to a final size of 9.25" x 11.25". This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Early Rise Yard Work •SOLD

I was trying to channel my Grandmother with this scene. I thought about her moving from Arizona to Minnesota in her late 20s. She went from being an independent newspaper woman to living in the quiet north woods with her new husband and his Norwegian family. I thought about how she would have gone from business attire to flannel, wool and work boots. I imagine she loved the view and took to the challenge like a trooper. She must have had thoughts of home dancing in her head as she worked at the resort and adjusted to Minnesota living. This is a piece about daydreams and hard work and being content at the end of the day. 

Early Morning Yard Work is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 13"x18.75". Note: Mat color is deep blue - it appears lavender in this photo.  218-547-3729


Friday, May 29, 2020

Tulip Trio • SOLD



How can you not love a tulip. They symbolize hope, heartiness, playfulness, and have so much personality. I enjoyed painting this trio of orange with one yellow tulip.

Tulip Trio is a brushed acrylic ink painting. It is framed to a final size of 12.5"x6.75" and is available at Peculiar Painter | 218-547-3729