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.
These little beauties modeled for me as I sat on the steps of my back porch. Their amazing architecture and soft color are something to behold. I'd love to do a series of the macro elements that make them whole....or even a bigger overview of a whole cluster of Columbine. Plant life is amazing!
Native Columbine is brushed acrylic ink on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of about 11"x13" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $125.00 | 218-547-3729
Impressionism colors were dancing in my head as I painted this canoe scene. I wanted to create a piece that felt like a memory of canoeing on a sunny day. I thought back to paddling with my Mom, with my friends, with my sisters. This is about a light hearted afternoon enjoying the company in your boat and rhythm of the water.
Paddle Rhythm and Water Reflections is a 36"x12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Stretcher bars are 1.75" thick and painted. The is a palette knife painting so paint is thick and textured. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $525.00 | 218-547-3729
Wild Wishes is a brushed ink painting on 140" cold press watercolor paper. The tones are a warm grey, umber and taupe with a touch of red. The wild weeds around me inspired this painting.
I thought the elegant white washed barn wood complimented the light tones of the piece. Actual artwork is 5"x7". Framed to a final size of 7.5"x9.5" with conservation glass. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $76.00 | 218-547-3729
|This piece has been on my mind to paint for over a year. The main subject was one I photographed as a macro detail. I can't quite remember what it was. I believe it was a blooming shrub that I enjoyed the shape of. I wanted to create a simple but striking piece with limited color to make the red stand out.|
Keeping with the clean lines of the painting - I asked my framer at Heritage framing - to pick a grey that would bring out the colors of the piece and pair with a maple style modern museum frame. The final piece has a woodblock feel but is brushed ink on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. Final size is 12.75" x 13.25". Bloom On is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $265.00 | 218-547-3729
This little bundle of sunshine taunted me by hanging around the house for a few days. . . begging to be painted. He posed on lanterns and chairs but I decided a simple tree branch would work the best for his portrait.
Yellow Warbler is a small brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 7"x9". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
This little Modern Scandinavian piece was a fun one to paint. I can see myself painting a similar piece as a larger vertical painting but I thought the narrow small size suited the one stem with bold colors.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Millkweed in Bloom is a 4"x12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges - 3/4" deep. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729