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.
|Light Among the Wind is a totem style painting where I used an overpainting method to give it a textile appearance with clean fluid lines. This 6"x12" painting is acrylic on textured wood panel. Click the link above to see the steps involved in creating this little colorful piece. |
Light Among the Wind is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN - $65. 218-547-3729
Blue Angelica is complete. After paring-down my palette to 6 main colors, I decided to keep my used tubes and see how much paint really goes into a canvas this size. As you can see - Blue Angelica provided many hours of entertainment as I built up the blues for a rich buttery base of paint.
This piece is a large 40" x 40" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. The stretcher bars are 1.5" thick with cross braces.
Angelica, with it's protective and healing properties, was my inspiration here.
Blue Angelica is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. $675.00
These are funny little watercolors done in the same style as the Scandinavian Garden series of watercolor paintings. Quail of a Tale and Underwater Garden are light and colorful little whimsical pieces designed to bring happiness to a room. I gave "Quail of a Tale" an ethnic swirl to play off of the Quail's head-feather.
Quail of a Tale is a framed 8" x 10" watercolor on arches 140 lb watercolor paper. $38.00
Scandinavian Underwater Garden is a framed and matted watercolor painting on 140 lb watercolor paper. $66.00
available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, Minnesota. 218-547-3729
|I painted "Spring Suspense" originally in 2012. Something about it just didn't sit quite right with me. I was trying to capture an early spring moment where a fishermen waded out into the high waters in search of a fish and more likely some fresh air and peace of mind. By using an impressionist dappled effect the painting has more movement and the feel of moving waters. The piece has a cooler feel to it as well and makes the fishermen look smaller compared to the nature around him, which is what he seemed to be in search of.|
Spring Suspense is 16" x 20" - acrylic on stretched canvas. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $95.00. 218-547-3729
|When the snow melts and the sweet scent of blossoms start to fill the air, the apple blossoms are the ones I really look forward to. They stay such a short time and add a feathery softness to the twisting branches. The more blossoms there are..the more I have to look forward to come fall. Like magic - the fresh little petals mark the places where the apples will appear.|
Peaceful Entrance is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting on wood panel. I triple primed the panel to give it a smooth surface and then layered colors to give this piece an almost egg tempera effect. The palette is a calming sky blue and ivory with warms grays, silvery greens and a touch of yellow ocher.
Peaceful Entrance is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. $145.00
This little 8" x 10" watercolor is the third in my Scandinavian Garden series. My intention was not to create a windmill farm but now that the piece is complete, all I really see is wind power and wishes. My alternate title is Windpower and Wishes but since it is a part of a series we will keep it in the Scandinavian Garden series.
Framed and matted this piece is $60 and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN.
Norwegian Garden is finished! This was a fun one to paint with all its bold colors and interweaving shapes. You can see an earlier [in progress] photo of Norwegian Garden in an earlier entry. You will see that I added some contrasting blues to really make the piece bold. This is not a subtle piece - it wants attention and that is why it was so much fun to paint.
Norwegian Garden is 18" x 36" painted in acrylic on stretched canvas. The design is continued onto the edges of the 1.5" thick stretch bars. Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. - $320.00