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.
Sweater Weather was inspired by the sweeping branch of an Elm tree that caught my attention while out walking this fall. The shape was a graceful motion which sent me back to get my camera to capture the painting inspiration.
I used a combination of layered brush strokes and color as well as palette knife for this piece. My palette was a combination of rich Golden acrylic and professional grade Winsor and Newton colors to really make the color vibrant and wet looking.
Sweater Weather is a 36"x36" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
Apparently I have a reputation for painting people with coffee. My sister sent me a photo of one of the teachers at school who was dressed cute and holding a coffee. She said it looked like a Jessie painting. She did look fun to paint. I decided to put her in a nature scene - rather than the playground - because coffee and nature sounded nice.
Inspired by Coffee and Nature is a brushed ink painting on 140 b paper. It is framed to 15"x7" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $150.00. | 218-547-3729
It's Bittersweet Season - and it's looking like a good one. Bright orange berries are dotting the forests and I'm on the lookout for inspiration. I love the freshly cut intertwining branches. The leaves don't last long - after it's cut - so I draw them as soon as I can.
This little piece is brushed ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed to 15.5"x7" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $159.00 | 218-547-3729
The temperature is just right for layering - hats, scarves, rich colors and warm fabrics are inspiring new paintings. This piece is inspired by graceful lines, happy gardens, baskets and fall colors.
Garden Harvest is a brushed ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed and matted to 10.5" x 16" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $180.00
It's time for another colorful Modern Scandinavian watercolor. The bright thistle dotting the fields inspired this little whimsical piece. Over-exaggerated shapes and colors give this piece a Scandinavian feel.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Thistle is 9"x16" framed. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $160.00 | 218-547-3729