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.
River Grass has been a work in progress - until now. I originally sketched the piece in graphite. The subject of wild and ornamental grasses is one that I enjoy painting and sketching. I thought it was complete as a sketch but recently envisioned it more dramatic with color and stripes. The final piece turned out just as I pictured and I'm hesitant to part with it.
River Grass is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 21" x 27" and is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. Artwork is brushed ink and graphite on 140 lb watercolor paper. $435.00
Day-Dreamer is inspired by a former co-worker of mine. Every detail of her apparel was well thought out with graceful lines. She was stylish but not trendy - classic but current.
I sketched this piece in graphite months ago. Recently - I decided it needed color and added 3 colors of brushed ink over the graphite sketch. I used cool grey, red earth and sepia to complete the piece.
Day Dreamer is a 13"x16" graphite and brushed ink painting on archival paper. It is for sale framed or unframed. The framing is not professional but attractive. Framed size is 17"x21". | 218-547-3729
Sun-Dress and Flip-Flops was inspired by a scene I came across on my way to the post office. 2 years ago there was a young woman in a cute sun-dress spending an afternoon wandering around town with her dog by her side. I thought a graphite sketch and brushed ink would capture the moment best.
Sun-Dress and Flip-Flops is a 5"x10" brushed ink painting on 140 lb watercolor paper. It is professionally matted and framed to 8"x 14.5" and is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $89.00 | 218-547-3729