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.
|Imagine the wind pushing your boat at a steady speed and the sun warming your skin. These days are coming again soon. Similar to my larger sailboat - palette knife paintings - this piece is about color, mood and movement.|
Sun in Your Sails is an acrylic painting on canvas. It is framed to a final size of 12.5"x15" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $145.00 | 218-547-3729
Painting milkweed pods is similar to painting bittersweet for me. It's twists and turns and graceful lines are enough to inspire many paintings and sketches. I keep a vessel of beautiful dried milkweed near my easel. The subtle markings and shadows always call me to create another painting.
Graceful Pods is a watercolor painting on 140 lb rough cold press arches paper. It is professionally framed and has conservation glass to protect it. Framed size is 9"x21". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $215.00
Sunflowers just have a certain sassiness about them - wouldn't you agree? The tall creatures of color begged to be painted.
Sassy Sunflowers is a watercolor painting on 140 lb watercolor paper. It is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 9"x15". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $98.00 | 218-547-3729
|I was in the mood for a bit of color and nothing satisfies that like painting a piece for my Modern Scandinavian series. Fireweed started out as my main focus with this piece but I feel like the dandelions took over....like they tend to do.|
Modern Scandinavian Fireweed Fields is a 30"x40" 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
Nothing says northern Minnesota like a paper birch overlooking the lake. I was inspired by an old soul birch which sits near town and over looks the bay. It's bark is peeling and branches wind in every direction.
This piece is layered and textured with brush strokes to give it depth. Cobalts play off of crimson, teal and yellows to keep your eye moving from bark to leaves to distant sunset.
Bay View Sunset is a 10" x 20" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $385.00