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.
My husband has a framed photograph of the sun going down across a cozy looking lake. The dock and trees are a silhouette in the foreground. He says he took it at a cabin his family stayed at in Canada. This photo is calming - peaceful. I used his photo for inspiration to create this piece. I think many of us who have spent time "Up North" can imagine waking up and walking down to the dock with a blanket and cup of coffee to enjoy the calm and the view.
Because I painted the piece to feel like a sunset the colors are soft and deep without a lot of bright whites. Because of this - the painting, especially the blues, take on a different color in different light. As you can see in the above photos - sometimes the blues look teal while other times they are more of a marine blue.
Cabin View Sunset is a 12" square brushed ink painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $225.00 | 218-547-3729
The combination of teals, ochres, cobalt and pops of orange make for a cheerful painting. I wanted these birch trees to feel like a perfect walk in the woods on a 72" day with the sun shining down.
Tree Hugger is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. Framed size is 11"x9". Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $95.00 | 218-547-3729
The transformation of a milkweed plant fascinates me. This plant re-invents itself so often it's almost un-recognizable from month to month. I could paint milkweed everyday for a year and not get tired of it.
Milkweed Pod Fields is a watercolor painting on 140 lb rough cold press Arches paper. I had it framed with natural - hand-made paper as the background to give it a warm fiber feeling. SOLD
|Even if we don't sail - I think we all can appreciate the sight of a boat propelled by wind and a navigator. This small catamaran sailed by me this summer. The sailor was too far away to recognize but the relaxed posture behind the sails said that he/she was happy to be guiding that bright little boat.|
I brought this tiny painting to Heritage Framing to finish with a sweet shadow box style frame and pop of color. Clipping Along is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. SOLD.
|It's been a year of palette knife paintings for me. Letting some of the control of the paint be determined by the knife gives a nice open light feeling to a piece. I pair the tighter details of a form with the loose blending of the water with the knife.|
Voyagers and Water Ways is a 30"x40" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. It will be available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
I used my favorite ink combination of earth red and cool grey for this birch tree painting. Something about this color combination just feels complete. I found the frame before starting the piece. I enjoy working with the frame in mind. When the piece is done it says - I'm home!
Birch Behavior is a brushed ink painting on 140 lb arches watercolor paper. Final size is 11"x17". It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $185.00. Professionally framed with conservation glass.