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.
|I knew these wild irises would inspire more than one painting. This - watercolor version of my Modern Scandinavian Garden series - has a completely different color palette than my acrylic version. These colors may be closer to the actual blooms.|
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Iris Blooms - is a watercolor painting on arches cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper. You can see the arches stamp in the top left corner - I like to include the stamp whenever possible. This piece is 16" x 6.5" and available - framed - at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $215.00 | 218-547-3729
I wasn't kidding when I said I was in a red mood. When in the mood to paint bold colors - a modern Scandinavian design is the way to go. The inspiration for this piece were wild irises I spotted hiding in a marsh - last year. I simplified their shape into almost origami feeling designs to give it a geometric and elongated whimsical feel.
Modern Scandinavian - Wild Irises is a 10" x 30" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 3/4" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $325.00 | 218-547-3729
I feel like the end of February and early March are my favorite time of year for sketching. When the mood hits I enjoy turning on inspiring music, preparing a hot beverage, lighting some candles and enjoying the peace of graphite and paper. Sometimes I will sketch for days before turning to paint.
With this little piece titled: Cafe & Boutique Afternoon - I decided to turn it into a watercolor with warm tones. The subject for this painting was a women - shopping along with a group of ladies - last summer. She was wearing a flowing wrap, carrying her coffee, hand-bag and shopping bags - looking like she was enjoying her afternoon.
Cafe & Boutique Afternoon is a 9" x 4.5" watercolor on arches 140 lb hot press paper. It is framed to 12.25"x8" and available soon at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $110.00 | 218-547-3729
If this painting looks familiar it's because I painted it in the same color palette and style as my painting from 3 years ago titled_ Walker Minn. _City Dock. This is the 3rd in my Walker, MN series and one of my favorite subjects.
I paint these pieces to feel like wood block prints - simple colors and a nostalgic feel. I want you to feel like you know this woman...or perhaps you are her.
Time Standing Still is a 16" square brushed ink painting with 2" white border. I painted it on arches 140 lb. cold press paper. 17” x 17” prints available for $32.00 | 218-547-3729
Is there anything as inspiring for a painter as the fall color combinations? My palette for this pieces was one of the brightest I have mixed. As I look through my resent paintings I see a pattern of intense cobalts, teals and Phthalo blues. With this piece I mixed yellow ochre with many of my colors to give the painting an overall feel of warmth. I wanted it to feel like a warm early fall day - where the colors are turning but the lake is still warm and inviting.
Layers of Life is a 48" x 30" acrylic painting on professional grade stretched canvas with cross braces and 1.5" thick stretcher bars - painted edges. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729