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.
|This painting is inspired by a local resident who I often see walking - off in thought - with her headphones on. She is a wife and mother of 3, a working professional with many interests including sewing. I see her - often dressed in layers - carrying her hand sewn bag. She is tall and always neatly put together. I often find myself wondering what she thinks about on her walks. She always has a nautical feel about her. I picture her most at home by the water, wearing her stylish oversized glasses and hand made accessories. I have been wanting to paint her for years and finally - I came up with the right scene to place her in.|
Lakeside Refresh is a 14" x 17" brushed ink painting on 140 lb arches cold press watercolor paper. I will have it professionally framed in a grey-blue barn wood frame and available soon at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. Cards and prints to follow. 218-547-3729.
|For this latest painting - I pictured warm tones - a day where the sun warms your face and hair - a light breeze keeps you from getting too hot. I picture a content tone and inspired thoughts. When I picture these things I picture these colors.|
This piece is not going to appeal to everyone but some will feel it like I do and it will warm their eyes and fill their thoughts with summer breezes, evenings on the lake or a mind clearing walk....at least I hope it will. Sometimes we need a piece that relaxes our minds and brings us to a clearer space. This pieces will be at home surrounded by open windows, candles, wine and music.
Warmth is a 30" x 40 acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars, painted edges and cross braces. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $675.00 | 218-547-3729
I was struck by the nouveau swirl one evening while sitting at the dinner table - admiring a bouquet of flowers. My lilies were a few days old and starting to get the exaggerated swirl ...the way lilies do. I pictured some of my favorite art nouveau pieces and was inspired to sketch a small section of the lilies. The watercolor paper I had on hand was an odd size. I do enjoy an odd sized piece.
After sketching this piece I imagined tiger lily coloring...even though the lilies which inspired the piece were stargazers. Using FW Inks - I mixed my warm grays, bright oranges and greens to complete the nouveau piece in an arts and crafts - woodblock sort of feel.
Tigereye Nouveau is a 4"x11" brushed ink painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. It is professionally framed and matted to a final size of 6.5"x13.5" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $175.00. | 218-547-3729
|Birch View - Evening Reflections is a piece meant to capture the warmth of a Minnesota evening. Imagine watching the sun setting - the sky darkening just enough to see the twinkle of lights across the lake. Your view is framed by a pair of birch trees - their leaves starting to turn. You have a blanket over your shoulders and a warm mug of tea in your hands. That's where I want your thoughts to go with this painting.|
Birch View - Evening Reflections is a 36" x 36" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretch bars, painted edges and center bars. I painted it with a mantel setting in mind - bold lights and darks and warms tones throughout. I wanted it to have sweeping branches and a centerpiece feel. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729