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.
It's hard to deny the power of sunshine and warm weather once it arrives. One of the best things about warmer weather is air dried laundry! Something about hanging laundry has a romance about it. I tried to capture the simple pleasure of this process with this piece. It's meant to feel timeless, flowing and fresh.
Air Dry & Spring Spells is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. It is professionally framed to a size of 15.5" x 9.25". Original is sold. Prints are available at Peculiar Painter for $25.00 | 218-547-3729
|Fields of Wild Sunshine is a heavily layered piece. I started with the wild red stems. I was creating a piece of deep reds and yellow. As it developed I felt it calling for rich blue to play off of the deep yellows. It also needed more movement and shape. After adding the wild flowers I felt the piece come together. Most of the time I plan my pieces out at the beginning but this one decided to bring me along in stages - as wild flowers do.|
Fields of Wild Sunshine is a 20"x20" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It will be available soon at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
This little hummingbird is searching the garden of whimsical blooms for nectar. He's a funny little bird - meant to make you feel light and joyful...even if he looks rather serious.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Lil Hummer is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. Size is 9" x 8" - professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. Painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
This beautiful grasshopper was perched on a pillar at our house last summer. I thought he had a nice energy about him. Grasshoppers and Dragonflies have a similar energy - their summer sounds are something I think a lot of us look forward to. When I read that grasshoppers are a symbol of good luck - it made sense.
Positive Vibrations is a 6"x18" brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. It is professionally framed and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $175.00 | 218-547-3729
As you probably know by now - bittersweet is one of my favorite painting subjects. The branches alone provide inspiration - then add the vivid berries and their delicate dancing leaves and they provide the perfect subject. For this painting - my largest bittersweet painting yet - I picked my models very carefully. Unwrapping the branches from their tree host - I tried to collect the grapevine intertwined with the bittersweet. I included a photo of my models above.
This painting needs to be viewed in person to appreciate the subtle warm glow in the background. I couldn't capture it with a photo.
Bittersweet Braided Branches is a 12" x 36" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with cross braces and painted edges. This piece can hang horizontal or vertical. Stretcher bars are 1/5" thick. Painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729