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 little painting was going to be all black, white and grey until I decided it needed a little zing of color to make the upside down bird pop. It's amazing how color can change a piece.
Nuthatch View II is a small 5"x5" brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. Cold Press paper. SOLD
|I know I'm not the only one who feels the need for red. Once upon a time I painted an entire room red and decided that was a little TOO much red but red on a canvas feels just about right. This piece - as suggested in the title - is meant to calm the mind, to relax you and let you be in the movement of the piece.|
With the rich tone of the red this piece does need a specific location where it gets nice even natural light or is lit from above such as a mantel with directional lighting.
Revive & Refresh is a 30" x 30" 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
|I was going for a graphic or woodcut feel with this painting. I wanted to create a piece that felt modern but classic. I wanted clean lines and movement. I wanted bright colors and blue to play off of yellow. My intent was to make the canoe and paddler secondary to the environment - the way we feel when we are exploring nature.|
Shoreline Exploration is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 12.25" x 14.5". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $285.00 | 218-547-3729
|It feels to me like summer hats are back. This makes me happy. Not only do they add a polished touch and protect from the sun but they are so much fun to paint. This little painting is inspired by short hair styles, hats, docks and lakes - some of the best things about Minnesota.|
Lakeside Delight is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 184 lb. toned mixed media paper. Size is 9"x7". It is professionally framed using conservation glass and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $78.00 | 218-547-729
I have painted several pieces with this feeling of freedom, summer and fresh water. Palette knife helps me capture the open space and dancing light on water.
South Wind and Sunshine is a 10"x10" 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