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Monday, July 8, 2019
These little beauties modeled for me as I sat on the steps of my back porch. Their amazing architecture and soft color are something to behold. I'd love to do a series of the macro elements that make them whole....or even a bigger overview of a whole cluster of Columbine. Plant life is amazing!
Native Columbine is brushed acrylic ink on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of about 11"x13" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $125.00 | 218-547-3729
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Impressionism colors were dancing in my head as I painted this canoe scene. I wanted to create a piece that felt like a memory of canoeing on a sunny day. I thought back to paddling with my Mom, with my friends, with my sisters. This is about a light hearted afternoon enjoying the company in your boat and rhythm of the water.
Paddle Rhythm and Water Reflections is a 36"x12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Stretcher bars are 1.75" thick and painted. The is a palette knife painting so paint is thick and textured. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
Monday, June 24, 2019
Wild Wishes is a brushed ink painting on 140" cold press watercolor paper. The tones are a warm grey, umber and taupe with a touch of red. The wild weeds around me inspired this painting.
I thought the elegant white washed barn wood complimented the light tones of the piece. Actual artwork is 5"x7". Framed to a final size of 7.5"x9.5" with conservation glass. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $76.00 | 218-547-3729
|This piece has been on my mind to paint for over a year. The main subject was one I photographed as a macro detail. I can't quite remember what it was. I believe it was a blooming shrub that I enjoyed the shape of. I wanted to create a simple but striking piece with limited color to make the red stand out.|
Keeping with the clean lines of the painting - I asked my framer at Heritage framing - to pick a grey that would bring out the colors of the piece and pair with a maple style modern museum frame. The final piece has a woodblock feel but is brushed ink on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. Final size is 12.75" x 13.25". Bloom On is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
This little bundle of sunshine taunted me by hanging around the house for a few days. . . begging to be painted. He posed on lanterns and chairs but I decided a simple tree branch would work the best for his portrait.
Yellow Warbler is a small brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 7"x9". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
Monday, June 10, 2019
This little Modern Scandinavian piece was a fun one to paint. I can see myself painting a similar piece as a larger vertical painting but I thought the narrow small size suited the one stem with bold colors.
Modern Scandinavian Garden - Millkweed in Bloom is a 4"x12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges - 3/4" deep. It is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
|JAY - is inspired by the bluejays that add beauty to the north woods all year long. This guy is stylized with a bit of a totem feel. This acrylic on stretched canvas painting has 3/4" painted edges and is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729|
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
I believe I'm feeling an impressionism influence with this piece. I wanted this piece to feel the dancing light of sun on clouds, water and leaves. It is meant to have a dream like lightness. I used a lot of sky blue, cerulean blue and naples yellow for this piece.
Lake Light Birch is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Canvas size is 12.5"x8.5" - final framed size is 13.5"x9.5". The frame is a deep indigo floater frame to give the piece a modern museum feel. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
BLOOMS - Everywhere! Ah - the scents and colors of spring are a welcome sight. My sketch books are filling up with twirling, winding, playful - little blooms and sprigs. The wild ones are the ones that end up on my pages the most but I do love them all.
These particular plants have an unattractive name for such a beautiful sunshine of a bloom. So I decided to call them wild stars. They are not a set but a series and are available individually for sale.
Wild Star I is the smaller of the 2 with an orange background. It is professionally framed to a final size of 7" square. It is $69.00.
Wild Star II is professionally framed to a final size of 9.5"x5.75" and is $82.00. Both pieces are brushed acrylic ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.