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'm not quite sure what is in her left hand....is it a cup of coffee or a glass of wine ? You decide! Clear water, swaying grasses, cozy coat and warm light = time for reflection and enjoying a calm moment.
Warm Reflections is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. This piece is professionally framed with conservation glass. Final framed size is 14.5" square. Prints and cards available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. Original is sold. | 218-547-3729
It's funny how a painting will find the person it belongs to. I don't know how many times I have heard gallery visitors say, "I don't know exactly what I'm looking for but I'll know it when I see it." It makes me happy when that piece is a creation of mine.
I had just started this painting by applying my colors with a palette knife - creating thick layers. The week got busy and I didn't get a chance to work on this piece. It sat on my easel in our living room. Each morning I would wake up to these colors and think to myself, "I sort or want to leave it like this - the colors feel good to me." I happened to snap a photo of the morning light on the canvas to remember it after I worked the canvas up more. This same week a family friend stopped in for a visit. He took to the colors too and asked, "how much for the piece just as it is?" And that is the story of how this palette knife painting got to stay in it's raw color form (with a little fine tuning) and go to it's new home in Wisconsin. I couldn't be happier about this.
As Far as I Can See is a 40"x40" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. It is SOLD.
ORANGE, YELLOW and GREEN - if a set of colors were designed to give the brain waves a jolt of inspiration - I think it must be these 3. These little wild flowers dance around the yard and yell paint me all day long. I say - OK.
Penny for Your Thoughts is a 4.75"x9.5"brushed ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. This pieces is professionally framed and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729
|Our famous Lady Slipper beauties try to hide but they are not very good at it. These little slippers live near our home. They taunted me to paint them. I kept saying no until one day - they appeared more like tribal warriors and I just couldn't resist.|
I sketched them in the same sitting before painting them later with an acrylic brushed ink. I wanted a more organic style for one and architectural lines for the second. Both pieces are on the small side. Sizes are about 5" x 10". These pieces have sold.
Grasses have alway inspired me with their wispy features and subtle coloring. The bigger the canvas - the more fun the grasses are to paint - swooping and growing tall - I had fun with this piece. I limited my color palette to a warm mix of neutral colors that I thought would make an elegant piece.
Wind Guides is a 12"x48" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges and cross braces. Edges are 1.78" thick. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter Gallery in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729