Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Bittersweet Season



 


It's that time of year! The official start of Autumn is this week and I was happy to harvest fresh Bittersweet to model for a new painting. Bittersweet is one of my absolute favorite subjects to paint. The fact that the berries mature right as the summer fades to autumn makes the name so appropriate. 

Bittersweet Season is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. this piece is 10" square and is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $215.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Minnesota Grown •ON HOLD



I have been eager to get back to working on larger canvases, after a busy summer. As I look out my window I can see little hints of autumn color turning the green leaves yellow. The summer colors still dance on the water and in the distance. These colors inspired this piece.

Minnesota Grown is a 30"x15" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with painted edges. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $935.00 | 218-547-3729

 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Forest Solstice Gathering •SOLD



 Sometimes, the critters in the area, just stare at me and tell me they would like their picture painted. That was the case with this mama deer. Well actually, she was looking at me with this expression, as her Fawn danced around her. She was unsure what the human, in her presence, was thinking about the excited baby. I thought her expression needed some birds adorning her. So - of course - this became a funny winter scene and my idea for a 2022 Christmas card. 

Forest Solstice Gathering is brushed acrylic ink on 350 lb. hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 14"x16". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN.  | 218-547-3729

cards are also available

Friday, August 26, 2022

Hummingbird's Summer View *SOLD



We have branches, surrounding our view of the lake, that the hummingbirds love. They sit and enjoy their view and then drink from the flowers or the feeders and go back to their perches. I wonder if they know how happy they make me - just being here. I'm pretty sure we have the same hummingbirds every year. They have their routines and so do we and we enjoy each others company ...and ...many times...they have inspired paintings.

Hummingbird's Summer View - is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. arches paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass to a final size of 13.5"x8.5". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN  | 218-547-3729

Friday, August 5, 2022

Fresh Start



 I confess, I began this painting with the intent of painting peaceful moving leaves on branches. I was happy with the sketch of the leaves and then remembered a sweet American Redstart that I had photographed earlier this year and thought, this environment would be perfect for him. And so, it was, the American Redstart became the star. I think the leaves are ok with this. 

Fresh Start - is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. hot press paper. It is framed with conservation glass to a final size of  22.5"x12.5". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $595.00 | 218-547-3729

Bells





 Fun plants, growing around me, keep distracting me. They tell me they want to be painted and I can't resist. The Tall Bells seem to be everywhere this year - adding a splash of purple and blue to their green environment. 

Bells is an 11"x27" brushed ink painting on 140 lb. arches hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $575.00 | 218-547-3729

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Jay • SOLD


My son's favorite bird is the Bluejay. I get excitement out of him when he sees me sketching them. . .so of course I have painted several Bluejays. They are present in our area - year round - which is a bonus for added models.

This is a small 6" square brushed acrylic ink painting on Aquabord. I forgot to take a final framed photo. The final size was 7" square. This piece is sold