Thursday, November 4, 2021

Patio Garden (#2 in the Garden Series) *SOLD




 #2 -In the Garden- series is complete! I was inspired by an artist's style at the Duluth Bayfront art festival this summer. She was working with jewelry but I pictured her in a garden with her flowing style. I wanted this piece to be vertical - to compliment the square first piece of the garden series. 

This painting is about the small spaces we nurture to grow flowers, vegetable and herbs. It's about patios and sunlight and little sanctuaries. I want you to feel calm and hopeful when you look at this painting. 

Patio Garden (#2 in the Garden Series) is a brushed acrylic ink painting on hot press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass. Final framed size is 12"x18". This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

6"x12" prints on powder coated steel with hanging brackets are also available for $42 each. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Seed Pod Dance





I have been working on this piece - on and off - all spring-fall. I wanted it to feel simple and elegant but with a nice flow. Originally, I pictured it as a scroll style textile piece that would hang without a frame. The more I worked on it and observed it - the more I decided it needed a frame. 

After mounting the canvas, using an archival gel/adhesive to a board, I worked with local woodworker - Stanley Townsdin. Stanley is my brother and a talented woodworker. I knew he could create the perfect compliment to this piece. We decided on a 2" thick walnut frame with clean straight lines. I am happy with the finished piece!

I used a combination of burnt umber, unbleached titanium, warm grey, red iron oxide, paynes grey and a touch of yellow ochre for this piece. I wanted this painting to feel like nature - alive.

Seed Pod Dance is an acrylic painting on canvas - mounted to board and professionally framed in a solid walnut frame. Framed size is 58"x19". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. for $1,300.00 | 218-547-3729

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For Just a Moment *SOLD



 I confess, I sketched this painting out early this Summer and just - this week- got around to finishing it. I had the scene in my head as summer colors but the inspiration that is surrounding us of brilliant fall colors got to me AND as the layers built...the painting turned to fall. Do you see the little bird content to be in the tree? 

For Just a Moment is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. paper. It if professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. The final framed size is 20.75"x10.75". This painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN  | 218-547-3729

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Dancing Spirit




Dancing Spirit started out as a sketch that I had in mind for an Ethnic Festival image. Ethnic Fest is my favorite Walker, Minn. Festival. It is filled with dance, music, food and lots of colorful sites and sounds - all based on Ethnic traditions and costumes. My sketch turned into an illustration which did become an Ethnic Festival button this year and the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce printed the design on shirts for the festival. 

The inspiration for this painting and design comes from our beautiful local Anishinaabe fancy shawl dancers. For the painting, I placed the dancer near the water and grass - where she is celebrating the beauty of this area. 

Dancing Spirit is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. paper. It is professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. The final framed size is 11"x13". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN.  | 218-547-3729

photo above - of me - is taken from the Pilot Independent - Ethnic Fest 2021 edition. Photo is by Gail DeBoer. 


 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Modern Scandinavian Garden Greens *SOLD


I planted eucalyptus this summer and it added a whole new dimension to my little flower arrangements. The little curved sprigs have a whimsical quality that is so cheerful. This piece was inspired by one of these little bouquets. 

Modern Scandinavian Garden Greens is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 287 lb. paper. It is professionally framed to a final size of 8.5"x17.5". This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Paddle Paddle Glide



 Kayaks come in all shapes and size around northern Minnesota. No matter what the color or shape - the face expression on the paddler always seems to be one of contentment. You can't see the expression of this paddler but I think you can feel her joy - being out on the water. 

Paddle Paddle Glide is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 287 lb. hot press paper. Painted area is 8" square. The final - professionally framed and matted pieces is sized at 15.5" square. This pieces is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $425.00 | 218-547-3729

(8" prints on metal are also available by request $42 each)

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Modern Scandinavian Wild Rose Buds



The Modern Scandinavian Bloom bug hit me when I spied wild roses blooming by the lake - early this summer. The star shape - left when the petals disappeared - called to me. The star petals are not the feature of this piece but I think it will bring you joy when you discover it surrounded by leaves.

Modern Scandinavian Wild Rose Buds is a 30"x10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" which stretcher bars and painted edges. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $675.00 | 218-547-3729

(21"x7" prints on metal with hanging brackets are also available for $82)