New Pear Painting

Not yet titled (suggestions welcome!), 8×10 in, oil on canvas, not yet available. I’m so happy with how this turned out! I’m hanging onto it so I can reflect on what I like while I’m painting tomorrow… And here’s my little setup. I’m using construction paper for some color in the background. On a side note, you can …

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Getting Green in ’23

This year one of my big goals is to get my studio green, for my health and to be a good steward of the Earth. The first thing I looked into is my use of solvents. I’ve been using a pretty limited quantity of Gamsol for a few years, for wash-ins and for brush cleaning. …

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There is a new Artist Spotlight on Outdoor Painter, on guess who!

My newsletter subscribers saw the behind the scenes story about this… Here’s the article! (You can also find it here: https://www.outdoorpainter.com…) How did you get started and then develop your career?Jessie Rasche: 15 years ago I became a professional fine artist, starting with tiny still life paintings and 6×6” paintings of moms and babies bonding. I painted moms …

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Hi, I just wanted to share something that for me is one of the most important art ideas – in case you find it helpful, too.It’s simple – in that moment where you decide you are excited enough about a subject to paint it, write down the thing of interest.  Sometimes I write a word or two on …

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The next morning I went to a group painting location at the break of dawn. I had my first experience hiking a couple miles on a trail with all my painting equipment. 

I had prepared for hiking by cannibalizing an old backpack to put comfy straps on my french easel, and organizing my bag pretty well. It was a beautiful, peaceful state park, and the birds were singing and the trail followed a small river. My painting didn’t get far enough to share, but the experience was …

Read moreThe next morning I went to a group painting location at the break of dawn. I had my first experience hiking a couple miles on a trail with all my painting equipment.