“Spring Wildflowers” and art show announcement

Spring Wildflowers, 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas Very excited to be sending four brand new paintings down to the “Pop of Color” show at Southwind Art Gallery in Topeka, KS, opening on April 5th. I’m planning to be at the reception on April 5th. If you’re in that area, I hope to see …

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Cow painting (SOLD). South Dakota landscape paintings.

This is one of the lovely cows that lives to the North of Brookings. She was emerging after a bath in the river, and I really enjoyed the way her reflection mixed with grasses. I’ve got a new page for farm paintings. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what …

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Portrait painting of mom and daughter. South Dakota artist.

Call or email if you’d like information about portraits. Bigger image.  Here is the finished portrait of my beautiful friends Erika and Seija. Thank you so much for sitting for me (for so long) for the sketches! I’ve been working on this portrait for a while. It’s the first one where I specifically asked someone …

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Farm and pasture painting (available). Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

I started this painting of the fields and prairie of South Dakota a few weeks ago. This is a scene that you see whenever traveling around the rural parts of this area of the Midwest, and these barns are really beautiful. I just finished it up yesterday. I’m really excited about the atmospheric effect on …

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Dancing Ladies, 5×5″ oil painting of violets, available.

I had no idea violets were so wild before painting these ladies. I am becoming very fond of them. This small painting is on mounted gessoboard with shallow wood sides, and is ready to either hang unframed or to frame. I’ll be doing the drawing to give away a portrait this week, and it will …

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Fruit painting: pears. Minnesota and South Dakota paintings.

My experiment of trying to use my round pointed portrait brushes as my main paint brushes for still lifes was really interesting. I disliked it! My pallet and tools for still lifes and landscapes has become completely different from my pallet and brushes for portraits (or the other way around). So last week I set …

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Equestrian painting. Horse and man. Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

Merry Christmas! I’ve been working on this little painting for a while now. I really enjoy painting horses, and there’s a lovely connection between a horse and his person. My December 20% off and free shipping studio sale is still happening until the end of the month! In other art news, two paintings have been …

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Whatsit (SOLD) Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

This is another painting for my tour of Brookings through paintings. (There must be a better way to phrase that.) This cool place is a block west of Main Street downtown, by the railroad tracks. I had a lot of fun with the colors on this one. Do you recognize this place? Detail of painting: See …

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