“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 you there.

This painting started off a while back and while I really liked the subtle, hazy quality to the distant area, I wasn’t happy with the foreground. But over the weekend, after working on several smaller paintings for this color show, I realized that even with the river, this painting could really benefit from a path in. I added in the colorful wildflower and green grass path, and now I think it’s pretty lovely. Sometimes you need something bright to really show off something subtle – or vice versa.

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 you think.

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 delivered their new homes! They’re both from the Brookings, SD series.

whatzit-500 Farm-Rainbow-500

Cow painting – Afternoon Stroll, 6×6 inch oil painting of cows grazing in South Dakota (Sold)

I love cows, and this painting shows them out sitting and milling around in a lush field. I wanted to track the movement of the red one in the center – to say that cow is walking over to visit her friend, but the rest of the girls are still.

Painting Detail: 

“Cows” cow painting, Landscape paintings of cows.

SOLD. Cows / oil painting on canvas / 8×10 in / More paintings of animals in a landscape.

Cows (probably Jersey cows) eating hay. I love cows, and I’m really happy with this one.

I went to an artist gathering / show & tell and was both inspired and encouraged.