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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Portrait artist paints “Dahlia and the Bird” (SOLD) flower picture

Dahlia and the Bird 12×9 inch oil on Raymar canvas panel I thought it would be fun to show the setup this time. For this painting I used a new color combo, which I LOVE. For this project, at least. Paints from Utrecht. Phthalo Blue (Utrecht) Burnt Sienna (Winson & Newton) Cad Yellow Light Pure …

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Portrait artist paints still life: One In the Shade

This setup was a process of reduction. It started off with three garlic bulbs, then 2 garlic bulbs and a bunch of pieces, then no bulbs and a bunch of pieces… fewer and fewer and finally just these few pieces. I like that they all seem to be sitting on their bottoms and pointing in …

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Portrait artist paints lemon slices on a water

Happy New Year! This month I’m going to paint as many small paintings as I can, and each one will be available for only $100 + S/H.  To purchase one, just email me with the name of the painting you want and I will send you a secure Paypal invoice (or you can pay by …

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Blossoms Flower Painting – art gallery of Jessie Rasche

  NEW:  I will be making some sketches available I’ve been painting some flowers set up in my window again… And in the process I pulled out some of the first flowers I painted. Here they are! Above: Blossoms / 6×8 / oil on canvas / Visit Sketches Page White blossoms from the back yard. …

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