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 see that everything is on a table. I set it up that way so that it would be easy to film for my workshops. But my goal for this year is to get green and healthy, and I feel healthier standing up! So I’ll be making a setup that’s at eye level while standing and adjusting my workshop filming stuff accordingly.

Have a great day!

Yellow Roses oil painting on canvas. Minnesota and South Dakota paintings.

I’ve changed around my still life setup and had a very nice painting time last night and this morning. I love these lovely yellow roses. This colorful painting is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with unpainted sides, and is ready to hang unframed.

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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 the same direction.

I’ve been wishing I could get those colorful shadows in my setups that you get from sunlight (and of course there’s no actual sunlight at 4am in the middle of the winter in South Dakota). And I remembered that I have a ‘daylight filter’. I’m going to try that out tomorrow.

one In the Shade / 5×7 inches / oil on gessoboard / January Painting Marathon ptg #6

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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 check).

Sexy Slice by artist Jessie Rasche / oil on canvas on board / 7×5 inches

This painting is “Sexy Slice” (feel free to suggest a better name!). It’s a painting of lemon slices – the top one is on the edge of a jar of drinking water, and those one’s below, looking up. Can you see the reflections of the other lemons on the jar?

This year is bringing a lot of new things. One minor change is a signature update. For my small paintings, I’ll be using my “R+squiggle” signature. What do you think?


Let Down Your Peel – painting of an orange, or is that Rapunzel?

Let Down Your Peel / 8×6 in / oil on linen / See Available Still Life Paintings

I had a lot of fun setting this one up. Another satsuma, calling to her friend. I was experimenting with a low key pallet with a master color (orange). I think the shadows on the peel were the most successful part…

Satsuma and Stripes – painting of a satsuma orange

Satsuma and Stripes / 5×5 in / oil on panel / See Available Still Life Paintings

Thanks Carol for the idea about painting gift wrapping! I was going to try the brown paper again today, but this was much more fun.

This morning I got out my 3/4 inch  bright brush and used that for most of this painting, and I like how that worked out.


Satsuma / 6×6 in / oil on linen on panel / See Available Still Life Paintings

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday! I had a complete blast.

I’ve started up several paintings of oranges and satsumas; this is the first to get finished. What’s it doing there? It’s sitting on brown paper. The brown paper is evading me and I’m going to make more tries at it. That’s a little piece of tape off on the far left.

“Dinoball” and Yeah! – hands and toy by portrait artist

“Dinoball” / 6″ x 8″ / oil on linen / See Available Still Life Paintings

This is a painting of my son working a toy. I loved the light coming through his fingers, and that the toy looks like a baby bird or dinosaur.

4 of my paintings were accepted into Randy Higbee Gallery’s 6 Inch Squared show! Yeah!

Sold. Herding Apples – benefit auction

“Herding Apples” / 6×6 in / oil on linen /SOLD

100% of the final bid will be donated to the charity Every Mother Counts. This is a great cause. Click here to see all of the art being auctioned.

The need: Every 90 seconds, a women dies from childbirth. Fully 90% of those deaths are preventable. The Aid organization Every Mother Counts is training midwives in Afghanistan, opening health clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo and shipping unused medical supplies to South Sudan. These are tangible, practical projects designed to combat maternal mortality and injuries worldwide.

I tried something different today – a low key painting, and very warm analogous colors – yellow, orange, red and red-violet. Because this painting was for the Every Mother Counts auction (charity), I wanted to do a still life setup that looked a little like a mom and kids. Hope you like it!

By the way, aren’t these apples beautiful? We picked them of the trees at Walters Ranch; they’re plum size and shape and color!