People I Met, New Romantic Tonalist Paintings, and Career Milestones

New Romantic Tonalist Paintings

I love to experiment. Here’s a small series of tonalist paintings I just finished using a very limited pallet of 2 or 3 colors, and really reigning in the brush strokes. I’d  love to hear what you think of these.

Purple Clouds, 11×14″, oil

Sun Dancing with River, 16×20”, oil

Sun Dancing with Evergreen, 16×20”, oil

Exciting Adventures

I drove over to Minneapolis on Tuesday morning, stopping off to visit my mom on the way, and then took my time driving, taking a lot of photos of the Minnesota farmland on the way.

When I was about half way there, in the middle of very rural Minnesota, I missed a turn before I realized my GPS was gone. Thank God for the kindness of strangers. My new friend Tammy stopped and had me follow her to the right turn (thank you so much!).

I got to Minneapolis later than I expected but earlier than I needed, and it ended up being a great night.

I drove home right after the reception and thank you weather man for being accurate – the snow storm didn’t start until I was almost home.

People I Met

Me with art collector Lois.

The reception at Art Resources Gallery in Edina, MN was great. I met several previous collectors, who were all delightful. Some told me about how they view art, one showed me pictures of my artwork in her beautiful home…

As an artist, I put my heart and soul into my work. When I sell through galleries, I sometimes don’t know who paintings end up with. So getting to meet these collectors and find out how they view art and how my art lives in their homes was a real treat.

I got to meet new collectors and other art enthusiast, too. What a great night. Thanks so much Art Resources Gallery and guests!

For the woman who first saw my horse painting at the South Dakota Art Museum – feel free to call or email me.

Visual Tour

Here are the main areas with my work. There are a few other paintings in nooks at the gallery. It’s a great space.

Front Window. This painting is of a tree I can see from my studio.

Entry area. Under Cover, 8×8, oil.
Hi, that’s me. Playing in the Snow, Catch, and Road to La Grande.

Incoming Rain, Vacation, Hiding, Dinner Time, Horse Barn, Gold Light, Sailing, Nostalgia, and Gold Town.

Career Milestones

Having a solo or featured artist show in Minneapolis was one of my career goals, and I’m very excited to have experienced that.

2 thoughts on “People I Met, New Romantic Tonalist Paintings, and Career Milestones”

  1. Jessie,
    Congratulations on your many successes! It never ceases to amaze me how your work keeps expanding, and I think that the romantic tonalist paintings are divine. Especially the moody one with the gorgeous clouds! I’ve always had a thing for clouds, and they seem to glow in your painting. I also love your ocean scapes and your wee painting of the lilies in the gold frame. I hope that 2019 is your most prosperous year ever!
    Many good wishes for your continued success

    Ann Thompson


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