Portrait artist paints Portrait of children sitting outside, oil painting

Untitled / 6×6 inches / oil on panel. This is a traditional portrait in that I wanted to capture these two beautiful kids and their comfortable connection at that moment. I’m really excited about how this painting turned out. What should I name this painting? Right now it is “David’s Children” but there seems to …

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Move to South Dakota. Portrait artist paints Unpolished Apples – an oil painting by Jessie Rasche

Unpolished Apples / 8×6 in / oil on wood It is nice to be back online! Our move to South Dakota is pretty much complete now. Today I’ll unpack my studio, with help from my son, of course. But before that we have some serious bike riding planned. During the move, my son asked to …

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Portrait artist paints Wilt – painting of wilting flowers by Jessie Rasche

“Wilt” / 8×6 in / oil painting on canvas Flowers start out beautiful, and then become more and more interesting as they age. Here are some flowers mid-wilt. I really liked the way these flowers have started spraying over the side of the vase. The colors are much nicer in the actual painting – I …

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Watercolor Color Chart & easter party news – portrait artist gives painting tips from Jessie Rasche

Aren’t color charts beautiful? I did this color chart for my watercolor paints. I have six colors, and each one I mixed with each of the others. The colors with the “*” on them are pure. I had some funny surprises. Three of these colors are relatively new to me – I’ve been using them …

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Portrait artist paints dad and daughter in Reading – watercolor painting by Jessie Rasche

Here is the “finished” watercolor sketch of a father helping his daughter read and paint. These will be paintings or drawings that are incomplete ideas, but that really like and want to “put out there.” If there seems to be interest, I’ll keep adding to the section. I’d love your feedback! If you enjoyed this …

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