Oil painting on canvas of flowers. Minnesota and South Dakota artist.

I can’t not think about Georgia O’keeffe when painting flower close-ups, and of course her flowers were a bit saucy. So this title is a bit of an homage to her…

I started this painting yesterday, and when I came back today to work on it, I found that the flower had relaxed in a very pleasing way. The petals were a bit more curled under…

Yellow roses painting (available). Minnesota and South Dakota artist.

These are the same roses from yesterday, but this painting is so thick… There’s a lot of pallet knife work here.

On a completely different topic, I’ve been waffling for years about how to categorize my paintings on my web site. I used to have them categorized by subject (landscape, figurative, still life, portraits), but changed it to size / price range (huge paintings, medium and large paintings, small gems). I think I liked the first way better. What do you think?


This colorful painting is painted on mounted canvas and is ready to frame.

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Flower painting: violets (available). Minnesota and South Dakota paintings.

I’ve noticed that some vibrant greens and oranges and violets have been making appearances in my paintings occasionally. The last couple days I’ve been really enjoying that and going with it.

I am always completely astounded by how different paintings look outside in the shade (1st picture) vs inside with indirect light.

This painting is not currently available; here are all my available works: http://jessierasche.com


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Blossoms Flower Painting

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

Unframed, free shipping. White blossoms from the back yard. I like the translucence that came through in the green soda bottle.

Below: Weeds / approx 9×9 / oil on canvas /  $100

Unframed, free shipping. These flowers look like black-eyed susans to me, and they are growing in huge numbers in empty lots around here. They’re very pretty.