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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Flower painting. Minnesota and South Dakota flower paintings.

I have had a long-standing love of flowers in their declining days. These flowers are at that stage and it has caused them to relax around each other. They look to me like they would love each other with their last breath. I’m having a completely retro month! All the things about this that are …

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Running Free, Happy New Year!

Running Free, 16×20 in oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas. Learn more about flower paintings here. Last year I had a goal of painting much larger than I ever had before, and finished 3 48×60″ paintings. One thing that I’m really happy about with that project is that there was really room for the abstract …

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