Spring Art Sale! (and charcoal sketch)

Spring Art Sale

Free shipping and framing on all paintings available through my studio, from April 7 – April 21!

This includes large paintings, small paintings, and sketches too. Below are a few available paintings. See all paintings here.

Reflected Trees, approx 9 x 12 inches
Good Conversation, 24 x 36 inches
Dusk, 12×20 inches, oil on wood
Red Hat sketch, approx 11 x 14 inches
Orcas Island, 11 x 14 inches
La Grande III, 8 x 10 inches
Orcas Island Cabin, 6 x 8 inches

Big Ship, 12 x 12 inches


Here’s a quick charcoal sketch from drawing group this week. We had a great young model. Here he’s reading a good book and trying not to laugh. Hope it makes you smile.

Anyone who would like to come model for a sketch and painting in my studio, contact me. You’ll get to keep a quick sketch, and I’ll keep the painting (unless you want to purchase it).

This week I’ve been sketching and sketching for a big multi-painting commissioned project. I am so excited about how this will turn out, and can’t wait to start showing you the in-progress paintings. So far I’ve made 100 little sketches working through my own thoughts on the project and to get a better understanding of the client’s wishes. Usually, a commissioned painting requires a couple sketches, but this project is a little different. You’ll see why when I start posting progress photos. Since I don’t have new paintings to show you this week, I thought I’d offer you a nice spring sale! Enjoy!

Windmill, Minnesota landscape painting

I love the windmills around South Dakota and Minnesota. There’s an area on the Western edge of Minnesota that I drive through on my way to my mom’s house that is pretty glorious. The windmills look like giant flowers all spread around.

I’ve got a new page for farm paintings. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what you think.

Peach Tree – a landscape oil painting by Jessie Rasche

Peach Tree / 6×6 in / oil on linen

This painting of a peach tree shows one of the many trees at the U-Pick farm. We went a few weeks ago, but the peaches weren’t ready yet… But my son got to ride a horse and a pony, so it was worth the drive.

I think this is one of my best paintings so far. I’m so happy with this little painting that I’m planning to do a really big one of the same subject.

Rattlesnake Ridge

Rattlesnake Ridge in Green / 12 x 16 in / oil on stretched canvas

Above and below are two landscape paintings from Rattlesnake Ridge with very different color schemes. We love to troops around there (rather carefully around the rocks).

Sun on Spring Trees / 6×8 in / oil on wood

I took a break from my big paintings today to do this landscape painting. I was trying to figure out the color scheme of this spring/winter scene. The sky is yellow in the painting – it doesn’t come through in the photo.