Yellow Sun, Minnesota and South Dakota large landscape paintings.

I’ve been trying to capture the amazing sky colors of South Dakota ever since we moved here, but have wiped most of my efforts. This painting was started about a month ago, and then yesterday I realized that I wanted my sky to be darker and more dramatic, and now I really like it. Hope …

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Well Pressed Shirt, in progress, 16×20 inches. South Dakota portrait paintings.

This is the owner of the dry cleaning business in Brookings, SD. My son and I wnt in to pick up my husband’s suit, and when I saw him using this steaming press I was completely enthralled and asked if I could take source photos for painting. What do you think? I’m going to live …

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Cows! Dinner with Friends (SOLD) Minnesota and South Dakota landscape cow paintings.

I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for my solo show (Brookings Arts Council, later this month). Here’s one of my new pieces. It’s very atmospheric. I’ve been doing landscapes on gallery-wrapped canvas, and that’s nice to work with. 16×20″, oil. Please let me know what you think. I’ve got a bunch of new paintings …

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landscape paintings of Neighbor’s Trees II (Available)

Neighbor’s Trees II / approx 18×12 in / oil on wood / learn more about paintings of the Pacific Northwest here.  I’m not sure whether this is a studio painting or a plein air painting. I was looking out my studio window at the neighbor’s trees when I painted this in Spokane, Washington. What I …

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Portrait artist paints “The Cyclist” oil painting (not available)

The Cyclist9×7″, oil on canvas I decided to really slow down and try to make the best painting I can. I used repeated colors and shapes, atmospheric perspective, a strong focal point and hopefully some other interesting things to look at… Most importantly I tried to make every area worth looking at… This painting used …

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Portrait artist paints “Oranges and Dahlia” flower painting (SOLD)

Oranges and the Dahlia 5×7 inches, oil on gesso board, unframed In my last post the big white dahlia (I think that’s what this flower is) was the star of the show. In his one I wanted her to blend in with the snow outside the window. Both are shown below. What do you think? …

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Portrait artist paints a pomegranate

Kiss / 5×5 inches / oil on gessoed hardboard / January Painting Marathon #10 / available at http://jessiesfineart.com This is a pomegranate and a tangerine sitting on the windowsill. I liked how the light was coming between them except that small spot where they’re touching. I’ve been really struggling… I  wiped several paintings yesterday before …

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