Portrait artist paints Play (in progress). Large painting of children on merry go round

This is still the block-in phase. I’m working on getting the colors and shapes just right. I tried this subject matter (children on a merry go round) last year. This time I’m going at it differently. My vantage point is closer to the children, and the background is a rich warm color. I’m working on …

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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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Orcas Island in Purple – landscape painting by Jessie Rasche

“Orcas Island II” by Jessie Rasche Approx. 12 in x 18 in / oil on wood I love this painting, but the original photo I took of it was terrible. I think this shows it a little more accurately. It’s pretty monochromatic – I love painting monochromatic landscape paintings – and very muted purple. This …

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