Art calendar for you. Happy New Year!

I wanted to give you something pretty to say thank you for your interest and support of my art career, so I decided to make a beautiful 2017 monthly calendar that you can print at home. Download PDF of the Rasche art calendar here. 

I hope you enjoy it!

(If you’d rather purchase one that’s already printed, let me know and I’ll find a good print service to get that done…)



Portrait of a man working. Minnesota and South Dakota portrait paintings.

Hello art enthusiasts, here is the completed painting of our lovely local dry cleaner (detail below). I’ve been breaking one of the cardinal rules of blogging – taking a long break from posting. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

I’ve been refueling the creative juices. Do you do that as well? Since my last posting I’ve taken hundreds of source photos, and am excited about so many different painting ideas. I’m planning to continue with the local landscapes, heavy on landscapes with animals and people in them. If you have any requests, I’d love to hear them.

On a personal note, here’s what I’ve been up to: had lots of summer fun with our 8 year old son (right now he’s programming his minecraft turtle), made a big garden, stained our porch, soul searched and researched about our son’s education next year, house-trained and dealt with lots of medical issues with our new 100% awesome from-the-pound dog. What have you been up to this summer?


Portrait artist paints children “Friends”


Hi All,

I was jury-accepted for the 20 under 40 show at Tinman Gallery (Spokane, WA), opening Feb 4th! This was a great honor for me.

This painting was one of 4 that will be showing – The picture will be returned to this blog post after the show opens.

I’m having a great time painting figures this week. Today’s painting is not finished yet – I’ll work at it more this evening. It’s two toddlers sitting against a tree together. 8×8, oil on mounted canvas. painting of children

portrait artist paints Mom and baby


Available paintings of people:


Hi All,

Me and the baby in the park. I really love this sentimental little scene. Oil on wood, 6×6.

The kids next door were jumping on their trampoline and laughing when I started this. It was nice.