New Pear Painting

Not yet titled (suggestions welcome!), 8×10 in, oil on canvas, not yet available. I’m so happy with how this turned out! I’m hanging onto it so I can reflect on what I like while I’m painting tomorrow… And here’s my little setup. I’m using construction paper for some color in the background. On a side note, you can …

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the Value of Fear

This week I spoke at 1 Million Cups about my art and business. Thanks so much to the organizers and audience! Speaking was miles from my comfort zone, which I loved. I had been avoiding public speaking like the plague. Until this year, that is, when I changed my business plan to include public speaking …

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New paintings at South Dakota Art Museum

Last week I took several new paintings over to the South Dakota Art Museum.  Two of them are paintings of Yellowstone National Park. They framed up nicely, and I just love those paintings, so I’m excited to have them out where a collector can fall in love with them.  

Aha, in art and elsewhere. South Dakota, portrait painting.

Click HERE to see and learn about South Dakota Portrait Artist’s Jessie Rasche’s portrait paintings. Click HERE to see and learn about horse and dog pet portraits. Have you had an “aha” period of time where you felt like your personal style was becoming evident? Like in your horse riding method, or the way you write …

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Fall colors, (progress photo). Minnesota and South Dakota, portrait painting.

It’s a very grey day here, and I’m working on this painting of fall colors shining through the grey. Those greys are a challenge, but they’re so worth it. I’d love to hear from you if grey skies make you feel good, too. Other news: I’m helping someone preserve a childhood memory.  On Tuesday the collector …

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