Fall has begun (only in paint!) And end of a show.

Here’s the beginning of Fall, next to the edge of Summer. Those lines are in there to make sure the series all flows together up on the wall. The funny thing is, I’m doing a lot of measuring, but I won’t actually be able to see them all together until they’re delivered. Because, although my studio …

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My Friend, commissioned painting

This is one of the most challenging paintings I’ve done, because it’s very conceptual. My son’s programming mentor was interested in a painting that will remind him of a crow that was a childhood friend, and which would talk to him from the barn roof. I ended up making a painting that looks fairly simple, but …

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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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Farm paintings: Do you miss the Midwest? South Dakota artist.

farm paintings with animals. I’d love to hear from anyone who has moved away from the Midwest and smiles when they see this sort of farmland. It seems like a home town can really be in your soul, and I’m hoping my paintings can bring joy to people who miss it. That they can be …

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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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Cow painting (SOLD). South Dakota landscape paintings.

This is one of the lovely cows that lives to the North of Brookings. She was emerging after a bath in the river, and I really enjoyed the way her reflection mixed with grasses. I’ve got a new page for farm paintings. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what …

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