Forsythia and Copper Canister, work in progress update


I finally got back over to the studio today.  We have been moving from an apartment in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, to our first house, over in Saint Paul!  I’m thrilled to be living back in Saint Paul, but moving is a lot of work! Every time that I’ve done it, I swear …
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Yellow Roses and Swedish Tapestry


I really wanted to try out a yellow background.  I not sure why. That was my over riding thought as I was heading to the studio this morning.  I have had a couple of ideas for larger still life paintings recently using yellow, black, and white.  Upon arriving at the studio, I opened up the cabinet that holds …
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Red Pears and Cobalt Glass


Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s post was a quick painting.  I had this great, little, stretched canvas.  I haven’t painted this glass jar for quite a while, and decided the time had come to revisit an old friend.  It was wonderful to just play with lighting, color, and composition on a …
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FM 100 Hue Test


screen shot from xrite.com I discovered this site from Charley Parker over at Lines and Colors.   It’s fascinating,  It’s basically a color IQ test.  You rearrange the colored squares so that the colors gradate from the starting color on one end of the spectrum,  to the color found on the other end.  The whole thing …
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