The Italy Painting; final


It has recently been brought to my attention that I never posted the final image of my commisioned landscape.  So today’s post is that final image of a commisioned landscape that I had been working on for quite a few weeks.  This painting was done with a humble array of 6 colors, ultramarine blue, cad. yellow …
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Rock Wall


Today’s post, also started life as a plein air sketch.  It was done on a square panel.  I questioned when I looked at it, “Do I really need all of this going on?” The top portion featured a pine and birch forest with perhaps too much detail… Back in Minneapolis, and back in the studio, I …
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Late Afternoong Light


 Today’s post is a pastel painting done on a homemade panel.  I started with a sheet of Gatorboard.  I toned it with Golden Liquid acrylic in a Payne’s gray.  Next, a layer of  pumice gel is applied with a 2″ brush.  The great thing with these panels, is the texture left behind.  The peaks and valleys from …
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Rocks


I love painting rocks.  There is something so satisfying when you paint something that looks heavy and solid.  This painting was done on panel.  I toned the panel with transparent red oxide.  I then really started working with other transparent pigments.  After that first round, I started the build up of the opaque layers of …
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Sunny Pastures


 I’ve painted this field about a dozen times now.  I think this is one of my favorites.  Some days, the paint just feels great coming off of the brush.  This piece was also done on one of my home made or studio made panels.

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Chena River,Fairbanks Alaska


 Today’s post continues my Alaska theme.  It’s an oil painting of a small clump of pines growing on an island in the Chena River, just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.   This painting was done on one of the panels that I make myself in the studio.  It really gives a nice surface to work on.  I …
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Alaskan Trail, a work in progress


It’s Labor Day, which means summer is coming to an end.  In honor of that, I wanted to show off what’s currently on my easel.  A summery scene,  Alaskan Trail is an 18×24″ oil painting done from some field sketches and reference photos.  There is still more work to be done, but I feel like …
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Trail Light


Trail Light, ACEO 2.5×3.5 The above image is only my second ACEO, and already I think I’m going to love this new tiny size!  There really is something quite fun about working on something that could fit right in the palm of your hand.  I think the only problem that I’m going to run into, …
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Blue Sky Cliff


This is an original oil painting on a homemade panel.  It’s an ACEO, art card edition or original. Cliff measures 2.5×3.5″ and it could be yours!  Please visit my eBay store and give it a bid.

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