The Tea Party


 This painting has been sold. Today’s painting is a study done for a series of still lifes.  I always loved this little painting.  It was not one of the studies selected by my client for the project, so a larger painting was never created.  This painting is 11×14″ inches, and is painted on a stretched …
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Artistic Bargins on eBay


I think anytime you move, you find things that youmay  have forgotten about.  In moving my studio, I found several color studies, figure studies, and small paintings that I had forgotten about.  To kick off life in my new space, I’ve decided to have a sale.  I’m offering these paintings at my eBay store for some …
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Silver Jar on Striped Cloth


    This painting has been sold.       Today’s post is the first painting done in my new studio!  I knew it was going to be good, but I must say that lighting in my studio is fantastic!It feels like it has been a year since I last had an opportunity to paint.  …
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The Big Move; Packing it Up.


It’s been a quiet week here on the blog, I know.  I’m very excited to report that I have been packing up my studio in preparation for the big move…  I’ll be picking up my current space, and moving it further into NE Minneapolis.  The space that I’m leaving has been good to me since …
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Silver Cliff


 I tried something a little different with this painting.  I started the painting with my pallet knife.  I’ve seen other artists do it before, and wanted to give it a try….  It was really fun! The paint takes on a much more sculptural quality as you are working with it.  In the end, however, it felt great to …
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A Touch of Color


The above is  a small oil sketch painted on the edge of a clearing.  I wanted to play a bit more with color on this one.  Some times I fell like my paintings can loose some of the color intensity and variety as I work.  Things tend to get more and more neutral.  I think …
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Interstate State Park


This painting is from a spot high up top of the cliffs over looking the St.Croix River.  The river forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin.  This particular spot is on the Minnesota side of the river just south of the town of Taylors Falls.  It was a wonderful autumn day with a bright, yet overcast sky.

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The Temperance River


The Temperance River, 12×12 This is the first time I have ever painted a waterfall.  It was such a great early fall day when we were on the rocks over looking the upper falls on the Temperance River, near Lake Superior.  One of the most fascinating things about paint this piece, was attempting to capture the feeling …
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My Father the Model.


For anyone that has seen my work before, the man in the above oil sketch may look familiar… it’s my Dad.  The new session of my Thursday night portrait class is up and running.  The only problem that we ran into, was a previous commitment from our usual model for Thursday, September 25th.  That left …
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