Top Lit Sunflower


I tried something a little different with the lighting on this painting.  I used an artificial light, clamped up high.  I positioned it to shine down on this sunflower from above.  I actually painted it while sitting.  I think it gave an interesting point of view to this painting.

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Sunflowers and the Studio Window


 Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s post continues my series of still life paintings featuring sunflowers.  This view takes a look out my new studio window, out onto the busy street.  It was really great using the street, the new fallen snow, and the used car dealership as a back drop.

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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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Last light


Time for a little vacation from my regular life.  I’m up at Lake Superior, staying at BlueFin Bay in Tofte, MN. This little painting was done in the last few minutes before the daylight was gone for the evening.  I really liked the colors on the clouds.  We had been fighting the clouds all day, …
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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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