Balsamic and Blue Bowl


I had a great time in the studio working on this little painting.  I do love painting glass.  Working on this balsamic vinegar bottle has kept that love of glass alive!   The vinegar in the bottle had some wonderful colors when seen under the north light coming in my studio windows.

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Tea Party


In an effort to push for some new ideas for still life, I decided to try an unusual perspective for this piece, and an unusual format.  I set up this still life on my large studio table, and stood so I was looking down at the grouping. I love being able to see in side …
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Green Tea Kettle


I loved this tea kettle when I saw it at the store.  This particular shade of green is so me… With this set up, I’m using a different perspective than I normally do.  I positioned the objects on my studio table which is much lower than the still life stand that I usually work from. Please …
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Forsythia and Copper Canister, final


I do love reaching the end of a painting! I had such a wonderful working on this piece.  I has been far too long a break from pastel this time, and I’m thrilled to be back at it. To celebrate my last day in the studio with my forsythia painting up on the easel, I …
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Forsythia and Copper Canister, update #2


I’ve been digging through my boxes of pastels to find colors that I can use to unify areas of the painting.  To do this, I try to find a color that can be applied to a few different objects.  An example would be the light blue that I was able to use in the background, …
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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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Forsythia and Copper Canister, work in progress.


Today I thought it would be great to have another dose of spring.  I have loved forsythia since I was a kid.  I have some great memories of a forsythia bush that we had in our backyard that you could actually crawl inside of.  It was like being surrounded by sunshine! This is a work in …
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Orange and Blue, Potted Begonia


I had the best time painting this one. Hands down….the most fun I’ve had the easel in a long time!  I’m not sure what it was about this set up.  Perhaps  it made me think about spring.  Winter can get a little long here in Minnesota. Or maybe it was the blue and orange color combination;  …
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The Painted Bowl


Please click here to bid on this painting. This was a quick painting.  In addition to pushing to my artistic abilities for brushwork, speed has emerged as one of my artistic development goals on 2009.  As anyone who is familiar with the atelier method of  instruction can attest, it tends to be very methodical, but also very …
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