I started this painting of the fields and prairie of South Dakota a few weeks ago. This is a scene that you see whenever traveling around the rural parts of this area of the Midwest, and these barns are really beautiful. I just finished it up yesterday. I’m really excited about the atmospheric effect on the fields and barns in the distance. Hope you enjoy it.

$400 (unframed)

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Mark Your Calendar! Farms, Flowers & Friends: Studio Art Show, Jun 3-4th.

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Friday, June 3rd from 5 – 8 pm and Saturday, June 4th from 10am – 5pm This is the first open studio art show of award winning painter Jessie Rasche. Come enjoy artwork and light refreshments. Jessie will be available for tours and to answer questions about artwork, portraits and classes.  Artwork purchased during the […]

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Pipestone National Park, 11×14″ oil painting

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Around here it looks like the fields go on for ever, but just an hour away is this beautiful park.

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Front Page News!

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The Brookings Register was generous to me, and put a story about my studio on the *front cover*. Thank you!! I have been working on a couple portraits, which I’ll post soon.

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Fancy Pants, approx 16×18″, acrylic on paper

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I’ve been delving into acrylic lately, and get small glimpses of the draw to that medium. Yesterday I painted several paintings on paper, thinking out some designs. This painting came out, and I really love it. It’s bright! That usually makes me uncomfortable about acrylic, but in this case I was working with the brightness…

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portrait of Buddy, our cat – in the planning stage

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We lost our beloved cat of 14 years last weekend. I’ve been a bit of a mess, to be honest. I asked my hubby if he’d like a portrait of Buddy, since it seemed like … I’ve painted several pet portraits. After thinking about it, he said yes. So I started looking for pictures and […]

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Come Hither, 8×8 inch oil painting, flower

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I can’t not think about Georgia O’keeffe when painting flower close-ups, and of course her flowers were a bit saucy. So this title is a bit of an homage to her… I started this painting yesterday, and when I came back today to work on it, I found that the flower had relaxed in a […]

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Under Cover, 8×8″ oil painting of duck and flowers

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I love this green vase. And this little duck is a new acquisition. Isn’t it expressive? I love anything with wings! $200. Click here to purchase.

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Title? 48×60 inch painting of South Dakota birds

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Yesterday I went out  to the studio to work on organizing it, but once I got there this painting asked to be finished. I am really excited about this one! I wish I had a better photo for you. I put all my skills into the painting. The sky is luminous and the water has […]

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Blue Skies, progress picture

March 7, 2016

I’m pretty close to finishing this big painting. It’s 48×60 inches. The sky is super luminous and lovely. But I wasn’t able to capture it well with the photo… I painted this from a source photo I took at Oakwood Park, north of Brookings in South Dakota.

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First Paint Party is open for sign-up!

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All my supplies are in! I’ve been experimenting with the paint non-stop, getting ready for classes, workshops and paint parties! Art Party at Rasche Art Studio, just 8 minutes South of downtown Brookings, SD. Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 10:00am – 12:30 Limit 10 people. $29.95 includes tax. Advance registration required. Click here to register. Come to […]

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Canvas Party March 19th! And beginning of a portrait

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March 19th (Saturday) from 10am-12:30, $30, limit 10 people. Brookings, SD. No experience necessary, all supplies supplied, and fun for all. Click here and select “Announcements about Canvas Parties and Workshops” to stay informed (https://madmimi.com/signups/114997/join), or call or email to sign up. I’m working on creating the template flower painting now – that will be […]

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Barn Behind Sheep, 30×40″, available

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$1600 framed, shipping included to the US & Canada (for other countries, I’ll need to do some research).  

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Process Video, Presley

February 20, 2016

I took a bunch of photos of the painting process for a couple of my paintings. Here is the process I followed for capturing Presley’s likeness and personality. I was very attached to her by the end of the process! I really enjoy seeing how artists approach paintings – I hope you find this interesting.

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Day of Giving

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The winner has been announced in my newsletter! I hope you have a lot of fun with the process and enjoy the painting for generations! This is a custom painting for you – so it can be of you, someone you love – or a couple someones, a pet… Please call / email me as […]

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