This painting is very close to done, but still in progress. It’s the time between when a painting seems almost done and when it’s actually done that often takes the most time, for me.

After just finishing a big portrait painting last week (which came out really well, but I forgot to take a photo before handing it off), I wanted to do a painting of my son that is sort of an anti-portrait. He’s reading Calvin and Hobbes while the puppy looks out the window. I’m really happy with how this painting is coming out – with the design and color-shapes; but there are some little things I really want to finesse.

Contact me about a portrait or (anti-portrait).



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Running Free, Happy New Year!

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Running Free, 16×20 in oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, $670. (Free shipping / handling in the US and Canada. Contact me for international shipping rates.) Last year I had a goal of painting much larger than I ever had before, and finished 3 48×60″ paintings. One thing that I’m really happy about with that […]

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Happy Creativity Week!

September 27, 2014

I’ll be painting in public today to help kick off Creativity Week in Brookings, SD – at Main and 4th. Happy Creativity Week!

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Closing Exhibition Tour, and Epic Road Trip

August 13, 2014

My show at Brookings Arts Council is coming to a close this Thursday. If you would like me to tour you around the show personally, just let me know! Epic Road Trip: My son and I just took a road trip from South Dakota to Seattle. On the way back we drove through Yellowstone park […]

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Show setup (BAC opening on Th, July 24th)

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Here I am with a couple paintings up on the wall at the BAC!  And below is another big painting from the show. Please wish me luck at the opening! I’m “speaking” at 5, but have no idea what to say.

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Invitation: Art Exhibit Reception at BAC: July 24th, 4:30-6:30pm.

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Please stop by to enjoy artwork and cookies. What: Reception for solo show of Jessie Rasche artwork. Where: Brookings Arts Council, 524  4th St, Brookings, SD (the building with the metal horse sculpture in front, across from the Children’s Museum). When:  Reception is Thursday, July 24th, 4:30-6:30pm. The show will be up until August 14th, […]

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New Artwork! Dinner with Friends by Jessie Rasche

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I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for my solo show (Brookings Arts Council, later this month). Here’s one of my new pieces. It’s very atmospheric. I’ve been doing landscapes on gallery-wrapped canvas, and that’s nice to work with. 16×20″, oil. Please let me know what you think. I’ve got a bunch of new paintings […]

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Midwestern Blue Grass, oil painting of hay bails and fields.

October 24, 2013

“Midwestern Blue Grass”, available at SouthWind Gallery (785) 273-5994. They ship. 8×12″ oil painting on canvas by Jessie Rasche It’s been a busy few weeks. This painting and three others are on their way to the SouthWind Art Gallery in Topeka, KS. It really feels good to have paintings packaged up safely and on their […]

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SOLD. “The Bicycle”. OPA Western Regional Exhibition

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We just returned from a world wind trip down to Topeka, Kansas for the OPA Western Regional Exhibition. What a blast, and it is such an honor to be included in this show! I saw portrait demos by both Ned Mueller and  Ken Cadwallader, both of whom were excellent teachers, as well as amazing artists. Those […]

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Award for Road to La Grande

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Road to La Grandeby Jessie Rasche 36×24″, oil on canvas Available. I received the 1st place award for this painting from the Brookings Arts Council. Thank you so much, Juror Mark Stemwedel and BAC! I am honored, as there were many very good paintings and sculptures in the juried art show. If you’re in the […]

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SOLD. “The Cyclist” was accepted into an OPA show!

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SOLD. The Cyclist showed at Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show! Southwind Art Gallery 3074 SW 29th St Topeka, KS Sept. 6 – Oct. 26, 2013

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Yellow Sky (Available)

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“Yellow Sky”, available at SouthWind Gallery (785) 273-5994. They ship.   I’m working out some color and value ideas… What do you think?

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La Grande III (available)

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La Grande III  9×12″ oil on mounted canvas  Study Information and purchase. I’m trying some new concepts with color mixing – which is a struggle right now. But it’s the good kind of struggle. I was trying to convey that beautiful glowing valley feeling. On a personal note, we’re saving up for something important that […]

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Oranges and the Dahlia (Available)

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Oranges and the Dahlia 5×7 inches, oil on gesso board, unframed More Information / Purchase   New feedback: “The painting is just fabulous! <My husband> is going to love it!” Thank you collectors!!!

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Apples (Available)

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Apples 6×6 inches oil on wood more information / purchase I am saving up for a workshop I really want, and so here’s a special deal. I will also have free shipping and handling for the next person to order a commissioned painting (including portraits)!

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Untitled painting (in progress)

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Any suggestions for what I should name this painting? I was thinking something about drinking water or farming… I don’t know. It’s 18×24″, and it’s almost  done. I want to finesse the woman – her face especially. Here’s a detail photo of the woman and a few cows behind her. There’s a group on the […]

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Neighbor’s Trees II (Available)

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Neighbor’s Trees II / approx 18×12 in / oil on wood / I’m not sure whether this is a studio painting or a plein air painting. I was looking out my studio window at the neighbor’s trees when I painted this in Spokane, Washington. What I really liked about this scene was the beautiful vibrant […]

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The Clip (Sold)

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The Clip 5×5 in, oil. I love the deep vibrant green of this vase! This setup was pretty funny – a clip is holding up the backdrop and I liked having that little clip right on the edge of the painting.

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Grain Elevator progress

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Grain Elevator 30×40″ in progress, maybe I think I’m just about done with the grain elevator painting. I don’t think the photos are doing a good job of conveying this painting…. The sky is much brighter and the colors stronger in the painting. Here’s a detail of the train and the background.  

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“The Hat,” South Dakota Art Museum Store Representation! And Print Winner

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“The Hat” 11×14″ oil on canvas available I am now represented by the South Dakota Museum Store in Brookings, SD. Thank you Pam! If you’re local you can drop in and see 4 of my small framed figurative paintings. And… the print winners this month are Dodie C. and Lisa O. Congratulations! Email me with […]

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