I’ve been working on this painting for a couple weeks, and took progression photos. The block-in phase is one of my favorites, maybe because it’s full of so much possibility. I really like how this one came out. The differences at the end are subtle – the shadow colors, the grasses and edges and horse details.

Can anyone in the Brookings, SD area tell which farm this is? Hint: it’s to the West.

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Angel, 6×6″, oil on gessoboard, available.

Thumbnail image for Angel, 6×6″, oil on gessoboard, available. August 18, 2016

  This little porcelain angel came home with me almost a year ago, but this is my first time painting it. Using the pallet knife this much was an experiment for me. I did an under-wash of greenish, and let that dry before painting it with a pallet knife in shades of purple and grey. […]

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Boys on a Merry Go Round, 6×6″, available

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I really like this little painting of boys playing on a merry go round. The scene was so free and exciting; I’ve painted it many times. It was from a powwow we went to back in Washington, and there were lots of children playing on this old metal merry go round. Our son had so much […]

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Paper Bird Dream, 6×6″, oil on gessoboard, available.

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I was blocking in a landscape painting yesterday when I looked over and saw this paper bird aglow on the window sill. I stopped what I was doing and quickly painted this study of the bird. Hope you enjoy. Click HERE to bid.

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The Story She Told, 9×12″ portrait.

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Call or email if you’d like information about portraits. Bigger image.  Here is the finished portrait of my beautiful friends Erika and Seija. Thank you so much for sitting for me (for so long) for the sketches! I’ve been working on this portrait for a while. It’s the first one where I specifically asked someone […]

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Nearest Neighbors, 11×14″, held for show

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I changed up the tree and greenery in the foreground quite a bit. Here’s the latest version of this painting. So much more pallet knife work… and paint! I feel like it’s more interesting, but also stands out from the rest of the painting more. What do you think? Latest iteration: Previous version: Call or […]

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Girl Next Door

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Last weekend we went to the Artist Retreat with SD Artists Alliance at The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge. It was a great group and a wonderful location. Any artists in the area, I recommend checking out both. (Painting is “Girl Next Door” – it’s the cows that moved into the field next to us – […]

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Open studio postponed.

June 1, 2016

Due to a family emergency, my open studio will be POSTPONED until future notice. More info to follow. Thanks for understanding.

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Nearest Neighbors, 11×14″, oil painting on canvas, available. 

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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 […]

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Farms, Flowers & Friends: Studio Art Show, Jun 10-11th

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Friday, June 10 from 5 – 8 pm and Saturday, June 11 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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