I wanted to do a much closer up painting of the same yellow flowers from yesterday. And I wanted the background to be sort of a chaotic party of paint, the way flowering bushes seem when you’re up close. What do you think? Here it is modeling in our kitchen. Available. Email me (jessie@jessiesfineart.com) to inquire.Reaching-for-Light-onwall50

 

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Last Flower | 6×6 inchs | ready to hang | available

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    That yellow flower is one of the last ones on a flowering shrub outside… This is a really odd composition for me… with super thick impasto paint. Last Flower is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with smudged sides; it’s ready to hang. Great painting for a kitchen!    

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Deep in Thought | 6×6 inch | oil painting on wood | (available)

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This is a friend of mine who let me take her photo for painting. She has a very paintable look. Thanks to all the new newsletter subscribers! If you enjoy my newsletter, please let your friends know!

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Lovers, ~12×9 inch oil painting, picture of flowers (available)

April 20, 2015

I have had a long-standing love of flowers in their declining days. These flowers are at that stage and it has caused them to relax around each other. They look to me like they would love each other with their last breath. I’m having a completely retro month! All the things about this that are […]

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Three of a Kind | 6×6 inch | oil on canvas | available

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Maybe it’s because hide and seek is a favorite past time around our house, but that little horned owl egg timer looks like he’s thinking “you can’t see me, you can’t see me.” Bid here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/201333642085 I’m starting to feel the still life love again. What do you think?

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Coffee Angel, 8×6″ figurative painting (AUCTION) & Painting Lessons

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Auction starts at only $100 here: http://jessiesfineart.com/blog/?p=3755#auction! (bottom of page) About the painting I’ve been off sugar for almost a month now. When my son and I drive down to Sioux Falls, sometimes we stop at the drive through coffee shop on the way; he gets a muffin and I get a 1 million calorie […]

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Mother’s Day Portrait? And “Desire”, 6×8″ oil painting of ceramic bird, flowers and painted flower pots, and Thank You Ann.

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There is still time to get a portrait of your favorite mom and child in time for Mother’s Day! If you’re interested, call or email me right away. Lately I’ve been naming my paintings during the setup process, which is a lot of fun. Doesn’t this bird look like she wants to be just a […]

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Girl Next Door, 12×24″ oil painting of cows on a South Dakota farm

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I was so excited when these cows moved in next door last year. Recently several of them have had babies (2 are in this painting) and they’re so neat to watch growing up. I’ve been surprised how different these girls look from their busty cousins that I usually paint. What do you think? Detail (mom […]

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Dressed to Dance | 7×5″ oil painting of a turkey vulture (available)

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I wish I could dress as well as Her! She’s even wearing red high heals. I had no idea turkey vultures have so many beautiful colors in their feathers. At least, I think this is a turkey vulture – please correct me if I’m wrong! I got several photos of her airing in the wind […]

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I Miss You, 7×5 inch still life oil painting (available)

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Don’t these tulips look like they miss eachother? I felt a little sorry for them – but they’re reunited now. :) Getting their little mouths to glow was a big challenge for me… This is the first still life painting I’ve made in … so long I’ve lost track. I’ll post the progress of this […]

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Duet, 10×8 in oil painting portrait (NFS)

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Detail above. Full painting below. This is my son and his lovely piano teacher practicing for their duet in this Saturday’s concert. It’s When the Saints Come Marching In. He’s doing really well with his timing and dynamics (and of course she’s amazing). More about portraits: http://jessiesfineart.com/commission-a-portrait.html

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La Grande III, 9×12″ oil painting of the Grande Ronde Valley

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Here is a painting of the Grande Ronde Valley (La Grande, Oregon) that I painted some time ago but I think I forgot to post it. I’m not sure why – I really like it! Do you have scenery like this in your neighborhood? Purchase / see more info: http://jessiesfineart.com/?p=2996

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Caden & Otter in the Light, final painting and personal note.

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Caden & Otter in the Light | 16×20 in |oil on canvas | (nfs) Portrait Commission Info Were there any good pranks in your life yesterday? My son got me with his first really effective April fools prank. He’s 7, so in the past they’ve been cute and sweet, but this one really got me good. […]

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Space, approx 24×54″, oil painting on canvas

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Going down the road in South Dakota, you look to the left and to the right and there are lovely fields with hay bales and the occasional house and barn surrounded by wind blocking trees. It’s a sparse vast land that is just full of color. That’s why this painting is named “Space.” Sometimes I […]

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White Wind, 9×12″ landscape oil painting

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There’s still time to Enter to win a custom painting! Just refer a friend to my e-newsletter. These buildings are thick and messy. I spread on a LOT of paint and smeared it with my pallet knife. The buildings look wind blown to me, which is how I’ve been feeling lately. I started running again […]

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The Tree and the Tower (Auction)

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8×10 in., oil on stretched canvas, ready to frame. This is really exciting for me – I’ve never tried auctioning a painting on my website before. This painting is up for auction starting at the low price of $300. Bid here: http://jessiesfineart.com/auction.html?ult_auc_id=2975 This water tower looks so alien to me – like it just landed on […]

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Charcoal drawing of LJ, and thank you subscribers!

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Thank you so much for spreading the word about my contest: “Refer a friend to my newsletter and enter to win your own custom portrait or still life painting!” We’re already 1/3 of the way to the painting giveaway! There are 30 new newsletter subscribers, and 11 more people who have clicked subscribe but haven’t activated yet. […]

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Please help me – and enter to win a free painting! (“commission” or available)

northwest figurative art March 22, 2015

Subscribe below to get Jessie’s new paintings by email once or twice a week. Giveaway Refer a friend to my newsletter and enter to win your own custom portrait or still life painting! Please help me get more fantastic art loving newsletter subscribers like you. When I get to 200, I’ll do a random drawing from the […]

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Farm Rainbow, 11×14 in oil painting (AVAILABLE)

Thumbnail image for Farm Rainbow, 11×14 in oil painting (AVAILABLE) March 22, 2015

The working title of this painting was “50 shades of red” but I wasn’t sure how well that would go over… This is a beautiful farm that we pass every time we drive back to Brookings from Sioux Falls. After many photos of this farm I finally got some usable source pictures. The cows were […]

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Paintings delivered to South Dakota Art Museum – in time for their sale

March 20, 2015

Equine Haven, The Blue Water Tower, and Campanile on a Clear March Day have been delivered to the South Dakota Art Museum gift shop in time for their sale today! Thanks Pam for representing me!

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