Give someone you love an original painting by award winning artist Jessie Rasche.

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Blue Eyes, wild horse portrait

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The portrait is wild, not the horse. :) Blue Eyes, 7″x5″, oil on linen, available. If this is a gift, I would be happy to gift-wrap the painting and add a card with your name and note. Please just note that when you check out, or give me a call. I have been really enjoying […]

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Finishing a Horse and Woman Portrait, Hanging a Portrait

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Just finished, and still wet on the easel, is this young woman and horse portrait painting. Here is the project video. I hope you find it interesting! There is still time for one more person to commission a portrait before the Holidays, so if you’ve been thinking about having a portrait done, this is a great […]

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Portrait Framing

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Yesterday I met a new collector at the frame shop. She, the framer and I all looked at framing options together. It was a great experience. In the past, either I frame a painting myself, or the collector frames it. I’ve never met at a framing shop before. Over the last several years I’ve found a couple […]

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Horse Portraits & Paintings

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I’m super excited to be one of 4 new members this year, of the Institute of Equine Artists! Thank you IEA! There is something about horses that has been captivating me. Back in Spokane, there was a horse rescue organization that would bring a few of their sweet wonderful horses to the apple orchard once […]

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Horse and woman portrait painting sketches

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I’m well into a very fun portrait project. A few weeks ago I took (a couple hundred) photos of this lovely young woman and her horse.  They chose 5 photos that may be the right one, and I made sketches to make it easier to choose. Here are 2 of the 5 sketches. It’s hard […]

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Windmill’s Reflection

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Click here to purchase or inquire. 6×6″ oil painting Minnesota landscape painting Here’s a second painting of these windmills. I really enjoy their structure. Here’s how it looks in a handsome floating frame, and a close up showing the crazy amount of paint I used…

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Windmill, Minnesota landscape painting

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Click HERE for information about purchasing. I love the windmills around South Dakota and Minnesota. There’s an area on the Western edge of Minnesota that I drive through on my way to my mom’s house that is pretty glorious. The windmills look like giant flowers all spread around.  

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Aha, in art and elsewhere. South Dakota, portrait painting.

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Click HERE to purchase one of these paintings. Have you had an “aha” period of time where you felt like your personal style was becoming evident? Like in your horse riding method, or the way you write or do your accounting or care for your patients? Recently I’m having that feeling. Especially with the landscape […]

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Farm paintings: Do you miss the Midwest? South Dakota artist.

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Click HERE to purchase one of these paintings. I’d love to hear from anyone who has moved away from the Midwest and smiles when they see this sort of farmland. It seems like a home town can really be in your soul, and I’m hoping my paintings can bring joy to people who miss it. That […]

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Portrait paintings: Shipping fun, how to ship a painting (and how to open the packaging). South Dakota.

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I got to send off one of my favorite recent paintings to a great collector yesterday. It took me a year or so to settle on a shipping process that I really like, and still it evolves. I thought the artists out there who follow me might find the process helpful. Lots of love went […]

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Fall Farm Colors (AVAILABLE), horse paintings.

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Click here to purchase Fall Farm Colors. Do farm paintings bring you happy childhood memories? I’d love to hear about it. If you know one person who might get joy from this painting, please share with them.  

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Fall colors, (progress photo). Minnesota and South Dakota, portrait painting.

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It’s a very grey day here, and I’m working on this painting of fall colors shining through the grey. Those greys are a challenge, but they’re so worth it. I’d love to hear from you if grey skies make you feel good, too. Other news: I’m helping someone preserve a childhood memory.  On Tuesday the collector […]

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Dancing Shadows (AVAILABLE). Horse paintings.

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Do you recognize this farm, or does it remind you of somewhere happy? I’m working on my brushwork, and used the pallet knife and a bunch of brushes on this one. I’m really excited about how it turned out – from close up and far away.

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Cow painting (SOLD). South Dakota landscape paintings.

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This is one of the lovely cows that lives to the North of Brookings. She was emerging after a bath in the river, and I really enjoyed the way her reflection mixed with grasses. More info Progress pictures:

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