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 have to just let a painting live in the studio for a long time before I’m ready to ‘put it out there’. Does that happen to you? This is definitely one of those.

Purchase here ($2,490 includes frame and shipping in the US and Canada), or see up close here. Comment, email or call with any questions.

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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)

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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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Spring Orange with Cows, 11×14 in oil painting, available

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The spring colors of the fields in South Dakota are beautiful, and change constantly. Here’s a vista of cows on the slightly rolling hills around Brookings. I love the rainbow of rich colors in the fields around here. Velvety browns, oranges, and violet in the distance, and the sky could be anywhere between grey to vibrant […]

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Equine Haven, 11×14″ oil painting of SDSU Equestrian Center, Available

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I’m really obsessed with dramatic skies! This is one of my favorite places in Brookings, SD. It’s the Equestrian Center (not sure of it’s official name). Last summer my son took a child and parent horsemanship class there (which he loved). The horses seem so happy, and the people who work with them as well. There […]

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Courthouse under Yellow Sky, 11×14″, SOLD

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This is the top of the beautiful courthouse in Brookings, SD and some of the houses in the historic neighborhood downtown, in the evening shade. These trees were so challenging. What do you think? Please forward!

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Whatsit, 11×14″ oil painting of Brookings, SD

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This is another painting for my tour of Brookings through paintings. (There must be a better way to phrase that.) This cool place is a block west of Main Street downtown, by the railroad tracks. I had a lot of fun with the colors on this one. Do you recognize this place? Detail of painting: See […]

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The Blue Water Tower, 11×14″ oil painting (available)

Thumbnail image for The Blue Water Tower, 11×14″ oil painting (available) March 5, 2015

This is the blue water tower viewed from the road to the South by the new elementary school. We come this way home from Sioux Falls, and it’s a pretty view. I find this tower challenging to paint because it’s so big and blue and solid – but I think all the color of the street […]

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Campanile on a clear March day, 6×12″ oil painting

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This is “Campanile on a clear March day” (Can you suggest a better name?). For some reason this painting isn’t photographing well. The trees are very dark and have a lot of red in them, and the snow a cool color. I’ll try again later for a better photo.  That person walking looked to me […]

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Cow Clouds, 6×6″ oil painting (Sold)

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Here is a South Dakota scene with cows grazing on a hill and purple hills receding in the background, and a bright blue sky. I wanted the clouds to reflect the cows and landscape’s shapes. The paint is really thick on this painting – I went around and around with the clouds, and ended up […]

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Afternoon Stroll, 6×6 inch oil painting of cows grazing in South Dakota (Sold)

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I love cows, and this painting shows them out sitting and milling around in a lush field. I wanted to track the movement of the red one in the center – to say that cow is walking over to visit her friend, but the rest of the girls are still. ?I’m trying out something new, […]

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Final painting Caden (NFS) AND Free art print with February purchases.

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Here is the final image of  “Caden”, 16×20, oil. This was my attempt to show my son as I see him so often, reading his favorite book (Calvin and Hobbes) and hanging out next to our puppy. The light was shining in through the window… On another note, my web site has been re-worked, so it’s possible […]

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Caden, 16×20″, oil on canvas

February 11, 2015

This is my favorite model reading Calvin and Hobbes. And that red head is Otter, gazing out the window. This painting is almost finished. Thanks for looking! I am really in the mood for painting casual portraits. If you would like to commission a portrait, contact me!  

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“Caden”, oil painting in progress, 16×20 in.

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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 […]

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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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