16 Jun

Winner announced, and Island View bird painting

The winner of the small painting is Dodie C.

To claim your prize, just email me at art@jessierasche.com. Shipping’s included in the prize. It’s one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy!

And for everyone else, thanks so much for being on my mailing list. If I can ever be of service, or if you would like some personalized help finding the right painting for you, just let me know. I’m here for you.

landscape paintings of ferry boat, washington

Here’s another painting that has not yet been added to my web site. Just email me if interested. Those birds are looking out at Edmond’s Washington. What a view!

Island View
12×12 inches with deep sides, ready to hang unframed (or frame, if you prefer).
$300 includes shipping.

13 Jun

Sailing Away, available – and Free Shipping week!


Sailing Away, 11×14″, $300, ready to frame, available. This painting  was a sketch idea for a larger painting, but I think it came out well and holds it’s own as a painting.

Free shipping all week! To take advantage of that, just email me with which painting you are interested in, and I’ll send you an invoice sans shipping.

Here are a couple of the available paintings:

Trio, painting of three horses and a farm
Trio, 11×14″, ready to frame, $400. 


Pipestone National Park, 11×14″, simply framed award winning painting. $400.


Blue Skies, 48×60″, $4800, ready to hang unframed, available.

flower paintings, by Rasche
Dancing Ladies, 5×5″, ready to frame, $175. 

Other news: My abstract art web site is up and running! If you check it out, I’d love your feedback.

29 May

A Well Pressed Shirt, portrait of working man

portrait painting, by Rasche
I am feeling very inspired to paint more of this sort of portrait – of people doing their thing. If you’re a local business owner, and it would be OK for me to come out and take pictures (or paint on site) of you or your staff cooking, tending the till, feeding cows, constructing a house… anything like that… call or send me an email.  

(This portrait painting is almost done with it’s museum tour!)

12 May

#10: Yin and Yang, blue abstract art


#10, Yin and Yang, 16×12″, acrylic on canvas, available.

This is my last of the 10 abstract acrylic explorations at this price. You can see the whole series here.

I’m going to get back to posting representational work in this newsletter. I’ll have a separate space for writing about and showing abstract works. If you’re interested in seeing that, click through here. 

 


I was excited to put a video in my last newsletter, but the image / video link didn’t show up. If you’d like to see that video it’s here.

#9, Water, 12×16″, available. I really like this one. Hope you like it too.

Purchase here: http://jessiesfineart.com/gallery/water-12×16-215/

 

02 May

NASA inspired paintings, and blogging about it.


#8, Edge, 12×16″, acrylic on canvas. Available here: http://jessiesfineart.com/gallery/edge-12×16-abstract-art/

After these last 2 “acrylic explorations”, I’m going to go back to using this blog just for my representational paintings – hopefully lots of new mom or dad and baby portraits! And South Dakota and Minnesota landscapes.

I’m launching a separate website for my “Geographical Abstract” paintings, to not turn off the collectors on this list who read it for my representational works.

Many of the acrylic paintings I’ve been doing are inspired by photos NASA takes of Earth, so it’s almost like they’re just distant rather than abstract. They look at the same time like a microscopic picture and like a telescopic picture…

Here is Edge hanging on the wall.

28 Apr

Searching, acrylic exploration #7


Searching, 12×16″, acrylic. Available here: http://jessiesfineart.com/gallery/searching-12×16-abstract-art-2/

Oh my gosh, I love this one. I’d love to know what you think. I am just so excited about the colors and textures and the movement…

If you missed one of the newsletters and want to see the available abstracts, they are here: http://jessiesfineart.com/product-category/abstract-art-2/acrylic-painting-small/

27 Apr

Sea, acrylic exploration #6


Sea, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, available at my Web Abstract Art Gallery

Here it is again, with my studio chair. 

This painting is all about visual texture, and the colors of the sea. It’s one of my favorites so far. Hope you like it.

 

If you missed a newsletter, you can see the whole series here: Web Abstract Art Gallery

27 Apr

Spray, acrylic exploration #5


Spray, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, Available at my Web Abstract Art Gallery.

Here it is again, without direct lighting. 

This painting was all thick acrylic paint, brushes and pallet knife. I was thinking about flowers opening, and landscapes with steep cliffs, but this one is all about colors and shapes.

This painting has edges that are kind of raw.

 

26 Apr

Swimming, Acrylic Exploration #4

Swimming, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, $100 (plus shipping), available. First person to email, text or call can purchase this painting using PayPal or check.

I love the pink coming through the cooler colors. I’ve been trying to replicate that effect on other paintings, but haven’t gotten to happen again yet… This painting was painted on with a brush and taken back off with the pallet knife.

This painting has edges that are kind of raw. If you look closely you can see they’re white with a lot of drips across them.

If you missed a newsletter, you can see the whole series here: http://jessiesfineart.com/abstract-paintings.html

25 Apr

Mountain, Acrylic Exploration #3

Mountain, sold.

Here it is with tomorrow’s exploration. Both these paintings have edges that are kind of raw. If you look closely you can see they’re white with a lot of drips across them.

Mountain is fully cured, so I tested out an acrylic brush-on varnish on it. It’s nice, and I like that it’s not aerosol, but I can see why people say it’s harder to use. Still, it gave the painting a nice satin sheen and some depth.

This painting has some texture I really like – some crackling and some drips. Click the photo of it to see it up close, and see if you like those textures, too.

24 Apr

Earth, acrylic exploration #2

Earth 1, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, $100 (plus shipping), available. First person to email, text or call gets this painting.

If you missed the last post, there will be 10 “exploration” paintings at this price, and then I’ll reassess.

In January when I embarked on this acrylic adventure I pulled up NASA photos of Earth – Thank you NASA for making those available and copyright appropriate for this! – and wanted to try to replicate the beautiful subtle currents that I was seeing on Earth. I used a lot of paint and canvas, and completely failed. But last weekend I finally managed to get close to that texture, and it was pretty exciting. I’m still not there, but feel like I’m starting to understand how to get there…

On a technical note, in order to get the textures I ended up thinning my paint with water. With this painting, in order to make sure the paint doesn’t lift or flake, I tested out spraying on an acrylic medium, and then brushing it out. No flaking! That was a little nerve-wracking, and I’m trying to experiment with other thinning agents.

23 Apr

Floating, acrylic exploration #1

Floating, 12×16″, acrylic, SOLD.

I think this is one of my best acrylic paintings so far. The next 10 of these acrylic explorations that I post will be available for $100 each (+ actual shipping), and I’ll make them available in my newsletter a day before anywhere else, to give newsletter subscribers first chance to take one home. Just be the first person to email me to claim this painting.

This price is different from my representational oil painting prices. After a lot of thought I just feel like I’m early in my journey of learning and exploring with acrylics, where I’ve been developing and investing in my representational painting skills for almost 30 years.

21 Apr

Portrait, revealed.

Here is the portrait of Julia and Emily. Such a lovely family! This family has purchased several portraits over the last several years, and I feel like I know (and appreciate) them.

This mom and daughter are in the same spot on the beach that I painted the mom with her son on when he was a baby…

I recorded the painting process… bits and pieces of it anyways. I may get that uploaded, if there’s interest.

Thanks for looking!