23 May

Portrait artist paints Wilt – painting of wilting flowers by Jessie Rasche

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Flowers start out beautiful, and then become more and more interesting as they age. Here are some flowers mid-wilt. I really liked the way these flowers have started spraying over the side of the vase. The colors are much nicer in the actual painting – I need to spend some time setting up a photo area, but it’s hard to take the time away from painting… – see other floral paintings

07 May

Busy Weekend! Portrait artist Art show at CHASE Gallery and a Birthday Party!

This was a busy weekend! On Friday night we went to my art opening at CHASE, which was great fun and went really well. Here are a couple photos of my section of the show (thank you Heath!).


Saturday was my son’s 5th birthday! I can’t believe it! He’s an awesome kid, and these 5 years have flown by.


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02 May

Setting up at CHASE art gallery to show portrait paintings

Bright and early Monday morning I went down to CHASE Gallery (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA) for the May-July show setup. It was a great experience and the show looks fantastic! I hope you’ll be able to come to the opening on Friday.

“Chase Galllery will be hosting a reception for Betty Hageman, Ellen Picken, Kathleen Secrest, and Jessie Lee Rasche on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. during First Friday! Hope to see you here!” – Spokane Arts Commission

The 4 artists (including me), Karen Mobley of Spokane Arts Commission and one of Karen’s co-workers, whose name I really wish I remembered, all worked together for a couple hours to get the show up on the walls, and in the end it looked amazing. This photo is of some of my paintings, halfway through the decision making process.