19 Mar

Oil painting on canvas of flowers. Minnesota and South Dakota artist.

I can’t not think about Georgia O’keeffe when painting flower close-ups, and of course her flowers were a bit saucy. So this title is a bit of an homage to her…

I started this painting yesterday, and when I came back today to work on it, I found that the flower had relaxed in a very pleasing way. The petals were a bit more curled under…

Click here to purchase. $200.

10 Mar

Large painting of birds. Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

Yesterday I went out  to the studio to work on organizing it, but once I got there this painting asked to be finished. I am really excited about this one! I wish I had a better photo for you. I put all my skills into the painting. The sky is luminous and the water has a neat homage to Monet and in between I was going for a moving grasses feeling with some pallet knife scrumbling where the sky and grass meet (and to accentuate the hen, who is the subtle star of the show).

Any title suggestions? I was thinking “Blue Skies”, as in “only blue skies ahead”, but I’m not sure.

06 Mar

First Paint Party is open for sign-up!

All my supplies are in! I’ve been experimenting with the paint non-stop, getting ready for classes, workshops and paint parties!

Art Party at Rasche Art Studio, just 8 minutes South of downtown Brookings, SD.
Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 10:00am – 12:30
Limit 10 people. $29.95 includes tax.
Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Come to my studio for some fun “me time” the day before Easter. If you have family or friends in town for the holiday, bring them with you for a fun morning together! Follow along to create a lovely 12×16 inch flower painting! No experience required, all supplies supplied, and fun for all.

Come out and paint! Jessie will show you how to get in touch with your inner artist in this fun and relaxed painting atmosphere. You’ll have step-by-step instruction and personal assistance, so there’s nothing to worry about.

These are fun events designed for people with little or no painting experience, but there will be enough flexibility to entertain an artist of any level. All supplies are supplied, cookies are provided, and fun is had!