Big Sioux River and some exciting events

Hi, Thank you so much for being interested enough in my art to open my email! This email shares a new painting with you, and several upcoming events that I’m super excited about. New Painting I wanted to explore a strong composition pulling up into the painting, and some varying texture for interest. I’m hoping that … Read more Big Sioux River and some exciting events

Impressionist Cowgirl in Flag, and life drawings (nudes).

This woman was in the Fourth of July parade, which has been a big source of painting inspiration for me. I love all the color and texture, and you know I love painting horses. One thing I’ve been working on for the last few years is pushing my brush strokes to have more drama, subtlety, and … Read more Impressionist Cowgirl in Flag, and life drawings (nudes).

Happy 4th … 7th of July! And big news, soon.

Flag, 10″ x 8″, acrylic painting on canvas, $300, available I love how a well made, carefully crafted American flag moves and billows in the wind. I imagine they take a fair amount of work as they are created, and another fair amount of work to care for and keep pristine. In this painting, I wanted to capture … Read more Happy 4th … 7th of July! And big news, soon.

Green, South Dakota Pelicans, and studio-tour-ready!

Green, 30 x 40 in., oil on canvas, $2,000, available. I think that’s a plant that makes sand or gravel, but I’m not sure. It’s close to the I-29 entrance to the South of Brookings. If you know what that place is, please let me know. This painting is an expression of love for color. With Green, … Read more Green, South Dakota Pelicans, and studio-tour-ready!

Sanford Memorial Garden Reveal!

Memorial Garden, Sanford Medical Center Sioux Falls The paintings are up!! Scroll to the bottom for Before & After photos. Thank you, Ivy and Anita, for your help and moral support during the installation. Thank you, Tim, for all your hard work and especially for your perfectionism! Thank you, Cindy and Ivy, for this wonderful … Read more Sanford Memorial Garden Reveal!

Pipestone National Park, and Fall, oil paintings of Minnesota and South Dakota

Pipestone National Park, 11×14 inch oil painting, $500 Here’s a proper photo of the Pipestone National Park painting. The park is just over the South Dakota border into Minnesota. It’s a gorgeous park, and we were lucky enough to get a tour of the 25 thousand year old artwork (which blew my mind), before going on … Read more Pipestone National Park, and Fall, oil paintings of Minnesota and South Dakota

Fall has begun (only in paint!) And end of a show.

Here’s the beginning of Fall, next to the edge of Summer. Those lines are in there to make sure the series all flows together up on the wall. The funny thing is, I’m doing a lot of measuring, but I won’t actually be able to see them all together until they’re delivered. Because, although my studio … Read more Fall has begun (only in paint!) And end of a show.

Summer Progress, press

Happy Summer! It’s arrived suddenly here in South Dakota. From freezing to over 80 degrees within a few weeks! It is glorious outside. I am working in the studio full time, but get outside for lunch and to let the dogs play. I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine, too! Summer, 48×72″, oil painting on canvas, … Read more Summer Progress, press

New red barn painting, Spring is finished and Summer is in the works!

Spring is finished! I am so happy that Spring is basically complete, and it has a great presence. I still need to finish painting the sides and adding hardware and varnish, and I might add a couple little touches as I work on the other paintings. It has a wonderful glowing effect in my studio … Read more New red barn painting, Spring is finished and Summer is in the works!

Progress on Spring. Big paintings, big paint.

Detail of Spring. In the background, there is a nice heard of cows. I’m really happy with how the colors and shapes are coming together. Detail of Spring. I love cows! I’m working on finding the right amount of personality for these lovelies. I want them to be discoverable. As in, I want them to … Read more Progress on Spring. Big paintings, big paint.

96 square feet of canvas (Sale ends Saturday!)

Complementary framing and shipping sale ends Saturday Free gallery quality frame and free shipping on any painting or study available through my studio.   On the easel (or it would be, if it fit.) Detail of value block-in on 2nd painting I’ve gotten started on a big project. Four paintings, each 4 feet tall and 6 feet … Read more 96 square feet of canvas (Sale ends Saturday!)

Spring Art Sale! (and charcoal sketch)

Spring Art Sale Free shipping and framing on all paintings available through my studio, from April 7 – April 21! This includes large paintings, small paintings, and sketches too. Below are a few available paintings. See all paintings here. Charcoal Here’s a quick charcoal sketch from drawing group this week. We had a great young model. Here … Read more Spring Art Sale! (and charcoal sketch)

Winter paintings

Happy Easter! This week I explored some ideas about winter, and what makes it beautiful. I did a few small color studies using different winter colors. Just the skies alone can be a bright deep cobalt blue like you see here, ultramarine, violet, orange, pink, grey or almost white. And that light permeates the whole scene. … Read more Winter paintings

Breakfast in a Spring Thaw, prairie painting with cows and geese

New painting! It explores a couple ideas that have been coalescing for me. How lovely the warm ochre grasses look poking through the snow. How much life and color are outside in the winter. How to direct the eye through a scene. Ideas you’ve seen me work through before, but I really feel like they … Read more Breakfast in a Spring Thaw, prairie painting with cows and geese

Show prep; So many paintings. Names for print gifting.

Thanks so much to everyone who enjoys my art enough to sign up for this newsletter, and thanks to those of you who shared it with your friends. You have my gratitude! Everyone who is on my newsletter list right now was in the drawing. I’ll do another drawing in about six months – unless … Read more Show prep; So many paintings. Names for print gifting.