Sioux Falls – You are invited to Rehfeld’s Art Gallery this Friday (Feb. 1st) for the opening celebration for Dakota Landscapes from 6-9pm! If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop in for great art and conversation. You’ll see brand new art from three Dakota Landscape painters, and we’ll be there to talk art … Read more Event invitations for Sioux Falls and Topeka area art enthusiasts!
I’m writing to you from a hotel in Minneapolis. This weekend I’m dropping off artwork for a solo-exhibition! It will include both water paintings like the one above as well farm landscape paintings like the one below. I can’t even express how excited I am about the show! If you’re in the Minneapolis area, you are … Read more Minneapolis!
Things are coming together for the exhibition at Rehfeld’s Art Gallery on Feb 1st. It’s my first time showing at Rehfeld’s. It’s a 3 person show titled “Dakota Landscapes” with the talented and delightful Karen Kinder and Stephen Randall (and me). It’s showcasing new art from each of us, so I’m being careful to not … Read more Repast
This news went out in Art Resources Gallery’s Newsletter today! (The Edina Gallery is in a beautiful suburb of Minneapolis.) Meet the Artist : Tues, Feb 19th 4-7pm Please join us at our Edina location for our first exhibition of the year. “Sail Away into Spring!” will feature new work by the superb plein air artist, Jessie Rasche. We are … Read more It’s Getting Real!
This painting has been a challenge, but I think it is turning out well. At this point in a painting I generally give it a day and than decide whether it needs some final tweaks. The painting is based on source photos from Duluth, MN, on Lake Superior. The way I mapped in the original … Read more Vacation, and work.
Portrait reveal Here is a portrait that I mentioned before – it was a Christmas gift, so I didn’t reveal the painting to you until after it was gifted. I hope you like it. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and am pleased to announce that the collectors are happy! The collector’s shared … Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for your support over the last 11 years. Thanks to those of you who have sent me emails or left comments, shared my work with your friends, collected my artwork, taken studio tours, represent me, and who read my newsletter! I appreciate your friendship and patronage. You are keeping me … Read more Thanks Giving!
Hiding, 11 x 14″, $450, available. I’m trying out an s-curve design. The painting came out a little windy feeling, and the grass feels plush to me, and happy, too. What do you think? — I just found out Breakfast in a Spring Thaw was accepted into the South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition! … Read more Hiding, and good art news
Next Tuesday, November 6th, a small series of small expressive fall paintings on paper will be available at the South Dakota Art Museum from 9:30am-noon only, and they’ll be priced well for gifting. Come on by – I’d love to show you my new works! Thank you South Dakota Art Museum for putting one of my … Read more Small works available Tuesday!
The life drawing group in Brookings, SD has an opening tonight at the Brookings Arts Council – right across from the Children’s Museum – starting at 4:30. It’s a great group of talented artists, and I am excited to have drawings in the show. If you are in the area, I hope to see you … Read more Art opening tonight (10/25), and New art
Good morning! I received some great news – the gallery representing me in Minneapolis has sold almost all of my large paintings! So I’ve changed my schedule and started working on a new series for them, before continuing work for next year’s solo shows and my small works project that will be available here, in … Read more Sunrise, and a portrait sketch-in, and multi-tasking
I’m working on this large painting of cows next to the water for an upcoming show (part of the Herd series), and I’m so excited about how it’s coming together. These cows live on the NE edge of town in a pasture with a beautiful river running through. I’d love to hear from anyone who … Read more Painting distance, and meeting Gov. Dennis Daugaard
This week I spoke at 1 Million Cups about my art and business. Thanks so much to the organizers and audience! Speaking was miles from my comfort zone, which I loved. I had been avoiding public speaking like the plague. Until this year, that is, when I changed my business plan to include public speaking … Read more the Value of Fear
(Sassy) Cows in Light, 11×14″, oil on canvas, $450, available. Last year while we were on a family trip, driving through the farmland around Pierre, SD, on our way to Seattle, we came across all these sassy cows lunching on the outside of their fence. They seemed really happy. Cowboys came out and herded them back in, … Read more Sassy Cows in Light, and an exciting upcoming event
Wilder Farm Cows, 11×14″, oil on canvas, $450, available. I started this painting en plein air at the Laura Engles Wilder paint out, but finished it in my studio this week. The way the cows made a pattern across the field really drew me in. They made an ever-changing pattern, which was very nice to watch and … Read more Wilder Farm Cows
Thank you so much, John Andrews, for writing such a lovely article, and thank you South Dakota Magazine for the publication! For anyone who has an interest in the region but hasn’t seen South Dakota Magazine, it is an extremely lovely publication. You can find out more about it here. I am so proud to have had … Read more South Dakota Magazine publication!
For some time now I’ve been thinking about experimenting to see if some of the visual ideas I’m exploring with oil paint would be expressed well with acrylics. So this week I’ve been working on this large acrylic painting. Color, texture, and melding are the main things I’m experimenting with here. Hope you like it … Read more Colorful Cows – and a question for you
Last night was the opening ceremony for the Brookings Art Council’s Annual Open Fine Art Exhibition. There is so much beautiful artwork at the show – if you are in the area, I recommend stopping in to see all the beautiful work. Thank you so much, BAC, for the 3rd place award for Breakfast in a … Read more BAC opening and Arts Night at the Pub
Here is a 90-second video talking about why I make art! There’s a question at the end for you. I’d love to read your answer if you feel like sharing. <– Click here if the video below doesn’t come through in your email. Herd is finished! I’ll be sending those shiny Herd postcards … Read more Have you ever…?
Good Morning, I am excited about the in-progress painting that’s currently on my easel! These are the cows that live in the field next to us. Just being around cows is very soothing to me. Do you have that experience, too? I’m planning to make some nice glossy postcards with an image of this painting when … Read more Cows in progress and Giveaway