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 …

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Aha, in art and elsewhere. South Dakota, portrait painting.

Click HERE to see and learn about South Dakota Portrait Artist’s Jessie Rasche’s portrait paintings. Click HERE to see and learn about horse and dog pet portraits. Have you had an “aha” period of time where you felt like your personal style was becoming evident? Like in your horse riding method, or the way you write …

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Farm paintings: Do you miss the Midwest? South Dakota artist.

Click HERE to purchase one of these paintings. I’d love to hear from anyone who has moved away from the Midwest and smiles when they see this sort of farmland. It seems like a home town can really be in your soul, and I’m hoping my paintings can bring joy to people who miss it. That …

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Fall colors, (progress photo). Minnesota and South Dakota, portrait painting.

It’s a very grey day here, and I’m working on this painting of fall colors shining through the grey. Those greys are a challenge, but they’re so worth it. I’d love to hear from you if grey skies make you feel good, too. Other news: I’m helping someone preserve a childhood memory.  On Tuesday the collector …

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Horse paintings (available) Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

I’ve been working on this painting for a couple weeks, and took progression photos. The block-in phase is one of my favorites, maybe because it’s full of so much possibility. I really like how this one came out. The differences at the end are subtle – the shadow colors, the grasses and edges and horse …

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Portrait painting: Boys on a Merry Go Round. Minnesota and South Dakota.

I really like this little painting of boys playing on a merry go round. The scene was so free and exciting; I’ve painted it many times. It was from a powwow we went to back in Washington, and there were lots of children playing on this old metal merry go round. Our son had so much …

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Portrait painting of mom and daughter. South Dakota artist.

Call or email if you’d like information about portraits. Bigger image.  Here is the finished portrait of my beautiful friends Erika and Seija. Thank you so much for sitting for me (for so long) for the sketches! I’ve been working on this portrait for a while. It’s the first one where I specifically asked someone …

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Farm and pasture painting. Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

I changed up the tree and greenery in the foreground quite a bit. Here’s the latest version of this painting. So much more pallet knife work… and paint! I feel like it’s more interesting, but also stands out from the rest of the painting more. What do you think? Latest iteration: Previous version: Call or …

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Cow painting. Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

Last weekend we went to the Artist Retreat with SD Artists Alliance at The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge. It was a great group and a wonderful location. Any artists in the area, I recommend checking out both. (Painting is “Girl Next Door” – it’s the cows that moved into the field next to us – …

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Yellow roses painting (available). Minnesota and South Dakota artist.

These are the same roses from yesterday, but this painting is so thick… There’s a lot of pallet knife work here. On a completely different topic, I’ve been waffling for years about how to categorize my paintings on my web site. I used to have them categorized by subject (landscape, figurative, still life, portraits), but …

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Fruit painting: pears. Minnesota and South Dakota paintings.

My experiment of trying to use my round pointed portrait brushes as my main paint brushes for still lifes was really interesting. I disliked it! My pallet and tools for still lifes and landscapes has become completely different from my pallet and brushes for portraits (or the other way around). So last week I set …

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Flower painting: violets (available). Minnesota and South Dakota paintings.

I’ve noticed that some vibrant greens and oranges and violets have been making appearances in my paintings occasionally. The last couple days I’ve been really enjoying that and going with it. I am always completely astounded by how different paintings look outside in the shade (1st picture) vs inside with indirect light. This painting is not …

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sold. Sunset oil painting. Minnesota and South Dakota landscape paintings.

The sky gives us a light show here almost every night. It’s quite beautiful. Jessie Rasche is an award winning South Dakota artist. Her landscape, floral and portrait paintings hang in private collections in every region of the US and Canada, and in Ireland, and have shown in galleries in South Dakota, Washington, California and Kansas. …

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