Monday, April 10, 2017

Fish Head

This is part of a new series of 12"x12" fish heads I just completed. I am sure that this will go in the cabin and hunting sections of "Berger Fine Arts" website. I will post more but like this little bass they are all game fish and are set on a black background to ensure the natural colors of each species pops off the canvas.

Farm Sonata

Anyone who has grown up on the farm can relate to this visual. This girl has found a feather on a hot summer day and believes that she is leading the orchestra of sounds that surround her. You can almost hear the wind, birds, rustling of grasses and trees on a glorious midwest day. This is one of the newer pieces of the farm series.

Waiting for Next Season

This piece shows a weather front somewhere in the midwest United States. The colors are meant to be somewhat haunting. A weathered wicker chair has long stopped rocking but still commands the best view of the remaining barn the only out building left of the farm that was once there. This is the newest piece of the "Farm Series".

Friday, August 19, 2016

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Auction

This is my second year participating in the Minnesota Twins dinner for Boys and Girls Clubs. It was held at the Capital Grill in downtown Minneapolis once again and the dinner and the company were fantastic. This year it was hosted by Brian Dozier and his wife Renne who did a fabulous job of keeping the event fun throughout the evening. This event does wonderful things for young kids who need help and I look forward to participating again next year. From the pictures here you can see it was definitely a great time.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hide & Seek

This is the newest of the "Farm Series" of paintings. If you grew up on a farm you know how cold it is on an early morning in January when the sun is just rising above the horizon. You also understand how it plays on all the usually vibrant colors of the farm but are muted temporarily by winter.  This painting  once featured "Elsie" looking down but it was too obvious for me and the composition so I ended up with this nice palette of reds, purples and cream colors. Signed prints of this piece will be available soon. Watch the "Farm Series" on the "Berger Fine Arts website.

"Field Of Dreams"

This piece depicts a 1964 Ford Galaxy parked rather prominently on the "Field Of Dreams" baseball field in Dyersville Iowa. I was commissioned to create a scene with this beautifully restored Galaxy for the owner of the car and his family playing ball on the Field Of Dreams field " their favorite family movie. The car was sold and the family wanted something to remember it by. There is symbolism all over this painting the obvious being the open car door with the corn in the foreground. If you have seen the movie "one of my favorite movies also" you will understand the and symbolism and composition. I was disappointed when I visited the Dyersville field to see how much it's changed over the years. There are different buildings and t-shirt shacks all around the field. Needless to say I painted the scene the way it was in the movie. This was a 44" x 28" acrylic painting.

Face In Lace

This is another example of an idea sketch for a painting. This 20"x20" pencil drawing is done on crescent board and was one of three sketches with this one being an early version which was never completed. The original painting went into an entirely different direction but it's one of those ideas left over that I  would like to finish some day.