Monday, April 16, 2018

Winters Edge

This painting was a concept started watching a fox "dance" in the snow.  Of course the fox was listening and jumping on a mouse dinner somewhere under the snow. It was fun to watch how high he would jump trying to catch his prey. As this painting shows this little  fox is about to jump much higher and be as surprised as much as the mouse he was after very soon. This was a fun painting and story to tell. This original acrylic painting measures a little over three and half feet by 35". Prints will be availablesoon.

Boundary Waters Trader

This is one of the largest paintings I have every done. Close to five foot wide it features vivid colors and a story to tell. This was based on an earlier smaller version and I wanted to recreate it on a larger scale. It makes it easier to add more detail which is of course something I really like to do. Prints will soon be available for this piece.

Harley Riding

This painting was created in response to being snowed in for too long. Spring is here and it is time to ride. I tried to keep this piece as loose as I could and tried not to over paint it with details, which I usually do. I wanted it to have that free and moving feeling and of course lots of yellow and oranges indicating summer fun.

Lace Face

This is pencil sketch I have had for some time and have wanted to make a painting from this rendering. I like the look of this as a sketch and that is probably why I have had a hard time turning it into a whole new look by putting it to canvas and adding color.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Trout In Grass

Brook Trout are abundant in northern Iowa where this one was caught you just have to find the right stream.  Like the salmon shown in the previous post the grass and the texture of the fish provide interesting contrasts for this acrylic piece. This will be part of the expanding "Fish Series"  & "Cabin Art"collections also. 

Salmon On Rocks

This Salmon was caught on the Missouri River on a beautiful October day. The contrast of the rocks and the colors of this majestic fish add to the drama of the image. This will be part of the expanding "Fish Series"  & "Cabin Art"collections.

Ice Queen

By February in Minnesota the winters are beginning to get long and cold has settled every in to wait for the thaw. This surreal painting started with the polar bear and ended up with a boat and queen on a horizon line going somewhere. This painting was just pure fun to create and definitely means different things to different people.