Friday, October 23, 2009

This is a link to an interview I did a couple of weeks ago as a guest on a show called 'Power' News in their art's segment. I have to say, it's a bit out of my comfort zone but it was still fun.
I've been busy getting ready for my solo exhibition, ordering frames, sending out invites, varnishing painting. . .. ALL that FUN stuff! My show is Friday November 6th in Stillwater MN. For more info, check out my web site at

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Marine On St Croix Vista"
12x30 oil on linen
This is a piece I did in the studio using my 'plein air' piece for reference. I love this place on the river to paint and I was fortunate enough to be painting when this very short lived light effect happened. It was really amazing! When I had gone out to paint that evening it was kind of an overcast day and just as the sun was going down THIS happened. It was such a treat to see, I was so grateful to have been there at that moment!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Abundance!

"Fall Abundance"
Oil On Linen Panel 16x20
Fresh off the easel! This was a fun piece to paint. Last week I was teaching class and to my surprise this arrangement showed up at the studio! Isn't it amazing how flowers REALLY do make you feel good!? :) I was so inspired by this wonderful surprise that I spent the next 2 days painting them.
The arrangement had so much beautiful movement in it that I cared more about capturing that than anything else. It was almost an explosion of warm colors. I'm sure it's easy to believe when looking at this piece, but I did not use any blue. I think the coolest color I used was magenta, maybe viridian. If you're wondering where this stunning arrangement came from, it was one of the finest florists we have in the Valley 'Camrose Hill'. They are quite the artists themselves!

Friday, October 9, 2009

"A Light On Second Crop"
24x30 Oil On Linen Panel
This is a piece I finished last weekend painted from a field study. The field study was painted the last week on July just north of my home. The back distant line you see is looking across the St Croix River Valley and is actually WI. I love the distance you can see up on top there. I knew when I was painting this piece that I would want to do a larger studio piece because the sky seemed SO big!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yesterday was kind of a different day. I did not paint, in fact I spent the day at one of the local area news stations. A little bit different for me and very fun! Across the river is Hudson WI and home of Power News, host Bobbi Pominville. She called last week and asked if I would come and be a guest artist on her show, the 'Arts Segment'. Bobbi is great and very easy to talk to. She's one of those warm people who you feel you've known your entire life, which makes talking on camera for 37 minutes and 50 seconds MUCH easier! :) Perfect timing as well. I will be having my solo show "Moments" at my studio on Friday November 6th and I talked quite a bit about my show. She says that they get over 100,000 viewers! Yikes, I better buy lots of wine! ;)
So, below are some snapshots of Bobbi and I.