Offering

Offering201911” x 14” (With frame, 15 ¼” x 18 ¼”)Dishcloths, cotton thread, acrylic on canvas The woman looks at you, offering her heart to you. The look on her face is calm. Not serene, not earnest, but determined. She realizes that with all of the anger and divisiveness in this world there is an antidote… Continue reading Offering

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Holding (detail)

This piece was stitched on dishcloths with cotton embroidery thread at the Art Colony in Grand Marais, MN.

Apple Painting

I love this little apple painting. Was an exercise in stopping before working the surface to death. It seemed like it was going nowhere, so I stopped to let it percolate. When I went back to it, I realized it was done!

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North shore scene

Today’s painting is from a photo taken on the north shore of Lake Superior near Cascade State Park. I love the grey-blue-greens in the sky and water.

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40 minutes working fast

Four little 10-minute paintings. It’s a red onion, but my brain kept making me mix purple. I’m working on seeing color. I like the lively shapes and shadows.

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Playing with grounds

This little painting, 6″ x 6″, is supposed to be a tomato. I’m still learning how to get convincing, saturated reds and oranges on a black ground. A second layer of paint would do it, but I want to learn how to get that color in the moment, not rework the surface to death. Still,… Continue reading Playing with grounds

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