My Little Punk 2

My Little Punk 2

‘My Little Punk 2″ Oil Painting on 5×7 Linen Panel.

This is the 2nd of the paintings with the name My Little Punk, but it has made me laugh so much, I couldn’t resist. I picked up several mini pumpkins at the farmer’s market at the end of summer. I love the shapes and colors.

Give this painting as a gift for someone with a great sense of humor or keep it for yourself.

Power Walk

Power Walk

‘Power Walk’ is a 6×6 oil on panel painted alla prima — in one sitting.

I love bold style, and these shoes — this painting! — is all that. When you have great shoes on, you’re empowered to get to business. This modern painting slams bright pink in with loafers that almost seem like a graphic element.

A piece like this would go great anywhere. Brighten up a modern home or even a home that’s a classic. It’s the perfect piece to remind yourself to step out in style.

Market Day Flower

Market Day Flower

‘Market Day Flower’ is an oil painting on 5×7 linen panel.

All summer long, my sweetheart and I have gone to the farmer’s market in our home town. Our 2 favorite things are the deep-fried, gluten free cheese curds and the market flowers.

The flowers are locally grown and so cheerful. Each Saturday the flowers change a little — and when these mini sunflowers came along, I fell in love with them.

I surprised myself with this one. Flowers and glass are both difficult to paint for me. Fortunately, the result charmed me completely, so here it is.

Leaf Me Alone

Leaf Me Alone

🖤 ‘Leaf Me Alone’ oil painting on 5×7 linen panel. This painting will always remind me of going for walks in the fall. I become a little obsessed with leaves, how they curl, what their colors are. Whenever I go for walks, I tend to look more at my feet and foliage than where I’m going.

If you love autumn like I do, this may be the perfect painting for you — of course, perhaps you are an introvert and this painting will be your silent declaration to the world to ‘Leaf Me Alone’. 😉

Orange, Nothing Rhymes With Orange

‘Orange, Nothing Rhymes With Orange’ 5×7 oil on Yupo paper

To which my son said, “Door Hinge”. Orange you glad I’m not going to make this a post about puns?

I was experimenting with Yupo paper, and I LOVE how you can see both the intensity of the color as well as the brushstrokes on this painting. It has a lovely sheen to it which I wasn’t really able to capture in photograph.

Yes, I sliced open this orange and it was really pink — almost like a grapefruit! I decided to go for it anyway.

Not Napping

‘Not Napping’ 5×7 oil on linen

This is my first pupper commission. I was so happy to see his little face and fur and tail come out just right. Can you believe those long legs?!

Painting is about more than ‘replicating’ — for me, I have to capture a feeling. In this case, I wasn’t happy until I caught the mood –> a little sleepy, just checking you out.

Pinecone

‘Pinecone’ 5×5 oil painting on canvas paper

This little pinecone is a triumph in my art studio. I have always loved pinecones, and I suppose in Wisconsin, that’s not too out of the ordinary. I collect them like seashells sometimes. I currently have handfuls of them in my studio.

Thing is, these little things are tough to paint! A cone with a spiral of unfolding bits that are not *quite* regular. When this one turned out just right, I was thrilled.

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Make it Spicy

‘Make it Spicy’ 6×6 oil on paper.

My new love is this RED! I found myself trying to think of how many things I could paint with red in it. The black in this painting just sets off the red to it’s best advantage.

If you’re bold in the kitchen, spice up your art, too.

Domino

‘Domino’ 3×3 oil on canvas magnet

I love patterns and black and white, so this ‘Domino’ painting really does it for me.

I started out with a mini 3×3 canvas magnet — not really sure where I would end up. Now it’s this sweet little painting that shows off the oil paint brushstrokes and has a gorgeous little show of marks and stripes.

Pop it on your fridge!

Big Bear

‘Big Bear’, larger than 10×12, oil on wood. This painting is actually on a piece of furniture for my parents. It is a measure of ‘try, try again’ because I had to sand the first painting down and start over.

Persistence is key! Whenever I find that I have a new obstacle in my artistic journey, I have to slow down and push to get past it. This was one of those projects, but when I did get it right, it was SO fun.

Fruit Moment

Fruit Moment was just finished this week with all the anxiety of the pandemic left upstairs. I found it difficult to get down to my studio, but once there, …the last of the paint was there and done.

Sometimes I think that art is a bit like capturing the best of things. We’re in a world full of chaos and terror, but there are moments in the world — and in each of us — that are beautiful. Those moments are what I try to hang onto. It’s an invisible world made visible with a bit of paint and canvas to hang it on.

Today, I hope to get some solid hours in the studio. It always feels like my soul is washed a bit cleaner when I do. Like I’m more of myself — better somehow.

milk carton memories

Milk carton memories is my first in my new alla prima series.

I love shopping for unique, vintage items. Not sure that this little porcelain milk carton was vintage per se (are there rules for this — I’m just going to say ‘second hand’), but I instantly fell in love with it.

I remember going to lunch in 2nd grade in the big gymnasium in Chippewa Falls and getting a milk carton for lunch. I was a bit fascinated with the engineering in the spout. Early nerding! XD

Maybe this is why I love vintage. It’s a way to surround ourselves with memories.

Be true

Detail of my 5×7 work today. In love? Yes. 😁 I’m exploring alla prima and although it’s really tough, I love it.

I just finished reading a book called Mindset by Carol Dweck. It’s an amazing kick in the behind, and I hope I keep it on my brain forever.

As an artist, I’m putting a bit of myself out there every time I post. It’s impossible not to. If I’m in the growth mindset, I’m learning, pushing, and growing. If I allow myself to sit in the fixed mindset, I’m coming from a place of fear — and that will not take me nearly as far as I want to go.

Kicking fear in the butt. 😉


Now it’s time to put my feet up and watch Netflix.

Chucks

Low top, black Chuck Taylor shoes oil painting.
“Chucks” 6×6 Oil on Panel

Shoes, –> Chucks have been some of my favorite shoes since forever. Why are they so cool?

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? I had Converse low-top tennis shoes in high school. This painting is of my current pair — the shoes that I wear to the farmer’s market in the summer. The shoes that I visit family in. The shoes that I wear when I’ll be putting on the miles.

My Chucks currently have red laces which I LOVE. Perhaps it will inspire another painting.

Find your creative passion and invest in it. Make it. Surround yourself with it.

Make your life beautiful.

No Bull

No Bull 5×7 oil on linen panel

As modern as I want to be, I am located in central Wisconsin, and we are full on farm country. I am constantly reminded how incredibly beautiful it is here. When I drive to work, I’m coasting over rolling hills and driving past farms that are quickly becoming a rarity in our area.

This painting inspires all the drama and beauty of farm life for me. The light, the quiet in the morning…

My grandma and grandpa used to have a farm although by the time I and my siblings came along, they were renting out the fields and only had a few chickens. Still, farms remind me of summer at grandma and grandpa’s, watermelon, and firecrackers on the fourth of July.

Rooster

‘Rooster’ 5×7 oil painting on linen panel

Rooster is a dignified guy in black who has no problem strutting his stuff in full color. I love how his comb transforms from red to purple and the splashes of orange and strands of black in his feathers make it over the top amazing.

I used to dress very dramatically — mixing colors and patterns in ways that sparked and clashed in beautiful ways. This rooster reminds me a little of that. A little urban, a little rural — he goes anywhere he wants.