August 25th, 2009
The Morning Glories painting was partially done utilizing a “negative painting” style. This is achieved by leaving white spaces at various points to keep the viewer’s eyes flowing throughout the painting. This technique was used by the artist Charles Demuth in many of his paintings.
August 15th, 2009
I was attending art class at the University of Minnesota Morris, where each student produced a still-life painting. I propped up my Mom’s party dress (the red background), her diamond ring and my grandmother’s antique Bavarian vase. Since the time of this painting the ring has broken, which makes this painting even more meaningful to me now. 20×18.
Memories of Mom
August 9th, 2009
This painting is a landscape of where I live. When my family comes home to visit, one of their favorite activities is to go for a walk in these hills. 18×24
August 4th, 2009
My inspiration for this painting came to me after visiting Claude Monet’s flower garden in France. These Water Lilies were painted partially in an abstract manner, using negative painting to give you the feeling of water or luminosity (24 x 36).
July 26th, 2009
The Bananas, Pears and Shadows painting was created for the National Small Works Juried Exhibition 1998 show, which was named “Realism in Detail” in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Size 16×20.
Bananas, Pears and Shadows
July 19th, 2009
Pink maple leaves done with ink. This effect was created by utilizing maple leaves as a resist against yupo paper. In it’s original size it is 12×18.
July 12th, 2009
This picture was taken at the school where I volunteer.
Our Grandma Rose
July 6th, 2009
Lady slippers are notorious for being the state flower of Minnesota. I was lucky enough to have a friend of mine direct me to a location where they were growing in the wild. I wanted to do a large painting 22×26, for people to enjoy the size and beauty of this magnificent flower! I created these paintings at two completely different times in my art career. Can you guess which one is the most recent creation?
Lady Slippers 1
Lady Slippers 2
June 21st, 2009
I chose to utilize a variety of colors to demonstrate the diversity within the Petunia family.
June 14th, 2009
I was inspired to paint Hollyhocks on a large scale (22 x 34) that were growing outside my living room window.
Hollyhock Plant From My Window
June 9th, 2009
I recently was pleasantly surprised to receive an e-mail from Mel Stone. So in lieu of posting a painting this week, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge him.
It was a very exciting day for me to have him come to my place and be interviewed for the television segment on the 11 news. In the years since, I have continued to paint and be inspired by nature, which is clearly displayed within my art work. I sincerely want to thank him for the exposure and a day that I will never forget!
Mel Stone also has a web site displaying his video and photography work. You can find it at www.melstonephotography.com
May 31st, 2009
This was a challenge for me to capture the volume and depth of a subject matter that is absent of color, such as white begonias, which are featured here. (22 x 34)
White Begonias Upclose
May 17th, 2009
My grandmother’s favorite flower bursting into spring.
Magical Pink Iris
May 3rd, 2009
Dreaming of Apples in the middle of a winter wonderland.
Apple Blossom Time