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March 1, 2019

I love sunsets and sunrises. The colors are bright and brilliant casting interesting shadows over the landscape. The shapes against the colors make such a contrast that can't be missed. 

I chose this scene because it reminded me of riding horse as a kid and of one of my...

February 11, 2019

I have always loved little birdies, especially the song birds! Chickadees are so common in Minnesota but are still so cute.

One afternoon last summer a chickadee had flown into my deck door and knocked itself out. At first I didn't know what the "thud" sound was until I...

February 7, 2019

Minnesota is known for it's brutal winters and unpredictable weather. Just recently the temps. went from -33F below to 35F above in just a couple of days! It is also known for the long winters too, like sprinter (when it's still winter but the calendar says it's suppos...

November 28, 2018

Watercolor paintings!

July 14, 2018

I bet your wondering what a duck has to do with pet portraits. I'm still wondering that myself but I will explain as best I can.

In previous blogs I have discussed some of my ups and downs. Through the struggles, my art has been changing. For years I have been painting...

July 10, 2018

It's been a while since I've been on here so I thought I would give an update about some things that I've been going through. And thought I would add this random photo to catch your eye! :)

Back in February I had hurt my upper back and neck. I have had a lot of back pai...

June 6, 2018

I wanted to write a little blog here about why  nature inspires me. All my life I have always loved nature. I grew up in the country and my parents owned a few acres. It wasn't that big but to a kid, it was big enough. I would spend hours wondering around in the woods,...

March 6, 2018

I've been experimenting and learning about the liquid pour technique because I just love the look and it can make a great background for anything. The process is simple, pour the paint on a surface and move it around, right? Wrong!

  It's so important to have the right...

February 14, 2018

I have had this one huge canvas (36x36) sitting around forever! This poor thing has been moved around with me 4 times for the past few years. It is a used canvas that I got from a friend, who actually gave me several used canvases that are now all officially painted on...

February 4, 2018

    I had the idea for this painting for months before i actually attempted it. I was inspired by the song "Stars" from the band Skillet. It's a beautiful song about surrendering and trusting God that he will take care you. The chorus goes:

If you can hold the star...

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