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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...

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...

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 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...

January 12, 2018

I feel like this painting doesn't get many views for some reason so maybe this will help.

The idea for this painting came to me while I was at church. It was during the sermon and I was sketching in the note section of the bulletin. I was listening while sketching :)

I d...

January 9, 2018

For 2018 I have decided to start a sort of blog series of the stories behind the paintings. Some will be more about the technique and others will be how I came up with the idea. 

I'm starting this series off with one of my favorites, Starlight Beach. The original pain...

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