Wednesday, December 14, 2011


3' x 4' commissioned piece being shipped out today to California for Christmas!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Come one, come all!  Hope to see you there!  Email me if you have any questions!

Diane in the Sudan

This is a painting of a great friend who just spent 10 tumultuous, but highly rewarding, days in the Sudan on another mission trip.  She and the mission organization called e3 Partners witnessed to countless Sudanese and brought many to Jesus baptizing many and starting a church.  I'm so proud of her courage!  She sent me this photo when she got back and said, "This is the backpack I wish I could've brought home!"  After a show I'm having on August 18, I will mail this little painting to her as a surprise!  Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This is one of two paintings of 3 brothers that I've been working on for a while off and on.  These were part of the Dodge Nature Center's Fall gala where I was the featured artist offering a "loose landscape portrait" in the live auction.  I shot photos of the boys, and we decided to use photos that included two in one painting and one in the other painting.  They were fun to paint!

12 x 24", oil on canvas, NFS

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Hey, Baby"

Winter cardinals (cardinal couple - male and female).  Used palette knife and lots of paint with some scratching technique for added textural interest.  

16 x 20" oil on canvas, $295, $15 s/h  SOLD

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Peeking Cow

Another cow!  Surprise, surprise!  I've painted this one a couple of times on various sized canvases.  It's a fun view.  Loose!

30 x 12" acrylic on canvas, $495, $30 s/h


Friday, February 11, 2011

No Burger, Just FRYES!

This is my daily exercise today!  I am a SERIOUS LOVER of Frye boots!  These are Frye's Campus boot popularized in the 60s and 70s.  These are mine.  I own several pair of Fryes and love them all for look, comfort, fit and just for the overall feeling of fashion the never goes out of style and support of a great American shoe maker since 1863 when John A. Frye founded the company.  It's the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States.  OK, more about the painting.  Loved mixing all the oranges, browns, yellows and giving a hint of the daylight from the windows above them (not seen here, of course).  Trying to stay loose.  Fun little study!

5x7", oil on canvas, $125, $10 s/h

Friday, February 4, 2011

Jim's Ole Chevy!

I painted my friend Jim's old beloved Chevy for my daily painting exercise.  You might see it behind Timelines Antiques his great antique gallery in St. Paul.  Check it out!  Site is here!  I love painting old, vintage cars and trucks!  Wanted to keep this loose and a little funky!

8 x10" oil on canvas, $125 + $10 s/h SOLD

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Cardinal

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... Back at the easel this cold, Sunday afternoon, and it feels GREAT!!!  Am shooting to paint almost daily as an exercise, at least, and that's how I approached this painting.  Wanted to achieve somewhat of an abstract quality with the relatively described cardinal.  Used sharpie, brushes, and palette knife!  Fun!  I'm BACK!

12 x 12
oil on canvas