Author Archives: mlingen

About mlingen

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In the Neighborhood

Hobsen’s Point 4, 36X48″, Oil on canvas, 2018 I’m fortunate to live in an area that continually inspires my art.  It’s a place where I can step out my front door and hear bald eagles calling, watch turkeys or deer crossing … Continue reading

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Tree Love

Overhead 22, 30X48″, Oil on canvas, 2018 A lot of my recent paintings seem to be focused on trees, dead or alive.  It makes sense, since my husband and I live on ten acres of woodlands.  I feel most secure when … Continue reading

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Winter whites

Lake Sylvan 6, 48X36″, Oil on canvas, 2018 Early in my career, I avoided painting winter.  The season made me angry.  Looking back, I think part of the loathing came from being car-less in Minneapolis, waiting for buses to and from … Continue reading

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Boat Rides

Lake Hattie 14, 40X48″, Oil on canvas, 2017 It’s natural to look back on the year as we come to it’s end.  A lot of my paintings stir strong memories of moments in my life.  The painting above brings me back … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Quartet

Mississippi River Quartet- each painting 44X22″, 2017, Augsburg University Jim and I installed the above suite of paintings in the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University today.  This is my old college (I graduated in 1981!).  It was a thrill to receive … Continue reading

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November and Confused

Maplewood 4, 40X48″, Oil on canvas, 2017 I just finished Maplewood 4.  Each painting takes a couple months to complete.  When I started this one, it was late summer, our world full of greens and warmth. Autumn really hadn’t shown it’s … Continue reading

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October 2017

Fall is a visually intense ride.  Some years, color explodes with such exuberance and then quickly burns out in about a week.  I’m not sure how long this year’s show will be.  We went for a walk in Itasca State … Continue reading

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Tessellations

My exhibit at Douglas Flanders and Associates in Minneapolis opened last night.  It was a fun event.  Even though I was nervous, as is my norm, people were in good spirits, the music was wonderful, so I actually had fun. … Continue reading

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August 2017

August #3,  Oil on canvas,40X48″ 2017 I love August and the later summer months.  The above painting is a view from Myre-Big Island State Park in southern Minnesota.  The park has a lot of prairie, and by August, there are … Continue reading

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No Free Lunch

Bass Pond, 40X20″, 2017 Lake Maria 4,  30X30″, 2017 Winter Path 3, 42X22″, 2016   I remember 8th grade Social Studies, Mr. McGee teaching the idea of no free lunch and it always stuck with me.  Being in nature is kind … Continue reading

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