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Flowers

Mums, 20X24″, Oil on canvas, 2020 I decided to paint several small flower paintings this year because, for some reason, the flowers mean more to me than they usually do.  It’s not just the COVID pandemic that’s upsetting me.  This … Continue reading

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Nature continued

It’s been such a heartbreaking time.  A frightening time.  A time of despair and searching for hope.  My more optimistic friends feel this will be the great change, where racism will finally be submerged, if not triumphed over, and our … Continue reading

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Water

North Bay 8, 40X48″, 2020 We live near about 9 lakes, several creeks and one river, so bodies of water have inspired a lot of paintings.  North Bay is less than a mile from our house, it’s really a lobe of … Continue reading

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Close to home

Front Yard, 36X36″, 2020      I just finished this painting and it cheers me to look at it.  Right now, our yard still has piles of snow here and there and the garden is a mess of straw and dried … Continue reading

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Overhead

  I started painting “overhead” paintings in 2008 and the subject continues to inspire me.  The above painting, from 2013, was probably from late winter.  There is something very exciting about seeing trees without their leaves. Their elegant and complex … Continue reading

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Winter

Corset Lake 5, 48X36″ I’ve been painting several winter paintings in the last couple months and they’ve all come to completion in the last ten days.  The above painting is from the very beginning of the season, where the lake … Continue reading

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Awesome

Scenic, 36X60″, 2019 No matter how cynical and disillusioned we have become, there are moments in nature that move us. I often feel fortunate to be in that place at that time, as if the beauty were a blessing.  A lot … Continue reading

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Recent work

Getaway, 60X40″,Oil on canvas I find summer a difficult time for completing paintings.  They all take longer because I’m out taking walks or weeding the garden or sometimes just chatting with the people who summer in our area.  The above painting … Continue reading

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Hobsen’s Point

Hobsen’s Point 8, 48X40″, 2019 One of the advantages of living in Minnesota is the changing seasons.  I walk the same paths, week after week, but they seem forever new to me.  Leaves emerge, change color and fall, snow blankets the … Continue reading

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Pit Stops

Mississippi River 8m 48X48″, 2019 We usually take breaks from our drives to Minneapolis, which is about three hours from our home.  This last June, we were hoping to walk in the state park in Little Falls, MN, but there was … Continue reading

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