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Summer Shows

Nasturtium, 24X30″, Oil on canvas, 2018 My work is included in three juried exhibitions this summer.  The Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, MN is having their “Art of the Garden” exhibit again this year and I have four paintings … Continue reading

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Florida Part 3

Lettuce Lake, 40X48″, Oil on canvas I think I’ve probably exhausted the imagery from our trip to Florida, completing the 13th painting today.  Lettuce Lake is from Corkscrew Swamp, a park with a long boardwalk and  a beautiful landscape. Caloosahatchee River, 48X36″, … Continue reading

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Florida Part 2

Wetland, 46X28″, Oil on canvas, 2019 I continue to paint the Florida landscape, as I experienced it this last January.  Our four day vacation is providing me with months of entertainment and challenges.  The above painting came out of a … Continue reading

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Florida Part 1

Coconut (36X48″)2019 Jim and I had the opportunity to visit Florida in January.  We crammed as much sightseeing as we could into four days, with me snapping photographs by the hundreds.  Besides being a wonderful break from the bitter Minnesota … Continue reading

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Color

Sunset 8, 36X60″. 2019 I find myself longing for beautiful color right now.  Maybe it’s from paging through seed catalogues, dreaming about this year’s garden.  Probably, it’s the predominance of white in our environment.  We have a ton of snow. … Continue reading

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Winter World

Winter Path 5, 30X24″, Oil, 2018 I just finished the above painting on New Year’s Eve.   Our landscape is always changing in winter, depending on light conditions and how much snow we have, how recently it fell and how … Continue reading

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Deep Portage

Deep Portage 5, 40X40″, Oil on canvas, 2018 We live near a wonderful nature reserve called Deep Portage.  They offer a lot of classes and events of which Jim and I have never participated.  What we like to do is walk … Continue reading

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Faces of Fall

Backyard in Fall 6, 48X36″, 2018, M.Lingen The image above is how I think of autumn, all ablaze with color and rich blue skies. In reality, it only looks like this for maybe a couple weeks at most.  According to … Continue reading

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Shared memories

Many of my paintings spring from walks with my husband, Jim and dog, Ted. As I have a tendency to get lost on my own, it’s a rare occasion I’ll drive to a park without my better oriented husband along. … Continue reading

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Close to home

Private Land, 24X30″, Oil on canvas, 2018 So many of my paintings spring from walks in my neighborhood.  They are of places I look at over and over again, that somehow touch me.  Every time I walk past the above space, … Continue reading

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