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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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Road trips

Jim and I take frequent trips to the Twin Cities because we both have family and friends there and the gallery that represents me, Douglas Flanders and Associates, is in Minneapolis.  It’s about a three hour drive, which we break … Continue reading

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Fickle April

Fountain Lake Trail, 36X24″, 2017 April is the time of year when the snow melts (usually) and we get to see the bare ground again, before the grasses begin their tremendous growth and the brush and trees start to leaf … Continue reading

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Lake Sylvan

My neighbor, Susan, has land on Lake Sylvan and Lake Tamarack.  Walking down the road to her property is as beautiful as any state park trail.  I finished a winter view of her yard a couple days ago and thought … Continue reading

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Fountain Lake

I often paint a subject many times.  Fountain Lake is in Albert Lea— a lovely, small city in southern Minnesota where my husband spent his childhood.  Jim and I  have walked by this lake during our many visits to see … Continue reading

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Peace

Winter 26, 40X48″, Oil on canvas, 2017 I just finished this painting, and find myself amazed at how peaceful it is, as I haven’t felt at all peaceful lately.  The politics of the day has filled me with fear and sorrow. … Continue reading

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Perspective

Lake Hattie 13, 24X36″, Oil on canvas, 2016 The above painting is of a nearby lake in November, not too long before the first snowfall.  The sky was clear and cold and the sun cast long shadows. There was no wind … Continue reading

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