Re-Homed Artwork

I received a call mid-march from Heidi Schneider owner of La Petite Boutique, a downtown St. Cloud shop located in the Regency Plaza building.   She invited me to display during the March 24th St. Cloud Art Crawl and I gladly accepted!

The Regency Plaza building is located directly across the street from the Paramount Theater and La Petite’s storefront faces an art gallery across the corridor. The location was fantastic and allowed me to set up a larger display. The store owner was a thoughtful, fantastic host who even purchased one of my paintings! It was the first time I was able to actually display a grouping of paintings rather than a few here and there. During the event I sold 6 paintings and in the days that followed 2 more paintings sold to customers who picked up my business card.

It was fun to answer questions and discuss my work with art lovers but with any successful event it also meant that I parted with some paintings that I treasured. The benefit of making the sales in person rather than online was knowing that the new owners of my artwork, treasured my  paintings as much as I did.

Below are photos from the March 24th Art Crawl and also a photo of the painting Chalk Cat displayed with its new owner.

In Progress

I have a small pile of black and white photos that belonged to my grandmother of the farm she lived on most of her life. I decided to try and translate some of those images to canvas. This is still very much a work in progress we will see if it takes a year for me to decide I’m finally satisfied with it.

Man in the Moon

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I started this painting ages ago but was never happy with it. I picked it back up a couple days ago and finally finished it. My grandchildren would be thrilled with the amount of finger painting that went into the final edits. Its title is Man in the Moon because in creating the moon I accidentally ended up with a face…which I decided to keep.

 

This work was made possible by a grant from the Five Wings Art Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation.

Petite Pear Paintings

petite-pear-i-jody-scott-olsonLast year I tried painting on these small 4×4 canvas, most didn’t turn out and I ended up scraping the paint off. While at home on my “staycation” yesterday during a closet cleaning stint I found a box with the scraped canvas’. When I finished reassembling the closet I sat down to try it again a full year later. Loved every minute.

Insomnia Poppies

$95.00

Medium: Mixed Media

Subject Tags: nature-inspired, textured, mixed media art, abstract flowers, abstract expressionism

Media: acrylic, collage on canvas

Size: 10″W x 20″H x 0.5″D

Ready to Hang

When I can’t sleep things get weird. Titled Insomnia Poppies. Mixed media. Acrylic and paper on canvas. Finished edges, ready to hang. Varnished with high gloss. Signed, comes with certificate of authenticity.

Matching throw pillows also available

Joyful Noise *SOLD*

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: vibrant colors, colorful painting, colorful abstract, abstract expressionism, abstract painting, abstract art

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 36″W x 12″H x 1″D

Ready to Hang

Fun, vibrant and joyful acrylic painting. 12×36 ready to hang. Protected with high gloss varnish. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

The original of the painting is sold, canvas reprints, framed reprints and pillows are available. Contact seller for details.

SOLD- Royalton Grain Elevator

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I love old abandoned buildings. This one is in Royalton, Minnesota, a city I lived in for 7 years. After I started painting I photographed it knowing one day I would use it as the subject but I was stumped as to its execution. I didn’t want to do a traditional landscape. I decided to play with the scale of the building contrasted by the scale of the canvas to make it feel modern.

This painting is 36x12x 1, gallery canvas. The work has been protected with high gloss varnish. Edges are finished and hardware is installed for easy use. All paintings come with a certificate of authenticity.

Woman in Green

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Original oil painting 12 x16 on canvas $300.00.  Vibrant portrait of a woman emerging from behind a bright curtain wearing green. Like many of my paintings there is a vintage quality to this work. Edges are finished, the painting has been protected with high gloss varnish. It is signed, has hardware installed for immediate use and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Thank You Rush Boutique!

2I wanted to extend a very warm thank you to Suzy and the staff of Rush Boutique in St. Cloud for hosting my artwork during the June 12, 2015 Art Crawl!

I typically do commission paintings, so this was my very first public event. I felt unbelievably intimated but I had a wonderful time visiting with art lovers, and a few of my favorite paintings even  found new homes.

Rush Boutique has invited me to return for the St. Cloud Art Crawl in October and I have accepted. I’m especially excited about the time frame because it will provide the perfect venue to display the 5 works funded by the Five Wings Arts Council!

Coming Soon! Prints of Original Paintings

There is a very long list of changes and upgrades in the works for this website, and we are so excited! We will keep you posted as things progress.

In addition, I will continue selling original paintings but I’ve decided that I will also make prints, of original works, available for purchase in the very near future. Buyers can chose to purchase a single print, framed, unframed or in a wrapped canvas format.

This is also a work in progress but I’ll keep you posted as things develop. In the meantime, here are a couple of example of prints made from one of my original oil paintings.

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