All posts by Jody Scott Olson

Playing with Images

 

Since I returned home from Duluth I’ve spent a considerable amount of time editing the photos I brought back with me. I took pictures of somewhat odd object that I felt drawn to and I’m glad I did. I love them as tonal framed artwork but they also look amazing  when converted to fabric on throw pillows. The physical objects are almost indistinguishable among the more pronounced shapes and lines. The very antique settings in the photographs are transformed to images that appear very modern.

 

 

Lighthouse Beacon Photos

While visiting Split Rock Lighthouse I took several photos of the lighthouse beacon which was rotating in the upper most area of the tower. The beacon was casting a transparent shade of phthalo green and I thought it was beautiful. I finished editing 2 of the photos and paired them together as artwork in a bedroom. I’m totally smitten..ohmyprints-24062017-165435

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

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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.