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.
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..
16×20 on stretched canvas title Geography beautiful colors and fluid movement. Hardware installed for immediate use, protected with high gloss varnish and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Open Ed. prints available at Fine Art America.
8×10 on canvas board, finished with high gloss acrylic. Available framed or unframed. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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.
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.
Last 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.