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.
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.
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.