Great Lakes Series: Pink Clouds and Perch

As I painted Pink Clouds and Perch, I journeyed into the expansive nature of the Great Lakes, especially Lake Superior, with the tall, wide, and colorful clouds looming overhead. These acrylic abstracts usually just evolve from few preconceived ideas. I like to think of the painting “painting itself”….  I don’t seem to have much control nor…

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April Black Bear

What a wonderful blessing it is to be an artist, hopeful in “trying” to capture a piece of God’s creation, to preserve a scene in the moment! This April 2020 Northwood’s guest in my front yard “posed” long enough for me to capture his/her essence this particular night. Love the copper substrate material….. it was…

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Haiwatha Stream

Hiawatha Falls, in the midst of Minneapolis, was a beautiful 30-40′ falls. After spending time there, I went downstream and found this spot that seemed to say, “What took you so long?” It was a lovely, quiet spot with rippling water that was so calming.

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Green Leaf

I am always attracted to nature’s beauty and the challenge it presents in sharing it. To capture in a photograph the infinite variation of form and color is a joy.

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Mountain Storm

While on vacation in Montana last fall, I was captured by the majestic mountains with the storm clouds. They seemed to be saying, “I’m in control, hope you enjoy the now.”

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Whitesand Lake Sunset

Dillman’s resort in Lac du Flambeau has been posting beautiful photos in their newsletters, this is my impression of one of those images.

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Ophelia’s Garden

This piece is a loose interpretation of one of my favorite subjects. So much fun painting underwater “scapes” with watercolor; inspiration Is just a dive off the end of the pier.

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Rhythm of the falling rain

Remembering those hot muggy days in the city when a summer rainstorm would wash everything clean and opening a window would admit a welcoming fresh breeze.

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Sunstruck Loons

These loons were busy fishing late in the day. The reflections in the water lay in bands of color as the sun started to set. In an area where the setting sun struck the water white, up popped the loons, almost completely obliterated by the light as they rose up out of the water.

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Struck by the Light

The sun was close to setting and it hit the water in such a blaze of white that it blotted out all the colors that just moments ago had been brilliant. In that moment, the loons surfaced and as the water sheeted off of their bodies, they blazed white with just their heads silhouetting in…

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