REALISM ART GALLERY
"24 x 36" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. The result of much trial and error, "Morning's Kiss" was created with the desire to loosen up my painting style while capturing the majestic beauty of autumns light. While the journey itself was a repetitive experience of elated highs and frustrating lows, in the end I reached my destination pleased with the outcome... and a better artist. PRINTS AVAILABLE IN THE STORE
"God's Little Masterpiece"
30" x 40" Acrylic on 2" deep gallery wrapped canvas. I've always admired this creature, being fascinated by its bright color and the black stripes. So, because of this fascination, and my love for color... I thought it was good subject matter to paint. It was!
"24 x 36" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Growing up in Minnesota, it's hard not to love Lake Superior. The wave beaten rocks, the fridged water, and the massive sky come together to create scenes of breathtaking beauty. This painting is a favorite spot of mine...Artist's Point, in Grand Marais.
5" x 7" Acrylic on hardboard. Splitrock Lighthouse on Lake Superior is a favorite point for travelers enjoying Minnesota's stunning north shore. Painted with permission from the wonderful photography of Larry and Linda Dunlap of Summerfields Photography. View their work at: http://www.pbase.com/summerfields
"Bridge in Light"
Miniature 7" x 5" Acrylic on hardboard. I love a good path, especially in autumn. While every good path beckons us to discover what's behind the next bend, there are those moments where the light trickles through the canopy and invites us to stop, bask, and breath in the sweet air.
Three 10" x 10" Acrylic and wrapped canvas. Sometimes focusing in on a small subject is just as powerful as big skied landscapes.
"A Snowstorm for Two"
24" x 18" Acrylic on hardboard. Learning to paint the softness of a snowstorm while painting the detail of the cardinals was a fun experience, and I am pleased with the contrast of the two.
"Moody Gitche Gumee"
36" x 24" Arcylic on Cradled Gessobord. Sometimes colors in nature appear more vibrant immediately following a fresh rain. This is certainly true of Minnesota's North Shore. I've tried to capture a scene of tenebrous clouds and churning waters framing the brilliance of freshly cleansed autumn shoreline.
30" x 40" Acrylic on 2" deep gallery wrapped canvas. This started as an excuse to paint with strong blues and oranges together, but found that I really enjoyed painting the luminosity of the light shining through the Monarch's wings.
24" x 36" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. This is about BIG SKY! I love wide open spaces where the motion, texture, and color of the sky take center stage... where the majestic beauty of creation makes you feel small, and yet... thankful.
"Wolf Creek Falls"
5" x 7" Acrylic on hardboard. Working on miniature paintings helps me restrain from unnecessary detail, and learn to paint only the most essential elements of a scene. "Wolf Creek Falls" is an excellent example of exactly that.
"24 x 36" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. I really like the Maple over Birch affect that this painting has. I'm believe the detail of the leaves works well with the loose open strokes used to create the birch trunks.