MSP Airport Display
The Boathouses of Lake Vermilion
Now until March, 2022
I painted and photographed these boathouses in October, 2018. The print completed one year later.
I like the pallets used in painting, sometimes better than the painting. This is a drawing of tulips on a pallet.
A red and yellow pallet used in these pink tulips
one and a half minutes long
My oil paintings are created on site, capturing visually exciting colors, textures and patterns on canvas using large brushes and vivid colors.
Using Photoshop, I layer my paintings on the bottom with photos stacked in several layers on top to create my prints. The art I create through this process is a blend of traditional oil paintings in the impressionist style with digital photographs I took while painting.
I grew up on a farm near Murdock, Minnesota, and from the age of 6, I begin creating paintings. I graduated from U of M Morris with a BA in art, and went on to developed a career in exhibit design, where I learned the power of digital media. I use Software applications to extend the life of my paintings through blended prints.
When I am finished with a painting, I find the palette used to mix paints is actually more interesting than the painting. Here is an example of the palette with green line drawings representing tulips.
To make this successful, the drawings need to be pretty simple with reasonably strong lines, not necessarily all the same color. Portraits work, flowers, animals, even a still life.