Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Organic Accents

Temperature Dominance

Temperature Dominance

This is the time of year that the Farmer’s Markets open up. What a joy it is to have garden fresh vegetables. Pumpkins from the gourde family ripen towards the end of fall. What a fantastic shape they are and in so many varieties. I look forward to having a homegrown tomato in a BLT sandwich!

When choosing a palette for a painting, it is powerful and helpful to choose temperature dominance. That would be warm like the sun (yellows, reds, and oranges) or cool like the sea (blues, greens and violets). These colors are next to each other on a color wheel and enhance each other. Did you guess that Organic Accents is warm dominant? Note opposite cool temperatures in this piece (the blue shadows) are not dominant simply because of the proportion of warm and cool.

The Rourke, Art Gallery & Museum is hosting their 62nd Midwestern Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art through September 5th.  See this beautiful original there! The hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.







Women’s Wednesday at Forest Edge Gallery

I will be demonstrating watercolor on August 4th, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Forest Edge Gallery in Vergas, MN at their Women’s Wednesday event.

Come and enjoy live music on the patio, refreshments, shopping inside the gallery and outside. Not only will I be demonstrating, but there will be fresh picked flower bouquets, wine tasting and a few surprises. We will be following COVID guidelines


The Color Design Workshop

October 5-8, 2021 Tuesday –Thursday 9:30-4:00 Friday 9:00-12:00 | Fargo Holiday Inn

You can take the class in person or online. Either way, all students will be able to log on and watch an edited copy of the video when it is published. Learn more about my Color/Design workshop here.


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