Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Winter Wool

Taking a Second Look

Taking a Second Look

Fargo/Moorhead’s snow has mostly melted away from the record highs. Since it’s been such a nice winter, it seems a good time to share my Winter Wool original now that it is complete. After finding the missing photo the sketch was based on, changes were made on the original and it is now different from the beautifully printed Winter Wool Christmas cards With more time to finish the painting, one sheep was replaced with two plus a few other details. 

This is all about listening to your inner voice. To keep my intuition sharp, I respond when little thing haunts me. After dreaming about a painting, some morning I wake up with a positive solution to problems. The changes are usually more about making a piece work rather than perfecting details. In fact, my work is described as loose which part of my enjoyment. I literally love the paint itself and purposefully let my subjects to look painted. In the case of “Winter Wool” it’s a little more public but I followed my heart and feel good about the change.






P.S. Winter Wool is now available as a giclee.


 Wonderful World of Watercolor Workshop

Sign up today for my Wonderful World of Watercolor weekly classes in May. Students enjoyed this format because they had time between lessons to work on their paintings. Get the best deal and prices by signing up by Valentine’s Day where you get $25 worth of free art supplies plus $15 off the full price.

Join the Wonderful World of Watercolor!

Fargo Country Club 509 26th Ave S, Fargo,

Three Wednesdays: May 15, 22 & 29th  | 10am-3pm  | $295.00

Lunch is included (Chef’s choice, soup, salad & sandwich)

We will be painting anything with flowers, garden items or the countryside!

May 15:  Colored shape studies- understand how color is affected by the shape in light.  Paint a whole or spliced pepper using color volume and contrast.
May 22:   Playful Grids –experiment with under-paintings, paint a flower putting in medium values first over a grid.
May 29:   Country Landscape with a flower field. Back drop anything with flowers or foliage in the foreground.



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