Most of the work you see on this site was painted entirely outdoors, en plein air. Since the sun waits for no one, plein air pieces tend to be relatively small (8 x 10 to 18 x 24 inches). I paint larger pieces in the studio, using my outdoor work as reference.
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Night at the Intersection 36 x 48 oil on canvas When our kids were little, they used to build 3- to 4-foot snow people then set them in the middle of our quiet—but not totally quiet—side street. They’d sit behind the backyard fence and watch as cars came along. Most drivers would ease up, then… Would they slowly smush the little guy? Accelerate to ramming speed and explode it? It was always a pleasant surprise how many people would carefully drive around, presumably with a smile on their faces. Safety advocates might not recommend this pastime (Don’t try this at home, kids!), but it beats YouTube.
Early Spring at the Lake 36 x 36 oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Wetlands give us clean water.
Snow Family at the Lake 40 x 40, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Sunbeams Over 38th Street (SOLD) 24 x 24 oil on panel
Low Tide at Goss Island, Laguna 22 x 30 oil on linen
Lake Superior Shore at Tettegouche 24 x 30 oil on linen
Cloud Study 24 x 30 oil on canvas
Summer Evening Sailboats 48 x 60 oil on canvas
Clouds and Setting Sun Over the Lake 40 x 60 oil on canvas
Hungry Jack Lake 60 x 40 oil on canvas
In Between 24 x 48 oil on panel
Sunlight on the Side of a House 18 x 36 oil on canvas In an interview with Edward Hopper, a young arts writer prefaced a question with some post-war-alienation-symbolism mumbojumbo. Hopper's response was that all he ever wanted to paint was sunlight on the side of a house.
Grand Marais Rocks 30 x 40 oil on canvas
Late Sun on the Rocks, Superior Shore 24 x 36 oil on panel
Spring Blossoms in the Park 24 x 36 oil on canvas
Snowperson 11, The Entertainer 30 x 24 oil on panel
Snowperson 10 36 x 48 oil on canvas
Snow Family Contemplates Its Predicament 24 x 30 oil on canvas
Red Lawn Chairs 30 x 30 oil on panel
Spring Blossoms at the Garage 24 x 30 oil on panel
Orange Rectangle 24 x 30 oil on panel
Loon Lake Morning 22 x 45 oil on panel
Trees and Boulders, Boundary Waters 40 x 30 oil on canvas
Clouds and Setting Sun Over the Lake 30 x 40 oil on canvas This is a scene from a Boundary Waters trip I took with Kristi and our two daughters. (both veterans of wilderness camp Menogyn, so they travel like true voyageurs.) This area had been part of the 2011 Pagami creek fire.
Lake 3 Sunset 24 x 30 oil on canvas
Duluth Overlook, February 26 x 67 oil on canvas
Spring Haybales 24 x 30 oil on linen
Morning Over Virgin, Utah 36 x 48 oil on linen
Gotta Move, 30 x 40 oil on canvas A 2-D investigation of 3-D shapes: The wind-rippled tarps tied down with ratchet straps created texture and tension, as did the fine print on page 84 of this unfortunate family's mortgage contract. Honorable Mention, 2013 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
Brooklyn Streetscape 29 x 16 oil on panel
On Ramp, Burnsville 24 x 30 oil on canvas
Building the Vikings Stadium 36 x 24 oil on panel
Waterslide 66 x 50 oil on canvas
Beautiful Summer Sky 40 x 40 oil on canvas SOLD
Netting the Vines, Parley Lake Vinyard 30 x 40 oil on canvas SOLD
High Sun, Clouds 48 x 60 oil on canvas SOLD
Through the Woods 34 x 60 oil on canvas SOLD
Morning on Lake Mille Lacs 24 x 30 oil on linen SOLD
Spring Blossoms 30 x 24 oil on canvas SOLD
Hallelujah!, 18 x 24 oil on canvas This scene depicts the Minneapolis Southwest High School holiday music program at the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis. For the finale, all the performers—plus anyone else who's itching to sing—gathers on and around the altar/stage to sing Handel's Hallelujah chorus. SOLD