Size: 28"W x 22"H x 1"D
Ready to Hang
This watercolor is based on my photo of Blue Mound Lake, a lake in a state park in southern Minnesota. I used to live in Minnesota and this is one of my favorite views over a lake. This watercolor is very colorful, using lots of paint for a dramatic and very colorful result. I do not use transparent watercolor in this painting except the clouds. As a result this painting almost looks like it was done with acrylic or oil paint, but it's all watercolor. It is matted and framed and currently on exhibit, so not available until November 30th, 2015.
Long ago in a galaxy not very far away, I was a talented child drawer. That morphed into a love of painting that I have had most of my life. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I am now doing an ongoing abstract series based on astronomy, a long-time love of mine. I am originally from Minnesota. I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because for me, that's when the magic happens.