We’ve all made a wish once or twice in our lifetime by blowing the fluffy, white seeds off a dandelion. The trick, of course, was to blow ALL of them off. Continue reading
“Minnesota Lakes” is about the beauty of the land and scenery we have in Minnesota. Whenever I see pine trees next to water, I want to paint it. Continue reading
The sight of sun rays beaming down on something minute is so inspiring to me. The warms rays are like “guidance” to this little pine tree Continue reading
The butterfly is one of nature’s most beautiful creatures. Watching them flit gracefully about is so alluring. “Red Butterflies” is a simple approach to capturing the beauty of these tiny winged angels Continue reading
I love the mysteriousness of a foggy sunrise or sunset, especially on a lake or pond. “Sunset Loons” depicts a calm atmosphere that makes one want to sit and soak in the serenity of this pond… Continue reading
Birch trees are one of my favorite things to paint. As I awaited the arrival of my first grandson in early 2015, I painted a mural of birch trees and owls Continue reading
I’ve always loved the smell of magnolias! They’re scent is almost intoxicating. While on my honeymoon, I had the pleasure of seeing (and smelling) huge magnolia trees in Memphis. “Sweet Magnolias” was painted a few years before I married Mr. Nicklay, but when I look at it, I’m reminded of my honeymoon and when we drove down a Memphis street lined with these beautiful trees.
“Sweet Magnolias” – 12×16 oil on canvas
Price: $175.00 USD
Growing up on a farm provided many beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This was no exception. Even though we no longer live on the farm, we do still spend quality time there. It’s become our family retreat. One evening, we sat outside and watched the sun set. It was beyond beautiful. It was calming. As I sat there with my mother, sister and two nieces, I knew I wanted to paint it. So I captured the moment with my camera. So here it is…my “farm granary sunset”…another one of life’s simple pleasures.
This is an acrylic piece on acrylic titanium double-primed canvas, back-stapled with kiln-dried stretcher bars, and varnished for fade protection.
I’m always amazed when I see thunder clouds rolling in. I love the different shapes and shadows that clouds develop. As I watch them roll by, I imagine how I would paint them and what techniques I could use. The focus of “Mirror Lake” isn’t necessarily the lake, but the heaviness of the incoming thunderheads. You can almost “hear” the thunder. This is an acrylic piece on acrylic titanium double-primed canvas, back-stapled with kiln-dried stretcher bars, and varnished for fade protection.
“Mirror Lake” – 20×16 acrylic on canvas
Price: $180.00 USD