Gallery

 

The Narrow Gate by Barbara Benda ©2022

The Narrow Gate by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 30″x30″,©2022, $1200. This painting is my entry for the 63rd Midwestern Art Exhibit at the Rourke Art Museum at 521 Main Ave, Moorhead, MN, from June 18th  to September 4th. This painting responds to the 2022 theme of Familiar Lands and Foreign Gates: a Hero’s Journey. Whenever I hear the theme for the year, I go with my initial instinct for a painting. The word “gate” grabbed my attention and the Bible verse in Matthew 7:13-14 came to my mind. Out birding this spring, I had photographed a Golden-Crowned Kinglet wedged between branches at Forest River Park in Fargo. This image became the illustration of Matthew 7:13: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

 

 

 

 

 

Breadbasket by Barbara Benda, ©2022, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage.

 

Breadbasket by Barbara Benda, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage on deep-edge canvas, 30″x30″, $795. This painting is showing at the Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND, from August 1 to September 28th, 2022. Please contact the gallery to purchase by calling 701-591-1010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home of the Hired Hand by Barbara Benda, ©2022, Watercolor

Home of the Hired Hand by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, professionally framed with acid-free mat, $325. This painting is showing at the Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND, from August 1 to September 28th, 2022. Please contact the gallery to purchase by calling 701-591-1010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I See the Farm by Barbara Benda, ©2022.

 

I See the Farm by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, professionally framed with acid-free mat, $625. This painting is showing at the Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND, from August 1 to September 28th, 2022. Please contact the gallery to purchase by calling 701-591-1010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Boy by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 30″x30″, $875.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Spirit  by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, gouache, watersoluable crayon on YUPO (plasticene paper), attached lightly to backing board in cellophane wrapper, 23″x16″,©2022, $295.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosebud  by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, 15″x22″©2022, framed professionally in acid-free white mat and 25″x32″ black frame, $800. This painting is has been accepted into the 2022 Red River Watermedia exhibit and will be available for sale at the exhibit at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND from June 16th-August 20th, 2022.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Sleep  by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, 15″x22″©2022, matted in acid-free mat with foamcore backing,22″x28″, $495. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball  by Barbara Benda, ©2022, Watercolor, 5″x7″ in 8″x10″ acid free mat and black metal frame, $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Sparrow with Teal by Barbara Benda, 5″x 7″, watercolor in acid-free 8″x10″ mat, in black frame, $75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandpoint Poodles by Beverly and Barbara Benda, ©2022, Watercolor,gouache, and watersoluable crayon on YUPO paper (plasticene), 20″x26″ in acid-free mat) 24″x 30″,$495. These poodles were spotted by Beverly at the Sandpoint Car Show in Sandpoint, Idaho.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Cheyenne  by Barbara Benda, Watercolor, 15″x22″©2022, framed professionally in acid-free white mat and 25″x32″black frame, $695.

 

 

 

 

 

Birches: One Day Closer by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 40″x30″, ©2021, $2000. To purchase, contact me directly at 218-443-1126. This painting is my most recent rendition of a Birches series I have done, this time in my mother’s favorite colors of lavender/violet. One Day Closer represents my belief that I am one day closer to her in Heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kokanee Salmon by Barbara Benda, ©2021.

Kokanee Salmon by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on masonite, 17″x60″, with stretcher bar and wire for hanging on back, $495. To purchase, contact me directly at 218-443-1126.

 

 

 

Catch of the Day II by Beverly Benda, ©2021.

Catch of the Day II by Beverly Benda (my twin), Acrylic on masonite, 17″x60″, with stretcher bar and wire for hanging on back, $495. This white bass is filled with road maps and information about the Devils Lake fishing area. To purchase, contact me directly at 218-443-1126. This painting won a Merit Award in the 2022 Hawley Art Show, Hawley, MN.

 

 

 

 

Montreal Farm 1882, Watercolor, 9″x 24″, framed professionally with black wood frame and white,acid-free mat, $795. This painting was recently displayed at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND as a part of the 2021 Rural Art Exhibition. Montreal Farm was my aunt and uncle’s farm near Wahpeton- the place of great memories for my family. There was strawberry picking, horse grooming, riding Shetland ponies in summer, and winter sleigh rides on Christmas Eve, and always, the scent of Aunt Mary’s home-made buns in the kitchen. To purchase, contact me directly at 218-443-1126.

 

 

Montreal Farm II by Barbara Benda ©2021

Montreal Farm 1882 II, Watercolor, 9″x 24″, in cellophane sleeve, unframed, $345.

 

 

 

Promise of Rain by Barbara Benda ©2021

Promise of Rain,  Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 12″x36″, $495. This painting was a part of the 2021 Rural Art Exhibition at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton and recently  SOLD at the Studio Crawl event on October 2.

 

 

Berkey the Pig by Barbara Benda ©2021

Berkey, Watercolor, 8″x10″, in black wood rustic frame, $75. This painting was a part of the 2021 Rural Art Exhibition the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-Heeled Lady by Beverly Benda ©2021

High-heeled Lady by Beverly Benda, watercolor, 10″x10″, framed in white frame  with white mat, size 20″x20″, $295. SALE PRICE $195. This painting was a part of the 2021 Rural Art Exhibition the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton. To purchase, contact me directly at 218-443-1126.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archie by Beverly Benda ©2021

 

Archie by Beverly Benda, watercolor, 10″x10″, framed in white frame  with white mat, size 20″x20″, $295. SOLD.

This painting was a part of the 2021 Rural Art Exhibition the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning at MCC Hole #11 (II) by Barbara Benda ©2021

Sunday Morning at Moorhead Country Club #11, watercolor, 11″x14″, professionally framed in black with acid-free, white mat, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to view these artworks in person to see the impact they may have on you? Know that Double Trouble Gallery is open by appointment for your shopping comfort. Email me at barbara@barbarabendanagle.com to see what works for your schedule. I’m flexible. I can accommodate your schedule. Also know that I prefer to paint than spend endless hours downloading more images on the website-there are many more works that are available for sale than what you see on this website….set up an appointment, come shopping, and find out for yourself. I’m located in Moorhead, Minnesota. 

Pink Dahlia, 17″x 17″ watercolor, framed 24″x24″ with acid free mat and gold metal frame, $445. To purchase, contact me directly at barbara@barbarabendanagle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Playbook, 20″x26″watercolor, gouache, and water-soluble crayon on YUPO (plasticine) paper, $275 in cellophane sleeve.  SALE PRICE $225.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 J & S Mill II, Watercolor, 15″x22″, in acid-free white mat, 21″x28, $325. If purchased without mat, $265. Please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing this painting. SOLD.

                                              

 

 

 

 

 

                  

Sylvan Lake Path,  22″x 15″, watercolor, framed professionally with white mat and black frame, $695.  This painting was accepted into the Red River Watercolor Society Juried Online Exhibition in 2021.

 

 

 

 

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Sylvan Lake Path II, 18″x 11.5″, matted with 8 ply white mat in gold metal Nielson frame. Inspired by path behind Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota. $495.  SALE PRICE $425. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peachy Iris,  22″x 15″, watercolor, framed professionally with white mat and black frame, $625.  Contact me directly for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Hills Bison, 30″x 22″ watercolor, framed professionally with museum glass, with double mat, $1400.  Frame size is 41″x31″. (Frame as is-slight chip in moulding-hardly noticeable.).To purchase, contact me directly at barbara@barbarabendanagle.com or 218-443-1126. SALE PENDING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robertson Paper Company by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on linen 16″x20″canvas, 2021.

Robertson Paper Company by Barbara Benda, Acrylic on linen 16″x20″canvas, 2021, $475. Please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

This building was seen in Bellows, Falls, Vermont many years ago. I was attracted to the scene of this historical building because of the way the sunlight hit the trees and the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Wilderness Loop, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas,12″x32″,$495. SOLD.

 

Among the Aspens, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas,30″x 30″, $1200. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspen Glow, 20″x10″, acrylic on canvas, $325. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raven and the Smudgy Moon, Watercolor and gouache on black watercolor paper, 20″x16″, framed, 22″x18″.
This painting was a part of the Great Winter Crow Show at the Spirit Room in Fargo in 2020. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showy Egret, Watercolor, 14″x 11″, framed, 21″x28″. $695.  Sale price $625. This painting received 1st Place in Watercolor at the 2021 Pekin Art Exhibit in Pekin, ND.

 

 

 

 

Still Looking Up, Watercolor and gouache on black watercolor paper, 23″x 16″. This piece was recently accepted into the Red River Watercolor Society 2020 National Exhibition to be held at the Hjemkomst Center in  Moorhead, MN, June 8-August 8th, 2020. It received a Holbein Purchase Award. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Making, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage on 12″x 12″ deep-edge canvas,SALE $125. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power of the Cross, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage,20″x16″,$225. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music on the Beach, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage on 6″x 6″ deep-edge canvas, $75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of Grace, Watercolor, 14″x 11″, unmatted, $195. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J & S Farmer’s Mill, (Barnesville, MN), Watercolor, 15″x22″, professionally framed, $795. This painting received the Best of Show Award for the 2019 Rural Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

A Spiritual Place, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage, 40″x30″ on deep-edge canvas. With a black light, this painting glows in the dark with top layers painted with pure pigment fluorescent paint. Black light is included with purchase. This artwork was a part of the 2019 Midwestern Art Exhibit at the Rourke Art Museum. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctuary, Acrylic on canvas, 36″x 48″. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds Go Cuckoo, Watercolor and Gouache,20″x26″, professionally framed with plexiglass,$795. This painting was accepted into the 2019  Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Juried Exhibition in Moorhead, MN. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off Season, Watercolor,22″x15″, matted with acid-free matboard and framed in black, $495.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docked at Port Clyde, Watercolor,15″x22″, professionally framed, $695, accepted into the 2019 Northstar Watermedia National Exhibit in Lakeville, MN. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tugboat at Sturgeon Bay,Watercolor,15″x22″,unframed, matted in acid-free white. $275.  SALE PRICE $245.

 

 

 

 

 


Smokey Joe, 
Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 30″x30″,$1400. Created with layers of acrylic paint with pure pigment fluorescent acrylics on the upper layers for a unique effect under a black light. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ShineAcrylic mixed-media collage on deep-edge canvas, 30″x40″. $1800. Created with layers of acrylic paint with pure pigment fluorescent acrylics on the upper layers for a unique effect under a black light. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

God’s Country IIIWatercolor, 22″x30″, unframed. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bully Pulpit View, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 30″x40″, 36″x 46″,framed. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow and Steadywatercolor, 15″x22″. I have two “similar, but different” paintings of Slow and Steady  available for sale. Both paintings are SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Lily of the Field

 

Lily of the Field, Watercolor on 300 lb. hot-pressed paper, 15″x 17″, professionally framed, 22.5″x 24.5″, $425.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Horse Wild Horse, Watercolor, 15″x22″, matted, and framed in cedar.  This painting was featured in my solo exhibit, “Let it Shine”, in Medora at the Sheila Shafer Gallery in the Harold Shafer Museum from June 4-14th, 2018. SOLD.

 

 

 

 


Break Away (WF)

Break Away, Watercolor on YUPO paper, 12″x18″, professionally framed, $425.

 

 

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Golden Day II Watercolor, 17.5″x24″, professionally framed, 27″x34″, $465, SOLD. Golden Day II received the 2nd Place $150 award for the Rural Exhibition. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Electric by Barbara Benda Nagle, Black Light Series, 30’x30″

Electric, Acrylic mixed-media collage on deep-edge canvas, 30″x 30″,  SALE PRICE $495.Black Light Series. This painting glows in the dark as the top layers of acrylic are painted with high-quality, pure pigment fluorescent paints. This painting is currently showing at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, as a part of the Studio Crawl Preview Exhibit. To purchase, contact me directly at barbara@barbarabendanagle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fog Comes in on Little Cat Feetwatercolor, 11″x25″, $645.  SOLD and given a Purchase Award at the Pekin Art Show in Pekin, ND.

 

 

Iriswatercolor, 11″x7″, framed. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Skies Smiling at MeAcrylic on deep-edge canvas, 30″x 30″, $525. First entered into the Rural Show at The Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Crew, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 20″x16″, $545.  Accepted and awarded at the Northstar Watermedia Society’s Fourth National Juried Exhibition held at the White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Avenue,  in White Bear Lake, Minnesota from September 10 – October 18, 2018.  This painting received the Artworks Art and Frame Award, which included a $200 Gift Certificate plus a gift bag filled with watercolor supplies valued at $200 from Artworks Art and Frame, Excelsior, MN. To purchase, please contact me directly.

This painting was inspired by a hot air balloon ride I took with a friend who took me for a ride over the farm fields near Hawley, Minnesota. At one point, he allowed  the balloon to descend and the basket swept through a soybean field. I wrote a poem about it:

Wicker basket floating over harvest fields,

The wind plans the trip for me.

Fire in the belly of the balloon supplies fuel to feed my soul.

Gliding through air,

            Pressing into soybean fields so intimately, I picked a bean for my pocket.

            Dipping into a pond, the water cleansed, refreshed me, then I lifted,

Drifting as one with the clouds, then was

            Gently cradled back to Earth.

Portrait of Big Pappy, Watercolor on 300 lb. hot-pressed paper, 22″x21″, professionally framed with a gesso-coated elegant frame, 29″x 30″, $795.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Bathing, Watercolor, 14″x 21″, professionally framed, 22″x29″, SALE $465.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up on a Roof, Watercolor, 15″x22″, professionally framed,$385, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

bison-skull-on-hot-pink

 

Bison Skull on Hot PinkAcrylic, 30″x40″ on deep-edge canvas.This painting was included in the Southwestern Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND in 2021. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk Dud as Mask Man (WF)Milk Dud as Mask Man, watercolor and colored pencil, 15″x22″, professionally matted, $295.

 

 

 

 

 


Walter, Watercolor, framed in Brazilian Cherry, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

Chief, Watercolor, 15″x22″, professionally framed,$575.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Champion, Watercolor, 15″x22″, professionally framed, $575. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bison-country

Bison CountryAcrylic, 51″x48″” on canvas,$1800.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Champion

National ChampionAcrylic Mixed Media Collage, 24″x36″ on canvas, professionally framed, 25″x27″, $1800. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Man Cave PaintingMan Cave Painting, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage, 30″x36″,professionally framed. 32″x38″, $1800. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bubblegum House

The Bubblegum House, Acrylic mixed media collage, 30″x20″ watercolor board, professionally framed. Exhibited at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, as a part of the Midwestern Art Exhibit on the theme of “Home”. This piece was also shown in the FMVA BIG SHOW at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota in 2017 and at the 2018 Plains Art Museum Studio Crawl Preview show in Fargo, ND. Not for sale. This painting is featured on a utility box vinyl wrap on 11th Street in Wahpeton, ND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Beets

White Beets, 11″x15″,professionally framed, $445. Recently shown at the Red Door Art Gallery, 418 Dakota Avenue,Wahpeton, North Dakota for an exhibit on the theme of “Rural”. This piece was accepted into the Northstar Watermedia Society 2017 National Juried Exhibition in Minneapolis, MN.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

So Many Flowers, So Little Time, Acrylic mixed media collage, 30″x40″ on deep-edge canvas, $725.Shown at the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND as a part of the 2017 Garden Show. Reception for this exhibit is March 23rd, 2017. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Escaping Again

Escaping Again, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas,31″x15″,$565. Currently available at Gallery 4, 114 North Broadway in downtown Fargo, ND. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Trek

Winter Trek, Watercolor on 300 lb. hot-pressed paper, 15″x 22″,professionally framed, 18″x25.5, “$425.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboy Lyle

Cowboy Lyle, Watercolor, 22″x30″, professionally framed, 30″x 36″, $1200.  This piece has been purchased by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation  and may be viewed in Medora, North Dakota at the Badlands Pizza and Saloon. Rest in peace, Cowboy Lyle. (He passed away in June 2018.)

 

 

 

 

Sailor's Delight

Sailor’s Delight, Watercolor, 15″x22″, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Soldier Leaves

Soldier Leaves, Watercolor on 300 lb. hot-pressed paper, 15″x 22″, currently unframed. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Curiosity Never Killed the Crow

Curiosity Never Killed the Crow, Watercolor, 14″x 11″, professionally framed, $425,  submitted in the Great Winter Crow Show.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatterbox

Chatterbox, Watercolor, 12″x18″, professionally framed,20″x26″, displayed at the Great Winter Crow Show. $485,  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit, Watercolor, 14″x 11″, professionally framed, displayed at the Great Winter Crow Show.$425.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popeye

Popeye, Acrylic on Watercolor Canvas (tight weave canvas), 24″x36″, professionally framed, accepted into the 2016 Plains Art Museum Gala Silent Auction,  SOLD.  This painting was named after my dad, who died when I was 10. He was a part of the 1930 State Championship Football Team from Wahpeton. His nickname was “Popeye” because he was tough lineman and “no one wanted to be across the line from Popeye”, as the story goes.

 

 

 

 

A Spiritual Woman

A Spiritual Woman, 16″x20″,Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, $385,  SOLD. This painting was created after a hospital stay in which a Certified Nursing Assistant ministered to me with Christian prayer. I believe it was no accident she was assigned to my room that night, coming from a hospital across town. I was in severe pain and no medicine was relieving my symptoms until she prayed over me after seeing a Bible in my hands. I welcomed her prayer and it was powerful. She was from Liberia. I had seen several Liberian women in church who dressed in colorful clothing, so I created this painting from my own memories with “Godlight” behind her. This painting was later sold to a nurse who saw it in a gallery and was drawn to it and asked me to tell her the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Moon

Blood Moon, watercolor, 15″x11″, professionally framed. Accepted into the 2015 Midwestern Art Exhibit held at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead, MN, displayed through August. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Woods

Cathedral Woods, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 24″x14″, $425.   SOLD. This painting was inpsired by Cathedral Woods on Monhegan Island, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Well House

The Well House, Watercolor, 19″x 13″, professionally framed, $415. Exhibited as a part of the Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton, ND.SOLD. This painting was inspired by the well house attached to my aunt and uncle’s Montreal barn on their farm in Wahpeton, ND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springtime at the Ruddy Farm

Springtime at the Ruddy Farm, 20″x16″ on deep-edge canvas, $465. Exhibited as a part of the Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton, ND . SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowflake

Snowflake, 10″x14″, professionally framed, $345.Exhibited as a part of the  Rural Art Exhibit at the Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton, ND . SOLD and shipped to Liverpool, England.

 

 

 

 

 

Home on the Range

Home on the Range, Acrylic mixed media collage on deep-edge canvas, 15″x31″, $485. Winner of a Professional Class Merit Award at the 2015 Hawley Art Show. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Champ

Champ, Acrylic mixed media collage on Crescent Watercolor Board, 20″x30″, professionally framed. This piece was juried into the Plains Art Museum Gala silent auction. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

American IconAmerican Icon, Acrylic mixed media collage on Crescent Watercolor Board, 20″x30″, $895. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Magnificence

Bison Magnificence, Acrylic mixed media collage on Crescent Watercolor board, 20″x 30″, $500, unframed, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makin' Hay While the Sun Shines

Makin’ Hay While the Sun Shines, Watercolor, 11″x15″, professionally framed $395, was  shown at the Pekin Days Art Show June 25th-29th, 2014.  SOLD at the Pekin Art Show.

(Rollag Steam Threshers Reunion was my inspiration).

First Place winner in the Watercolor Division at the Pekin Art Show, judged by Monte Yellowbird.

 

 

 

Black Hills Gold

Black Hills Gold, Acrylic on 100% Crescent Rag Board, 20″x30″, professionally matted and framed,$875. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith, Acrylic on 100% Crescent Rag Board, 30″x22″, professionally framed with inner fillet around mat, $1200. SOLD. This painting expresses how the wonderful cross of Jesus Christ delivered me from depression due to a tough time in my life in which  I was falsely accused of things by one of my superiors and had to fight back or give up.  It caused me much angst and I took it all to the altar and was prayed over, and instantly released of my condition. It  gave me the power and strength to fight, going forward with the promise that He would never leave me or forsake me. This painting is about triumph over evil by depending on Jesus.

It’s a choice we all must make to accept or reject what He has done for all of us because of His love. John 3:16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Way Through  A Way Through, Watercolor and gouache, 19″x10″, professionally framed, $450. SOLD. This painting was inspired by Needles Highway in South Dakota. When I saw this tunnel, I knew it was a symbol that there is always a way out of troubles, no matter how small that passage may be. There is always a way through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye of the Needle Study

   Eye of the Needle, Watercolor and gouache, 30″x 22″, matted with 8 ply acid free mat; $325. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock and a Hard Place

A Rock and a Hard Place, Watercolor and gouache, 20″x14″, professionally framed, $425. SOLD.This is another  symbolic painting inspired by Needles Highway rock formations in South Dakota.  It reminds me that there is always a way out of troubles, no matter how many rocks are pressing on every side, including on top when things seem to be ready to fall and crush us to pieces. There is a way out- His name is Jesus and He has given me the courage to never give up, no matter what.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain, Watercolor and ink, 30″x22″, professionally framed, not for sale at this time. This is the spot on the East Coast in Acadia National Park where the sun is seen to rise first in our country. People gather here to watch the sun rise with photographers and tripods set up in every rock cranny. When I was there, people applauded when the sun rose as if we were witnessing a touchdown at a football game. Yes, let’s applaud the sun every day it rises!

 

 

 

 

 

Form,Line, Function

Form, Line, Function, Watercolor, 15″x22″, professionally framed, $425.  SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Bustin' Cinnamon Bar Dandy

Bustin’ Cinnamon Bar Dandy, Watercolor and acrylic, 30″x22″, professionally framed, Merit Award winner at 2014 Hawley Art Show, $1300. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bronc Buster (WF) Bronc Buster, Watercolor, gouache, and crayon, 30″x22″, professionally framed, accepted into the National Juried Art Sale and Competition at the Fine Arts Center in Breckenridge, Texas, $1200, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clownin' Around Clownin’ Around, Watercolor, gouache, and acrylic on watercolor illustration board, 20″x30″, professionally framed. This painting claimed the Red River Valley $250 Second Place Award  in the Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Show in 2013.   This piece was purchased by Sanford for the Sanford East Dickinson Clinic in Dickinson, ND.

 

 

 

 

Clownin' Around Again (WF)Clownin’ Around Again, Watercolor, 30″x 22″, unframed and unmatted, $195. SALE 2020 $165.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rodeo Magic (WF)    Rodeo MagicWatercolor, gouache, and acrylic on watercolor illustration board, 30″x20″, professionally framed, 42″x34″. This painting was shown at the BAGA Gallery in Bismarck  as a part of my Possibilities Endless solo exhibition. This piece was purchased by Sanford for the Sanford East Dickinson Clinic in Dickinson, ND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharp Turn

Sharp Turn, Watercolor, and gouache, 30″x 22″, professionally framed, 43″x35″. This painting was shown at the BAGA Gallery in Bismarck as a part of my Possibilities Endless solo exhibition. This piece was purchased by Sanford for the Sanford East Dickinson Clinic in Dickinson, ND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Apple to Win (WF) Candy Apple to Win, Watercolor on YUPO paper, 17″x25″,unframed, $295.  Sale Price $225. Candy Apple to Win is currently available for sale by contacting me directly at 218-443-1126.

 

 

 

 

   Great American FaceGreat American Face, Acrylic on deep-edge canvas, 28″x28″, SOLD at the Plains Art Museum Gala silent auction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Horse of a Different Color (WF) A Horse of a Different Color,  Watercolor on YUPO paper, 20″x25″, professionally framed, $950 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Otis (WF)Otis-Lost in Thought, Acrylic and mixed media collage on watercolor illustration board, 30″x20″, professionally framed, $925. This piece was  shown at the prestigious 2014 Midwestern Art Exhibit at the Rourke Art Museum at 521 Main Avenue in  downtown Moorhead, Minnesota. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

  Illuminated Boats (WF)Illuminated Boats, Watercolor and gouache, 30″x20″, SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

Pinky (WF)

  Pinky, Acrylic on canvas, 31″x31″, accepted into the Lake Region Arts Council Juried Show. This painting was shown at the BAGA Gallery in Bismarck as a part of the Possibilities Endless solo exhibition. $650.SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play Your "A "Game (WF)

Play Your “A” Game, Acrylic mixed media collage on deep-edge canvas,24″x24″, $395.  This piece was a part of the 2015 Women’s Perspective Art Exhibit with the 2015 theme of “Square”. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Make the Call   You Make the Call, acrylic on 300 lb. Fabriano paper, 30″x22, matted with 8-ply acid-free mat; SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grip It

Grip It, Acrylic mixed-media collage, 21″x121″, professionally framed. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Jar

 In the Jar, Acrylic mixed-media collage, 21″x121″, professionally framed, $800, SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Sailing  Smooth Sailing, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, 7”x 21”, professionally framed and matted, SALE 2020, $375.

 

 

 

Set Free, Acrylic mixed-media collage on deep-edge canvas, 36″x30″ SOLD.  Galatians 5:1 says what this painting is all about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Shame

No Shame, Watercolor and gouache, 22″x15″, unframed,$195.SALE 2020 $175.

 

 

 

 

 

 Boss Bones, Digital Illustration on photo paper, image can be ordered in any size, price varies with size

This image started as a rough sketch of Wycliffe Gordon, a famous trombone player I saw in concert in Fargo. I scanned in my sketch, added sketches of other musicians that performed in various venues, and then used the software Corel Painter 11 and a Wacom drawing tablet and stylus to digitally illustrate this poster. Most of Wycliffe’s face is done with the airbrush and oil painting tools. I had a blast making this illustration, despite the hours of  work it consumed. I used the title of one of Gordon’s albums to title the image, “Boss Bones”.

This illustration was done for no commercial purpose at all; just for the fun of it!

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Start, Watercolor, approx. 14″x11″, framed professionally, $300 SOLD

Nature motivates and inspires me.  The tiniest tree can spring up  from a teaspoon of soil packed tightly between rocks. This scene was totally made up in my mind, but is so real in my life. Everyone has an opportunity every day to have a fresh start in making positive change in his or her own life, sometimes just in being more genuine to the people around us.

Let nature inspire you to make a fresh start today, despite the lack of support, nutrients, or soil. Push through the rocks and believe in yourself.