Sunlit Path Through Winwood

Sunlit Path Through Winwood

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Kabekona River at Dusk

Kabekona River at Dusk

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Pines at Periwinkle

Pines at Periwinkle

Painting Location: Periwinkle Trail, Cass County, Minnesota

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Cabin in the Pines

Cabin in the Pines

“Cabin in the Pines” is a painting of one of the cabins at Burntside Lodge near Ely, Minnesota.  The lodge has a rich history.  It was started as a hunting camp in the early 1900’s.  Because of its beautiful surroundings and popularity, the camp was developed into a resort with a main lodge not long after, and quaint cabins (like the one in the painting) were constructed for the guests.  According to the lodge, “Guests from these days fondly remember the island breakfasts, steak fry cookouts, smorgasbords, shuffleboard, bingo in the lodge and skits offered by the staff.” “Historically it is recognized as being one of the earliest full-scale resort operations in this part of the county. Also significant because it contains the largest collection of log resort buildings of high integrity in northern St Louis County. Built of local materials, by local craftsmen, these buildings are a remarkable architectural achievement in an outstanding state of preservation.” In 1988, Burntside Lodge was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

“Pushing Up Daisies” is painted from the banks of the Necktie River, near Guthrie Minnesota.  I grew up a couple of miles from there and always loved it when every July the fields would fill with daisies so thick it looked like a blanket of snow.  I was out riding my bike one July day when I stopped for a rest and layed down in one of the fields to feel the sun on my face.  The wind gently blew the daisies above me and I had the passing idle thought that if this is what they meant by the expression “pushing up daisies” and someday I was lying in this same spot, only underground, that it really was very peaceful and not morbid at all!

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Gathering Storm Clouds at Erickson's Landing, Leech Lake

Gathering Storm Clouds at Erickson's Landing, Leech Lake

My hometown of Walker, Minnesota, is located on the shores of Leech Lake, which happens to be the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota.  Erickson’s Landing is a popular spot for fisherman to launch their boats and has great views looking Eastward, out across the many bays and peninsulas famous for walleye fishing.  It’s also a great spot for weather watching as many times storms roll in from the North before breaking loose over the lake.  I was on my way home from work the day this storm rolled in.  I saw the anvil cloud forming a couple of miles before the landing and took a few minutes to pull in and snap some photos.  I didn’t dally however!  It wasn’t long after I took my reference photos that the sky turned green and the wind started to pick up.  I jumped back into my truck and high tailed it for home and safety.  I barely made it inside before the hail started and my cabin shook with what was one of the biggest storms of that summer.

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Hasty Departure

Hasty Departure

“Hasty Departure” originated from a harrowing story told to me by a fellow art lover.  This gentleman had seen some of my storytelling paintings and told me that he had in his possession the storytelling photo of a lifetime!  He had been camping with some buddies in the Boundary Waters in (2006?) when a forest fire broke out and they were told to evacuate the area IMMEDIATELY!  His canoe was the first one to make it to the exit landing.  As he was waiting for the other canoes to make it to safety, he took a photo of them still out on the lake and the entire woods of the island behind them was on fire.  It was apparently a very narrow escape, and even though I never got to see the actual photograph, his story gave me goosebumps listening to it and I knew it would make a dramatic painting.  

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Bridge Over the Necktie River

Bridge Over the Necktie River

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Guthrie Horses

Guthrie Horses

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Jed's Beach on Garfield Lake

Jed's Beach on Garfield Lake

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