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Across Yellow Fields

Across Yellow Fields

It is an exciting challenge to choose a limited palette for a wet-on-wet approach. I selected Payne's grey, burnt sienna, Indian yellow and titanium white. This piece is oil and cold wax on a pre-textured wooden panel. The sides are left bare wood and it comes ready to hang. Available exclusively at UGallery.com. They have great shipping! Click on this link: Across Yellow Fields
11" H x 14" W x 0.75" D    Weight 2.5 lb

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Sweet Harmony

Sweet Harmony

My latest oil and cold wax painting entitled Sweet Harmony. 24"x18" on cradled panel. I was playing (and playing and playing and playing....) with a balance of sweet colors, peaches and plums and teals. Lots of texture! Sweet color palette actually gets very intense close up! Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have fabulous shipping! Click this link: Sweet Harmony
18" H x 25" W x 0.125" D    Weight 4.5 lb

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Strawberry Mango

Strawberry Mango

My New Year's resolution is to cut back of sugar. So my title choice of Strawberry Mango reflects my craving for sweets! I love yummy looking color and texture. This painting is on a FLAT mdf-wood with a key-hole in back for hook hanging. The edges are left neat and tidy unpainted. However, I believe this piece would do well framed in your choice to compliment your decor; it would also hang nicer for display. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have fabulous shipping! Click this link: Strawberry Mango
16" H x 12" W x 0.5" D    Weight 2 lb

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Silent Sunlight

Silent Sunlight

Continuing with my inspirations from fabric design and weaving, I delved into deeper color with oil paint and cold wax. The wax is a medium I add to the paint to achieve a buttercream like texture to spread with my hands and various scraping tools. This piece is on a cradled panel with unpainted wood sides that have been waxed for protection. This piece is wired to hang. Available online at UGallery.com. They have fabulous shipping! Click this link: Silent Sunlight
14" H x 11" W x 0.75" D    Weight 2.75 lb
Price: $300.00    
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Ruby Love

Ruby Love

Listening to Cat Stevens! Oil paint and cold wax medium (think buttery frosting) applied like finger-painting. On a textured cradled panel, wired to hang, very sturdy, edges are clean birch wood. Just won an honor award in the juried competition "Roots - the Ties That Bind" held at the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau WI. Now available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have fabulous shipping. Click this link: Ruby Love
16" H x 16" W x 1.5" D    Weight 1.75 lb

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August

August

I love the month of August when the sun shines bright yellow. I paired this soft yellow color with a lavender summer sky. This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have great shipping. Click on this link: August
16" H x 16" W x 1.5" D    Weight 3 lb

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Fen Land

Fen Land

I learned recently while reading up on my family's Finnish heritage that Suomi (a term that refers to Finland or the Finnish language) translates to "swamp." I chose a cool palette of colors in oil and wax textures to build up an abstract landscape of trees, swamps, and sky. This painting is on cradled wood panel with finished grey edges. It comes ready to hang. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have great shipping! Click this link: Fen Land
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 10 lb

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Awaiting the arrival of the spring season, I applied many layers of textured oil and cold wax in light, happy colors for this abstract landscape. This piece is on cradled wood panel with natural edges. It is wired to hang. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Spring Fling
14" H x 11" W x 0.75" D    Weight 2.5 lb

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Big Spring Flow

Big Spring Flow

Surrounded by the colors of early spring, the young greens and barely gold; the trees have just begun to leaf out. And such a wet rainy spring brings in a touch of blue. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Big Spring Flow
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 9 lb

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Prelude

Prelude

Prelude to the colors of spring, a hint of lily pond with a sense of calm quiet mists. Available exclusively at UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Prelude
30" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 8 lb

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Softly

Softly

A field of wildflowers softly leading back through the field of pale greens and summer blue sky. Available exclusively at UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Softly
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 9 lb

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Spring Symphony

Spring Symphony

Inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, I have created a pure sense of spring colors for Spring Symphony in many layers of oil and cold wax. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Spring Symphony
30" H x 24" W x 1.75" D    Weight 7.25 lb

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Summer Concerto

Summer Concerto

Inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, I have created a pure sense of summer colors for Summer Concerto in many layers of oil and cold wax. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Summer Concerto
30" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 7.875 lb

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Lead the Way

Lead the Way

A winding creek flows back through the field, leading the way from grassy reeds back to the swirls of sky. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Lead the Way
24" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 5.125 lb

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Cloud Scape

Cloud Scape

Using buttery layers of oil and cold wax, I created "Cloud Scape" with a palette of soft lavenders, pinks and teal. The expanse of sky feels in motion because the paint has been scraped on. This piece has natural wood edges with a waxed finish. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Cloud Scape
12" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 2.5 lb

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New Wall of Trees

New Wall of Trees

Inspired by Wolf Kahn's "Wall of Trees," I created my own design using oil and cold wax medium. Building many layers of paint and transparent wax using my fingers (no brushes), this piece has a soft glow and subtle impressionistic depth. This piece is available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: New Wall of Trees
36" H x 38" W x 1.5" D    Weight 14 lb

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Pond

Pond

I created Pond using oil and cold wax medium. Building many layers of paint and transparent wax using my fingers (no brushes), this piece has a soft glow and subtle impressionistic depth. Looking closely, you will find koi fish. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Pond
36" H x 48" W x 1.5" D    Weight 14 lb

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New Rising Sun

New Rising Sun

I created "New Rising Sun" with a sense of hope. The abstract scrapings of oil paint and cold wax build layers of color leading to the horizon of warm golden tones. Get your Hendrix on. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: New Rising Sun
24" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 7 lb
$950.00    
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Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine

In my studio, I am often on "cloud nine." With layers of oil and cold wax medium, I achieve a sense of breezy wispy clouds stacked to the heavens. The pale beach provides a crisp contrast to the blue sky. This piece has natural wood edges. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Cloud Nine
24" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 7 lb

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Storm

Storm

I applied many layers of thick oil and cold wax medium allowing drying time between layers. This allowed me to scrape paint on top of firm textures to create movement leading back to the deepening storm. Look closely for the far off lightning. This piece has natural wood edges and is wired to hang. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Storm
36" H x 48" W x 1.5" D    Weight 14 lb

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Trees In Winter

Trees In Winter

I used my finger tips to apply many layers of translucent cool colors in oil and cold wax. There is a softly calm feeling to the quiet distance of the winter trees in the background while one sturdy pine comes forth. Hints of apricot and lavender glow from beneath misty layers. My choice in this color palette lends itself to any season's decor, inspired by Wolf Kahn. The edges of this piece are natural wood. This piece is wired to hang. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping! Click this link: Trees In Winter
36" H x 48" W x 1.5" D    Weight 14 lb

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Autumn Opus

Autumn Opus

Available exclusively through UGallery.com. Oil and cold wax medium on cradled panel. Evocative of fall season up north. Lots of texture built up through layering and scraping. UGallery has the best shipping. Click on this link: Autumn Opus
30" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 7 lb

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

In this piece, I pushed the color contrasts of orange, purple, and green. This piece feels like a controlled burn! I used many layers of oil and wax, scraping in the wild grasses. I used my fingers to burnish the smokey sky. Depending on where this piece hangs, sunlight can hit the textured surface to simulate the flicker of flames. This piece has natural wood edges that have a waxed finish. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Ring of Fire
30" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 7 lb

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Backlit

Backlit

I chose warm oranges behind the green scenery to illuminate the tree line and glow in the marshy stream below. Thick textures of oil and wax are scraped into create grasses and water. Both the texture and the colors lead your eye to the back lighting. This piece has natural wood edges that have a wax finish. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Backlit
24" H x 18" W x 1.5" D    Weight 4 lb

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Tree Rows

Tree Rows

Inspired by Monet's row of cypress trees, I created my own row of trees in soft tones of misty light using layers of transparent oil and cold wax. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Tree Rows
24" H x 12" W x 1.5" D    Weight 3 lb

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Lemon Sky

Lemon Sky

I balanced a playful palette of yellow and purple textures in oil and cold wax medium to lead your eye to a distant solemn shore. This piece has natural wood edges with a wax finish. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They include great shipping. Click this link: Lemon Sky
24" H x 24" W x 1.5" D    Weight 5 lb

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Extra Texture

Extra Texture

I prepared this cradled panel by first applying a layer of acrylic molding paste using my fingers to create Extra Texture. Later layers of thick oil and cold wax seemed to skip and jump across the valleys. The edges are painted a neutral grey. Available exclusively through UGallery.com. They have great shipping! Click this link: Extra Texture
16" H x 20" W x 1.5" D    Weight 4 lb

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My Monet Moment: Lily Pads I

My Monet Moment: Lily Pads I

Available exclusively through UGallery, click this link My Monet Moment Lily Pads I
24" H x 12" W x 1.5" D   

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My Monet Moment: Wild Poppies II

My Monet Moment: Wild Poppies II

Available exclusively at UGallery.com. Click this link My Monet Moment Wild Poppies II
12" H x 24" W x 1.5" D   

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My Monet Moment: Wild Poppies I

My Monet Moment: Wild Poppies I

Available exclusively through UGallery. Click this link My Monet Moment Wild Poppies I
12" H x 12" W x 1.5" D   

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Awakening

Awakening

Quietly evocative of first morning light at the shore. 30"x30" cradled panel, edges painted a neutral grey, no frame required. Many layers of acrylic textures and glazes. I used sponges to apply the paint, NO brushes! I am inspired by the historical impressionists such as Monet and also by modern expressionists such as Wolf Kahn. In reality, this painting glows with more blue than pink. Available exclusively at UGallery.com
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 9 lb

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Morning at the Point

Morning at the Point

Quietly evocative of first morning light at the shore. 30"x30" cradled panel, no frame required. Very many layers of textures and glazes. A feeling of mist over the morning waters. I am inspired by the historical impressionists such as Monet and also by modern expressionists such as Wolf Kahn. This piece is wired to hang. Now available exclusively at UGallery.com.
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 9 lb

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Omen

Omen

Evocative of a fast moving summer storm over a lake or the sea. This one looks great above your desk at work! 30"x30" cradled panel, no frame required. Makes a statement for sure! I am inspired by the historical impressionists such as Monet and also by modern expressionists such as Wolf Kahn. This piece is wired to hang. Now available exclusively through UGallery.com
30" H x 30" W x 2" D    Weight 9 lb

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Bare Trees 1

Bare Trees 1

Building up many layers of color in oil paint and cold wax medium, Valerie then used scrapers to reveal the tree trunks in an abstract landscape. Warm orange and yellow trees standing in front of a cool blue and green background. Heavy texture complements the expressionist palette. The piece is part of a series of three works. Although Valerie did not create them as triptych, the three hang well close together. Available through UGallery.com
14" H x 11" W x 1.5" D   

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Bare Trees 2

Bare Trees 2

Building up many layers of color in oil paint and cold wax medium, Valerie then used scrapers to reveal the tree trunks in an abstract landscape. Warm orange and yellow trees standing in front of a cool blue and green background. Heavy texture complements the expressionist palette. The piece is part of a series of three works. Although Valerie did not create them as triptych, the three hang well close together. Available through UGallery.com
14" H x 11" W x 1.5" D   

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Bare Trees 3

Bare Trees 3

Building up many layers of color in oil paint and cold wax medium, Valerie then used scrapers to reveal the tree trunks in an abstract landscape. Warm orange and yellow trees standing in front of a cool blue and green background. Heavy texture complements the expressionist palette. The piece is part of a series of three works. Although Valerie did not create them as triptych, the three hang well close together. Available through UGallery.com
14" H x 11" W x 1.5" D   

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Bare Trees #5

Bare Trees #5

Layers of oil and cold wax medium in misty cool colors give life to this abstracted forest scene. "It's the feeling of the winter woods," says Valerie. She used a special textural technique of pressing crinkled tissue paper into the surface to obtain a crackled effect. The edges are natural wood. This painting is ready to hang, no frame required. Available exclusively through UGallery.com
11" H x 14" W x 1.5" D    Weight 0.5 lb

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Seven Birch Trunks

Seven Birch Trunks

Birches (or Aspens) are my favorite tree type. Using oil paint with cold wax medium, I created the many textured layers to get a very realistic feel of birch bark. The limited use of color also helps this piece to feel very natural. 16"x20" stretched canvas wired to hang, The edges are painted a neutral grey. Available exclusively through UGallery.com
20" H x 16" W x 1" D    Weight 3 lb

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Four Birch Trunks

Four Birch Trunks

Birches (or Aspens) are my favorite tree type. Using oil paint with cold wax medium, I created the many textured layers to get a very realistic feel of birch bark. The limited use of color also helps this piece to feel very natural. 16"x20" stretched canvas wired to hang, The edges are painted a neutral grey. Available exclusively through UGallery.com
20" H x 16" W x 0.75" D   

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