Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Third St."

6" x 8"
Oil on hardboard
Winona, MN

A wintery street in downtown Winona.

I truly enjoyed painting this one. I let loose a bit and really applied the paint in a forceful way. It's thick in spots! It has a real painterly feel.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


7" x 8"
Oil on hardboard
Winona, Minnesota

A cold winters day in Winona. About a month ago we had over two feet of snow dump on us, but it's warmed up a few times since and rained so some of the snow is receding. The worst part being that all the snow is crusty and dirty. I love snow, but I like it to be fluffy and white!

This is one of the busier intersections in Winona. Just a few blocks from downtown. You may ask how there are so many trees so close to downtown. Well, it's because the entire length of the block on the right is occupied by the Alexander Bed & Breakfast and lawn - a historical mansion built in the 1800s.

I don't know if it's the case in other places, but in Winona we have both names and numbers for our street markers. So this street sign is for Broadway (Sixth) - the same street. Although most people in town just call it Broadway, whereas the streets on either side of broadway are always referred to as 5th and 7th.