Monthly Archives: December 2008

Lake Superior & Ashland WI

Posted on December 22, 2008 by - Dana's Work

This is an older painting from last year but I didn’t have a photo of it until recently, it lives near Lake Superior now.  It is an image of looking out towards the Ore-dock in Ashland WI.  If you get a chance to explore Ashland there are several wonderful historic murals around the city, a great food coop which is next to the Black Cat, and several creative people working throughout the community it is also home to Northland College.

Lake Superior; Looking at the Oredock: Acrylic on Canvas

Woman in the Window

Posted on December 22, 2008 by - Dana's Work

Woman in the Window24 x 36″ Acrylic on Board- for site specific project

Last weekend I completed a project that was something completely different to tackle with paint.  A friend has an old window frame up at second story in her hallway.  The house has been added on so there is wall on the other side of the window frame that has been left in place.  It is a beautiful old victorian farm house, with a very playful but elegant decor inside.  Most people may not notice this window frame high above thier heads, but if they do, this woman will now be watching all that passes through the hallway.

Sick Day…

Posted on December 22, 2008 by - Other Artists

What to do on a sick day?  It is not like it was when I was little, I almost remember sick days being fun!  I’m catching up on some emails and organizing some of my computer files.  Pretty boring compared to watching old movies from the library with my mom when I was a kid!

Blank Board ready to paint!

Three Regional / Local Artist picks of the week:

Snow snow beautiful snow

Posted on December 20, 2008 by - Uncategorized

All of the trees are weighted down with snow, driving through the Upper Pennisula of Michigan today it was beautiful!  Hope to post some photos up tomorrow when I return to St Paul MN, which I hear is also covered in snow.  The snow makes for inspiration around every bend as the snow transforms the normal streets and brightens up the night .


Posted on December 17, 2008 by - Dana's Work, Music

Here is a tiny study I did over Thanksgiving of my friend Ania.

Have been working all week on sketches for a project that I’m planning to have finished before the Holidays, next week!  It is a piece that when finished will be hanging up very high on a wall inside an old window frame inside of a house.

My music of the evening, Josh Leahy

Snowy Night Update

Posted on December 16, 2008 by - Community Events, Other Artists

studio, some in-progress pieces on the easel, old pieces on the wall

It is a beautiful snowy night in Minnesota, everyone is moving at the pace of the snow falling.  I’m working on preparing canvases for a series of Snowy Winter Night paintings of St Paul MN (and a few early morning hour pieces too…)  I’ll be posting up in progress images soon, with plans to have the pieces complete by April for the Spring Art Crawl.  Check back in the up coming days for photos!

My 3 local artist picks of the week:
  1. Nouka Yang HaRC 
  2. The Circa Gallery Theresa Handy
  3. Greg Gossel