St. Paul Locations
Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
Oil on board, framed: $500
Boats moored at Harriet Island
oil on board, 16″ x 20″, $200
These three images portray St. Paul’s Selby Avenue in the historic Cathedral Hill district at twilight, two in the late fall, another in winter. On the right is the 1879 Dakotah building with its arched windows and doorways and sandstone exterior. In the distance the setting sun highlights the dome of the St. Paul Cathedral.
Here I depict the St. Paul Cathedral in the evening, when it is lit by spots inside the tower and outside on its lawn. Completed in 1915, it is in the Classical Revival style and partly based on the lovely Sacre-Coeur basilica in Paris. Below is the Cathedral in winter as seen from the west.
St. Paul Cathedral, winter
Oil on board, $200
The 1905 Minnesota State Capitol building was designed by U.S. Supreme Court architect, Cass Gilbert, and modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It has been totally renovated during the last three years and just recently celebrated its grand re-opening.
Several times a week I walk the pathways around Como Lake, seeing the lakeside pavilion from many different vantages in all seasons. The current pavilion was rebuilt in 1992 from the original 1905 plan–without the bandstand extending out into the lake.
Oil on board, 11″x 14″, $100
This historic register church at Virginia St. and Selby Ave. in St. Paul, was designed by Cass Gilbert (US Supreme Court architect) and erected in 1886. Below, as seen from west in winter.
Swedenborgian Church, St. Paul, MN
Oil on board, 11″x 14″, $200
20″ x 24″, $300
While cross-country skiing in St. Paul’s Crosby Farms Park on the Minnesota River I shot the photo on which this painting is based. The peach sky of late afternoon and the blue shadows make this a favorite.
Keller Lake footbridge
oil on board, 9″ x 12″ $150
Oil on board, 11″x 14, $100
One spring I joined several friends in painting outdoors. These plein air adventures were challenging; finding an promising location, lugging equipment to the site, and dealing with a sun that kept hiding its face brought on laughs and frustrated sighs. Above is one of the footbridge at Keller Lake Park in Maplewood, MN. The second painting is a view of the lake’s back bay. What I especially like about this painting is the lavender foliage of the trees behind those on the shoreline and the scudding clouds. Luckily, the painting survived a whoosh of wind that toppled my easel.
This gracious 1920s home in Robbinsdale across from Crystal Lake was built by my grandfather in the prairie style. This is my way of celebrating the family gatherings it hosted.
16″ x 20″, $150
During a walk around Minneapolis’s Lake of the Isles I came across this colorful reflection, one that might be seen around many of our city’s lakes.
About the Art
Some of the artwork is available as giclee art prints, done on fine art paper that will not fade over time: $50 for an 8″ x 10″ size, plus shipping. Also, some are available as sets of five cards for $20 plus shipping.
Selby at Western Ave, St. Paul, MN $4.50/card
St. Paul Cathedral, $4/card
Winter on Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN $4/card