Lake & River Paintings

Temple

Posted in Abstract "Mindscape" Paintings, Lake & River Paintings, Paintings on April 21st, 2011 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment

Temple Mindscape (c) Michelle Thelen 2011

This is a pastel drawing from an image I had while meditating.  I saw a river of energy flowing down, looking up from below at a tall structure or hill.

Lake Calhoun

Posted in City Paintings, Lake & River Paintings, Landscapes, Paintings on November 16th, 2010 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment
Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun, oil on canvas 16x20"

Looking towards downtown Minneapolis on a windy summer day.  I was sitting on a picnic table with my little portable paint box.  It was a beautiful day with tons of people out.  There were walkers, runners, bikers, kayakers, & of course the wind surfers.

Mississippi Beach

Posted in Lake & River Paintings, Landscapes, Paintings on November 15th, 2010 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment
Mississippi Beach

Mississippi Beach, oil on board 11x14"

Painted from a beach along the Mississippi in a park across from where the Minnesota River enters the Mississippi. After tromping through the woods with my easel & painting gear, I was surprised to find a nice sandy beach there.  There was a slight fishy smell in the air, but not too bad for the muddy Mississippi.  Thankfully the mosquitos weren’t biting.    This is the first plein air painting I did that I really liked while studying with Joe Paquet, a great teacher & painter.