Sunday, February 27, 2011

Castle Gate in Rothenburg, Germany

In this delightfully detailed acrylic painting, Ellen depicts a moody Sunday afternoon with moms, dads, children and the family dogs all enjoying the freshly fallen snow outside the Castle Gate.
30" x 24"

Friday, February 25, 2011

Warmth of Winter

The evening blues contrast with the warm and welcoming lights of a Door County home in this scene Karsten discovered on ice-covered Green Bay in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. It's easy to imagine a joyous mood inside the house--a homecoming celebration waiting to happen.  24" x 30". $3,000

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Historic Ephraim Home

You can almost feel the summer breeze off Eagle Harbor in Karsten's colorful portrait of the home of Reverend Andrew Iverson, Ephraim's founder. Rev. Iverson built this house for himself in 1853. Constructed in traditional Norwegian style it was used for worship. Believe it or not, it had a barn for animals on the lower level. 30x24" Oil on linen. $2,800.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Moment to Meditate

A hand-carved madonna and child, crafted in Munich, is the focal point of Karsten's creative still life setting, A vision of contrasting textures and complementary colors highlighted by the radiant floral display reflecting in the mirror-like metallic vase. 24" x 30". Oil on linen. $2,500

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Rendered in Ellen's impasto-painting style, these vibrant sunflowers are actually 3 dimensional. Ellen sculpted the golden layers of acrylic with painting knives and finishes with finishes with brushes. 20x16"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Dinner Party

Richly rendered, Karsten's elaborate oil painting is an invitation to sit at this elegant table setting as dinner guests in the Topelmanns home. Notice the delicate touches on the lace tablecloth, the lively ivy, lustrous china and the subtle, shimmering reflections in the glass and silverware. 24x30". $2,600

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Snowy Eve in Rothenburg

Ellen celebrates her memories of the warmth and good cheer of a winter's evening in the quaint and picturesque village of Rothenburg, Germany. 30" x 24". Acrylic.

Monday, February 14, 2011


While on their annual winter sojourn to the Spanish Canary Islands, Karsten and Ellen often enjoyed the spirited performances of the island's traditional dancers. Karsten has captured the action in this colorful oil painting--!Ole! 20" x 16". $950

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Last Sunflowers

A melancholy moment in black and white. This original etching by Karsten captures an emotion felt by all who experience the season changes in Door County. A sad farewell to the sunflowers of Indian summer... followed quickly by longing for the rebirth of Spring. 63/4 x 123/4"  Mouldmade paper of 100% cotton, pH natural, chlorine free.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yellow Roses

 “Yellow Roses” features 3-dimensional acrylic petals creatively sculpted by Ellen. This painting is enhanced by its circular, one-of-a-kind frame--color-matched to the glowing yellow roses. Imagine all the unique wall d├ęcor possibilities. 24 x 28-1/2”.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hollyhocks and Hinges

Old-fashioned Hollyhocks are a favorite choice for Door County gardens—planned and otherwise. These towering flowers often pop up next to antiquated barns and weather-worn fences--much to the delight of an artist like Karsten, who is always in search of a visual surprise.  16x12”. Oil on linen.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Skating in Russia

A beautiful winter’s eve in Russia?  It is in Ellen’s painting—a snowy scene filled with fun, good cheer, the greens of pines and a colorful domed church set against a warm cloudy sky. Can you feel a hint of mystery in the air? A visual memory of Ellen's and Karsten's trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Acrylic. 24x30”.