On the Easel

April 6th, 2016
Back to painting time for me ;) YEAH! After all the hoopla of a very exciting, event filled new year, I am finally settled back into my painting chair, where I feel  a great passion and love in my life. There is a 'wholeness' that resonates with my inner self that I can't explain - but it is that kind of feeling like when you are talking to someone on the phone, and even though you can't see them on the other end, you know they are... Read More
December 9th, 2015
As I awoke this morning, my tired body and brain resisted the screaming alarm, but with a long list of things TO DO today dancing in my head, I threw back the covers and jumped out of bed like a fire drill! The beauty of adrenaline is that there is no turning back - I quickly dressed and b-lined into my new day.  The thing about December is, a person really could lose their mind! The list is long and the days are short.  Amidst the... Read More
December 7th, 2013
After receiving several comments and requests about the new art at Bonnie Mohr Studio, we thought we'd share! Here are some of the newest prints available! The "Cup of Life," available in a 10x14 print for $25 and "The Beautiful Cow Verse," available as an 8x10 mini-print for $15.  Enjoy!  Read More
October 9th, 2013
Not only is it a stunning autumn day here in Minnesota, but as I write, I am also relishing in the feat of getting through my 28th year of World Dairy Expo (WDE) as a commercial exhibitor! I realize I am starting to date myself by mentioning this, but I can still rock n' roll with the best (and younger) of them .... and we did close down the Hoard's Dairyman Commercial Exhibitor Party Reception — AGAIN!! I dedicate this blog to my... Read More
September 18th, 2013
The countdown has begun....World Dairy Expo, our biggest week of the year, is now less than two weeks away. YIKES! In an effort to be a better "crowd pleaser" this year, I am desperately trying to get some new paintings completed by then. I thought you might enjoy a peek at one of the paintings I’m working on....can you guess what I am painting?? I took this shot of it a couple of weeks ago, so it is actually now within days of being... Read More
August 19th, 2013
What goes into producing a print or giclee? Or any reproduction of an original for that matter? It's actually a fairly in-depth process. Once an original painting is created and finished, it is electronically scanned and a digital file is captured. A series of “proofs” are then generated until color accuracy is achieved. Color adjusting (including saturation levels of C,Y, M, and K) density of the highlights, shadows, mid tones and... Read More
August 7th, 2013
Life is fluid, constantly changing! Some days, just when you think you have things figured out – it changes!! Change can be good, bad, exciting, boring, life-changing, or have no impact on you whatsoever.....this blog will inform you of change, which for the most part will have absolutely no impact on you at all : ) In the big scheme of life, it is a simple change, but for me personally, it's yet another blip of growth on my career... Read More
February 27th, 2013
Painful. There’s really no better word to describe life in my studio the last couple of weeks. After spending January watching painting videos, making 11 painting charts, and doing a fair amount of reading and studying art technique, my course of lately has been to use these new things to break out of my normal painting routine, and try to refresh my style — become more "painterly" (love that word). After 20 some years of painting "... Read More
February 21st, 2013
The Future Farmers of America, or better know as the FFA, for short, has long been associated as a dynamic youth organization, dressed in blue, designed to provide hands-on learning, development of leadership skills, and educational growth experiences in agriculture and agribusiness production. I am proud to say that I am a former FFAer...and topped off my career by serving as the MN State FFA Secretary back in  – a few years ago.... Read More
February 9th, 2013
Happy February – the winter is passing – yeah!  Meanwhile, I am happy to be inside a warm and cozy studio – painting!  Almost finished is a painting that I have been wanting to do for some time -  It is the companion piece to "Big Plans" - which features a little boy and his calf. This painting is of a girl and her calf.   I have a little tweaking to do before it is "officially" finished, so watch for its arrival in the next few months... Read More
February 1st, 2013
Along with the new year, comes the desire to learn something new about art and painting technique. While the guys were gone for a couple of days last week ice fishing, I dug out some tutorial videos that I’d purchased a few years ago. They were still shrink-wrapped in the original packaging!! For two days, I went to school in my basement watching my own long and forgotten videos. I was mesmerized by the things I learned and astonished... Read More
January 29th, 2013
Well, we endured the block of subzero temperatures last week here in rural Minnesota and are enjoying more mild temps this week! What else should we expect from January though, as it’s usually the coldest month of the year.  It seems that the bustling pace from the holidays has carried right through the month of January -  we are busy, busy, busy at the Studio, working and brainstorming and creating new things...2013 is going to be... Read More
January 8th, 2013
Grandma Moses This is amazing – sitting here writing my 100th blog. Seems like an occasion to celebrate – hey, I’m still in business! It’s Monday night – 11 p.m. and I’m feeling tired – so I’m a little stymied about what one should write about on their 100th blog. I know this will sound absurd – but the thing that comes to my mind when I think of 100, is – what will my life be like when I am 100 years old?....what will I look... Read More
September 19th, 2012
Hello Autumn!  What is it about this time of year that just makes me smile!?  It could be the cool evenings, the crunch of leaves below my feet, or the hundreds of shades of orange pumpkins everywhere!  If I had a magic wand, I think I would ‘Abra Cadabra’ 9 months of fall, and the other three seasons would each get a month.  ('Cause, there still is a certain unique excitement about the change of seasons!)  Anyway, I don’t have a magic... Read More
September 7th, 2012
September already! Can you believe it? Along with this refreshingly cooler and beautiful season, come new images fresh off the press, now available for purchase! "Angel Twins" and "Babe" signed and numbered prints are ready and can be ordered online at www.bonniemohr.com or by calling the Studio at 1-800-264-6647. The sizes are perfect for those smaller areas that need a new splash of color. We hope to have canvas giclees available on... Read More
August 31st, 2012
This is always a bittersweet time of year for me...the closing of summer and beginning of fall.  My heart beckons the call of cooler nights, Honey Crisp Apples, and the gorgeous autumn colors – but the lingering thoughts of summer sunshine, casual evenings on the front porch, and going to the lake are seemingly all too quickly coming to an end.  Regardless, the traditions of autumn around our place are unwavering, and as sure as the... Read More
August 10th, 2012
I don’t know about you, but amongst adjectives that would be used to describe me, ‘athletic’ would probably not make the Top 10 List.   Yet, when I sit and watch the 2012 Olympic Games on some of these summer evenings, I find myself twisting, turning, screaming, and jumping around the living room – like it really matters, as though it might make a difference in their performance.  I love it!  It’s really too bad I’m not an athlete,... Read More
July 7th, 2012
Summer now seems on the slide.  Once the 4th of July has passed, I just can’t help but to feel that summer is half over, and the days seem to be flying by even more quickly now.  Minnesota, like many parts of the country has been unusually hot and muggy.  Outdoor conditions seem remarkably close to 400 degree open oven-door conditions.  It has been a real test to farmers, construction workers, and all those who work in the great... Read More
June 20th, 2012
June 20th - the first official day of summer..... and the longest days of the year are upon us – what I wait for every year!  The days are busy, and everyone is scurrying around packing in as much summer fun and as many activities as possible.   We have had an abundance of rain in the past week or so, and it is making for a bumper mosquito crop – they are thick!  On the upside, the flowers, crops, and gardens are robust and growing... Read More
May 23rd, 2012
Ahh, how refreshing it is to hear the pitter-patter of the rain on the windows and the rolling thunder in the dark sky. And it is still morning! It is one of those rainy Spring days that has come to “renew” everything… After the weather passes, everything is brighter, more lush, and the fresh rain smell makes you want to close your eyes and take a big whiff.  It’s days like this that leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, and... Read More