Country Road

August 26, 2015Creative Time

[ezcol_1third]Landscape painting Available as stretched canvas wall art in the shop. [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] [/ezcol_2third_end]

Minnesota Landscapes

March 24, 2015Creative Time

[ezcol_1third] Minnesota Landscapes Minnesota Landscapes is a year-long survey of Minnesota’s natural and built landscapes. Inspired by the sketchbooks of explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries, the works are small in scale and produced with minimal materials. This project was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More images and … Read More

Sketchbook – MN Landscapes

December 25, 2014Creative Time

[ezcol_1third]Minnesota Landscapes is a year-long survey of Minnesota’s natural and built landscapes. Inspired by the sketchbooks of explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries, the works are small in scale and produced with minimal materials. This project was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More images and information at the … Read More

Minnesota Landscapes Newspaper

October 18, 2014Creative Time

[ezcol_1third]Minnesota Landscapes was a visual survey of Minnesota’s built and natural landscapes that explores the intersection physical places and virtual spaces. I was responsible for all aspects of the project including concept, art direction, design, and illustration. Fully funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Project website: mnlandscapes.rebeccasilus.com Printing by Newspaper Club. … Read More

Uppercase Magazine

July 14, 2014Creative Time
Uppercase Magazine Featured in Issue 22 for my use of color as a painter. Excerpt: As a painter, color means everything to me. To recreate the subtle shifts of light that happen in the landscape, I usually layer very thin veils of color. I love how light changes with the seasons; the clean, pinky blues [...]

Last days in the studio…for now

March 18, 2013Creative Time

I’m reaching the last stretch of painting days before these canvases need to get shipped out. !!?? If I may share a tiny blogging regret with you, it would be that I didn’t document this work and the process of making it on the blog—in fact, I almost stopped writing here altogether. But it’s not … Read More

Hammershøi Light

March 17, 2013Travel, Travel Topics

My touchstone for defining lack of sunshine was always the Pacific Northwest, but places like Portland and Seattle get more sun on average than Berlin. I know. The paintings of the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi do a lovely job at capturing the winter light in this region; always experienced indoors, it is quiet and diffused. … Read More