Welcome to my Sketching Spot
Linda Roesch is an artist living and working in Roscoe, South Dakota. She studied painting and media design at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, receiving a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in 2005. Since that time, she has enjoyed working as a freelance artist, traveling the country to embark on sketching adventures or volunteer positions, and experiences from these travels are often referenced in her studio work. Linda enjoys painting on location whenever possible. She sells her art at festivals throughout the midwest, and is available for commissioned scenes and portraits.
What Can I Create for you?
Acrylic & Oil Painting
My sketching spot today was at the Lawrence Welk Homestead in Strasburg, ND. I have passed by the brown ‘Historic Site’ signs many times traveling between my home and Bismarck, but I’ve never taken the two mile gravel road that leads to the homestead. It’s always been on my list of detours to take ‘one Read more about Watercolor painting at the Lawrence Welk Homestead….. Strasburg, North Dakota[…]
Greetings friends and fans…. Whew, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of festivals and prep work for festivals, but my first three shows of the season are under my belt and I’m feeling good about the coming months….. (with of course a few notable setbacks that I’m not going to address here.) I’m Read more about A “Formula” for Success[…]
Well friends, tonight is my last night in Jamestown. My residency at St. John’s Academy wraps up tomorrow, and I am headed back to South Dakota, just in time to drive my brother to his doctor appointment in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Even though I am packing my things, I don’t think it has sunk Read more about Jamestown ND: A Residency Wrap-Up[…]
We just wrapped up my favorite week of the year….. Clean Up Week in Fargo! Here is a painting I did of our Junkin Spoils 2017 – the Organ and the Keyboard. Every year, the first full week in May, my Sheldon and I go junkin’ with our dumb dog Doberman during the annual Clean Read more about The Organ and the Keyboard… Reflections on Junkin’ 2017[…]
Well friends, seven weeks have come and gone, and Friday was my last day as Artist in Residence at Gussner Elementary. I had a GREAT time learning with the kids and encouraging them to think about the basic elements of art. We made projects using cut paper, watercolor paints, crayons, and oil pastels. The time Read more about Gussner Elementary: A Residency Wrap-Up[…]
Hey All, It’s the first Saturday of the month, so you know what that means, right? …… it’s Challenge Day!!! I’ve been looking forward to this first Saturday because it is the first Saturday that I’ll spend (of three) in Jamestown, North Dakota. I am staying in a cute little downtown apartment, and I’m not Read more about #MomentCatchers in Jamestown, ND[…]
Hi All! Tonight I begin a new journey that will find me in Jamestown, North Dakota for the next six weeks… plus a couple of days. Starting tomorrow, I will be teaching art to Elementary School Students as part of an “Artist In Residence” program. I had three days of training, orientation and prep work Read more about Six Weeks in Someplace New[…]
Sometimes people accuse me of not having a job. While it is true that I’ve shied away from the traditional 8-5 since leaving Lifetouch in 2013, I have been fortunate to pick up quite a few different ‘gigs’ since that time and I’ve strung them together to create a life of travel and artwork that Read more about Working while I work (before work tomorrow…)[…]
Not gonna lie…I was sorta dreading the #30paintingsin30days challenge, but it’s turned out to be really beneficial for me in a lot of ways. It’s been such a great motivator that I’ve decided to take part in another Artist’s Challenge for 2017. This one is being hosted by a very successful travel artist that I Read more about Another Daily Sketch, Another New Challenge for 2017[…]
Happy New Year Friends! About a week ago I was listening to the Artists Helping Artists podcast, and the hosts were laughing that once again, there were no people from the midwest joining in the 30 in 30 Challenge – a kick-off-the-new-year party that invites artists from around the world to paint one painting per Read more about 30 in 30 Challenge[…]