Daily Paintings | Donald D. Krause Fine Art

I am committed to painting daily whether or not I’m able to complete a painting in just one day. Sometimes that vision demands more thought, another hour or two … a new perspective.

These works are visual reflections of my thinking, my heart and along with daily journaling, my spiritual journey. Some are Faith-based and a little mysterious (even to me), often fueled by scriptural study. And others, secular to some, are simply celebrations of natural things, God’s creations.

The collection of daily paintings is constantly growing and changing, with small paintings of both types generally available. If you’d like to stay informed about what is currently available, please sign up here.

Fresh Peach 2

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Huge Peach. Acrylic on gessoed Massonite Panel 6″x6″

Pear Found in the Woods

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I was walking in the woods and found this wild pear with all it’s flaws and beauty. 5″x7″ acrylic on gessoed masonite panel.

Jesus calling out to Mary 1

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Mary goes to the tomb to dress the body of Jesus in spices only to find Him not there. Upon leaving Jesus appears and calls her name, ‘Mary’, and everything changes for her into glorious bliss.

Pear Sizzle

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Exploring new brush work and pallet. 8″x10″ acrylic on Gessoed Masonite Panel.

Jesus calls out Mary’s Name

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When Mary went to Jesus’s tomb she found it empty and was devastated. However Jesus appeared and called her name, ‘Mary’ and everything went from disaster to euphoria. I love this moment.

Apple Sizzle

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New sizzling brush work. 8×10 acrylic on gessoed masonite board.

Regular Jesus

I ran across this verse, Isaiah 53:2 He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. So I painted this regular Jesus out of my mind’s eye. Call for price 847-899-1715


John 15:1-2
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
I was privileged to hear Nancy Grisham, PhD. teach on this passage. Her sweet spirit and love for Jesus is evident in her relationship with Him. As she unpacked this richly loaded chapter I started to be less defensive about this idea of being pruned and looked forward to abiding in Christ. I’m praying for some good changes in myself. Call 847-899-1715 for price.

Expressive Painting 2

8″x10″ acrylic on gessoed masonite.

Expressive painting is a way for me to explore, lossen up and enjoy the fun of painting. Call 847-899-1715 for a price.

Expressive painting 1

8″x10″ acrylic on bright white mounted on masonite.

Expressive painting is a joy filled event that frees my soul. Call for price 847-899-1715.

Two Brussel Sprouts Passing in the Night

5″x7″ acrylic on gessoed masonite, in Old Masters technique tinting and glazing.


8″x10″ acrylic on gessoed masonite, in Old Master’s techinque glazing and tinting. Call for a price 847-899-1715

“Mary ” 3

8”x10” acrylic on gessoed Masonite, painted in the Old Master’s technique of glazing and tinting.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

John 20:10-18 Everything was lost Jesus was dead and now missing from the tomb, disparate and in a state of despair Jesus calls out ,”Mary” and her whole world changed. Her body twisting almost in two to see Him! That’s the moment it all changed. Call for a price 847-899-1715

Lazarus come out

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

John 11:38-43

‘Was Lazarus dead?’ Ask Sam Jindoyan my bible study leader.  Can Jesus make the dead people hear Him and do things? Yes! And Lazarus had this incredible awaking. That’s the moment when everything changes. Jesus is the one who can make everything change.

8″x10″ acylic on gessoed masonite