Monday, March 31, 2014


6" x 6" oil on panel

Another grandson with the cutest smile. This is from an older photo so I have to do something more current soon. But I just couldn't resist trying this one! This little guy is about to have a new cousin to play with!

I loved the color of the shadow on his face! Lots of warm and cool spots. I used a lot of purple!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


8" x 8" oil on cradled board

My mind is all about family right now with a new grandson due any day. So because that is where my heart is right now, I'm painting grandsons! This little cheese-ball will be a big bro very very soon! He looks pretty happy about that!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather that is slowing showing up! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pink Reflections

6 x 6 oil on panel
$100 Still wet. Email me for more information.

This is Bailey's sidekick. I painted the water in a different way this time. I had just as much fun with it. I really was trying to keep the details to a minimum by using large shapes and bold color. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In a Row

6" x 12" oil on cradled board
Still wet. Email me for more information

I've been working on this one for a while. This is a smaller version of one I have planned, and will start soon. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Playing in the Surf

6 x 8 oil on cradled board
Still wet. Email me for more information

They look sun baked and joyful playing in the surf! I'm still having fun with color and trying to push my limits. I just loved the cool turquoise waters at the top and red violet sand. This is also a new size for me. The sides of this cradled board will be stained a dark brown so that it can be hung as is.

In other news, we are still house hunting and getting our house ready for sale. I've finally gotten in a weekly art class that I was on the waiting list for. Yay! So I'll at least have one day put aside for painting. Thank you to everyone who still comes to visit and comment. It really means so much to me to hear from you. I will once again be commenting regularly also once things settle down here. I apologize for being so unavailable.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


4 x 4 oil on panel

I need to get more practice with my portraits so tackling Einstein was just the thing for me. Thank you Nora for this DPW Challenge

I have never painted in color from a black and white photo before. I'm glad I gave that a try.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


6 x 6 oil on panel

I enjoy painting these dogs playing fetch in the water. There are so many colors and temperatures in the water to play with. 

This is a week of organizing, cleaning and tossing while I attempt to get my house ready to sell. So there isn't a lot of painting going on.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Spilling Breakers

8 x 8 oil on cradled board
Still wet. Email me for more information

Did I say I need to play with color! I guess this one shows that again! I really love the color in this one. Makes me happy.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Turn?

6 x 6 oil on panel
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What do you do when there is only one snorkel and there are two of you? Well if you are the younger sister, you wait it out! But hopefully her turn will be coming up soon!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Our View

6 x 12 oil on panel

Ah... the view. How sweet it could be :) I guess I'm dreaming of the tropics these days! I painted this on two 6" x 6" panels. I plan to frame these together once they are dry. 

Things are warming up here today. Yay! Even thawing! I usually take my photos on my deck under the eaves. Today a BIG drop of water fell on my left panel right before I took the photo. Can you see the water droplets? I'll have to retake this at some point.