Friday, March 27, 2015

This and that...

I'm not getting much painting done today. I'm going to be babysitting all weekend, so today I'm trying to get some other things done before the kids come tomorrow morning. I did find time to do some varnishing (above). And photograph a few of my "in-progress" paintings (below).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Who's the Bad Guy?

6 x 6 oil on panel

It's been my experience that you don't even have to supply young boys with sword-like objects for them to find something with which to pretend with. But when armed with a lightsaber, fire sword and a couple shields, what you get is hours of pretense and action play. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tire vs Tube

6 x 6 oil on panel

Ready, set, GO! It's a race!


6 x 6 oil on panel

I got back from Florida and finished up this sweet painting this last weekend. I haven't painted a lot of horses and I discovered how fun they are to paint! No wonder they are such a popular subject matter. And this little girl, with her spongebob boots, was the perfect addition!

Turns out last week was Spring Break in Florida! I was able to sneak away to the beach a couple times and got some great photos! I plan to get started on a few beach scenes today. I can't wait!

Friday, March 13, 2015

On my easel...

In progress - 
We are taking a quick trip to Florida to visit Joe's mom who has been sick. Someone said the other day that they missed my figure paintings! Well, I guess that was all I needed to get busy sorting through some old photos. I have always intended to paint this one. It still needs a some work along with a background. But I'm leaving this one 'in progress' until I return. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015


4" x 4" oil on panel
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A small flower to remind us that spring is on the way!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

6" x 6" oil on cradled birch
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I've been having some fun with abstraction in the backgrounds of a few of my bird paintings, and this is one of them. I've been holding off posting these because they are so different that what I normally do. I do love the bright color palette I've been using. I've been experimenting with many new things lately.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Raven

10" x 10" oil on cradled birch

I've always wanted to paint birds! I used to photograph them quite often so I have a lot of resources. I was so inspired by other bird and wildlife artist at the Celebration of Fine Art this year, I knew I had to finally give it a try. Here is one of my larger ones that I've recently finished. 

This was painted from a photo that was taken in Tucson, AZ many years ago. We visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I would highly recommend it! I would love to visit again some time.