Monday, June 29, 2015


8" x 8" oil on cradled board

I think the body language for these two say it all. Vacation at the beach. This is why I paint. Happy happy joy joy! :) 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spring Break

6" x 8" oil on cradled board

I know this composition has been done before. But this is a pretty common site on the beach. I took this photo when I was at Pensacola Beach during Spring Break. It was a busy place!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


6 x 6 oil on panel

I'm finally finding some time to take photos of some of the pieces I have just finished. Here is the first one

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Country Girl

10" x 10" oil on cradled board

I just got back from a family vacation up in the Hayward WI area. It was wonderful! Lots of chasing grandsons and boat rides. We all had a great time I think. But I've been hard at work since I got back trying to finish up this one. I thought I had it, but now that I see it on the computer I'm starting to think her hair might need a few tweaks. Maybe I'll live with it for a day and see how I feel later. 

I had a great time up in WI, but I'm glad to be back in my studio. I started another beach scene today. I'll be out of the studio for a couple days so it might be Friday before I can finish it up.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


6" x 8" oil on cradled board

Getting ready for our yearly trip to Northern Wisconsin! I know the weather won't be as warm as these women are enjoying, but I sure hope it isn't COLD! Lots of fishing, boating, hiking, and napping! I can't wait!

I couldn't resist painting these three gals. So much attitude here! And the color of the water was just up my alley! 

Monday, May 25, 2015


6 x 6 oil on panel

This painting was done from another angle. You can see the water splashing up on the beach behind him.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lunch Time

6" x 18" oil on cradled board

Finished this one up today. I really like this size board. I'll need to get more. 

There is a lot of exciting things going on right now. I've been accepted at a gallery in downtown Bloomington, IL. I'm still working out the timing on that. And I've also been accepted in a gallery in Park Forest, IL. Then, I have at least 4 other exhibitions I'm painting for right now. More information to come!

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Good Read

6 x 6 oil on panel

I had time to finish this one up today. Nothing like a good read out on the beach! I'm finishing up the 5th book of Game of Thrones myself. I've been reading this series since January and I'll miss it when I'm done. But I'll probably get more things done around here!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


8" x 8" oil on cradled board

It's been a while since I've posted because I've been sick with what started out as a horrible chest cold, that turned into a sinus infection. Ugh! I'm so glad I'm feeling better now I painted this one when I was feeling well enough during these last 3 weeks. One of my favorite subjects. I hope you like it!