Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Long Legged Putt

8" x 6" oil on cradled board

I had some fun playing with color in the shadows. Thank you Jenny Foster for the source photo!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Chardonnay Anyone?

8" x 8" oil on cradled board

Painting the color in this bottle and glass were so much fun. I love this subject. So much to discover.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting to Putt

8" x 8" oil on cradled board

I've been been hard at work in my studio, but not always having anything to show for it. I've been working on several paintings at one time right now. Which takes me longer to finish anything. But I'm easily distracted these days. So switching paintings helps. 

Here I'm working on a self portrait and a golfer with the longest legs I've ever seen! I'm always embarrassed to post photos of my studio and workspace because its rarely neat. To prove my point, here is a photo I posted on Facebook of my studio yesterday. Maybe someday I'll have enough space to actually get organized. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

White Tulip Buds

10" x 10" oil on cradled board

Painting flowers. I want to have a few still live paintings available at my next show which is at Cantigny Park in June. Here is the first one. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Holding Hands - SOLD

8"x8" oil on cradled board

I've been working on this one off and on for a long time. Even though I love it, I kept putting it on the shelf to think about. I guess I didn't want to ruin it. But now, I'm calling it done! 

Monday, March 21, 2016


6x6 oil on panel

I took a break from working on a larger 'soccer' painting for another small beach scene. Still one of my favorite subjects! I just can't get enough of these colors!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Relay

6x6 oil on panel

My first attempt at some fabric patterns! I've always been too scared to try. But it's something I want to get better at.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Kick

6x6 oil on panel

I have all these great reference photos of kids playing soccer. And I'm in love with the subject. So now I'm trying to translate that into paintings and still capture the light and movement which is what I originally loved. 

So this painting captures a great action moment, and I think I've gotten close to what I'm trying to achieve. I'll be working on the values a bit more and adding a few other figures to a larger piece. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Soccer Girl

6x6 oil on panel

Summer soccer games! I love the colors and action. This painting doesn't show a lot of action, but I have more coming! Here, I think she is getting ready to make a move! I might need to do some a bit larger.

On a side note, I'm having a hard time taking photos of these last few paintings. I can't tell you how many I took before I settled on this being the closest. I'll keep trying.