Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mother and Child

8" x 10" oil on cradled board

Another painting I've finished just recently is "Mother and Child". I did use a lot of strong color on this painting, but the colors are not quite as vibrant in person. It seems to show more saturated on Blogger. I just love the shape of his little noggin!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tunnel Slide

8" x 8" oil on cradled board

I have been painting! I just have been to busy too post. I haven't really found the best place to photograph my paintings at our new home yet. But today I was determined to get some photos done. I liked playing with the light and shadows in this one. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Small Treasures: From the Heart

I'm getting these three paintings framed and ready to ship! I've been accepted in to the Epperson Gallery - "Small Treasures: From the Heart" Exhibition. I thrilled to be showing with these other great artists. The show will run from January 31st thru March 1st. The opening reception is on January 31st, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Epperson Gallery is located at:
1400 Pomona Street,
Crockett, California.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Give the gift of Art

There are still some wonderful paintings left at the Randy Higbee 6" Squared show. You can view these anytime online at Or join the party at the gallery on Sunday December 21, for Champagne, Sausage and Biscuits! 10am-1pm.
102 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
All paintings are 6" x 6" and framed in beautiful Randy Higbee frames. I hope you will check them out either in person or online. You can view my paintings here.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Big Leap and Iron Man News

A Big Leap
8 x 8 oil on cradled board

I finally finished another in my backyard pool series. I had a lot of fun with color in this one. 

I've been posting on Facebook and ignoring my blog lately. So I thought I would mention here the exciting news that my painting 'Iron Man' sold at the Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared show. Yay!! I'm so grateful to have been a part of that show. There are a lot of incredible paintings left. Be sure to check them out. 

Iron Man - SOLD

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Summer Joy

8 x 8 oil on cradled board

The joy of a backyard pool during the height of summer.

I've entered this latest painting in the Epperson Gallery "Small Treasures - From the Heart" exposition. This will be juried by Randy Sexton. Please check it out it looks like it could be a good show.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


6 x 6 oil on panel

I painted this study in the morning...

...then made a batch of lemon curd! It's going to be so good on shortbread!
*feeling the holiday this year!* I hope you are too!

Monday, November 17, 2014


6 x 6 oil on panel

Another study of the back side of a child. This group of children were intently watching some street performers. I was more interested in the children! I'm slowly putting these figures in a larger piece. Here is a progress shot (below). It's been fun combining figures, adjusting poses, and creating a composition. I'm hoping to get it done this week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


6 x 6 oil on panel

A small study of a figure I plan to put in a larger painting. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

6" Squared Sale

I'm still in shock... but I just got confirmation that my 3  paintings were accepted in Randy Higbee Gallery's fifth annual 6" Squared Sale! So now the mad rush to order the frames and get them shipped! Oh, and the varnishing! One still needed a coat of varnish!

Opening and artists reception will be Saturday, December 6th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Costa Mesa, CA. Oh how I wish I could be there. Should be a great event!

Iron Man
Sunny Saturday