Friday, July 14, 2017

Day at the Beach

6x6 oil on panel

Snuck in a small beach scene the other day. This is one of my favorite subjects and it been a while since I've done one. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Over There

6x6 oil on panel

White dogs.... I love to paint them! 
I painted this one last week, so it's still pretty wet.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


6x6 oil on cradled board


Freshly painted. I'm now painting for my September show in Springfield, IL. I have a few more weeks to get new paintings done so I'm going to focus on some small pieces. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017


6x6 oil on cradled board

This is the first of the two birds I painted last week. It's still very wet and I won't have it with me at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival which is coming up next weekend. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017


5x7 oil on panel

I was in love with a boxer named Wrinkles once. She was a joy.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cherry Taster

6x6 oil on panel

One last commission. I hope they like it. Love those long lashes, the sunshine on his face, the color in the shadows and those chubby fingers!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bubble Boy

6x6 oil on panel

Again the photo isn't the best. Updated photo. Love the composition. I will definitely paint this again once I get back in the swing of things!

Saturday, June 24, 2017


6x6 oil on panel

I was finally back in the studio this week, after breaking my 5th metacarpal in my right hand in a couple places, and having to have surgery to screw it back together. What an ordeal! But it's encouraging to see my time being able to hold a brush increasing as the week went on.  

I wiped a couple paintings before I did this one. I sort of like this one so I'm posting it. Sorry about the terrible photo. I'll try and retake this one once it dries. I'm trying to get warmed up enough to do one last commission.    --- updated photo

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Art Festival Schedule

2017 Art Festival Schedule!
• Cantigny Art In Bloom—June 17 & 18, 2017,
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
• Sugar Creek Arts Festival—July 8 & 9, 2017,
Uptown Normal, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
• Edwards Place Fine Art Fair—Sept. 16 & 17, 2017,
700 North 4th Street, Springfield, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Friday, May 12, 2017

Girl on the Go - SOLD

8x8 oil on panel

I've been painting some family this last week. Kids in the sun, eating and playing. More to come.