Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's Pool Time!

6" x 6" oil on panel
Still wet -> more info

I hope I captured the joy of this little elf as he jumped into the pool! Can anyone remember being that joyful about a splash in the back yard? It's a moment to capture for sure!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Varnishing & Painting

I'm finally varnishing these fun paintings. Once I get them wired on the back they will be ready to go!

Inspections, house hunting and packing be damned! I decided to paint today! I started this one and I'm liking it so far. I hope I don't mess it up! 

I hope everyone is having a fun and productive painting day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Small Flowers

I don't normally paint flowers. I try every so often and usually wipe the results. I have struggled with them a lot in the past. I have these four small 4" x 4" paintings that I feel are successful. I especially like them all grouped together!

I've added a block to the back of these that allows me to hang them without a frame. I like the simple look. 

I'm selling these on an ebay auction starting at $45. And they also qualify for my FREE SHIPPING moving sale special!! Find out more...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Reducing my inventory before our big move!

I know it's been a couple months since I've posted. I really didn't realize how long it had been until I started this post today. I have a confession to make, I haven't been painting either. *sigh* Such a sad thing. The reason is... is that I've been organizing some moves. First I needed to move my mom from her home of 60 years into a jazzy new retirement living apartment. This was a tremendous amount of work along with being emotionally taxing. We are still in the process of selling her house. But she is in the new apartment meeting new people and enjoying having people cook and clean for her! At age 88 I think that is something she deserves!

But along with that move I'm also moving ourselves. We decided it was time to move out of the home we have had for 30 years and move closer to our grandkids. Things haven't gone smoothly to put it mildly. But we are still trying. I'm so amazed at the silly rules and red tape they are constantly throwing our way.

I dropped out of DPW through all this because I had to pack up my studio and I wasn't able to get at my paintings for a while. But now since there is a bit of a lull, I've unpacked a few things and decided it's time to reduce my inventory before our big move! I've been posting a few paintings on ebay at a good price. Please check them out! I am also updating my website ( and adding paypal buttons. I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on my small unframed paintings.

I know that this wait will be worth it once I get moved into my new studio and can get my paints out again!

Above are a few of what I still have available.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I'm still here

Sweetie Pie

I wanted to make a quick post to let you all know that even though I haven't been posting regularly in a while, I plan to get back at it soon. Unexpected personal events have been keeping me from my studio. But I am still taking photos and planning paintings. Once life settles down I'll be ready to paint and I can't wait to get back at it. 

Here is an older painting of mine that I really love. I hope everyone is enjoying Spring this year!

6 x 6 oil on panel

Monday, March 31, 2014


6" x 6" oil on panel

Another grandson with the cutest smile. This is from an older photo so I have to do something more current soon. But I just couldn't resist trying this one! This little guy is about to have a new cousin to play with!

I loved the color of the shadow on his face! Lots of warm and cool spots. I used a lot of purple!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


8" x 8" oil on cradled board

My mind is all about family right now with a new grandson due any day. So because that is where my heart is right now, I'm painting grandsons! This little cheese-ball will be a big bro very very soon! He looks pretty happy about that!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather that is slowing showing up! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pink Reflections

6 x 6 oil on panel

This is Bailey's sidekick. I painted the water in a different way this time. I had just as much fun with it. I really was trying to keep the details to a minimum by using large shapes and bold color. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In a Row

6" x 12" oil on cradled board

I've been working on this one for a while. This is a smaller version of one I have planned, and will start soon.