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. 

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. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Playing in the Surf

6 x 8 oil on cradled board
Purchase information

They look sun baked and joyful playing in the surf! I'm still having fun with color and trying to push my limits. I just loved the cool turquoise waters at the top and red violet sand. This is also a new size for me. The sides of this cradled board will be stained a dark brown so that it can be hung as is.

In other news, we are still house hunting and getting our house ready for sale. I've finally gotten in a weekly art class that I was on the waiting list for. Yay! So I'll at least have one day put aside for painting. Thank you to everyone who still comes to visit and comment. It really means so much to me to hear from you. I will once again be commenting regularly also once things settle down here. I apologize for being so unavailable.