Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

6" x 6" oil on cradled birch

I've been having some fun with abstraction in the backgrounds of a few of my bird paintings, and this is one of them. I've been holding off posting these because they are so different that what I normally do. I do love the bright color palette I've been using. I've been experimenting with many new things lately.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Raven

10" x 10" oil on cradled birch

I've always wanted to paint birds! I used to photograph them quite often so I have a lot of resources. I was so inspired by other bird and wildlife artist at the Celebration of Fine Art this year, I knew I had to finally give it a try. Here is one of my larger ones that I've recently finished. 

This was painted from a photo that was taken in Tucson, AZ many years ago. We visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I would highly recommend it! I would love to visit again some time. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lop Ear Bunny

6 x 6 oil on panel
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I've been painting, but not posting. I'm really going to try to get a few small paintings a week done so that I can post more regularly. Here is my first one. I found this photo on http

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!