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
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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
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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
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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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


4 x 4 oil on panel

I need to get more practice with my portraits so tackling Einstein was just the thing for me. Thank you Nora for this DPW Challenge

I have never painted in color from a black and white photo before. I'm glad I gave that a try.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


6 x 6 oil on panel

I enjoy painting these dogs playing fetch in the water. There are so many colors and temperatures in the water to play with. 

This is a week of organizing, cleaning and tossing while I attempt to get my house ready to sell. So there isn't a lot of painting going on.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Spilling Breakers

8 x 8 oil on cradled board
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Did I say I need to play with color! I guess this one shows that again! I really love the color in this one. Makes me happy.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Turn?

6 x 6 oil on panel
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What do you do when there is only one snorkel and there are two of you? Well if you are the younger sister, you wait it out! But hopefully her turn will be coming up soon!