Thursday, September 21, 2017

On Daddy's Shoulders

9" x 12" oil on cradled board

Here is a painting I finished a few weeks ago, that is a little larger than my usual. I have quite a few larger pieces in the works right now. This painting is going to Exhibit A Gallery next week to be a part of their citywide celebration of Women Artists.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


6x6 oil on panel

I had taken some time off of painting during the last couple weeks of August. I've been spending time in my yard digging a few gardens and adding a retaining wall. Preparing the spots for next spring when I plan to fill them with perennials! Lots of work, but I can't wait. I painted this sweet painting of a Dachshund before I started digging so it's a few weeks old. 

I have to also mention that I just got back from an incredible workshop with Peggi Kroll Roberts. She is someone I've wanted to meet and learn from for YEARS! She is one of my first influences. And I finally got to take a workshop with her over Labor Day weekend. It did not disappoint! She had us painting non-stop and I put in some milage. She is so full of knowledge and was willing to share it. Here are a few of my demos. Most are done in just 20 minutes. But a couple of the more finished ones she gave us 40 minutes. We started with still life for the first day, then had models the second two days. So fun.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Olives - SOLD

3"x5" oil on cradled board

I have been painting some very small paintings for my fall art festivals. Many sold at my last show. But I am finally able to start posting a few of them.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


6x6 oil on cradled board

Here is one of the paintings I did a couple weeks ago. It is still drying and I plan to take it to my September show in Springfield IL.

I've moved my studio home! I was bummed at first, but now I'm painting away and getting so much more done. This was definitely the right choice for me. Painting is what I need to do.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Super Heroes

6x6 oil on panel

It has been a long time since I've posted. I had been painting quite a bit and I should post a few more of my new pieces. I've been focusing on smaller paintings for my September shows. I did a handful that I'm quite happy with... but now I'm in a slump! Does that happen to you? You get all happy with a few paintings and then you get nothing but wipers! ugh!

It started with me having to move my working area out of my studio and back home because of some water leakage. My studio is in an old old warehouse building that occasionally has issues. They have since fixed the worst of the leaking... thank you thank you. But I'm having a hard time deciding whether to move back to my studio, or just stay home and paint. There are a lot of conveniences to being in a home studio. Getting laundry done, cooking, painting at night at times. But it's a much smaller space and I don't get the First Friday exposure.

So with all this going on, I've had a hard time being creative. Unsettled. Tomorrow night I will be at my studio with the August First Friday celebrations. I'm hoping to have a big crowd that will convince me that keeping my studio there open is a good idea. But I'm leaning toward moving back home.

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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