Up in the Leaves

12" x 6" oil on cradled board

This painting is on a 1" deep cradled panel. The sides are painted so you can hang it as is, or frame it.

This 12" x 6" format is fun to use. I thought it would be perfect for this older giraffe who resides at the Brookfield Zoo. Giraffes are so fascinating. Those long legs and neck seem so cumbersome. But they really are very graceful. I know I would be tripping all over myself!

Sweetie Pie - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

I couldn't wait to paint another white animal. Here is a goat from the petting zoo. She was such a sweetie pie! Don't you love that pink nose? It was really that color!

I leave Tuesday for Scottsdale, AZ. I'm getting out of the midwest none too soon since we've been digging out of 18" of snow and the temperatures are sub zero. I hear it's in the 70s there!

Duck Parade - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

Summer time petting zoos! I have a few paintings planned of animals. I just love the light and shadow on these ducks. It was fun to paint. There is always so much color in white.

Good Friends

5 x 7 oil on panel

Here are a couple of my artist friends. I painted this from a photo I took last year at the Celebration of Fine Art. I think they must be discussing something deep and important. Maybe it's about when and where to use more red in their paintings!