Go Long - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

Another fun composition of people at play in the water. The water colors were so blue, green and vibrant. I'm not sure I can do them justice, but I had fun trying!

This and that...

I'm not getting much painting done today. I'm going to be babysitting all weekend, so today I'm trying to get some other things done before the kids come tomorrow morning. I did find time to do some varnishing (above). And photograph a few of my "in-progress" paintings (below).

Who's the Bad Guy?

6 x 6 oil on panel

It's been my experience that you don't even have to supply young boys with sword-like objects for them to find something with which to pretend with. But when armed with a lightsaber, fire sword and a couple shields, what you get is hours of pretense and action play. 

Tire vs Tube - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

Ready, set, GO! It's a race!

Chestnut - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

I got back from Florida and finished up this sweet painting this last weekend. I haven't painted a lot of horses and I discovered how fun they are to paint! No wonder they are such a popular subject matter. And this little girl, with her spongebob boots, was the perfect addition!

Turns out last week was Spring Break in Florida! I was able to sneak away to the beach a couple times and got some great photos! I plan to get started on a few beach scenes today. I can't wait!

On my easel...

In progress - 
We are taking a quick trip to Florida to visit Joe's mom who has been sick. Someone said the other day that they missed my figure paintings! Well, I guess that was all I needed to get busy sorting through some old photos. I have always intended to paint this one. It still needs a some work along with a background. But I'm leaving this one 'in progress' until I return. 


4" x 4" oil on panel

A small flower to remind us that spring is on the way!

Baltimore Oriole

6 x 6 oil on cradled birch

Having some more fun with shapes and color. 

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - SOLD

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.