Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rush Street

9'' x 12'' oil on board

This painting is from a photo I took in Chicago three years ago. I loved the composition of this and painting it brought back lovely memories of time spent with family.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thought Provoking

10" x 8" oil on board

I loved the look on this child's face and wished there would have been a thought bubble over her head.  She was fun to paint.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016


14" x 11" oil on board

With the business of the holidays upon me, painting has taken a back seat until today. I loved the playful quality of the reference and couldn't resist.
Sometimes a girl just has to paint!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Window Seat

11" x 14'' oil on board

On this rare, rainy cold day in southern California, this contemplative piece could only be painted in blues.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016


9" x 12" oil on board

I'm having fun playing around with these portraits!

p.s. It has been brought to my attention that the comment section is not always working properly. Hope to figure out how it fix that, meantime, thanks for having a look!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Portrait of a Girl II

9" x 12" oil on board

I wanted to try another portrait of this child whose face absolutely charmed me. This is a more traditional approach and probably more accurate. 
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Portrait of a girl

"Portrait of a Girl"
10" x 8" oil on board

The day after the election I needed to paint something calm and quiet. This girl fit the bill.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Antwerp Theater Bar

24" x 24" oil on canvas

I saw the reference for this on Paint My Photo, a website that offers photo reference for artists. The light is what caught my eye, the abundance of chairs is what scared me!

I eventually eliminated a dozen or so chairs to create this. Thank you PMP!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rainy Day Blooms

10'' x 8'' oil on board

I set this up last Monday morning while waiting for my class to show up. It was raining and I wanted to capture the light and colors. Much of it was blocked in before my class but once I had students, I needed to focus on them. 
Today, with a little drizzle, it was fun to try this again from a photo remembering the feeling that made me want to paint it in the first place. I'm happy with this one.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Portrait of a Boy

10" x 10" oil on board

Painted from a black and white photo, is was fun to be inventive with the color.