Friday, January 23, 2015

Susie's Girls

28" x 22" oil on canvas

Happy new year all!  
I have neglected this blog for a little while and if there is anyone still reading, I apologize.  I have been painting, trying out new materials, and in general, trying out new things but not wanting to post.  It's all a work in progress so some of the business side of things slide.  
This piece is a commission. Commissions are sometimes challenging but despite all the elements in this one, I enjoyed it very much.  I tried to keep it loose but still needed to have a likeness of the girls.  I am happy with it and hoping the client will be too. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Wishes

10" x 8" 
oil on linen panel

I remember the tentative chats with Santa when my boys were small, it's such a sweet time for kids.  Thank you to Kathleen Harrington for the use of the image.
 All my holiday wishes will come true when my family is around for the holidays.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tiny Dancers

10" x 8" oil on canvas panel

I've always loved this image of young dancers helping the older one.
Using a little thicker paint and playing with temperature shifts, this little piece came to life. Hope you like it.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunset Sail

6"x6" oil on board

Holiday sales are starting today! 
This painting is an older painting revisited. As such I am offering it for a starting bid of $40 through the Daily Paintworks auction here.  
Stay tuned for more!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White On White

9" x 12"
oil on board

One of my very talented students always sets up lovely still life to paint so I jumped in behind her and painted this! 

Friday, October 3, 2014


9" x 12"

Loved the image of these three on the beach, thanks for the use of your beautiful photo Tom Balderas!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lost In Thought

9" x 12" oil on board

I recently use my neighbor as a model for a workshop that was held in my back yard.  She was a last minute recruit and a first time model, but I have to say she was as good as any of the pros I've used in the past.  Thanks Saige!

Monday, August 25, 2014

"The Kids"

8" x 10" oil on board

I had a lovely day in class today.  While my students were busy painting away, I did this piece with the idea of laying it down loose and fast focusing on brushwork.  No noodling was allowed!
I was happy with the results but every bit as happy that most of my students walked away with something that they were happy with.  Win, win!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Red Hat

8" x 8" x 1/2", oil on board

Painting this child was a delight. After painting a landscape and then a still life I was very warmed up for this to fall off the brush!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Good Read

8" x 8" oil on board

I love to read.  I also love to paint.  It seems that sometimes one steals time from the other.  This time painting won.