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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bringing Up The Rear

8" x 10" oil on board

On a recent trip to Coronado Island I took lots of beach reference photos to use for painting. This is the first and I am happy with it...hope you like it too!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


8" x 8" oil on board

I love this little floral, it reminds me of the colors of spring!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beach Baby

16" x 20" oil on board

First day of summer!  
Though I am miles from the beach, I will have to get down there this summer for more reference, these are fun to do!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ribbons And Bows

6" x 6" oil on canvas board

This painting stayed loose and fresh while it fell off the brush.  It probably didn't hurt that it was my second portrait today.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fresh Cut

14" x 14" x 1" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Cut these flowers from my garden this morning, set them up in the natural light of the studio.  I needed to paint these very quickly because the roses were opening rapidly!