Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Geranium Red

8"x8" oil on cradled board

One of my Monday students brought in this little set up to paint.  I've never painted geraniums before but I enjoyed the study!

Click here to bid in DPW auction

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nap Time

10" x 8" oil on linen panel

When first asked to do this commission, I wasn't particularly excited by it only because the dark smooth dog was going to be a challenge.  Ultimately I think that dog in particular, surrounded by all that pattern of the fabric and the fluffy dog is what made it interesting.

Please contact me if you would like to commission a painting of your pet.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Special

16" x 20" oil on canvas

I enjoy the challenge of painting roses.  Sometimes I fight them, and sometimes they fight back!  I'm happy to say that I think I won this round, hope you like it!

Contact me for information about this piece.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Saige's Seat

oil on gallery wrapped canvas
$150 & $10 s/h

I have know this young woman since she was a toddler, who is now in grad school.  I'm lucky enough to have her as my neighbor and sometime model!
Please contact me if you are interested in this piece.

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!