Monday, June 30, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Hot Stuff"

I did this one a while back. I am consumed by this big painting and have had a hard time pulling myself away. I did do a small one today and I will post it tommorrow.

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Two Fish Blue Fish"

I always wanted a bowl with a fish design, and recently Gail, my painter friend gave me a real one. This one I made myself, artists are always thinking of ways to find what we need for our paintings. Carol Marine another daily painter has started to stamp her own fabric for backgrounds, as well as sew pieces together for striped fabric. The bowl Gail gave me is on the home page of my website,

Monday, June 23, 2008

"Tic Tac Toe Peas"

Still working on the big painting, it's like trying to put togrther a giant puzzle. It's neat to start seeing it as a whole.

Friday, June 20, 2008

"Granny Smith"

My 10 year old was in the studio today , so I asked him if he wanted to paint. He of course said yes, what kid dosen't want to paint. I did this apple as a demo, and then he dove in, lots of questions and an hour later he was done. It was a special afternoon for me to be able to teach my child a little about how to see light and shadow, to think like an artist.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Apricot stack"

We have an Apricot tree in our yard, they are pretty wormy but they are just fine to paint. I am on day two of painting the large canvas I stretched the other day. It is of a carousel with all the horses, and a little girl riding one. So far so good.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Onions with Garlic"

They all can't be successes, so here's one that's not, I guess if I'm going to post everyday or nearly so there's bound to be a few flops.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"The Outsider"

Love Cherries, so fun to paint. I stretched a 26"x34" canvas today, I haven't worked this big in a while and after doing so many small pieces I'll have to change gears a bit. Wish me luck, it's a painting of a girl on a carousel horse and the lighting is beautiful. Also it is so colorful I am excited to get started.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Cherries on Blue"

"Cherries on Yellow"

I've been busy preparing larger paintings for the Dodson Gallery opening this Friday night. The show is the same night as the opening of The Prix De West at the Cowboy hall of fame. It is an exciting night in Oklahoma City.

Friday, June 6, 2008

"Study in White"

White on white is so difficult and great practice in learning how to see as an artist.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I went outside to look for a flower to put in this cute red globe shape thing and I saw these mushrooms. They weren't there yesterday and I figured they probably wouldn't be there tomorrow, so poison or not, they have a great shape and I will paint them. I was a little leary about handling them but I'm still here, yeah!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"Lemon Dish"

The smell of cut lemons is so fresh and clean . I enjoy painting them. Yellow and black are becoming a favorite color combo recently. Hey it looks good on bumblebees, right?

Monday, June 2, 2008

"Mr. Honey Bear"

I had to stop the kids from finishing the honey so I could paint him. The sacrifices of having a painter mom. They can have it now. Last week a friend of the family stayed with us for a couple of days and ate my still life pears, he was confused when I said they weren't to eat. I picked just the perfect ones, the stems were just so, they stood up and didn't fall over. Oh well