Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Couple Of Gems

"Yellow Rose In Vase" Oil 9"x6" $125

"Tulips" Oil 3.5"x10" $90

These smaller paintings are so much fun to do. There isn't alot of time invested and if they don't turn out, just start another. These little gems are available for purchase on my website.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Little Gems"

I now have a new page on my website to showcase smaller paintings, they average 5"x7". I will post new work frequently. If you are new to buying art, this is your chance to own an original piece of art. You can sign up for my e-mail newsletter and I will notify you when I post a new little gem. As a way of letting you know just how much it means to me when you purchase one of my little gems, I wanted to give you something back. A little something to place your newest art acquisition on so that you can set it out and start enjoying it right away. An easel!!

This easel allows you to start enjoying your painting right away. They look great on a side table under a lamp, on your desk, the kitchen counter and even the bathroom, yes even there! The paintings are sold unframed. You don't have to frame it unless you want to (and they do look really great framed)--you now have options..:))


Sunday, January 30, 2011


22"x15" Oil On Linen

30% of the sale price of this painting will be donated to CASA. I have been a court appointed special advocate for several years. We are volunteers from all walks of life who are appointed by a judge to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children who are in the court system. CASA is operated on donations and needs all the help it can get. As I painted this piece I was thinking about the things human beings need, food and water, safety, a home with love and respect. So many of us take these things for granted, but for a child in the system these basic needs can seem out of reach, especially love, and we all deserve love. If you are interested in purchasing please visit my website at

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I need A Title

The inspiration for this painting came from the bottle. I saw it at a friends house and just had to paint it. The irridescence is gorgeous. What to put with it and the fact that it is very tall was a challenge compositionally. I had this bottle for a month or more before this idea came to me. Lots of experimenting and finding just the right characters to tell this story and this is it. Now my problem is what to title it. I like the fact that my paper birds are protecting their nest from the painted bird so humm, I give up. Can anyone help?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Art Deco Fountain

oil 20"x24"

This neat fountain is in a building in our downtown. Our doctors offices are in this building. While new facilities are being built out of tin, this beautiful old building stands partly unoccupied. People walk past this marble fountain without a second look. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is everywhere in this building. Maybe it's easier to slap up something new than to restore something old, but how boring we are in our modern aesthetics. This fountain is a work of art and when I set up in the hallway to paint it passersby stopped to take notice of it and they too found the beauty they had overlooked.