Monday, November 28, 2011


I get a kick out of hearing dog's names. Not sure how Sampson got his. I will have to ask my cousin who commissioned this painting. I guess you have noticed that Sampson has a blue eye and a brown eye. Pretty cool. I felt like the slouched pose deserved an unusual 6 x 12" canvas shape. Sampson is so cute that my cousin could not decide between two pictures so he is having me paint both.
I will be in Nashville participating in a show this coming Friday through Sunday. The Brentwood Academy Fine Arts show. Lots of great artists and fun. 30% of the proceeds goes to the school. Come see me if you are in the area.sold
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Saturday, November 26, 2011


I know the plural for sheep is not sheeps. I took this photo in Italy at a sheep farm and our gracious hosts referred to them as sheeps. Maybe even sheepsah. We got to taste several of the sheep's tasty products. Yum! I was super excited to get to photograph some sheep. The sheep were running in a flock so I had to edit out lots of sheep behind these three. This is painted on an 8 x 10 linen canvas.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was fortunate to have three sons in one place at one time.sold

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

low clouds

This is painted on a 6 x 8" panel.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

moe and curly

I promise I did not exaggerate the hair on these two. The one on the left had thick hair on the top and it was sticking out in several directions. The cow on the right had hair that some folks would spend a lot of money to possess. This is a pretty large painting..18 x 24".
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

big suspect

This cow is painted on a 3' x 3' canvas. Really big for me. I was very happy with the 6 x 6" version so I wanted to try it larger. Part of the reason I liked little suspect so much was the character of the brushwork. Hard to keep that with this size even though I used my biggest brushes. I am participating in a show in Nashville in a couple of weeks so I hope someone will take him home. He makes quite an impression in person.sold
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Saturday, November 19, 2011


The rooster I painted yesterday liked to be photographed. This long tail was very shy and I had to utilize my zoom lens. His colors were very pretty and his tail long but kind of scraggly. I usually paint him on a long canvas to accomodate his tail but today he was fun to paint on a 5 x 5" gallery wrap canvas.
This was a fun break from painting a 3' x 3' cow head. Remember "suspect"? I will try to get a picture of it and post tomorrow.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

on the prowl

Mr Wonderful is either bowing or hunting for worms. I have not painted him in a while. For those that might be new to my blog, he belonged to my sister's family. He was a small rooster but thought he was really big. He loved to pose for me while the other roosters would run away. One day I need to count the times I have painted him. I can already tell you that my organizational skills will not allow for that. This time he is painted on a 6 x6" gallery wrap canvas.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. My son that has been living in Oklahoma is coming home for a week. Yippee! Then moving to Philadelphia. Boo! No, all is good!
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Still enjoying the opportunity to help folks give special gifts. This was commissioned by a friend who is surprising her daughter with the painting Christmas morning. Charlie was the daughter's cherished pet and I hope this will bring back good memories. He is painted on an 8 x 8" gallery wrap canvas. What a fun job I have.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

yeah, I think it is a bunion

The title just seemed right. Sorry. Had fun revisiting my "Boston ladies". This is painted on a 6 x6" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

sweet girl Chloe

This is a commission piece for a friend who is surprising his wife with it for her birthday. Chloe has such a sweet face and beautiful coat. This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.sold

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

dippity doo

I don't know if they make dippity doo any more or if I spelled it right. These cows looked like they used some. The one in the front had a nice pompadour and the one in the back has a Ryan Seacrest look. This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


This cow had a really scary looking eye in the photo so I took a bit of artistic license and made it brown instead of red. I mostly loved his hairdo. The pictures of this latest group of cows made me laugh because it looked like alot of them were wearing toupees. He had a beautiful light hitting his coif. Not sure why I keep calling this cow a he? I love to look at cows but I don't know much about them.
Thanks for all your nice comments on my paintings. I really do appreciate your thoughts. It inspires me to keep at it.
This is painted on a 6 x6" gallery wrap canvas. Might make a cool large painting?sold

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Sunday, November 6, 2011


I have a great husband who is very tolerant of pulling the car over on trips so that I can photograph things I want to paint. I photographed these cows in south Alabama on my way back from the beach a couple of weeks ago. Love the markings on the brown and white cow and I like the way they form a right angle. I have a huge fasination with cows. I think they are beautiful animals and I would love to know what they were thinking. "Why is she taking my picture? Her husband must be very tolerant."
This is painted on an 8 x 10" canvas.sold
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

rowdy's kids

This is a commission piece for my son's college room mate. He is surprising his mom, Rowdy, with it. I love her name. It seems like several of my last posts I have said that I do not usually do this kind of painting but here I go again. I feel more pressure when doing commissions but I feel like it is helping me grow. Forced out of my comfort zone.
I think Rowdy is going to be very happy Christmas day. This is big...2' x 3' on canvas.sold
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

trick or treat

Who would not give candy to this face? He has an affection for skittles. Tucker is with my parents again in North Carolina so I probably won't see him until Thanksgiving. His face popped up on my computer screen so I decided to put it in paint on a 6 x 6"
Does anyone know a quick detox from reeses cups?sold
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