Wednesday, April 30, 2014

dog tired

I feel a little like this dog looks.  A busy time in my life with completing back to back weekend shows.  I have not had a lot of time to paint because of the time involved in that.  This is painted on a 16 x 20 x 2" canvas.

I have some happy news to report.  My husband officially retired today after 33 years in the banking industry.  A big woo hoo for him.  I will tell you in a few weeks whether it is a big woo hoo for me.  Think it will be. youngest son, Dillon, is graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Geology this Friday. Sold

Thursday, April 24, 2014

all ears

I am about to go set up for the Magic City Art Connection show that runs from tomorrow through Sunday. It is located in beautiful Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.  The weather is supposed to be nice so come on out and enjoy if you are in the area.  My booth is 437 and is right next to the Birmingham Museum of Art.

This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.sold

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

you talk'in to me?

I painted this haughty rooster on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas.  I think the fact that I am extremely busy played into the success of this piece.  Kind of fast and furious brushwork.sold

Monday, April 21, 2014

ebony and ivory

I painted this the day I left for the Tallahassee art show.  Touched it up a little this morning after returning last night. I spotted these calves on my way to North Carolina a few days ago. The little white one followed the black one every where it went.  Guess it was a girl thing. I included another shot to show you that it is painted on a 24 x 36" canvas.
 I wanted to include some pictures of the beautiful LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Show.  It was a wonderful setting and if it had been 20 degrees warmer it would have been even more wonderful.  I shivered my way through the two days.  Did not remember to bring my parka to Florida.  I had a blast and loved getting to spend time with two long time friends Steve and Hollywood Carter.  My friend's real name is Kathleen but she looks like a hollywood star and is always cooking up a deal of some sort like a Hollywood agent. weekend is the Magic City Art connection here in Birmingham.  Friday , Saturday and Sunday.  It is held in beautiful Linn Park downtown. My spot is right next to the Art Museum so that will give you a landmark if you would like to come.   

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

balsam mountain beauty

I took the photo reference for this in Balsam Mountain, North Carolina.  My parents have a house not far from this area and I spotted this herd on my way up last week.  I got some great photos and look forward to painting several of the pictures.  This is painted on a 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.

I am headed to Tallahassee, Florida tomorrow afternoon to participate in the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Show Saturday and Sunday.  Would love to see you if you are in the area.  I will be the one with all the cows in my booth.sold

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Does she ever paint anything other than cows?  Yes.  I really do but this is what I am feeling right now.  It should not be too much longer before I get down to the beach and I will probably shift my subject matter then.  But...I love to take pictures of cows on my way to the beach.

I just returned from going on a trip with my Mom to North Carolina and I got some new pictures that I am chomping at the bit to paint.  Beautiful herefords.  I really do need a bumper sticker that says, "I stop for cows."  Feel sorry for the people who travel with me.

I am headed to Tallahassee, FL this coming weekend for the LeMoyne Chain of Parks art show Saturday and Sunday.  We are staying with our good friends , Kathleen and Steve, so I was inspired to name this beauty after her.  I painted a 6 x 6" of this little one before and Kathleen owns it.  Kathleen has been a huge encourager and supporter of my work.  Wish I could carry her around in my pocket.

This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


I had a very successful art show Saturday with both the weather and  the sales.  I am happy to report that I took several people's "cow painting virginity".  That means I get to paint more and that makes me happy.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.
My next show is in Tallahassee, FL and is the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Festival April 19 and 20th. I get to stay with my good, crazy, artist friend from college so it will be a good time.sold

Friday, April 4, 2014

time for a cool change

I was listening to Little River Band's "cool change" at the same time I was posting this.  It is time for a cool change.  This is painted on a 6 x 6" linen panel.sold

Thursday, April 3, 2014


This is a painting I did a year or so back.  Just found it in my workroom and it made me laugh because I sort of feel the way this lady looks today.   This is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2" canvas.

Come see me at the Mt Brook Art Association Show this Saturday from 9-4.