Friday, May 30, 2014

cover up

I have finished show season and now have a list of commissions to work on.  This was just a fun piece to do between commissions.  It is painted on a 6 x 6" linen panel.
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

looking up

 I met a couple at a show in Fairhope, Alabama and they commissioned this painting.  I love the little guy looking up to his grand dad.  If you are familiar with this area you might recognize Mobile Bay and Yardhams restaurant in the background.  There is a nice park that runs alongside the bay and it is a wonderful place to walk. Especially with a beautiful grandchild. This is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.sold

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


This is a friend's new puppy Joe.  I think the caution tape is pretty appropriate for a young lab.  I do not think I have ever seen a lab with blue eyes.  This is painted on a 10 x 10 x 2" canvas. sold

Friday, May 16, 2014


I surprised myself today when I was thinking of a title.  I do not know a lot of goose speak so when I came up with "gaggle" and then looked it up and found out that it's meaning was a flock of geese I was happily surprised.  I guess I do know some goose speak.  I took the reference photo for this painting at Lake Martin a couple of years back.  This is painted on a 20 x 40 x 2" canvas. Sold 

Thursday, May 15, 2014


This is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2" canvas.  I am preparing to do a show at Lake Martin Memorial day weekend.  The show is a benefit for Children's Harbor.  This will be the forth time I have participated and I always enjoy staying with a good friend and seeing lots of other folks that come out to support this great cause.  The show hours are Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-2.  The show is on the grounds of the Children's Harbor retreat that is close to the Kowaliga bridge.  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

at ease

Water is a blessing in so many different ways.  I will only speak about it's relaxing qualities at the moment.  As I post this, I have the window open and am listening to the rain and the creek below my home. It pleases just about all the senses....taste, touch, hearing, sight....
  The two girls in my painting are cooling off from the sun and enjoying the weightless feeling water allows. I could pretty much go on and on about the wonderful attributes of water but the soothing sounds of water are calling for a nap on the porch. This is painted on a 16 x 20 x 2" canvas.sold

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

partly cloudy

Actually there is 100% chance of rain in Tupelo, MS where I am headed this Friday for the 43rd annual Gumtree Art Festival.   I am looking forward to exploring Tupelo because I have never visited before.  I am fortunate to have my husband, my roadie friend, Lynn, and her husband (also my very good friend!) joining me. It makes selling or not selling lots more fun.  Truthfully I do not think I have ever celebrated not selling.
I am thinking positively that it will only be partly cloudy.  This cow is painted on an 8 x 8 x 2" canvas.
Lynn and me at the Magic City Art show in Birmingham.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

big smile

Hope this brings a smile to your Monday.  Painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.sold

Sunday, May 4, 2014

star student

This cow stared at me the whole ten minutes I was taking pictures of her and her friends. I have not seen or painted a lot of grey cows and this one was a beauty. I enjoy experimenting with combinations of colors to get grey. Definitely not just a mixture of black and white. I did not exaggerate the eyelashes on this cow.  I have done that before to add to the cow glamor.  This one had all the makings for a prize winning cow.  She is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas.

I have enjoyed having this weekend off from doing a show.  My youngest son graduated from college and we celebrated with several family members.  I go to Tupelo, Mississippi next weekend for the Gumtree Art Festival Saturday and Sunday.  Come see me if you are in the area.sold