Wednesday, August 31, 2011

moo cow

I struggled with this handsome bovine. Not sure what my deal was. Some days are just better than others. I try to be patient with myself through the yuck days. I made cookies yesterday so that helped my feelings but not my waistline.
I usually just kind of make up the background. I might be inspired by the colors I see in the background but not always. Glad I stuck with this. "moo cow" is painted on a 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.sold

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

red bucket

A study I did yesterday. I feel like I have been painting more girls lately. Need some boys in the mix. This is painted on a 5 x 5" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Monday, August 29, 2011

bronzed beauties

I can't get enough of these ladies. So fun to paint their voluptuous shapes. This is painted on a 5 x 7" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Thursday, August 25, 2011


A friend commissioned me to do this painting as a surprise for her husband's birthday so we will keep the name anonymous for now. I had a great photo to work from so it made for a nice painting. This corgi has the most beautiful eyes and smile. This is painted on a 12 x 12" canvas.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

cooling off

Wanted to paint something cool today. It is really, really hot. At least the ground is not moving. I had to laugh at the west coast poking fun at the east coast over their reaction to the earth quake. Enough with the crazy weather.
This is painted on an 8 x 16" gallery wrap canvas. I guess this makes the fifh in a series of my Boston ladies.sold
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Monday, August 22, 2011


I spotted this little artist on a sidewalk in Boston. This is painted on an 8 x 8" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

whats that smell?

Painted this favorite subject on an 8 x 8" gallery wrap canvas. I can't resist a good cow pose. Headed to Oklahoma soon to visit my son. I get to see Ben and more cows.sold
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Saturday, August 20, 2011


What am I doing painting all these faces? I don't paint faces.
Look at these two cuties. I am partial to red heads because my dad and two brothers have red hair. I say have because my dad is in his seventies and still has red hair. I might have more gray than him.
This painting started out with a great photo. So fun to paint even though I had to struggle with likenesses. These kiddos are eighteen and twenty one now. This is painted on a 12 x 16" gallery wrap canvas.
Happy weekend!sold
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Kind of looks like a ta da pose. Lee is the youngest grandchild of some friends of mine. I have painted his sister and two sets of twin cousins. So....another commission piece completed. Whew! Only seven more to go. This week is going to be comission week.
Lee was kind of a tough cookie. Mom did not have lots of pictures of Lee on the beach and since he is a senior in High School we could not do another photo session. In the photo I used as a reference, he is slightly under an umbrella. Nixed that and just tried to make it work. Painted on a 8 x 10" linen canvas.
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Monday, August 15, 2011


I love a small canvas with a rough texture. This is painted ona 5 x 5" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Sunday, August 14, 2011


I spotted this beauty a couple of days ago when I was walking in Fairhope. I talked to her owner and found out her name was as cute as she was... Tallulah. Not sure what has gotten into me painting two bulldogs in a week or so. Tallulah was pretty inspiring.
This day is ending better than it began. My e mail was hacked and a message was sent out that I was in the UK and in trouble and needed money. Sorry if you received it. I am not in the UK or in trouble but I will take all donations.
Tallulah is painted on an 11 x14" gallery wrap canvas.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

heave ho

I LOVE my camera. I was sitting on my friend's porch yesterday at the beach and it was able to capture this shot about 100 yds away. Good thing because by the time I could physically get to the beach she was fighting with her brothers and crying. Magic moment gone. My camera is a canon power shot SX30 IS.
This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

in a rush

One of my sister's lovely roosters being camera shy. Painted on a 12 x 12" gallery wrap.sold
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Monday, August 8, 2011

mama's love

High five everybody! I painted a commission piece with no stomach or head ache. And no curse words! This is the fifth painting I have done for this family. I met the Sams at the Fairhope art show last Spring. I have painted each of their three children individually on the beach. This is a gift for my friend/patron's daughter. The toddler in the painting. (oh, she's not a toddler anymore) Somebodys going to be happy.
I love the happy look on Kathryn's face. Really highlights her lovely cheekbones. This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas.

Lets hope I'm on a roll.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

barnyard baby

One of my sister's chicks. One of the cutest babys created. This is painted on a 5 x 5" gallery wrap canvas.
I think my recent paintings are a result of procrastinating doing more tedious commission work. I am so happy that next week is clear for lots of painting time.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011


My pooch is at away at camp in North Carolina with my parents. He spends alot of time with my parents through out the year. My parents have never had an indoor dog and they think Tucker is the best dog ever. He might be. My Dad stumbled and fell a couple of days ago(don't try to take your pants and shirt off at the same time). Tucker tried to make him feel better by taking him a toy before he got back up. Aren't dogs the best? No cat would bring you a toy if you fell. Tell me if I am wrong.

I have painted this photo of Tucker before but was missing him and decided to paint this "very typical pose" of him again. I painted it on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas and used brushes and palette knives.

Oh yeah, my Dad is just fine. Especially since he still has his friend Tucker. sold

Friday, August 5, 2011


I think when my friends named their bulldog Rascal they pretty much predestined his future. I am not sure how much money he ate up in furniture and drapes. The memory that stands out in my mind took place during a dinner party when he came in full view of the dining table and did his solid business on the persian rug in the adjoining room. My dear friend Sherry still wanted a portrait of him. As with SO many bulldogs, Rascal was a desendant of the Georgia bulldog mascot. That dog got lucky a lot. I am not sure how he had time to attend ball games.
This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.
I am headed to beautiful Marietta, GA in a bit to attend an opening at DK gallery. A wonderful gallery in the historic center of Marietta. My work along with some other great artists (including a favorite, Lisa Daria) will be show cased. The hours of the opening are 5 - 9 ET tonight if you are in the area.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I love this lady. I was able to get several shots of her because she held this pose for a few minutes. She was looking out over Dorchester Bay in south Boston. I still have lots of photos from Boston that I want to paint but I need to take a break and catch up with commission work. This one is painted on a 24 x 24" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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