Monday, October 31, 2016

dance party

I love the body language in this painting. My interpretation from left to right....1.) Not so sure about this 2.) I forgot to go to the bathroom before class 3.) I would rather be riding my boys bike 4.) the girl to my left is a show out 5.) When is my solo?  I would have been the one in the middle that rode my boys bike.  How about you?  This is painted on an 18 x 36 x 2" canvas.sold

My next show is the Telfair Art Show in Savannah, GA Nov 11-13.  After that I will be in Nashville, TN at the Art show at Bentwood Academy Dec 2-4.  I am also participating in Mountain Brook Art Association's Holiday show Dec 2-17.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

moral support

There is something about little girls in pink.  This is painted on a 12 x 16 x 2" canvas.  

Saturday, October 29, 2016

tiny dancer

This was one of those paintings that I was totally feeling insecure about.  I was not going to post until my husband told me he loved it.  Hmmmm...... Even though he does not have any artistic ability he has developed a good eye that has helped me many times.  Thanks Dano!
One thing I really like about it is her right leg.  If you can capture a gesture or movement in the pose it can make a painting.  I enjoy painting tutus so I plan to paint some more dancers to go with this painting.  Tutu series?  This is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas.sold

Email me at if you are interested in joining me at my home studio in Birmingham, AL for a two day workshop.  A few more details are in my last post.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

lovely girl

I just returned from some time spent in the NC mountains and I am having trouble getting back into my routine.  I attempted one painting this morning that was a fail.  I was feeling discouraged so I thought it would be good to try something different.  This is primarily painted with palette knives. (I mostly use brushes) So.... lesson learned.....  If you fail, try something else. This is painted on a 6 x 12 x 2" canvas. Sold

I am announcing two workshops to be held at my home studio this January.  The first will be Jan 13 and 14 and the second will be on the 27 and 28.  The days are a Friday and Saturday and the hours are 9:30 until 4:00.  The class is limited to nine and lunch is included.  The workshop is $260. Email me at to reserve your spot or to learn more about the workshop. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Saying loose between commission work. This is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2".sold

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

modern folk

Titled after the Amazon radio station I am listening to.  She kind of looks like modern folk art.
  Painted on a 36 x 48 x 2" canvas.  I am in the middle of doing several small commissioned paintings so it helps me to paint something big and looser.sold

Saturday, October 15, 2016


A 6 x 8 x 2" commission piece.  I get to paint this scene twice for a patron.  She is gifting it to two relatives.  It is always interesting to me how the next one will probably be fairly different even though I will paint the same image.  Some of it has to do with the mood I am in while painting.  I will attach it to this post after I paint it so that you can compare.
Have a fun weekend!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


A friend got an early start on her Christmas shopping by having  me paint her grandson and his dog.  This is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2".  Precious!