Saturday, December 31, 2016

wake up call

Life is a gift!  Happy 2017 to you!  

This "wake up call" is painted on a 6 x 12 x 2" canvas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Painted on a 30 x 40 x 2" canvas.  I am enjoying painting large and loose.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

sunshine in my pocket

I just counted the Christmas commissions I have completed since beginning work on them in October. Twenty one. Lots of dogs, cattle, children, and even the front of a house with two dogs in the yard. (don't be getting any ideas, that was a one time thing!) It is fun for me to think of all the Christmas celebrations I have a small part in.

This cow mug is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

happiness in my heart

I definitely have happiness in my heart. I have finished all of my Christmas commissions.  Cutting it a bit close.  I love doing commissions for many reasons but the biggest one is for the happiness it brings the receivers.  I have to paint much tighter than usual while painting them so it was fun painting this calf loosely.  She is painted on a 36 x 36 x 2" canvas. I am excited to be thinking of new work that I want to paint for upcoming shows.  My next one is in Nashville at David Lipscomb February 3-5.

I still have some openings in my January workshops that are being held in my studio here in Birmingham. The first one has a couple of spots and the dates are Jan 13 and 14.  What a great Christmas present it would be.  Email me for more information.  The second workshop is Jan 27 and 28 and it has a couple of spots remaining. My email is

Saturday, December 10, 2016

ooh ooh child

I used my " go to" way of coming up with a painting title when I have painted a subject many times.   I turned on my amazon music and found a title from the first song that played.  The song was "ooh, ooh child" by the five stair steps.  I remembered the song but not the group.  It happened to be a song that was perfect for me to hear right now.  I am a bit stressed finishing up commission work.sold

I painted this 8 x 16" at the Mountain Brook Holiday show last Thursday.  It is open until Dec 17 and the hours are 11-8 each day. Located on the lower level of Brookwood Mall across from Brio. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

i am loved

Thank you to Lauren Daigel for the title inspiration.  Listening to her song, "here's my heart".  Love her music.
This was a demo that I did yesterday at the Mountain Brook Art Association's holiday art show. It was a nice break from painting a katrillion dogs.  I hope I did not add any fur to the lemons.  I am working through a few more Christmas commissions.  This is painted on an 18 x 36 x 2" canvas.sold

The MBAA Holiday show is ongoing every day from 11-8 each day until Dec 17.  It is located on the lower level of Brookwood Mall.  (across from Brio)  There is lots of great work available! Artist demos most days too!