Friday, June 26, 2020

life is good

This is a commissioned piece for a couple that I met many years ago. They had seen a picture I had  painted of an older couple sitting on the beach in Hilton Head. It really appealed to a lot of folks. I guess they imagined it to be them at present or in the future.  I am getting closer and closer to relating to it.  I will include a picture of "prime time" painted many years ago.

Don't waste today.  Think of something positive and fun to do.  Every day is a blessing. Wear a mask!!

This is painted on an 18 x 24" canvas.

                                                                       prime time

Friday, June 19, 2020


My grand dog Ginger.  She is an attention getter where ever she goes. This is painted on a 10 x 10" canvas for my daughter in law's birthday.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

living color

Hydrangeas are especially beautiful right now.  I hate to pick mine so I usually pick up some up from the grocery.  This is painted on a 16 x 16" canvas.  

Thursday, June 11, 2020


Lester has quite a presence.  He was commissioned by a friend for her niece's birthday.  He was a delight to paint and I hope he brings Jenny lots of smiles.  Painted on a 12 x 12" canvas.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


There are many times that I struggle through a painting. I think I just lose confidence some days and criticize myself left and right.  I had to call my husband up to the studio three or four times to give me his opinion on this or that on Cami.  I am happy with the way she turned out and thankfully her family is too.  She is painted on a 10 x 10" canvas. 
Take advantage of artists having more time to do commissions with so much closed and no shows for a bit.  Don't wait until two weeks before Christmas or a birthday to get your pet put on canvas.  

Monday, June 8, 2020


I have loved painting pears for going on twenty years now. My style has evolved but my enthusiasm has not waned for certain subject matter. I painted most of this with a palette knife. This is painted on a 12 x 24” canvas.

Friday, June 5, 2020

I got this

I wonder how many people there are out there who are still using picasa photo editing. I absolutely loved it and have been using it for twenty years give or take. I did the most recent update on my i mac and my picasa no longer works. Very huge sob! I do not like i photo near as much. It has really thrown this old girl for a loop trying to adjust.
This little one was painted over an old 12 x 12” painting. I love the little surprises that show up from underneath. She looks a lot more confident than I am.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


My emotions really came out in this piece today. Scrubbing a palette knife around a canvas is pretty cathartic. This is painted on. 20 x 20” canvas.