Tuesday, May 25, 2021



I can not believe I have not posted since March. I said I was going to be better in the new year.  Hmmm... 

I had some successful shows this Spring despite the weather.  At my shows in Huntsville, AL and Nashville, TN several artists lost their tents and work to straight line winds.  The outdoor show life is not an easy one.  

I have been finished with shows for a couple of weeks and have mostly been working on commissions.  I needed a little time away to focus on skill.  Boy, was I on the struggle bus today.  My goal is to simplify and beautify objects.  This painting did not flow off the brush and there were some ugly words said.  I am happy with the way it turned out but it was a struggle.  Need to keep on keeping on!  

This painting is a 12 x 24".

Thursday, March 4, 2021

sunny skies

The sun was shining beautifully on a hydrangea I had on my catch all/drying table.  I worked fast to capture the sunlight illuminating it.  The time constraint helped me keep it a bit looser. I need to do timed pieces more often.  This is painted on an 8 x 16" canvas.

I have a few shows scheduled this Spring! yay!  

March 27 and 28  Old Town art Festival St Augustine, FL

April 23- 25  Panoply in Huntsville, AL 

May 1 and 2  Ridgeland Art Festival , Jackson, MS

May 7-9  TACA in Nashville, TN 


Thursday, February 25, 2021


 I just finished this commission of sisters.  It was such a treat and honor to paint.  It is painted on a 12 x 24" canvas.

I have a few shows lined up for the Spring.  My first one is in St Augustine, FL March 27 and 28.  I am so excited to travel there because I have not been since I was a young girl.  Hoping to get a little Florida sunshine!

Friday, February 19, 2021

fancy free

 I might be longing for warmer weather.  This is painted on a 12 x 16" canvas.  

Thursday, February 11, 2021



 I think I have Spring or Summer fever.  Painting warmer days ahead.  This is painted on a 12 x 16" canvas.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

bat girl



 These are a couple of female cardinals that I recently painted.  I paint the male cardinals much more often because of their beautiful red.  These females are holding their own.  Both are painted on 6 x 6" canvases.

Friday, January 29, 2021


 This is the first large still life I have done in over a year.  I have a couple of shows I am participating in in March.  I hope!!  The first is in Fairhope, AL March 19-21.  The next weekend I will be in St Augustine, FL for the Old Town Art Show March 27 and 28.  I have not been to St Augustine since I was a little girl so I hope it does not get cancelled.  Fairhope is another favorite place to visit.

This is painted on a 36 x 36" canvas.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Stay safe!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

years roll by

 Felt like painting something happy today. Poor red headed children getting so much attention everywhere they go.  Including from me!  What a beautiful shade of blonde.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" canvas.

Sunday, January 17, 2021


 It has been a while since I have painted a cow mug.  I got some wonderful photos of charolais cattle in Mississippi a couple of years ago.  I could have stayed there all day taking pictures.  I love playing with the shadow colors in white. 

This is painted on a 12 x 12 " deep canvas.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

winter happy

 I have been struggling to get back in the studio.  The gloomy weather and political situation in our country has me a bit down.  My desire to paint is not very strong.  

I have not painted pansies in a long time so it was a good challenge for me.  The colorful pansies and the bright lemons were just what I needed. Hopefully you too!

This is painted on a 6 x 8 x 1 1/2" canvas.

Friday, January 8, 2021


 A new patron saw my painting of the little blonde, Daisy Jane, and it reminded her of her daughter.  The little blonde, has a dark haired twin sister so I got to do another version. Her twin girls are in their teens now but it is always fun to remember them when...   

These are each painted on a 12 x 16" canvas.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

peace, love and joy

 We need some sweet things to look at these days. I hope this little one will bring a smile to your face or a memory of someone.  This is painted on a 12 x 24" canvas.