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Friday, November 22, 2013


5 x 7
oil an Ampersand
 This face, my son's, is my favorite in the world - and one of the hardest for me to paint because I know it so well. The challenge is to not just capture his likeness, but to express something about the incredibly kind and intelligent person he is.

Friday, November 15, 2013


6 x 6
oil on panel
Another addition to my friends and family wall, my dear friend Susie Suraci. Susie is an amazing artist whose paintings we have proudly and lovingly hung in our home. Her beautiful work is often shown in galleries and exhibitions around this corner of the country. As soon as she gets another website up and rolling - I'll add it to my favorites on the right side of this blog page.  Susie is also a singer-songwriter and is currently teamed up with her likewise very talented husband Rob in the band, The Flying Suracis.  Oh - and she's a writer-writer.  She's a constant source of inspiration to me in so many ways and one of my nearest and dearest.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Best Buds

8 x 10
oil on Ampersand Panel
A lovely little bouquet that my sweet husband put together from out of our yard. I had an intense romance with blue Ball jars this summer and Scott kept them filled with these little treasures from our flower beds.  The cupcake was a bonus!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


6 x 6
oil on Ampersand Panel
Another little portrait in my family and friends series. This is my husband's late mother. She was tiny but with a great cloud of cotton candy hair that was particularly fun to paint.