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Friday, January 29, 2016


 16 x 12
oil on canvas
 My beautiful friend Brooke. Painting her is like painting a sunrise or clouds that are so gorgeous, you can't believe they're real. She is an artist's dream! And that beauty is truly inside and out.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blue Stacks & Lemons

20 x 16
Oil on canvas
I've collected some fun, colorful bottles and other assorted glass lately just for the pleasure of painting them. This still life was set up in our back window with a nice view of the pond with ice building up on it. I love that fish bottle and the Buddha bottle!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


8 x 10
oil on canvas
  My husband let me practice my portrait chops by sitting for me. I appreciated his heroic efforts to stay awake.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kohaku and Company

12 x 24
oil on canvas

Colorful Koi, greens, blues, orange, and browns. I totally indulged myself with color today after seeing nothing but white, gray, and dull brown outside.  And I know winter weather has just begun up here in the north so that's going to pretty much be our palette for a while. This was painted from a photo I took in Florida a few years ago.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Foodie Feeder

Foodie Feeder
12 x 16
oil on canvas

Ever since our son moved to Austin, Texas for grad school, and I started making visits there, I've become increasingly charmed with their food trucks, particularly the old Airstream type trucks. Now I'm obsessed with painting them. It's one thing that Austin offers the most amazing food I've had, but some of the best is brought to you in these incredibly cute and kitschy traveling kitchens! Driving around and spotting them is my kind of Easter egg hunt. This one was parked just outside our hotel.
I love, love, love painting the crazy abstract colors in the reflective metal and then standing back and seeing how it all makes sense.
A Sweet Ride
12 x 16
oil on canvas
This truck is parked on one of the streets popular with tourists and locals, where you can buy a pair of cowgirl boots that costs more than our first house, a cheesy souvenir piece of knicknackery, have an incredible meal, an incredible cup of coffee, go listen to great blues or jazz, and have a cupcake. All within a couple of blocks. I love this truck. I LOVE that city!