Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunset Harbor and San Diego trip

Title: Sunset Harbor
Below is a photo of Mike wishing we lived on the water beautiful!

We just got back from San Diego!! Took our daughter to her freshman orientation at college and she toured several. She has her heart set on San Diego and loved USD. What a wonderful place and such an honor that she was selected to go there and with an academic scholarship too!!
It was rainy and cold and it NEVER is rainy and cold in SD, except maybe 6 days a year.....we hit the day. Hence my photos are gray and dreary but my paintings need not be. I know how beautiful the place can glow in full sun so I put all that color in my oil painting above.
Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Warm Glow of Night

Nature's beauty is always such an inspiration!
And desert skies beautiful!

Title: Warm Glow of Night
"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." Andrew Wyeth

I love this new canvas size! Both vertical and horizontal, it's fun to work with. Here the yellow and gold really pop set against the violet backgound and teal, red and blue accents are blended about.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tropical Breeze and City Lights

Title: Tropical Breeze
Available for purchase and both of these are favorites of mine!
This one takes me away....with my feet in the warm sand and the smell of the salt air in the breeze!

City Lights
This is just pure romance! Warm glow of love at night!
Rich, thick palette knife movements and brilliant color! Check links to the right for purchase info on these and more new works!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Finished commission......24x36
I love how this one turned out. There is something so special about a road that draws you in a calm, soothing way. Peaceful.

Here the painting is about half way finished. Darks and lights are blocked in on road, trees and sky. Next I paint several more layers with palette knife in shades of green and carve in vines.

Yes my neighbor's cat came over again to watch me paint. I'm not sure why he likes me....I'm totally allergic, but he loves me so I have to like him.

I love to paint special commissions for you. Just need an image that you love. A special photo of a place or person.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wild Horses

Title: Wild Horses
I love painting these wild horses running and powerful in bold color and thick, thick buttery oils. I am itching to paint larger and larger these days and more and more wild. Pops of red and teal so the horses explode off the canvas.
This large painting is almost dry....just needs a few more days!
Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Night Magic

Title: Red Umbrella
Size: 24 x 30
Almost abstract in my palette knife background so that the figures dominate the scene and the red umbrella reamains the focal point. Pops of my signature teal!
Available for purchase...brand new and still wet.

Title: Night Magic
Size: 12 x 16


Love the colors in this one, deep, rich red and gold against cool blues.
Available for purchase and almost dry!
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! Hope you spend it with someone special!!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Title: Butterflies
Size: 12 x 16
Available on Etsy
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."-Rabindranoth Tagore

Title: Smoking Hot Pear
Size: 9 x 12
Available on Etsy
Both of these paintings are pure joy and whimsy.....make you smile art and just a joy to create. Extra thick, chunky impasto oil applied with my little palette knife and sculpted on the canvas in many layers.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mama Watching the Nest

Title: Mama Bird Watching the Nest
16 x 20
Always a favorite of mine. Maybe because I was born to be a Mom, or because I love nature, and the special quality of birds and nests. I paint these super thick with lots of texture so they take awhile to dry, and I'm working on a very large one that I'll post soon.
I've had many request for these in various colors, so I'm always happy to paint a special one for you if you like!
Available for purchase on my to the right.
This painting is in a lovely treasury on Etsy too!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Canopy of Love

Title: Canopy of Love
Size: 24 x 36
Brand new and needs some time to dry. Beautiful color and extremely rich texture in this large romance landscape. Reds, golds and my signature pops of teal!
"Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better." Shakespeare

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ladies in the Rain

Two 6x6 inch fashion inspired.....ladies in the rain paintings!

I've been painting both very large and very small the past few weeks. These tiny palette knife works are so much fun to paint. I think these two would look great together on a wall. Many people hang smaller pieces in groupings and framed or unframed they look great.
Available on my to the right!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Times Square NY Midnight

Title: Times Square NY Midnight
Size: 24 x 36
Part of last weeks city series.....this NY scene is a favorite of mine. Modern and energetic. I love NY and love the electric feeling of Times Square! This is thick and chunky palette knife work and it is still just a bit wet.
Dry soon and ready to hang!
I worked on several wild horse paintings this morning. I get caught up in whatever I am painting and like to paint them in a series. At least a couple more in me I think.
Super Bowl is over!!! Back to a nice quiet house around here, and I'm already thinking about what I'll paint tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fall Love

Title: Fall Love
16 x 20
"Everyday you spend without a smile, is a day lost."
LOVE, love, is all you need! And a really warm coat! It's even cold here in Vegas so I really feel for all the people in cold places like Chicago....yikes! Bundle up and stay warm and keep the faith...Spring will come. Ground hog says, early this year and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
This painting is thick and has lots of cool blues which makes that yellow/gold fall tree pop right off the canvas. Hope this one brings a smile and warms your heart!
Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Orleans Jazz in the Rain

Title: New Orleans Jazz in the Rain
24 x 36
I love this one! Special place, special feeling. Lots of rich thick paint, movement and glowing color. I hope you hear the sexy sounds of the sax when you see this one and my goal, as always, is to bring a smile!
Still wet....dry by 2/9...available on Etsy soon!
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