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This painting is another...OVERHAUL.... I painted it a number of monhths ago and was never very happy with it. I just needed to cut loose on it and let myself enjoy the intuitive sense of finding the essence of the painting! I am very happy with this now.


Peonies are not in season and I admit that this is a gorgeous silk flower that has great color. I am grateful that I finished this painting with time to spare because I have 2 pies to make for tomorrow. Thanksgiving! I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season! 8X8 inches oil canvas panel

Silver and Gold Ornaments

I am still intrigued by the silver and gold shiny ornaments. These are surfaces that are challenging to produce. I will get on to something else soon. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel


This is another re-do on a painting that I did sometime ago. I like it better now. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel


There was just something that I didn't like with this painting and I thought and looked really intensely and decided to go ahead and work with it a little bit. Well, it turned into a big little bit! I tried to maintain loosness and yet add more definition and care with my brushstokes. I feel that I am in a growning and learning period.


This was a painting where I allowed myself only a short period of time and tried to lay down the paint and not musssssh into it again. I wanted clean pure color with very little added white. I am trying to learn to paint more with color and color as light and value.


I have worked and worked on this painting and I just am not sure what I am after but I haven't achieved it. I think greater harmony.


This painting underwent a complete overhaul. Would be nice if life was that way...view it and then go into the parts that needed to be enhanced or redone. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE


There are times when I paint that I can work through the difficulties of balancing all of the elements that go into painting. In this painting I had a real sense of what it was I wanted to express. "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~Aristotle 12X12 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE


It has only been a few days since I last painted but it feels like weeks. I needed something to challenge me. In this small study I placed an ornament into the glass...I wanted to work with as little white as possible and explore saturated color. The ornament proved to be a huge challenge and I may try again. It is a mass of round donut shaped purple sequins with tiny beads. It resembles berries doesn't it? 6X6 inches oil canvas panel


Christmas is the most spiritual time of the year for me. I always remember listening to the Messiah in our home, tree lights, tinsel, and Christmas Carols. What a wonderful time of year. I have had this glass ornament for many years and love the style of the figure. It has the most beautiful color and shine. We collected these vintage style ornaments for a number of years. This is one of my favorites. I have not painted many figurine images and I THINK I really need to work on it. 5X7 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE


The weather has turned cooler and our leaves are just beginning to fall. I found these gorgeous red leaves on my patio yesterday and fell in love with their vibrant color. One of the things that most disturbs me about my painting is the use of white. In this painting I am using strong color as a choice. It is one thing to see value and an entirely different thing to see color as value. I hope to curb the use of so much white. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE


I felt like painting flowers today since it is very dark and gloomy. I found this photo on Wet Canvas for Artists in the reference library. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE


This is an older image from last year but one that I liked. I am recovering from being up the entire night to watch the election returns. I am beginning to feel the stirring feeling of wanting to paint. There has been so much going on that it has been difficult. 5X7 inches oil canvas panel

Little Princess SOLD

This is my dog Stella...a real little princess in our home. She is a Golden Reteiver and Afghan mix. This painting was sold to a woman in Australia who had a Golden that closely resembled Stella. 8X8 inches oil canvas panel


This is an older image of an ear of corn. It was so abstract that I didn't think it held much merit but the more I look at it the more it grows on me. 6X8 inches oil canvas panel