Friday, June 17, 2016

Can I go too?

"Can I go too?"
oil on canvas
18" x 24"
private collection

I painted this image a few years ago and I've alway wanted to paint it big.
Now, it's almost life-size!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oyster Shell and Antique Bottle

"Oyster Shell and Antique Bottle"
12" x 9"
oil on canvas
framed
view in my shop

Monday, June 13, 2016

First Gardenia

First Gardenia
oil on canvas
view in my shop

The first gardenia of the season.
My favorite time of the year.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Waiting for Breakfast

Waiting for Breakfast
12" x 12"
oil on canvas
Available

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Alex

Alex
8x10
oil on canvas
private collection

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joy

Joy
24" x 48"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

Recently, I have started a series of large paintings of agility dogs.  Since attending a dock jumping show a few years ago, I have come to admire the athleticism of these dogs and the connection they have with their human partners, their concentration is unshakable. I just love the pure joy they get from catching a frisbee, doing flips or jumping off a dock - it makes me smile.

...and on a personal note, I have been experiencing a lot of joy lately, so I appropriately named this "Joy".

Thank you Wayne Ramsey for your beautiful photo to work from.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sleeping Basset

Sleeping Basset
40"x 32"
oil on canvas
Available through
Edward Dare Gallery

 I started this a few years ago and never finished it - just other things getting in the way - my mind jumps around like a spider monkey - you know... "Maybe I'll paint this! Maybe I'll paint that!" and then I end up doing just that and end up with a lot of half finished paintings. The gallery that has been representing me encouraged me to finish it and VOILA! It's DONE!
I love it when that happens :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Singing Swallow


"Singing Swallow"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
available

I'm loving spring!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great Blue

Great Blue
45" x 12"
oil on canvas
framed


Dubois Cow

Dubois Cow
11" x 14"
oil on canvas
private collection

Monday, April 11, 2016

French White

French White
oil on canvas
20" x 20"
available

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Shelter from the Cold

Shelter from the Cold
5x7
oil on canvas board
available

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Black on Blue

Black on Blue
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
available


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Red Tag

Red Tag
24" x 24"
oil on canvas
available
30% of this sale will benefit New Ratittude Rescue

This is Petunia and she is a Rat Terrier rescue.
I saw a photo of her in the New Rattitude Rescue calendar and HAD the paint her. She reminded me so much of my Frida with the attitude, sitting pretty on that chair.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Three Roads

Three Roads
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent out west trip.

Santa Fe Gate

Santa Fe Gate
12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent trip out west.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Roadside Church

"Roadside Church"
16" x 12"
oil on canvas

I just spent an amazing 7 days out west in Denver, Colorado, Sante Fe & Taos, New Mexico with my mom and sister. Lots of landscapes, new energy and new ideas for paintings!

This is a Church in New Mexico I saw in some random town. I quickly snapped the photo out of the window. Just love the barbwire in contrast to the friendly white picket fence, the adobe and white windows.... just a lot of metaphors in this.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Partytime!

"Partytime!"
7" x 5"
oil on panel
private collection

This is my sister's pup, Gretel. I painted this for her 50th birthday. At this moment we are in Colorado celebrating her birthday with my mom going to galleries, museums and immersing ourselves in creativity, good food and humor.

Today we go to one of my favorite cities Sante Fe and then we go to Taos.
It's going to be a good an inspirational celebration!



Friday, February 19, 2016

Keeper

Keeper
11" x 14"
Private Collection

For the past few weeks I have been clearing out my studio - Got a hold a book called "Spark Joy" which has helped me decide what stays and what goes. I highly recommend it for clearing clutter. Now, it has spread to other parts of the house. What seemed like an unsurmountable task now seems so easy, and so freeing.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Gus

Sweet Gus
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is Gus. He belongs to a good friend. Every time I would go to her house, Gus would most likely be sitting on the sofa and I would sit next to him. Unlike most cats that would run away to some dark room in the back of the house at the sight of an intruder, he would stay and let me pet him and just sit quietly - nothing seemed to bother him and always seemed deep in thought.
He was a cool cat and will be missed.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Guardian

The Guardian
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
private collection

Friday, January 15, 2016

PAINT MY DOG #10

8" x 10"
private collection

This is the final painting in the PAINT MY DOG! series for 2015.

The dog belongs to the awesome painter Susan B. Hecht who taught me color theory - I took a 3 day workshop with her and what she taught me changed my painting.
Her website is http://susanbhecht.com/


Here are all the PAINT MY DOG paintings...
I like to think each painting has it's own personality in the brush stokes and color just like each subject does.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PAINT MY DOG! #7

Stella
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

My first painting of 2016!
Been working on some other time-intensive paintings involving foxes, chickens and lizards (oh, so fun!) - will post those soon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jeopardy Portrait

Jeopardy
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is a portrait from the Christmas commissions.

I just received this photo from Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston of their front window
-  I'm so proud to be a part of this great gallery - here is their website...
http://www.edwarddare.com/

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bear

Bear
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection


More Christmas commissions.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Penny

Penny
oil on canvas
16" x 12"
Private collection

Merry Christmas Everybody!!
Between painting portraits and making jewelry, I am flat-wore-out!
I am taking the next few days to relaaxxx!!

Thank you to all my bloggees for supporting my art - it means so much to me that you're out there digging my work. I hope all of you have a great, successful (and creative) new year!


Monday, December 14, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #6

PAINT MY DOG #6
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

It's been holiday portrait season and it's been a busy time for sure - I'm finally coming up for air. I wanted to share this painting from the PAINT MY DOG series that I just love. 

Also, at the end of this month I will be closing my Etsy shop - I have decided to have some galleries represent my work and see how it goes. Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston will be the first of a few. It's a really lovely gallery that represents a wide range of artists and I'm looking forward to working with them.