Friday, August 31, 2012


8x8 oil on panel
For me, this painting symbolizes the way I try to have balance in my life.  Juggling family, friends, responsibilities, relaxation and creativity is hard and sometimes things get neglected.  But when it does all balance is beautiful.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lovely red

6x6 oil on paper
This is a painting that just came back from a show in downtown Grand Rapids.  It is one of my favorites, so I thought I would post it again.  Makes you feel a little romantic, doesn't it?  I will be posting more new paintings very soon..summer vacation is nearly over which means my transition from part time to full time out!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Alice's girl

8x10 oil on paper
This little sweetheart was a commission I just completed last night.  She was a tough one, fair skin and bright blue eyes, but I think she turned out pretty well..and gotta love those teeth!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


6x6 oil on panel
This little bouquet is courtesy of my neighbor..she has beautiful knockout roses in her front yard.  Hopefully she didn't notice a few blooms missing. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

From the yard

5x7 oil on panel
These are a type of begonia I planted in the back yard this them.  They have been constantly blooming from the time they went in.  I plan on planting more types of flowers next year, for painting subject matter, it is so fun to go out back and pick new bouquets to work from.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Garden party

5x7 oil on panel
Haven't added to the Wino series in a while, so picked some flowers from the back yard and got to work.  Very inspired by the latest DPW rose challenge and all the wonderful entries.  These are not technically roses, but they are similar.