Friday, November 30, 2012

Warm roses

5x5 oil on panel
I am drawn to warm colors when the weather gets cold.  I love the combination of the pink roses with the brown background..soft and warm, perfect for December.  Tis the season for commissions, which is good but time consuming,which is why I haven't posted in a while.  I will post them later when they have been given as gifts..don't want to ruin it if they follow my blog.  Lots of fun things in the works for the new year.  A solo show in February should keep me busy right away, I will post more on that later when I have details.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


6x6 inch oil on panel
This is Aiden, a commission job I just finished.  Sometimes painting for a client can be hard, but this sweet face made this one easy.

Monday, November 19, 2012


5x7 oil on panel
I have spent the last few days working on commission pieces.  This cute little hummingbird looks beautiful and harmless, but oh did it give me fits.  This was my third attempt, the first two have been sanded off and just a horrible memory.  Commissions are always good because they challenge me.  The subject is not something I would normally choose and a lot more detailed, so it made me work harder to get the right result.  I will post the other job I worked on tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pink glow

5x5 oil on panel
I love that little reflection of pink on the yellow rose.  The flowers take on some personality in these little paintings.  The rose is leaning into the daisy as if it is in love, in awe of the daisy's beauty, while the other two are oblivious of the affection. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Flower show

5x5 oil on panel
This group of beauties looks like a cover shot for a fashion magazine.  A bunch of leggy, thin models with beautiful faces posed for the camera...what a show!  Don't hate them because they are beautiful..nature made them that way.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My love of red

5x7 oil on panel
You can't help but love the color represents so many feelings from anger to love.  This painting would be in the love department of course.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Love of color

5x5 oil on panel
Whenever the days get gray it is nice to see some color.  Flowers always do the trick for me, they are bright, happy, and you can mix all colors together.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just friends

5x7 oil on panel
Falling in love with a friend can be wonderful and devastating.  Most of us have either said it or heard it, the dreaded "Let's be friends".  This painting embodies all those emotions..the viewer gets to choose.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Best friends

5x7 oil on panel
I love coffee, but I love it even more when I can share it over conversation with my best friend.  Unfortunately, my best and oldest friend lives far away, so we usually talk on the phone Sunday mornings while we have our coffee.  I guess it makes the times when we are together even more special.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autumn morning

5x7 oil on panel
Back to some still life.  Just bought this little coffee cup..I fell in love with the color.  My pallet reflects the season for sure..cold late fall, perfect weather for a hot cup of good coffee.

Monday, November 5, 2012


6x6 oil on panel
After two weeks of no painting it felt good to get back to it.  This is self portrait #2..I have only ridden a horse a couple of times in my life, but this painting makes me look like a seasoned rancher.