Sunday, February 24, 2013

Roses are red

 6x6 oil on panel  $60
I recently got these roses from my wonderful husband..and of course I have to paint them.  Roses can be pretty intimidating to paint, for me anyway, with all the layers of petals..but if you stay loose with them it works out great.
Up close

Saturday, February 23, 2013


We had a great show, despite the snowy weather.  I met some wonderful people and sent many paintings to new homes.  Thank you to all who braved the weather and to NCCA Artsplace for hosting my first solo show.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Out front

5x5 oil on panel $50
Love the red flower and strange shadow in this one.  It turned out to be more of a shape study..interesting when those things happen.
This is a larger piece, about 18x24.  I will be working on some larger paintings for a group show coming up in April.  I haven't worked large in a while so it was a fun change.

Friday, February 15, 2013

In lavender

6x6 oil on panel $60
Love the purples in this one.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Out of darkness

8x10 oil on panel $100
I went high contrast and simplified on this one..the yellow flowers are emerging from the dark..very moody.
Floral study 1  $15
This little painting is only 2-1/2x3-1/2 inches, about the size of a playing card.  Referred to as an ACEO, Art Card Editions and Originals, these little pieces of art are very popular on ebay and etsy.  This is my first one.  I will have these little gems for sale on my etsy site only.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On fire

6x6 oil on panel $60
Back to the florals.  With the reds, oranges, and yellows this one just speaks fire to me.  Nice warm, bright colors for a cold Michigan winter.  Side note:  Got some photos of my show from the gallery.  They did a great job with my little paintings.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In secret

4x5 oil on cardboard
I painted this one to fit into a sweet little frame that has been hanging around the studio for a long it has a purpose.  Very moody yet cute painting.  Hoping to get a lot of work done today..after my coffee of course.

Monday, February 11, 2013

4 sisters

5x5 oil on panel  $50
Purchased some new flowers over the weekend..perfect for this wacky weather here in Michigan.  Small studies underway in preparation for larger paintings.  I have a group show coming up in April and hope to change it up and show some large works.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Art exhibit

Paintings were delivered to the gallery last night.  First solo show is underway!  Thank you to Lindsay at NCCA Artsplace for this great opportunity.

Monday, February 4, 2013


5x5 oil on panel  $50
My daughter loves to use the word scrumptious when she eats something particularly tasty.  That word seems to fit this painting.  Consciously trying to stay loose with my painting.  It is so easy to get caught up in detail, especially when painting glass, that was the hardest part of this one.  I am happy with it though.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wino 33

5x7 oil on panel
Another one for the NCCA show coming up.  Should have about 30 paintings for it..all small daily works.  Well, the snow is seriously falling here in west Michigan.  We got about 6-7 inches just last night.  Perfect day to drink some coffee and get some painting done.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Line 'em up

5x5 oil on panel
Seems like I have been tightening up on my last few paintings, so I tried to stay loose with this one.  For some reason this is easier with smaller sizes.  On a different note, watched a great documentary called "Sound City" made by Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and Nirvana.  All about a recording studio where many amazing albums were made.  Very inspiring..reaffirmed the fact that I need to get out more often and experience art in all forms.