Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spotlight on red

18x27 oil on masonite
This is a larger piece for the upcoming group show "Emerge" at West Coast Coffee in downtown Grand Rapids.  Worked on this one for two days, which I don't normally do.  I kept getting interrupted and my roses started to die.  I rallied and got it done though.  My photo came out a bit light, the background is a much darker gray.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Glass of berries

5x7 oil on panel $50
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Thinking spring!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Afternoon delight

5x7 oil on panel $50
I know, you can't help but sing the song, but a little snack of berries and wine during the day is a delight.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


5x7 oil on panel $50
Fruit is always fun to paint..nature gives us such amazing colors and flavors.  Also a good painting to post on the first day of spring.  Looking forward to picking strawberries with my daughter from our little garden patch..but gotta wait for the snow to melt first.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy bowl

5x5 oil on panel $50
Oranges just make you think of warm weather..perfect for this time of year.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In the end

5x7 oil on panel $50
My roses are finally dying, but they still have interesting shapes and shadows...beautiful til the end.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


5x5 oil on panel $50
Grapes are always fun to paint..the color combinations are endless..and they're yummy.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


5x5 oil on panel $50
I painted this for a DPW statue challenge.  I have had this photo for many years intending to paint it.  Finally dug it out of my reference file.  Thanks to my friend Tisha for taking such a wonderful photo for me to paint from.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The two of us

5x5 oil on panel $50
Loving the roses.  I am having way too much fun playing with pinks and reds.  On a personal note, my husband and I started our search for houses in Indiana today...kinda feels like the two of us against the world right now on our journey..hence the title for this one.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Velvet roses

6x6 oil on panel $60
Amazing how many reds, oranges, pinks and purples you can mix to create a red rose. It is different every time...and fun.