Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lake Michigan Sky

8x10 oil on panel

I have the best memories of summertime on the lakes in Michigan. Beautiful sunsets with family and friends..there is nothing better.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bowl of Sunshine

6x6 oil on panel

Sometimes the simple subjects are the best.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Still Life with Oranges

8x8 oil on panel

I love traditional still life paintings. If you look at the history of still life you will never look at one the same again. There is a lot of thought and meaning that goes into the composition and choice of subject matter. It's all in the details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Other Side

11x14 oil on panel

I have had this reference photo for years and finally painted her. I am always intrigued by how costume can change one's personality. We all have other sides to ourselves and once in a while we get to let them out. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Red Beauty

6x6 oil on panel

Snipped this from my neighbor's side yard. It was struggling to be seen through all the I set her free and painted her so she will last forever.  Thanks Cate!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Leftovers

8x10 oil on panel

There are very few of these beauties left this time of year, but I was able to snag a handful before their end.  Until next year ladies.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pink Sheep

5x7 oil on panel
Got a couple more paintings done before my black eyed susans were toast for the season.  This time I added one of my cone flowers, which I finally got to bloom this year despite the bunnies.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Among Friends

5x7 oil on panel
These ladies are still in full bloom here in Indiana.  Always love summer when you can just step outside to find colorful subject matter.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Golden Summer

8x10 oil on panel
Black eyed susans are one of my favorite flowers in summer.  They feel like bunches of sunshine and they are a lot of fun to paint.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Three of a Kind

7x5 oil on panel
These are more flowers off the sweet little dogwood tree out front in the neighborhood.  Love the pink with the yellow-green vase.

Monday, May 2, 2016


6x6 oil on panel

I used a pot that I recently made for this still life.  The title hints at two things here..that life is short so why not learn something new.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


6x6 oil on panel
I love spring for the fact that everything starts over again.  We all need a do over every now and then.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wild White

6x6 oil on panel
These grow every spring in a wooded area down the street.  I suspect they were mindlessly transplanted by squirrel, which is great because it means free subject matter for me.  Thanks squirrels!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Don't Fade on Me

6x6 oil on panel
My tulips are starting to fade a bit, which reminds me of a Tom Petty song...hence the title.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


6x6 oil on panel

Painting number 2 of the pink tulips.  Painting these and seeing some sunshine today makes Spring feel a bit closer...even if there is snow in the forecast.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wishful Color

5x7 oil on panel

Back at it again.  This is the time of year when I crave some off to the store I go to buy a bunch of Spring to other words, tulips!