Monday, February 13, 2017

Orange in the Pink

Oil on linen on board
17.5 x 20 inches


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Community 2016

Oil on linen panel
 16 x 20



























I was recently looking at the art of Samuel Bak. A holocaust survivor whose paintings represent his attempts to piece his world back together after being so utterly shattered.  His work resonated with me as I feel my world under threat, not piecing it back together but trying to hold it together.  So, I copied his painting as art therapy.  I added the capitol building in the background.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Charles

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches


























One more in the cowboy hat series.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tat

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 in



























Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Regan

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches



























Here is my niece Regan acting silly.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Chi

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches



























Thank goodness I have been able to paint these last few days.  It has kept my mind off mourning for America.  Here is my painting of my son Chi wearing his Texan look.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

I Wish I Knew Your Name

Oil on gesso panel
12in x 16in



























Another burnt umber underpainting. This was from a modeling session that my painting friend Nancy took a picture of for me.  I wish I knew her name.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Chi

Oil on canvas panel
10 in x 10 in



























Here is Chi all in burnt umber. Once this dries in about a week I will put in the color. So far I love it. Hope I still do once I add the color. That will be a challenge!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Van

Gouache on illustration board
9 x 12 inches



























I haven't done any painting in months because I have been working through some of the drawing courses at Watts Atelier on-line.  I am far from finished with them but decided to jump ahead into one of the painting classes. This was an assignment from the Gouache Phase 1 class.  I am very happy with it.  A few more portraits in black and white and I will move on into color.  I have learned so much. It has been terrific.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Kelli

Oil on canvas board
12 x 9


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rachel

Oil on linen on board
10 x 10


Here is another one of Rachel.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jordan

Oil on canvas panel
12 x 9 inches




Rachel

Oil on canvas panel
12 x 9 inches



























Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Marriage Trees

Oil on canvas panel
12 x 9 inches



























This is the backyard of one of my clients who just recently got married. I painted this for them as a wedding gift because to me these trees look like they are embracing and growing entwined.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Self-Portrait

Oil on linen
10in x 10in



Here is a self-portrait I did last week. I finally got a picture of it without too much glare.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Charles

10 x 10
Oil on linen on board






























Today I painted Charles again. He is such a good sport!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Billy

Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in



























Here is the drawing I did in today's life drawing class. I just love it!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Charles

12 x 9
Oil on linen




Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mr Muscles

24in x 18in
Graphite on paper



























I decided I needed to work on learning to see and draw muscles. I found this guy on one of the life drawing websites and decided to give it a try.  It was an interesting exercise and I learned a lot, but I found that this sort of detailed rendering was a bit tedious. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Nude Study

Oil on canvas board
8 x 10 inches






















I am taking a life drawing class and I have been practicing at home using the website artists.pixelovely.com. This was a photo by Lee.  It's a great resource of poses to work from.  After doing a bunch of drawings I was really itching to try my hand at painting one of them. I think it turned out pretty good.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Girl in Black Socks

Graphite on paper
18 x 24






















I am taking life drawing lessons and here is one I did that I like.
Took forever to get it right. Or at least right enough.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pretty Bird

Mixed Media
on wooden end table





















My grandfather made a set of these wooden tables many, many years ago.  They had gotten to be in such bad condition (peeling veneer and major stains) that we were going to throw them out.  But they were solid wood and so very sturdy, I decided I had nothing to lose if I tried painting and collaging them.  I love how they turned out.  This is the first one. The second one is soon to follow.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chaz

Graphite
10 x 8 in



























I have been doing a lot of drawing lately. Here is one I did of my husband looking so very Texan.

I have joined Daily Paintworks and all of my paintings and drawings can be purchased on that website.  Here is the link for this drawing.
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/412689


Friday, July 17, 2015

Coming Together

Oil on canvas board
12 x 9 inches



























This is the back yard of one of my clients. I get there early in the morning when the sun makes beautiful paths.  I love these trees that from this angle look like they are embracing.

I have joined the Daily Paintworks and all of my paintings can be purchased on that website. Here is the link for this painting. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/410187

Friday, May 1, 2015

Splash

5 x 7
Oil on canvas panel





















I just entered this one in the Daily Paintworks challenge and auction.  I really loved working on the splash and trying to be loose.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kingfisher

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aspen House

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16





















Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Brunch

15 x 22
Collage and Watercolor



















I just took a painting in watercolor and collage class. It was so much fun and it really opened by eyes to all that can be done with collage and paint. Now of course, I have to buy lots of new art supplies. What fun! I haven't stopped doing them since I got home. Here is one I did that I really like.  I expect there will be more to come.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Yin Yang

16 x 12
Oil on canvas board



























I went to an art party at my friend Becky's house. All who wanted to participate brought a piece of art, music, poetry or other writing on the theme of yin yang.  This is the first time I painted something based on a concept instead of some visual stimulation.  It was a very different but exciting experience. I looked to a lot of other artists for inspiration and decided Paul Klee was perfect. You can see a lot of him in this painting.