Sunday, September 24, 2017

Iden and Bobby's Place

Oil on canvas board
16 x 20


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Overland Truck

Oil on canvas board
8 x 10 inches























Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mountain Lift

Oil on canvas
10 x 20 inches
















Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Orchids

18 x 24 inches
Oil linen on board





























I have a beautiful book of water color paintings from about 1890 by Alexandre Brun. Here is my version of one in oil.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Self-portrait

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 in



Finally painted me in the hat!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Orange in the Pink

Oil on linen on board
17.5 x 20 inches


Thursday, January 19, 2017

I wish I knew your name

Oil on panel
11 x 14 in
SOLD


























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
SOLD




























Friday, November 11, 2016

Chi

Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches



























The first in my cowboy hat series.


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
SOLD




Rachel

Oil on canvas panel
12 x 9 inches
SOLD



























Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Marriage Trees

Oil on canvas panel
12 x 9 inches



























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






























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




Monday, October 5, 2015

Nude Study

Oil on canvas board
8 x 10 inches























Friday, September 18, 2015

Girl in Black Socks

Graphite on paper
18 x 24























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




























Friday, July 17, 2015

Coming Together

Oil on canvas board
12 x 9 inches




























Friday, May 1, 2015

Splash

5 x 7
Oil on canvas panel