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


Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches

One more in the cowboy hat series.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 in

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Oil on linen panel
10 x 10 inches

Friday, November 11, 2016


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


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


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


Oil on canvas board
12 x 9

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Oil on linen on board
10 x 10

Here is another one of Rachel.