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

Here is my niece Regan acting silly.

Friday, November 11, 2016


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


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.