Jan 15, 2017

Snow Days are for Experimenting with Paints

Chanel Bottle with Roses,
9"x 5.75"
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

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We had a snow day this week. I spent it trying out new paints and techniques, starting with gouache added to new watercolor paintings and then playing with the pallet knife for some texture.
Peonies in Milk Glass,
8.75"x 7.5"
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

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Onions with Salt Glaze Jug,
6"x 8" Oil on linen Panel

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Roses with White Vase 
6"x 8" Oil on linen Panel

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Jan 2, 2017

First of 2017 Paintings

Old English Roses in Milk Glass,
 6"x 8" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Mandarin Still Life,
 6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Tangerine Still Life,
 4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Paper Whites in Glass Vase,
 6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD

Dec 28, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Pale Pink Roses with Chanel Books,
 6"x 8" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Still Life with Holiday Berries,
 4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD

Dec 19, 2016

Happy Holidays!!!

Still Life with Peonies and Copper Pitcher
5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Still Life with Pale Pink Roses,
 5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD

Dec 4, 2016

December Paintings

Roses in Brass Still Life5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Still Life with Honey Crisp Apples,
 
5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel

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Nov 27, 2016

Giving Thanks

Still Life with Dahlias5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Sugar Plums4"x 6" Oil on linen PanelClick to Bid
Still Life with Mandarin6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Still Life with Red Pepper5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
I have so much to be thankful for this year. In August, this was hard to see, but your lovely cards and messages of many different kinds have been so uplifting and wonderful reminders to stay positive. So, a BIG thank you to all of you for sharing your kindness and taking the time to pass on such needed words of encouragement. They have made me stronger so that I am able to be a more help to my mother. 
When someone is going through cancer, little things seem to make an incredible difference. One of those things has been making chemo caps for my mom out of pretty scarfs and handkerchiefs. I also took the time to make some art-teaching aprons for the coming semester's Studio Art class. Those Frida fabrics were a wonderful surprise.





Sep 18, 2016

When the Floor gets Pulled from Under Your Feet

Chanel  Book and Peonies6"x8" Oil on linen Panel
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Still Life with Pumpkins5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD


Sep 6, 2016

September Paintings

Cream Roses in Silver Mint Julep Cup, 5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
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Daisies in Glass Bottle, 4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Red Pear with Blue Background, 5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
I am honor to be a sponsor for a podcast on The Little Yellow Couch. Since I discovered the site, I've enjoyed listening to the stories of so many artists, crafters, decorators and many that thrive through creativity. It's since been a wonderful source of inspiration.

Aug 30, 2016

Why, hello Fall!

Pale Pink Peony in Glass6"x 8" Oil on linen Panel
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Blush Peonies in Crystal Vase6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Pink Zinnia in Antique Ink  Bottle6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD

Aug 15, 2016

Summer Slowing Down

Pink Roses in Glass5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Roses in Porcelain4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
The fig trees finally decided to give fruit... and did they ever!!! The loveliest of blues, purples and reds.... absolutely in love.
Fresh Figs4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD

Aug 8, 2016

Goodbye, summer. Hello, class.

Chanel Book with Pink Peonies5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
Pink Roses in Silver5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
SOLD
 I'm excited to share photos of my new classroom. I thought I'd go a bit Jungalow and it turned out to look so happy. I love it and hope the kiddos will also. 




Jul 26, 2016

Introducing the Honey Label and Celebrating Ribbons

I finally finished the label design for my honey jars. The bees have been busy bringing in the honey. I only harvested a frame to taste and my dad said that "it tastes better than any honey" he's ever tasted. That's a dad for ya.
Now for a bit of a confession. I have a ribbon obsession.. the older the better.. velvet, silk, satin, cotton, plaid.. you name it, I love it. So, to celebrate this wonderful obsession, I painted Chanel ribbon, one of my favorites. 


Roses with Chanel Ribbon8"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
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Silver with Grapes8"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
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Oh, my chickens are now starting to lay eggs. My Sweetpea lead by example--so proud of them. Hmmm we must have photos.. for another day.

Jul 20, 2016

A Bit of Blush : Sweetpea's First Egg as Inspiration


Pink Roses in Glass5"x 7" Oil on linen Panel
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Sea Shell with Oil Jar, 8"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
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Sweetpea's First Egg4"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
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My dear Sweetpea has laid her first egg and it is such a gorgeous blush. She's the best, but don't tell the other chickens.

Pale Pink Lisianthus, 6"x 6" Oil on linen Panel
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