Skip to main content

A Busy Weekend Painting

Hydrangeas I Oil on Canvas 6"X8"

Pink Roses III Oil on Canvas 6"X8"

The following paintings are tiny oil on linen canvas that I made. They are intended to be portable art-pendants. I have to get my metalsmith tools out and make some bezels for them. I can't wait. The large ones are 1 1/2" in diameter. My favorite are the miniature Oklahoma landscapes.

On my easel right now...
I have been working on painting a ballerina slipper for Alexis (Alexia's friend). I cannot seem to be able to darken the peaches (or any pinks on anything for that matter) without going too bright (if I add red) or too muddy if I try to darken it with other colors. If any of you have a trick or know a helpful starter fomula, I would really appreciate it if you pass along to me.


  1. You are so talented! I wish so badly I could paint!

  2. White shades are the most difficult mixed colour that is possible without going dirty; I think very clear turpentin and clean brushes after every stroke is most important to get clear white shadows near also clear light colours... Your 'badges' are really nice!

  3. I love the hydraengas. You captured them perfectly. I too like miniatures. I've never worked in oils but it looks fun.

  4. I always start with the color I need and then work either backward or forward.
    Like for the slipper, I might start with a white or I might start with a flesh color which is already tinted.Adding turpentine or linseed oil may thin it enough to get the shade you need as well.Sometimes in oils you require a few days to dry before adding another coat to get the shade you need.
    What you did here is very nice.:)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Labor of Love

Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase,   Oil on 5 "x7"   Linen Panel SOLD  Private Collection in San Saba, TX First, I must say that everything I paint is because I absolutely love. I don't like to paint things that I don't find to be attractive to me for one reason or another. Sometimes it's sentimental reasons and other times it's as simple as beautiful colors or the texture. Either way, it's something that I want to capture and stare at for long periods of time. I want to study it and how it affects the environment around it, as in the case of Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase does. In that respect, I feel ALL my paintings are a labor of love.  More often than not, I have to create a painting, wipe it all down, and start all over again if something is just not working. Some never get completed and I just end up painting something totally different on that panel. Then there are some, that I just have to paint, no matter how much trouble they are giving

Roses, Chickens, and Bees

Still Life with Fantin's Roses ,  5"x7" Oil on linen Panel S OLD Still Life with Fantin's Roses ,  5"x7" Oil on linen Panel S OLD Cherries from Linda's Garden ,  5"x7" Oil on linen Panel S OLD My heart is filled with all your inspirational words. Thank you for the happy e-mails, the wonderful advice and sharing of resources, and your kindness and support all around. I've found that simplifying my life can be complicated and messy at first, but I am getting into the swing of things and finding my way around raising chickens, keeping bees, organic gardening and teaching art. During winter break, I started my coop plans--all the things coops had to have and the best way to build it so that that it would not be something my neighbors would mind seeing as they step outside their houses. I must add that I have the BEST neighbors in the world. I bought chickens in March and by April, they were ready to be outside of the broode


This website has been moved to Thank you for your interest in my work. Roses and Peony in Cut Crystal with Silver Vase Watercolor and Gouache on Archival Paper   7.5 " x 8.75" Click here for Purchase Blush Pink Roses in Mint Julep Cup Watercolor and Gouache on Archival Paper   7.5 " x 9" Click here for Purchase  Peony in Glass Votive Watercolor and Gouache on Archival Paper   5.5 " x 7.5" GIVEAWAY GiveAway Instructions:  1.  Subscribed to this website  HERE. If you have already subscribed, you automatically have a chance to win. and 2.  Follow me on Instagram  HERE . 3.   For additional chances to win tag a friend on the Giveaway Post on my Instagram page  HERE .   Peony in Light Blue Vase Watercolor and Gouache on Archival Paper   9" x 7.5" GIVEAWAY Peonies in Glass and Silver Bud Vase Oil on Linen Panel 6" x 8" Click to Bid Roses in Glass