Saturday, May 22, 2021

Rocks and Reflections

“Rocks and Reflections” 6 x 6 inch oil on panel 

I have had this reference photo stashed away for about two years.  I took it on a summer camping trip to the Sol Duc River on the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington state.  For the last year, I have been homeschooling my kids and my art was put on hold, but I pulled my tarot cards the other day and much to my delight, they practically screamed at me to get going in my studio again.  I’m so glad I did!  I feel a new energy flowing!


Saturday, March 28, 2020

"Toppings" 12 x 12 inch oil on panel

I'll admit that I was intimidated to paint this.  The glass coupled with the partial opacity of the icing clinging to it, the whisk......and the zillions of sprinkles had me sweating a bit.  I am so glad that I finally delved into it, however.  I learned a lot and I really like the result!  The cookies were good too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

"Water Colors" 9 x 12 inch pastel on archival paper

The shadows thrown across the whitewater is what really drew me to paint this image.  I enjoyed developing the color scheme so much that I plan to do a larger oil painting of it so that I'm not limited to the range of color offered by my set of pastels. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

"A Nod to Summer" 24 x 24  inch oil on panel

I wanted this rose to embody the gentle, dreamy feel of a warm summer afternoon.

Friday, September 27, 2019

"Morning Commute" 6 x 6 inch oil on panel

My garden was humming with bees this summer.  I spied this little one on her way to work!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“This Rocks” 12 x 12 inch oil on panel 

I was a bit intimidated to paint this, but I’m so glad I did! I feel like I really took a step forward with this one! Hooray for pushing out of the comfort zone!
“Beach Bling” 6 x 6 inch oil on panel 

Who doesn’t love smooth beach pebbles?