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?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"Guess What"  6 x 6 inch oil on panel

I really couldn't resist this title.  For those of you who don't "get it", my kids are always asking me "Guess what?".  When I ask "What?", they say "CHICKEN BUTT!!" and crack up.  Yeah.  Very funny.  Anyhow, this chicken's fluffy bottom is the whole reason behind this pun intended....but it's funny anyway.
"Not Amused" 12 x 12 inch oil on panel

Well, I've been MIA for most of the summer.  I've been going through a period of change and hopefully growth as a person and an artist.  I am eager to be back in the studio on a regular basis to see where this new perspective takes me.  This a painting that I did at the beginning of July of one of my old ladies.  She always has this mildly grumpy look and it just cracks me up!

Friday, June 14, 2019

“Nosy Rosie” 12 x 12 inch oil on panel 

This chicken’s inquisitive look borders on the “nosy”, hence the title.  It cracks me up!

“Strawberry Blossoms” 6 x 6 inch oil on panel 

My oldest son picked these for me a few years ago. I kept the reference photo just waiting for the right time to paint them. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

“Pretty in Pink” 6 x 6 inch oil on panel 

I used all of my large paintbrushes on bigger paintings and then forgot to clean that meant a small painting was in order!

Friday, April 26, 2019

"Solo" 20 x 16 inch oil on panel
My family was on a hike during this last Easter weekend and I saw this woman hiking solo.  I was instantly drawn to the figure caught in the sunlight and the mood the solo hiker sets.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

"Head in the Clouds" 12 x 12 inch oil on panel
This painting is another of my abstract pieces. I find that each one is an expression of my feelings at the moment and because each piece evolves as I paint it, an expression of the moment itself. The horizontal and vertical lines in this piece cut through the softness in the background in a very satisfying way. I liken it to taking the perfect slice out of a cake

Thursday, April 11, 2019

"Whale Song" 12 x 12 inch oil on aluminum panel

Okay.  It was time to stretch out of my comfort zone and try my hand at abstracts.  I have had a strong desire to do some for a long time and I decided that today was the day!
"Over and Under" 16 x 12 inch oil on panel
Painting rocks under the water's surface is always a fun challenge! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

"Low Tide" 16 x 20 inch oil on panel

My family went on a camping trip in January (yes, we're crazy weirdos who love to go freeze our butts off...haha) and the tide was way out when we took our beach walk.  I found the tracks that the water left behind intriguing.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

"Slash Pine Forest" 60 x 20 inch oil on panel
The final painting in a series of three depicting different facets of the Everglades ecosystem.  I really enjoyed painting this one.  It just fell off of my brush!  I love using opposing directional qualities with my brush strokes and with the large shapes in my paintings and this one really allowed me to do just that!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

"Sawgrass Prairie"  60 x 20 inch oil on panel
This is the second piece in a series of three that I am working on for a client.  I am really enjoying the serenity of these landscapes. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

"River of Grass" 60 x 20 inch oil on panel
I am so pleased with how this turned out!  I was commissioned by a gentleman in Florida to paint three pieces that capture different facets of the Everglades ecosystem and this is the first finished painting.  I have never visited the area so these paintings have really spurred me to research what the landscape looks like and the plants and animals that inhabit it.  This client even went out on a speedboat in the river of grass and took a wonderful video to inspire me!  It was great!  I can hardly wait to begin the next piece! 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"Flow" 12 x 12 inch oil on aluminum composite panel
My husband and I went on one of our "day dates"(we drop the kids at school and go do something fun) and just drove around looking for cool stuff to photograph.  This is a close-up of the Dosewallips River.  It is primarily glacial runoff, but it gets really huge when it rains and flattens all of the surrounding grass.  I thought the colors and the "flow" were really beautiful.