Monday, December 10, 2012

Mandarin Orange

5" x 7" Oil on Board
Available for purchase on Etsy

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tea Cup Pansies

8" x 5" Oil on Linen Board
Available for Purchase

This tea cup is from a collection my mother had which she called "movie dishes".  She used to tell me stories of when she was a child in the depression.  One such story was about the weekend activity of going to the movies.  For 11 cents they were admitted to the movies, received a gift piece of Lusterware china like this tea cup, and had entertainment for an entire afternoon.  While the movie traditions are long gone, this piece of china still survives.  I hope you enjoy the painting as well as the story that went along with it.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunflowers and Pumpkins

18" x 24" 
Oil on board
Available for Purchase on Etsy

Sunday, September 30, 2012


20" x 24" Oil on Canvas Panel

Peonies are a challenge to simplify.  I have a huge sign attached to my easel that says "squint" or else I tend to get lost in the vast amount of petals.  This visual reminder helps me stay on track.  Available on Etsy for purchase.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lilacs and Dogwood

20" x 24" Oil on Linen

My mom gave me a uniquely colored purple glass vase sometime ago.  Lavender lilacs seemed like the perfect compliment for such a pretty color and luckily dogwood were in bloom at the same time.  It sure was a challenge simplifying all the petals and leaves but squinting is the key to minimizing unnecessary details.

This painting is available on Etsy for purchase.

Friday, April 27, 2012


11" x 17" Oil on Linen - NFS

This is the first in a series of sunsets I am painting.  Lately I've been fascinated by the colors of the sky at the golden hour, my favorite time of day.   

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Mill

42" x 30" Oil on Linen Panel
Commission - sold