Saturday, December 6, 2014

So What'd They Say?

This is Acrylic, 10x8 on board. I don't know why I have so much fun with birds, but I do! Starting bid on dpw is $65.00

Friday, December 5, 2014

I am so proud of my boy, Wade. He is now a therapy dog, and I am finally able to share this gentle soul! It has been quite an experience, and so very rewarding to see the smiles and (happy) tears on the faces of patients we visit. Therapy Dogs International is a great organization, and I am so glad to be part of it with Wade. It is truly amazing what our beloved pets bring to our lives. This guy sits right next to me when I paint (and always gives me his opinion) . How lucky am I??    

Monday, December 1, 2014

Here Comes Trouble

The title was easy. They just look like trouble to me! This is 10x10 Acrylic on 1 1/2" gallery wrapped canvas, which is painted on the sides to extend the image. Ready to hang. Available at:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


This is heavily textured with lots and lots of layers. The gallery sides are 1 1/2 inch deep and painted with the continuation of the image. Ready to hang. It is 16x20, mixed media, and available on dailypaintworks.

Good One

This is 8x10, acrylic on canvas   sold

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Say the Word

  This is 16 x20 and mixed media. It is available on dailypaintworks. I love making angels.


This was very fun to create! It is comprised of lots of eras of my art and lots of paint and papers.It is 12 x 16 mixed media.  sold

Friday, November 21, 2014

Come Closer

20x20 Acrylic  $200.00
This is large -painted on 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas, with image continued on the sides. Ready to hang. Be the first to pick this nose for your home!

At Rest Three

                                                    $220.00 available on dailypaintworks
                                                             16x20  oil on canvas

A Good Place

                                                  Starting bid $85.00 on dailypaintworks
                                                                 8x10 oil on canvas

Stay Put

                                                   Starting bid 85.00    8x10 oil on board 
                                                   available on the dailypaintwork auction

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Not Finished Yet

It has been so beautiful here in Michigan!This is acrylic, and is 16x20. The sides are 1 1/2" gallery wrapped and are painted to extend the image all around. It is ready to hang without a frame. It has a starting bid of $180.00 on dailypaintworks.

Spring Break

                                         Oil on linen canvas ..available on dailypaintworks.

You're Out of Line

I have always loved doing "funny people", and I haven't in a while. But whenever I do, I sit there with a silly grin on my face. Time to do more (although it's harder in oils)! Available on dailypaintworks.

Friday, October 24, 2014

On Your Side

This was an experiment with lots of mediums; acrylic, watercolor, inks, and then oils in some spots. It is mixed media on board and is 9x11. I love angels and believe we all have them looking out for us. Purchase on dailypaintworks or contact me at

Can't Wait

11x14 mixed media on board 
I have no idea what these people are doing. But I'm sure they know!  sold

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hang in There

This little guy is about to fall.......or fly! It's the flying that we wish for us and our loved ones! It is 8x10, oil on gessoboard.    sold

Shabby Chic

This was from a fun day after our Becky Joy workshop. It is 11x14, oil on gessoboard, and available on dailypaintworks.

You First

My daughter took some great pictures of cows while she was in Montana. I helped myself to some of them. But that's a mooooooot point! SOLD

Canvas and Corks

                           More apples! Another fun night at the Birmingham Community House.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I'm just a "warm up" to you?

I don't know the number on this.....I got WAY behind on the challenge, but wanted to do a little warm up for the Becky Joy workshop! Leaving today, and will post pictures.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Here It Comes

                                        # 13    5x7  oil on board  available on dailypaintworks

Got behind.....but well worth it!

Yes, I'm behind on the challenge now. But who can pass up an invitation from my daughter to a great week-end on beautiful Suttons Bay?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Art at the Birmingham Community House

This was a small group this time, which made it very fun and very intimate. These apples were created by people who, for the most part, have never held a paint brush. They did an awesome job! Thank you Leah, Janice, Joe, Margaret, and Barbara for making the experience fun. As is everything with meaning, it's about the people! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Here I am

Back to oils for today. #12 of the challenge. This is 16 x20 on canvas and is available on dailypaintworks for $180.00. Also, I am offering free USA shipping for the month of September!

Lil Sloop

#11 of the challenge. I am still experimenting with lots of mediums together: alcohol inks, regular inks, acrylics, and watercolor. So different from oils, and I love them all!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Next Text

#10 of the challenge....still using watercolor, inks, acrylics, and pen. Fun!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


#9 of the challenge. I experimented here with alcohol inks, regular inks, watercolor, and acrylic. It is 8x10 matted, and the starting bid is $30.00 on dpw.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wasn't Me!

I encountered this baby in the front yard, and he had just taken a big bite of my favorite plant. I swear he looked at me as if to say, "It wasn't me!"  This is 8x10, oil, and starting bid on dpw is 58.00. ( I am offering free USA shipping for the month of September!)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

From a Distance

#7 of the challenge. This guy was just sitting there one day and he looked like he was viewing the whole world from above (wonder what he would be thinking).....It is oil, 8x10, and the starting bid is $68.00 on dailypaintworks.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dream Lover

#6 of the challenge. This boy is full of love, and hopefully reminds you of so many of the beloved animals in our lives! It is 8x10, oil, and starting bid is $98.00 on dailypaintworks.
# 5 of the challenge  8x10 oil $58.00  This was my favorite room in another time and place. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

What a beautiful dog this was. I snapped a photo of them, and the painting doesn't do this beautiful dog justice! It is 8x10 oil, and $48.00 on dailypaintworks. It is #4 of the challenge. What a great way to keep up the painting! Thank you for looking and for your great comments. How lucky we are to have this wonderful art community.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


#2 of the challenge. 10x8  oil on board  $78.00. ( I decided to "wing it", and am offering free shipping for the month of September!) 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Covering Tracks

#1 of the Challenge.
My son has always loved trains, train tracks, etc, so I thought of him when I snapped this picture! It is oil  8x10 on canvas board and starting bid on dailypaintworks is $68.00.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Eat

Another Leland painting. My daughter took one great picture that had so much going on, that I'm getting several paintings from it by cropping. It's fun! This is 8x10 oil on gessoboard, $60.00 on dailypaintworks. Thanks for looking and for your comments!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Leland Lineup

Here I go again....another Leland painting, this time from a photo my daughter took recently. A very special place for my son and daughter. 6x6 oil on gessobord. Starting bid is $40.00 on

Friday, August 15, 2014

Birmingham Community House Fun

Wow, it's been a fun 2 weeks at the Birmingham Community House! Art camp for kids, and Canvas and Corks last night......."Downtown Winedown". The scene was inspired by one of my paintings, "At Rest Two". These are awesome! They did a great job, especially since it was a fairly complex pattern and we had limited time. Very fun! Thank you, Patty, Nevan, and Meg for help and contributing to a great night. And the kids? I think they learned a few things and had some fun. I know I did.   
The Community House is a nonprofit that helps communities by providing educational, cultural and wellness programs, and also scholarships to improve people’s personal and professional lives. I appreciate my association with them!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A New Spin

8x10  oil on board  starting bid on dailypaintworks is $50.00

Karen's Butterflies

I was asked by my cousin to paint this as a surprise for his wife's birthday. Her father had passed away in this house and the next day, she sat on this chair and watched 3 white butterflies circling. She believes, as many people do, that white butterflies symbolize a departed loved one's visit. I didn't know if I could do it justice (he had sent me a photo). I found out that she cried when she saw it. I think it was a good cry!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

One of our family's favorite places, Leland, Michigan. 8x8 oil on canvas sold

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I took the photo for this at the 577 Foundation in Ohio. Kristen Dukat, Gloria E. Moses, and I went there to discuss the Becky Joy workshop. Such a cool place! A perfect place to paint! It is 8x10, oil, and on gessoboard. sold

Monday, July 28, 2014

Workshop with Becky Joy- Hope you can come!

Make Your Landscapes Glow with Artist Becky Joy

Join Us at the Becky Joy Workshop

September 24th- 26th

3 Day Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

$375.00 ~ Lunches are included 

If you register and pay by August 15th the workshop fee will be discounted $50.00, so you pay $325.00! After August 15th the fee is $375.00. The workshop requirement is a minimum of nine paid artists must be met by August 31st.
     Join nationally renowned artist Becky Joy for a three day plein air workshop in historical Perrysburg, Ohio. Attending artists will paint along the Maumee River on the scenic grounds of The 577 Foundation.  The workshop will begin with a private tour of the twelve acre grounds.  Following the tour we will gather in the studio where Becky will demonstrate her process, discuss her decisions, as well as share her overwhelmingly requested secrets on how to paint brilliant sunsets.  On day one, artists will work on exercises about color, texture, and how to develop your own unique voice in your work.  Emphasis will be placed on how to set a mood or glow to turn an ordinary landscape piece into something extraordinary.  The next two days will be dedicated to painting on the 577 Foundation grounds where artists will receive individual instruction and attention from Becky.  The workshop will close with a critique where Becky will assess each artist’s progress and offer constructive criticism and suggestions going forward.  The number of artists in the workshop will be a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 16.
Please consult the Workshop Supply List on Becky Joy's website at for a list of supplies and other important information from Becky.

To register for the workshop:
Call Director Mary Mennel at The 577 Foundation (419)-874-4174 or register through the web page:

Once registered, you will be sent an invoice, pay $325.00 if paid before August 15th and $375.00 if paid after August 15th as well as the cancellation policy. To complete registration, please make checks payable to and mail to:The 577 Foundation
577 Front St.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

If you have any questions about the workshop, payments, cancellation policy or suggested accommodations see the event on facebook: 
Becky Joy Perrysburg Ohio Workshop September 2014
Or contact: Gloria Moses at 815-603-8659
Or Kristen Dukat (419-306-1053)

Visiting Artist Workshop Cancellation Polices
We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our workshop. If a registrant needs to withdraw from a workshop, they should inform us no later than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop for a full refund. Workshop registrants who cancel between 15 and 30 days prior to the start of the workshop will be charged a minimum of ½ of the original fee, unless another wait-listed participant can fill the spot. For cancellation requests made 15 days or less to the beginning of the workshop, fees will not be refunded unless another wait-listed participant can fill the spot. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop for any reason, including canceling if the minimum enrollments are not met, in which case all workshop fees will be refunded to participants. Notifications will be made two weeks prior to the start date of the workshop. We cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation so make your hotel and travel reservations accordingly. Full payment of the workshop is due in order to reserve a space.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


These next three paintings have been created in the last week or so. Why do I say that? Because I'm back to my studio on a more regular basis. No wonder I'm feeling so good! I am so very lucky and blessed to be able to go to my own space and get lost. Having your own space, big or small, to just regroup, recharge, and reflect, is something I treasure and wish for everyone.


Trio  6x8 on board  $38.00 on

Park It

14x11  Acrylic  $52.00 on dailypaintworks

It's Time

16 x20  Acrylic on Canvas     sold