Saturday, January 31, 2015

Collage January 2015 30 in 30!

I made it! 30 paintings in 30 days. I learned a lot. It is such a great thing to do to continue to improve your art. I can't wait to do it again........but not on this day! Thank you all for your nice comments. They really inspire me and I congratulate all of you who made it through, too! And more good news..9 of these have sold, but the rest are available! I will start back painting tomorrow.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bits and Pieces

#30! This was, again, created from other pieces of past art work, although it's been almost all re-done. Parts of it are on fabric, which a cut into strips, painting around and in between. It's pretty textured because of the playing around!  sold

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Out and About

#29 Just a walk with the dog. One of my favorite things to do. Although, my dog is slightly larger than this little guy! 8x10acrylic and available on dpw.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blissful Bunch

#28 of the challenge. I went through some pieces from a while ago (I don't throw a scrap away!), and found a section of a piece that I painted on fabric a while ago. I mounted the piece to a canvas, and painted around it, and in it. I try to leave most of the original piece untouched unless it is an area that's faded. I will put a gloss varnish on this to really bring out the colors. It is an 8x8 collage. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three Men and a Hat Rack

#27  Three Men and a Hat Rack. 8x10 acrylic. At some point I'm going to have to get serious. But not on this day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sky's the Limit

#26  It's true.....for most of us, the sky is the limit. We are usually our own biggest critics and need to get out of our own way! This is 8x8 acrylic on canvas and available on dailypaintworks auction.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Long Weekend

#24 of the challenge! This is acrylic paints with inks. Image is 8x10 on heavy paper and will come matted. Available on dailypaintworks.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ruffles and Fruit

# 22  Ruffles and Fruit.  8x8 acrylic. This is from a sketch of a model I found (I found the sketch, not the model) from a couple years ago. Nothing about it resembles the scene that day except for the ruffles!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alone in Thought

#21  I saw this boy sitting alone, and he seemed deep in thought. He's a teenager, and times can be rough for them. I hope they were good thoughts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Let's Meet Up

#20.......I worked all day. It started out with an oil painting that got trashed. Then came an acrylic. No dice. Then out came the alcohol inks. Still a no go. Does that happen to you? So, I decided to go through my box of scraps and found some old negative space paintings. I started putting them together and painting, cutting, and gluing. I'm going to call it a day, and I'm still on track. I didn't think I would be a few hours ago. This is 9x12, collage, and available on dailypaintworks.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just Passing Through

#19 ! I took this picture years ago on a trip to Ireland. It is 8x8 oil, and available on dailypaintworks. Also, I am offering free shipping for the month of January!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mutiny in the Bounty

#18 ! This is a re-worked (almost totally) painting from a while ago. It was fun doing all the negative painting in the background. They all look like a fight is going to break out, hence the name. It's 12x12 acrylic, on cradled wood with painted 2 inch sides. Ready to hang. Available on dpw!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Perfect Day

#17  9x12 oil on gessoboard. I saw this mom and child in the park this past summer, and I loved the way she was looking at him. Available on dailypaintworks.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sally and Her Sax

#16 of the challenge. I wasn't finished with my musical people yet. This is 8x8 acrylic, and available on daily paintworks. Also, I had some great news in the last few days. My friends, Kristen Dukat and Odette Renee  asked me to be their first artist of the month at their new gallery! It is a beautiful gallery, called Objects of Desire, and they will be featuring one of my paintings every day on their Facebook page. You can go to to check it out! "Like" their page, and be eligible to win one of my prints, along with a special gift from Objects of Desire Artful Living and Gallery.
The other piece of great news ...I have been asked by daily paintworks to be their featured artist of the week! Check it out at I was very honored to be asked. Thanks, daily paintworks!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


#15 of the challenge. 8x8 Acrylic on canvas board. Available on dailypaintworks

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Red Clutch

# 14! I had drawn and painted lots of people on another surface, but decided to just use these guys for now. So I made a collage. It was really fun! It's small, only 6x6, mixed media. Available on dpw

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Experiment in Blues

#13 of the challenge. This was an experiment. But I don't have any idea of what I learned. My eyes need a break! This is oil, and 8x10 And this is revised......still having troubles!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Here and There

#12 of the challenge....hanging in and keeping up, barely! Another angel..can't have too many, right? Sold

Saturday, January 10, 2015


This is #11 of the challenge. It is acrylic, 8x8 on canvas board.  (I wish I could say that with all this painting, I don't even have time to eat. But that wouldn't be true.)  sold


#10 of the challenge.....1/3 of the way, and I'm keeping up!  I picked the title because we all need them!    Sold

Friday, January 9, 2015

#9 My Turf

#9 My Turf.....getting there, sort of. This is 11x9, oil on canvas.Contact me for price and free shipping for the month of the challenge!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Take it Away!

#8....I guess I'm still in the mood for odd looking people who love to jam!  sold

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

He Shed She Shed

#7 !  The original photo came from my daughter, after a trip to Oregon. Of course, the painting looks nothing like the photo. I need to take a class in painting from photos! This is 11x9, mixed, on canvas, and available on dailypaintworks. By the way, I am offering free shipping on all my paintings for the month of the challenge!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Who're You Wearing?

#6 Fun with abstraction.  8x10 Mixed 
Ever notice when women get together there is what I call the "greeting period". "Cute Dress", "Did you get your hair cut?", "You look thin." , etc, etc. Men don't do that. It's fun being a woman!
I was honored to be asked to be the featured artist of the week for dailypaintworks, and this was the givaway!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


# 5 of the challenge. I had a lot of fun with these. They seemed to get a little rowdy, and took on a life of their own!  Sold

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hide and Seek

#4 of the challenge. This is oil on canvas, 9x12, and available on dailypaintworks.
As this challenge gets underway, I realize (again) how lucky I am to be able to paint every day. Yesterday was my birthday (I'm told I was stubborn and waited until after the 1st of January to make my appearance), and I had a great day. I celebrated with my family and talked to good friends. It was like a day from heaven. In our family growing up, we coined what we referred to as "memory locks".  These are those moments when you suddenly become aware of being very happy. It could be something in nature, sitting with family, shopping and lunch with a friend, etc. We would make a snapping gesture and say "memory lock". This is what my own kids grew up with too. Well yesterday was an all day long memory lock. We had a rough year last year because of some illness in our family, but this year is already looking up. Here's wishing everyone a healthy, happy new year. The support and inspiration I get from my friends, family, and the art community out there provides me with many "memory locks"! Thank you, and thank you for looking at my art!

Friday, January 2, 2015


Number #3! Just a lonely little "settlement". I think it's cozy in there (I hope!).
8x10 oil, and available for $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping on dpw

Thursday, January 1, 2015


It's a cow, it was fun, and it's #2 of the challenge! 10x8, oil on canvas. Available on dailypaintworks: