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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hi Friends! I gave myself a specific task with this one. I toned the canvas first which I rarely do but should. I toned it with burnt sienna, I really like to use a warm tone when I am outside painting all those greens.  After I toned I worked with larger bristle brushes to block in my large shapes. I then switched to softer brushes to lay the details on top.  I'm pleased with it, I really like seeing the burnt sienna peeking through everywhere. 

Thanks for visiting me.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Love old houses

Hi there! Sorry I haven't posted lately, no good excuse. This is a recent painting that I did from one of my reference photos. This is oil on a 8" X 10" canvas. Although I love to paint everything old houses hold a special place in my heart. I am considering painting this one on a much larger canvas. 

I hope things are good in your life. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tiny works of art

Hi there! Something a little different here. I painted these little necklaces and it was such fun. They are painted on 1 1/2" hand turned wood disks and sealed with three coats of varnish. I attached antique brass hangers that are lead free and then added black cords to hang them from. Doubled the cord measure 12" so they hang fairly long. I am offering four different ones this time although the group photos show others. I am offering them for $25 plus $5 shipping anywhere within the continental US.  One is called "Sunflower", one is Van Goghs "Starry Night" , one is a "Landscape" and the mother and child is from a painting by "Potthast"  you can purchase them through PayPal with a buy now option. Email me with any questions. Most are signed on the back because of the size and are all dated. Have a wonderful day.
Starry Nights SOLD
Landscape -SOLD

Friday, April 22, 2016

Landscape with red barn

Hi!  Another knife painting. Oil on a 8" X 10" canvas.
 Spring had finally arrived and I have been out to paint a few times, painted a red bud one day and a barn not far from here on another. Feels good to be out again. It never comes without it's challenges but that is all part of it. 

Thank you for visiting me.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Hi!  Another landscape painted with a knife.  This is oil on a 11" X 14" canvas.  I jump around a lot on subjects as you can tell and I'm always willing to try anything new but these new knifes have been kind of life changing.  I love the painterly look you get with them and it feels so good to push the paint around.  Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Still life

I really enjoy painting still lifes. Always a good challenge I think.  This one I set up for both of my groups last week. This is oil on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas, sorry there is a bit of glare. 

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Two new landscapes

Hi! Both of these landscapes are oil on 8 X 10" canvases. Both were painted with a flexible rubber spatula kind of thing, like using a fexible palette knife. I am having just the best time using this new tool.  I will try to upload a photo of the knifes also. Give them a try, so much fun. 
Have a great day!