Available Paintings

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Teddy Bear

Hi and Happy New Year!
I have owned this little teddy bear for several years and was looking at it the other day thinking "I need to paint this". So today I set it up under a lamp and went at it. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I think it came out pretty good, love her sweet face. It is very wet so it may require a few more touches but we'll see.

I heard today from the gal I painted the two portraits of the boys recently , they are her grandsons and she had them painted for her daughter for Christmas. Her daughter and son in law loved them, so great to hear that. It is wonderful to do something that can touch someone's heart.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Old Jug & Sunflowers

Hi there, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I had a great holiday. I am very blessed with a large wonderful family.

I painted this from a set up recently, you might recognize this jug as I have painted it before. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

I am plugging away on my painting of The Kiss, hopefully it will worthy of showing you at some point. Trying to make it my own so I keep making changes.

The holiday is over so it is back to painting, woo hoo.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Bright Sunny Day- Larger size

Hello there, I have decided maybe I should paint several somewhat larger pieces to have on hand. I have a art show in February and I think the larger pieces are a bit more impressive. This is large for me anyway, 16 x 20 which is really not large at all. I painted this on a 8 x 10 canvas recently so you may recognize it. I have started a new project, there is a local gallery near here that is having a juried competition. It has to be our interpretation of Klimt's painting The Kiss. I'll let you know how that goes, maybe I'll photograph stages of the painting as I go along. I have taken a few weeks off Ebay with the holidays and all. I hope your holiday projects are going well.


Monday, December 14, 2009


Hello, These two little fellows are brothers, they were commissioned by their grandmother as a gift for their mother for Christmas. The one is obviously a more traditional portrait and the other a fun photo of big brother in the pool. They are both oil on 8x 10 stretched canvases. Just sent off a painting of a cat for someone and I am working on a farmhouse but it doesn't have to finished until after Christmas. What is better than painting? Having someone love your work enough to want it hanging in their home. It is the best job in the world. See you soon.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rays of Sunlight

Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. I'm almost ready, decorations up and most of the shopping done. I am singing Christmas carols so maybe that is a sign that my stress level is low, lol. I took this photo recently, the sun was low and hitting the back of the house and barn. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I made some changes from the photo, actually some big changes. I put leaves on the trees and changed out the house from an older one story house to this farmhouse, you know how I love farmhouses. I have 4 paintings on Ebay, they go off Tuesday evening and could ship out Wednesday if you are still looking for a gift for that art lover in your family or a nice gift for yourself. Enjoy the season.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm outta here

Hello there, I started this painting months ago and worked on it again this week. The concept behind this is the same little fellow sitting still, starting to move and then leaving the scene. I hope it reads that way. I think if you want to suggest movement you either blur the subject or the background and I didn't do either. Hey, he stopped for a moment and then ran off, lol. This is oil on a 11 X 14 stretched canvas. I just finished two commissions, woo hoo. One is a cat and the other is a portrait of a little boy, I'll post those soon. I hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunlight in the afternoon

Hi there, I painted this last week from a photo I took while traveling through a small town near here. The afternoon sun was hitting that orange building and the top of the trees. I think I am pretty pleased with this, another one that I may paint larger. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.