Available Paintings

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mary Janes

Hi there, I think these little shoes are called mary janes, do you know? These sweet little shoes are at least 5o years old and belonged to my hubbys cousin. This is oil on a 5 X 7 canvas panel and they were great fun to paint. They aren't patent leather just worn leather. Have a great weekend

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hi there, This oil painting was done a few weeks ago, oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel. I love the reflected orange on his chin. I had a great day Saturday at the plein air event, good weather, nice people and I sold the one painting I completed. I hope you are having a great day.

Friday, August 21, 2009

What a cutie

Hi there, I painted this yesterday at my lesson and worked on it a bit more last night. This is an image from Wetcanvas, I like how he has his mouth pulled to the side. This is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel. I am doing a plein air event tomorrow, Saturday. The event is hosted bye OPAS, which is Ohio Plein Air Society. I'm not a member but it's open to everyone, it will be at a sweet town called Milford. Only one day so hopefully I'll complete a painting that will be worthy of selling at the wet paint sale. Have a great weekend

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shopping with the Wife

Hi, Haven't signed this yet, not quite sure I am finished. This is oil on a 9 X 12 stretched canvas. In the photograph I took the man and dogs were in the shade of a tree with dappled light, I worked with that for a while and then wiped it out. I had Susan Carlin take a look at the painting and she wondered where the shadows were. So I worked on it more and added back the shadow of the tree and some of the dappled light. Who knows, this painting stuff is hard. lol. Options for a title are, Shopping with the Wife, I'll wait here for you honey, Taking a Break??? Any other ideas. Have a good day


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good Morning

Hi there, I painted this a couple of weeks ago from an image on Wetcanvas. This little blond has her pink robe on so I thought the name was appropriate. I was thinking this could be Christmas morning if I could figure out a way to reflect Christmas lights in her eyes, hmmm. What do you think, how would I do that? This is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Hi there, This is a portrait I started at my lesson last week and then finished on my own. My teacher Chuck Marshall pointed out an interesting thing I was doing with my brush. I would load my brush and then lay the paint on and then stroke it a second time. I never realized I was doing that, so great to find out. When you are laying down that final stroke you want it clean and I was pushing it into the paint underneath which muddies it up. I am enjoying my lessons with him and I think it has been very helpful. This is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Afternoon Sun

Hi, I painted this yesterday. I took this photo last week at a campground we were staying in, loved the sunshine coming into the trees. This is oil on a 12 X 16 stretched canvas.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Landscape, wip

Hello, Wanted to get something on , can't believe it has been a week since I posted. I have been busy though, I took another workshop online with David Darrow. It was on mixing fleshtones , it was last Sunday and finished up Tuesday night. We painted six faces all with different lightening etc. I will paint a portrait soon using some of the things I picked up in the workshop, maybe I will take progress photos this time explaining what I am doing. This little painting I did last Monday morning, still needs a few touches. Oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel. Enjoy your day!