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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cutie in a Tutu

Hello! This little gals mother has a studio in the Pendleton Art Center, her mother in addition to other things makes and sells tutus. During the Charity Ball a few weeks ago Mom sent her upstairs to hand out flyers. I just loved the way she looked with her orange top, blue jeans, tutu and boots. This is little, a 6 x 6 Raymar panel so her face is pretty tiny. I plan to give it to her Mom at our First Friday in January, stop by and see us if you are in Middletown Ohio from 5-9.

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Happy New Year~ Have fun and be safe

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hello there, I painted this image before , last year at one of my shows and it sold off my easel wet. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

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Merry Christmas to all of you! Be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

God Loves the Color Red

Hi, This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I wanted this to feel like a cloudy rainy day. I used grayed down colors for everything but my little gal. I wanted the red umbrella to pop and I used a palette knife to lay it in. When my little gal went out to walk in the rain God loved her red umbrella so much that the sky radiated and reflected that glorious red. Just what I thought about after I finished it, crazy?


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Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog friends

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pink Lilies

Hello there, I painted this from a set up a while back. I started by putting a dark color on the canvas and then wiping out the area where I would paint my lilies with spirits. I painted in the lilies and then went over the dark background once again. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

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I hope you are finding joy in the holiday season SOLD

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Geraniums in Terra Cotta

Hi, I painted this a few months ago but I don't think I ever posted it, hopefully not. This is oil on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas and I painted it from a set up. You can probably tell by now that I love red geraniums.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shore Birds

Hi there! I took the reference photo for this painting last winter in Florida. I really don't know much about birds, I thought these were a type of sea gull but I am not sure. I loved the two little guys on the left that were looking right at me, and I love their little knees, lol. I like paintings that evoke some feeling from the viewer and hopefully this makes you smile. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Christmas Card

Hi there, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, I can't believe Christmas is so close. The last 4 years I have painted the image for my Christmas cards, sometimes I order them printed on cards and other times I print photos of the painting and buy the type of card where you insert them. This is the image I painted for this years card, I painted it from a set up on a 8 x 10 canvas. My husband really wanted me to paint a duck decoy, I added the ornaments to hopefully make it feel like a Christmas card. I had shot gun shells in the set up too but wasn't feeling them, lol.

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See you soon :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Watching the Girls Go By

Hi there! This is painted on a 11 x 14 canvas painted from a reference photo I took last summer. I loved the little girl with the tube. The sea gull wasn't there but I thought it added some humor to it.

Starting work on a painting for a show called "Red" in February. I like the theme it really leaves it open to so many possibilities.

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Good of you to visit me :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Painting of Ellen- Wip

Hi there, I haven't worked on this since Monday but I wanted to show you where it is. I painted this Monday with my group. We had a beautiful model named Ellen sit for us. I want to do a bit more work to it but I'm looking at it for now. May work on some of the skin tones, maybe lighten the eye in shadow? This is oil a 11 x 14 linen panel.

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Monday, November 21, 2011


Hi! Well I painted geraniums once again, what can I say I love them. This was painted from a set up, oil on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. The background started out a light shade of green and as you can see it evolved into this darker color.

We had a model at my Monday painting group this morning. Such fun, our model was such a lovely young gal and did a great job of sitting still. I'm still tweaking it a bit but will post it soon. Next Monday we are painting Christmas still lifes, hoping to get a painting I like for my Christmas cards this year.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Newest Teapot

Hi Everyone, Well I'm so bad, I bought yet another teapot. I was in a antique store near here and I fell in love with this brass teapot. I think part of the reason it appealed to me so much is because it is so much like one that C.W. Mundy paints in one of his dvds and I love his work. I enjoyed my first try at it and I'll give it another go before too long. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

Very excited about this Monday, we have a model coming in for my Monday painting group. She's a beautiful young gal and it is always such a treat to have a live model. Hopefully I'll get something I won't be embarrassed to show you, lol.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Down on the Farm

Hello there! I painted this recently from a reference photo I took while in Hillsboro Ohio. Our last camping trip of the year was in Hillsboro, a beautiful rolling county in Ohio with lots of farms. I took quite a few photos of this farm, they had donkeys, cows and as you can see sheep. It's great when you take a photo and you just know it's one you will paint, that's how I felt about this one. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

I won!

Hi Gang, Just a quick post to let you know my painting of a "Snow Day in Pine Hill" took 1st place the Holiday card contest. I am so thrilled and honored. Representative Beck will hang the painting in his office and the image will be used on all of his holiday cards. The photo is Representative Beck on the left and Meredith Raffel on the other side of me, she is the executive director of Mason Deerfield Arts Alliance, they sponsor the event. So I'm a happy girl tonight. Woo Hoo!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Shhhh, it's a secret

Hi there, These 3 little paintings were donated to Secret Artworks. The opening is the 18th so it's a secret until then. This is the third year I have entered paintings, this year it was by invitation only so I was honored they asked me to participate. These are all oil on 5x 7 panels. The way it works is people purchase tickets to attend the event for $125 each. You can attend the opening which include cocktails and appetizers and you get to take home one painting. We do not sign the front of the paintings and you do not know who the artist is until they take it off the wall. It's a fun event, people rush in looking for their favorite painting. They preview the art online and in the lobby of the Westin Hotel prior to the event. Not the best photo, I almost forgot to shoot them until the last minute but you can get the idea. This is the tacky box I carry some of my wet paintings around in, lol.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Other 2 paintings for the Holiday Card Show

Hi there, Here are the other 2 paintings I am entering in the Warren County Holiday Card Show. I dropped them off today and the opening is this Saturday at Gallery 42 in Mason Ohio from 4-8. The awards ceremony is at 6 so stop by if you are in the area. Keeping my fingers crossed to win something but either way it's a nice opportunity. The show will hang for a month or so and there is the hope that they might sell during that time. Both of these are 11 x 14 and will be framed in 3" black frames. The snow scene is the park behind me and the train scene is in Lebanon, Ohio. The theme is Warren County, Ohio's playground.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holiday Card Show

Hi! For the 3rd year I am entering a Holiday card show here in Warren County. Representative Pete Beck chooses his favorite image to be his Holiday card for each year. The theme this year is Warren County "Ohio's Largest Playground". He purchases first place and 2nd and 3rd receive a cash prize and 2 honorable mentions. Last year one of my paintings took 2nd and it sold while hanging in Gallery 42 for the month of the show. I'll post the other 2 soon, I am calling this "A winter stroll in PIne Hill Park". I took this photo last winter, I loved this little gals pink and green coat. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas and of course will be framed for the show, I drop them off this Tuesday.

Tomorrow night is First Friday at the Middletown Pendleton Art Center from 5-9, stop by if you are in the area.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Geraniums & Copper

Hi there, Just home from camping for a few days, quickly running out of nice weather so it was great to get away. I didn't take my paints this time but I sketched like crazy. My hubby fished one day and I just sketched everything around me, leaves, trees and a boat on the lake. I should sketch more but I just can't wait to play in those juicy paints, lol.

I did this painting last week from a set up, it is very painterly with lots of paint. I used a palette knife to finish off the background.
It is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

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Enjoy your day! Hugs

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet Little House

Hi there, This little house isn't too far from me here in Mason Ohio. I loved the way the sunlight was hitting it and of course I loved the fact that they were displaying the flag. This is another 6 x 6 on a Raymar panel.

I found a great way to display these little panels. I bought 40" aluminum rulers, I think that is what they are called. They are light weight with a hole drilled in one end. I took the plain side and attached velcro all the way down and then I attach a small piece of velcro to my panels and I can spread out 6 panels down the length of it. It looks really nice. I am going to hang one of my easels near by with a panel on it because the easels come with them. I'll take a photo when I get it hung and show you because this may not make sense, lol.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hi there, This was painted from a reference photo I took last summer while out camping. Not exactly sure where it is but isn't it lovely? lol I need to title my photos because so many areas look similar. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

Cooling off here much too quickly, we had hoped to camp a few more times this fall but Mother Nature is fighting us, lol. I wanted to get out and paint some fall colors too but the leaves are coming down fast . Excuses, excuses, right? Too hot, too cold, I just want things perfect. Good luck with that, right?

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Enjoy your Fall day. <3

Saturday, October 15, 2011

So Sleepy- wip

Hi there, Sorry I haven't posted this week, it's been a busy week. My birthday was Wednesday and my sweet husband took me to the Cincinnati Art Museum for the day. We had lunch there and enjoyed ourselves, they had a special exhibition of dresses from the 20's. I had this idea it would be cool to paint them but I got yelled at for taking photos, lol. I seem to get in trouble there a lot. For some reason they don't want my nose buried in the paintings either, lol.

This painting is 11 x 14 and I have worked on it off and on for quite a while. The original image came from Wetcanvas but other than it having a little girl and teddy sitting on her bed you wouldn't recognize it. The little girl has changed at least 3 times along with a lot of other things. Now I am at that stage where I am studying it to decide if I am happy with it. Any suggestions?

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Friday

Hi Everyone, I appreciated everyones good wishes for my First Friday at the Pendleton Art Center. Friday night was fun. A good crowd with lots of friendly people and a lot of familiar faces. I think the local people are really enjoying the center. A lot of them show up for each First Friday. There is food and music and so much to see, however they are enjoying it but not buying. They need to support us with purchases too if they want the center to be a success. I spoke to a few of the other studio artists and they're not sure they will renew their leases unless things pick up. I am hoping come spring when it's time to renew our lease that most of my studio buddies want to go on for another year, I think you have to hang in there for a few years and allow things to grow. I sold one small painting and I think someone is coming back for one of my 8 x 10's next month. Hopefully November and December will be great months for everyone. I love to paint and will continue to paint no matter what but it's nice to recoup some of your expenses and it's always so great when someone wants to live with your art. Here are a few photos of my walls, the triptych is outside the studio. There is a cafe in the building open Monday-Friday so the outside wall continues to get some exposure through the month. Thanks again for your wonderful support, It means a lot to me.

Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poppies & Apples

Hello, I painted this one yesterday with my group Mason Area Painters. I took a box full of set ups and people picked from that what they wanted to paint. I chose this, I loved the red through out and I always enjoy painting this sweet little green Ball jar. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I just love hanging out with a group of people that share my passion.

I have been very busy painting but can't post most of it. I painted 3 small paintings for an event called "Secret Artworks", maybe when it gets closer I'll post those. Also I am working on 2 paintings for a "Holiday card" competition, this is the 3rd year Representative Beck has chosen an image for his Holiday card. Last year I took second place and my painting sold while it was hanging in the gallery.

This Friday night is "First Friday" at our studio in the Middletown Pendleton Art Center and you are probably sick of hearing about it but I am the Featured Artist this month, lol. I hung all of my art the other day and now I am putting together serving dishes and thinking about food. I'm really excited if you can't tell. Stop by if you live in the area, we are open 5-9 on Friday and 11-2 on Saturday.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

All of my little 6 x6 paintings

Hi there, Here are all of the completed 6 x 6 Raymar panels. I took them up to the studio today and hung my display for next Friday night when I am the Featured artist. Raymar panels are a pleasure to paint on, I use smooth cotton. I also have one of their wet canvas carriers, check them out if you aren't familiar with them. A hint, if you order them on a holiday they offer free shipping.

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Good of you to stop by~ enjoy your day.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hello, I have been working on this one on and off, not sure if I am finished or not. She has went from an image of a gal dressed for the Renaissance festival with her hair hanging down to a ballerina with her hair up. The background was very dark and now as you can see it has shades of purples and greens. I faced her away and I want to leave it up to the viewer as to what is going on. Is she ready to dance, has she just finished dancing, is she tired or unhappy or deep in thought? What do you think? Think she needs more work? This is oil on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. If you are an artist you know how paintings evolve, part of the fun isn't it?

Have a wonderful day! Hugs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's Cooking?

Hello, This 6 x6 was painted with an image from WetCanvas. I cropped it to fit on this square format. I think I am up to about 14 or so of these Raymar panels, I will be offering them with a table top easel.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Charming House

Hi, Well it was a long weekend. I spent Saturday morning accepting the paintings for the Festival and then several of us hung all of the paintings. Sunday I was there all day volunteering. I didn't win anything but had a great time visiting with folks. I rarely agree with the judges choices, unless they choose mine of course, lol. I know that some people that do not paint still have a good eye however I think the judge needs to appreciate the process of how you take a blank canvas and take it to a finished painting. They also need to understand good composition, value, edges etc. There! I'm done complaining, lol.

This painting was done looking at one of my reference photos, I'm not exactly sure where this house is. Someplace in Ohio while we were out and about. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Red Geraniums

Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's a bit cooler than normal here but the weekend is supposed to be great and I'm grateful for that.

I painted this from a set up, first time I have tried to paint this pot. The geraniums are silk, I paint from silk flowers a lot. Michael's Arts & Crafts has wonderful flowers and fantastic fake fruit. This is oil and this is one of the paintings I will be hanging in the studio for the month of October when I am the Featured Artist. The frame is from Dick Blick, their 3" plein air frame.

I have been trying to post better photos of my work, still struggling. I adjust settings and try to get it to the point that it is depicting my painting pretty close.

See you soon~thank you so much for stopping by


Monday, September 12, 2011


Hi! Another boat painting for your viewing pleasure, lol. This image was a combination of a photo from Wetcanvas and some other things. The boat actually came from one photo but I completely changed the background. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.

Getting ready for our local art festival this weekend. I have 2 paintings entered into the juried section of the City Gallery and my painting group will have a display there also. Saturday I will be there most of the day, accepting art and then hanging all of the art. Sunday I volunteer to spend the day there during the festival, watching the art and doing exciting things like stocking paper products in the restrooms.

Have a great day!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

A Sheep

Hi! This was fun to paint, I added lots of texture with a palette knife at then end to suggest hair. Sheep and goats have creepy eyes don't they? lol I had those yellow eyes painted in with those horizontal pupils and then I decided to darken the eyes and just suggest them, I like them better. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mystery Lady

Hello there, Another one of my tiny paintings. I don't know who painted the original painting of this though I know it is very old. Do you know who the artist is? It isn't an exact copy, I just looked at the original and sketched it on and went from there. At one point I was pretty sure I wanted to paint portraits but I don't feel that way now but every now and then I get the urge to paint a face. Sometimes it's the face of a sheep or rabbit, lol.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

More Boats

Hi there! This is another one of my 6 x 6 paintings. I enjoyed doing boats so much that I tried it again. Are these called dinghys? Not sure, I love those little red floats hanging on them. Recently we visited a lake near here and they had an area off to the side where they stored boats. I found it so interesting, most of them had been there for years, kind of sad. It was like a boat graveyard, no one loved them anymore. I find I like sailboats and old fishing boats, the sailboats have an elegance to them and the old fishing boats have so much history to them.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mary Cassatt

Hi there, I painted this Monday on one of my little 6 x 6 Raymar panels. This is painted looking at a painting by Mary Cassatt. It isn't exactly like her image I just looked at her painting and free handed everything. I cropped it a bit to fit this square format. I have painted so many different subjects on these and I'm having a ball. I think I have a dozen and I am going strong, hopefully they'll go over big in October at our studio.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Silver Teapot, still life

Hi! I painted this recently, a bit larger for me. 16 X 20 oil on a stretched canvas. I purchased this old silver teapot a while back and set up this somewhat elaborate set up. I hope you find it interesting, I think the tulips and the spoon lead you back into the painting. Silver can be fun and a bit challenging to paint, I try hard to paint what I see and hope that it ends up reading like silver.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Barn Painting

Hi Everyone, Another little 6 X 6 painting on a Raymar panel. This was painted from a reference photo I took somewhere here in Ohio. These little paintings will sell for $50 and that includes a wood table top easel. Let me know if you might be interested in purchasing any of them, there will be a bit of shipping added to the price. I photographed this one outside on a bench in the front, I am always struggling to get decent photos of my work. I feel they look so much better in person, they seemed grayed down in the photos most of the time. I'll just keep trying.

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