Friday, December 2, 2016

Peppers


(oil on canvas, 10 x 8) 
Please click here to bid or purchase: $125

Always good to get back to still life paintings.
This is one of my favorite vases 
(you'll see it in other paintings on my gallery page).
It has great reflective qualities.


Here is the studio set up for this painting.
Thanks for viewing my paintings.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Friend's Horse


(Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24)
NFS

This is a painting I did for a friend.  
It is from her Facebook picture of this magnificent animal.
I was inspired & gave it to her as a gift.
Sometimes, a painting is an expression of appreciation.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Feeding Tortoises


(oil on thick gallery wrap, 24x24x1)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $579

Desert tortoises are adopted by families in Tucson.
These are 8 year old siblings.
An adult can measure up to 14 inches in length.  
Hatchlings are only 2 to 2.5 inches long. 
Wild tortoises can live about 35 to 40 years or more.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Last But Not Least


(oil on gallery wrap canvas, 10 x 8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $90.

Okay, I think I'm done with pumpkins...I've said that before.
Their wonderful shapes keep calling me back.
But, i think this is the last of this series.
We;ll see what October brings.

Keep Smiling & Thanks for looking at my paintings.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

FLP


(oil on gallery wrap canvas, 8 x 10)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $90.

FLP = "Fat Little Pumpkin"
Again, so much fun working with the different shapes.
This one pushed to all the edges of the canvas.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Pushing Pumpkins


(oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 10x8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $90.

Having fun with these pumpkins!
Used the palette knife to add highlights.
Love the textures & colors.
I'm thinking about Halloween!

Thank you for viewing my rush of the seasons and my paintings.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tres Pumpkins


(oil on gallery wrap canvas, 8 x 10)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $90.

Okay, it was 104 in Tucson today.
But, I'm still looking to October and pumpkin season.
We are in for rain Tuesday through Thursday, so
maybe pumpkins will continue for a while.

Thanks for viewing my paintings.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pumpkin Too


(oil on gallery wrap canvas, 10 x 8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $90

Still in a pumpkin mood! 
 Love the shapes and colors of these wonderful vegetables.
It won"t be long now (judging how fast August swept by me).
Hope you have a lovely fall season in your neck of the woods.
It is going to be 99 in Tucson with a small chance of rain this afternoon.
We had rain yesterday & my cactus rejoiced.
Thank you for viewing my paintings

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall is coming!


(Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10)
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It is only the end of September, but my heart is in October!
I just had to paint this little pumpkin.
But it is 97 degrees in Tucson (cool for us!)
The really cool weather usually doesn't come till the end of October.
Ah, I can only hope for more monsoon rain.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh My, Another Pie!


(oil on canvas, 8 x 10)
Please click here to purchase or bid: $100.

Another Pie indeed.  This time Blueberry pie.
Yummy hot, with ice cream on top.
Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Peachy Pie


(oil on gallery wrap canvas, 8 x 10)
Please click here to purchase or bid: $100

I've been doing a lot of large scale paintings lately. 
I'm pleased to get back to a smaller painting.
This one was a delight to paint and made me hungry for
"Peachy Pie"
Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Monday, July 25, 2016

See the Bird?


(oil on cradled board, 6 x 6 x 1) 
Please click here to purchase or bid: $100

This little guy doesn't know what to do about the Ravens which are much bigger than him.
My dog knows what to do:  she barks!
Ravens are not impressed & just sit in the trees fussing back at her.
Brave Big Ravens.
Thanks for viewing my paintings.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Eyeing the Heart


(oil on canvas, 24 x 18)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $150

Another Raven; another tree and wind chimes to tantalize.
This series has been such fun to do.

(detail)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Pair of Robbers


(oil on canvas, 24 x 18)
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Ravens and trees continue to inhabit my dreams.
Ravens aren't really robbers, but they like shiny objects;
so do I.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Raven Robber


(oil on convex canvas, 14 x 10) NFS

This is an experiment of painting with a pearlized background.
The Raven sits in the tree thinking of robbery.


This is the detail of the robber and wind chimes.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

One More Raven


(oil on canvas board, 8 x 8) 
Please click here to purchase or bid: $75; 
$200 for all 3 paintings

I just could not resist adding one more Raven to the flock!

Here are the other two: ($75 each)



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Raven's Trees


(oil on canvas, 36 x 24) NFS

The  inspiration for trees continues.
I wanted to hang a wind chime & the raven holding the chime came as an inspiration from all the raven paintings that I've been doing lately.
Again, these are trees from the yard of my Qigong teacher.
This is a small grove of mesquite trees.


Detail of Raven

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Namaste


(oil on canvas, 40 x 30) NFS

This is a gift to my wonderful Qigong teacher.
It represents a tree in her yard where we practice Qigong each week.
This wonderful practice helps to center me and keep my creativity flowing.

Thank you for viewing my paintings...namaste.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Raven III


(Oil on board, 8 x 8) 
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75


Here you see both Ravens.  
They look good as a set.
Ravens, what can I say?  I love painting them!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Early Spring



(12 inch Round Convexo Canvas)
No need to frame; painted sides.

Please click here to bid or purchase: $100




Here is the set up in my studio.
The irises are from my yard earlier this year.
I was having trouble posting this and finally gave up trying to crop it & posted it today.
I really love the irises in my yard.  Sadly the blooms are now gone, but I have this painting to remind me of them.  I hope you like them too.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Raven II


(Oil on panel, 6 x 6)
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Here is our old friend the Raven.
I really enjoyed painting this one.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Raven


(oil on board, 8 x 8) 
Please Click Here to purchase: $75
This Raven was done on a copper background. 
I love Ravens and there are plenty in my neighborhood.
They hang out by themselves but drift in groups on the air currents.
Some Indian stories say that the Raven speaks to God.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Quan-Yin


Acrylic & Oil on Canvas 24 x 20) NFS

This is a painting that I've been working on for several weeks.
Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved deities in the Buddhist tradition.
She is the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Two eyed


(oil on canvas board, diptych, 6x12)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $125

I found this a fun challenge.
I think I shall continue this subject matter for a little while.
Come with me on this adventure.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Other Eye


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
NFS

This is a painting of the other eye from the previous post.
It is always a challenge to paint eyes from the same person & make them match.
Especially when they are done on different days.
I'll post them both for you to see in tomorrow's blog.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eye Practice


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
Not For Sale

I thought it might be nice to get back to some basics.
Here I practiced painting an eye.
Bringing 3D quality to the eye ball is a challenge...yes?

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Beginnings


(oil on canvas board, 10 x 8) 
Please click here to bid or purchase: $125.

There is nothing so promising as a new beginning.
This hyacinth bulb is full of the promise of a flower
stirring within its' leaves.  Just as this year is the promise of a life yet lived.
Happy New Year!