Thursday, October 14, 2010

Winter Blanket

This was done from a photo I had taken in Ouray, CO. It was the first snow and was so beautiful! It was like a blizzard and you really couldn't paint out so lots of photos.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Onions and Garlic

This is a study of simple shapes and bold colors. I had so much fun with this one, it went very quickly, limited palette, big brush loaded with color!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Head Study

This is a study, totally made up. I worked to keep my focus on the large shapes without calling attention to individual features. Worked to keep it loose and not get blogged down with the details.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mary Beth

This is Mary Beth and what a great model she was! I didn't get it finished in the time that I had but I do like it sort of in this unfinished stage. Or truth be known I really didn't want to finish it from the photos that I took for fear I'd tighten up. This was done in a workshop and actually set her up outdoors.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Figure Study

This is a 11X14 oil on linen panel. My goal with this piece was to have fun and not worry so much about likeness and alot of detail. This was a fun piece!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketch of Miss Ansley

I wanted fast results and a more painterly look. This was done with a conte pastel pencil, my fingers, paper towel, and eraser. Now all that said, I got into too much detail - lost that loose and lost edge work I invisioned. I was working so hard to get the likeness that I lost the overall feeling of what I had in mind. But I am pretty happy with it and think I'll give it another go!

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Gold

Keeping my two beautiful grandbabies for a couple of days so probably won't get a chance to paint or post anything the next few days. So thought I'd post this 24X36 I did from Ouray, CO a while back. I don't usually paint this large so this was a challenge for me but was pretty happy with the results.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


This is my first relief - always wanted to design and make a set of plates and platters, so through my friend Suzann she taught and walked me thru the process - I wished I had spent more time on the figure (not sure that it reads well in this photograph) and then the glazes-you never know what you're gonna get - wanted more of the golden glaze to bleed out more so didn't really get what I was shooting for. This was really hard but alot of fun at the same time. Believe I'll give this another shot!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Apple A Day

Really struggling today - was so much happier with this early on. Should have stopped hours ago or maybe should have been a do over. Just trying to get some brush mileage in!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Farmers Market

This is an 8X10 pastel done on sanded paper from a larger painting. One of the things that I learned from working in pastels is that it taught me alot about color. I'm pretty pleased with it and may use it as a study for a larger oil painting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Thought I'd introduce you all to another love of mine. These were done awhile back in a workshop. We worked from life. I've always wanted to sculpt with the thought it would help me in my drawing and painting of portraits and the figure. I'm working on a piece right now of just the torso. These are done in water base clay - I've had some wonderful help from a very close and dear friend and WONDERFUL artist Suzann Crommer - check out her blog. She's the best!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Still LIfe Demo

Okay here's something from the world's worst blogger - hope you all will stay with me. This is a still life I did as a demo.(A while back) I think it turned out pretty well considering the pressure of just a few hours to try and pull a painting off. I think there's more I could do but pretty happy with it as is - which really means I'm afraid to go back into it for fear of it going south on me.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Was out in East Texas delivering some Family Photos and tried to get some painting in but only had time to get in some drawings. This is Jack - great model. Have also done a pastel of him and will try and post that later.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Still Life with Apples

Soooooo far behind on posting - have been really busy with photography and haven't had time to pick up a brush. Finding it really hard to balance my time between the painting and photography. This was done awhile ago and one of my favorite still lifes.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Streets of Tyler

This is a painting I did a week after I had taken a workshop with Joseph Zbukvic. I walked out of this bar and grill and looked up the street and saw this wonderful light just at the end of the day. Got some great photo's and painted this a week later.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sketch for the Day

I've been so busy lately with other stuff going on I haven't (or haven't made time) to post anything new going on. I did get to East Texas last week and had time to do this little sketch. Plan to do more of this - fun little piece!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Little Blue Vase

Did this little 6X6 painting before I have to head back to Dallas. I had a baby shoot and two days of painting - a great week!


Did this painting for a demo for my class yesterday - probably could use a little of something but over all I'm pretty happy with it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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