Friday, February 29, 2008

Little Miss Springtime

Doesn't she look mischievous? Like a little nymph? This has become a favorite painting, it makes me smile. 9x12 oil on board ©2008 $200.00

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Root Canal

I had to have the dreaded root canal so I will be posting as soon as I feel better.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Fish Out Of Water

A gondolier not sitting in a gondola is a strange sight! A bright sunny day capturing the acid wash of the colors in Venice. 9x12 oil on board ©2008 $200.00

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Did you know that inside the seed of the persimmon, there is a tiny white thing that looks just like a spoon? I used to crack them open when I was a child and pretend that is where fairies got their spoons! I love the color of persimmons and even the word is fun to say, but the taste to me is not very good. I did love to paint these persimmons though. 6x8 oil on board lovely colors. ©2008 $110.00

Friday, February 22, 2008

The One And Only

This was just a fun little painting. The green olive was an afterthought. 6x8 oil on board ©2008 $110.00

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Aura

After many gloomy winter days, I wanted to paint something bright and cheery. 8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges to match the painting. $100.00 ©2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


A moment in time. A morning luxury of coffee,the newspaper, peace and quiet. My goal was to study how the light from the window affected the objects in the room. 8x10 oil on board $125.00 ©2008 SOLD

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Party Girl

Spontaneous but well placed brush strokes bring character and life to this little party girl. 6x8 oil on board ©2008 $110.00

Monday, February 18, 2008

Green Tea

This is a small fast study of a teapot, my mission here was to minimize brush strokes and improve highlighting. 6x8 oil on canvas board ©2008 $75.00

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy..... 8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas. ©2008 $100.00

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Just Chillin'

A simple day at the beach people doing whatever they do. oil on board 6x8 © ebay $100.00

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dinner's Ready

I like the light in this piece as well as the movement. Do you remember playing outside after school and hearing moma call for dinner? I do. In the fall especially, when evening came fast and the turtle doves were cooing. That evokes melancholy memories for me. 9x12 oil on linen mounted on wooden panel.© $150.00

Monday, February 11, 2008

Van Gogh The Pied Piper ? Who Knew?

This painting was from a photo but the face morphed to resemble Van Gogh to me. It seemed to paint itself! I love the brilliant colors and heavy texture. this is one of my favorites to date. 9x12 oil on pintura board. © $250.00

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Putin' On The Ritz

A really fun piece to paint. 10x20 oil on canvas board © $150.00

Friday, February 8, 2008

Homage To Sorolla (Sorolla's daughter Maria)

This is a study I did of Joaquin Bastida Sorolla's painting from 1907 entitled Maria Painting In El Pardo. He is one of my favorite artists from the same era as Sargent. Sorolla was Spanish and painted many paintings usually large. He painted his own family many times. It is hard to capture the freshness and painterly quality of his work. This was a great learning exercise for me. Sorolla lived from 1863 to 1923. He was one of the greatest natural painters of all time. His capture of light,color and movement is as fresh and timeless today as it was then. This is entirely my interpretation of his painting. oil on pintura board 9x12 NFS

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Graffiti Girl

A companion to the Graffiti Guy piece I did shown below. A quick study to be used for a larger piece. 5x7 © oil on masonite. $75.00

Companion piece 5x7 oil on masonite © for sale at yessy for $75.00

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Scurry Round The Corner

I have to say this is one of my favorite landscapes because of the movement and mood it evokes. It has a very painterly quality. Very soothing. 9x12 oil on board © $300.00

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Kilt! Obviously a play on words. What do you think? I enjoyed painting this piece, I did let it dry a bit and did some scumbling on it. Lovely colors and a contemporary look. $400.00 © 16x20 oil on deep gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

Monday, February 4, 2008

FiFi LaRue

The ultimate in fashion is FiFi, she is a diva when it comes to fashion. Heavy texture, loose brush strokes. 6x8 oil on pintura board.© $110.00

Friday, February 1, 2008

She Chef Armed and Dangerous

A loose painterly portrait of a lady chef armed with a large skillet. Inspired from a photo. 16x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas © $250.00. SOLD