Friday, December 14, 2007

Pears, 1 and 2

Pears 1

6" x 6" oil on gessoed masonite.  $60, unframed.

Pears 2

6" x 6" oil on gessoed masonite.  $60 unframed.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Vine Ripened

5" x 5" oil on gessoed masonite.  $40, unframed.  Click on profile to email for details.

This natural arrangement worked so well the first time I tried it again with a different background.  I wish I had done one more with them pulled apart, but alas they were too tempting.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Yellow Pepper

5" x 7" oil on gessoed masonite.  $50, unframed.  Click on "profile" to the right and email me for details.

Yes.  Another pepper.   I like to chop them in chunks and use them to shovel up seafood dips and popcorn shrimp salad.  If you don't have time to make your own just add a generous amount of lime zest to the ready-made.  Then squeeze the juice all over, mix up, eat. 


Abstract Series

I like to paint abstracts because the process makes me think of color in a totally different way.  It's palpable.  It's telling a story without any help.  It's solo.

Horizon # 1

6 3/4" x 6 1/2" oil on gessoed board.  $50, unframed.   Click on "my profile" on the right to email me for details.


Horizon # 2

5" x 7" oil on gessoed board.  $40, unframed.


Horizon # 3

6 1/4" x 6 1/2" oil on gessoed board. $40, unframed.

I always hesitate to say what I see in my own abstract art because I don't want to interfere with what you may find in it.  However, these paintings remind me so much of my cyber-pal, Rance, and his photos of the northern lights.   You may see something totally different.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Yellow Slices

4" x 6" oil on gessoed masonite.  $40, unframed.

My love affair with the peppers continues.  I think it will be a long time before I get tired of painting peppers.  There is so much to learn from each encounter.  That, and they don't rot too fast. 

Afternoon on Kimberly #1

4" x 6" oil on gessoed masonite  $50, unframed.  To purchase, email me for details.

Driving down Kimberly Ave. in the fall is one of life's small pleasures.  Some days I try to make more than one circuit, going at different times of the day to experience the changing light.  There will be more in this series.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Curve on the Blue Ridge

This painting is 5" x 5" oil on gessoed masonite.  Ger and I were driving up to Mt. Mitchell and stopping along the way to take pictures.  Please note the beautiful frame he made.  He says this picture goes into his "private collection".

Afternoon in the Garden

8"x10" oil on gessoed masonite SOLD

Here's a study I did with the knife.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hot stuff

It was a productive day.  The peppers were left-over from the salsa Gerry made a couple of days ago.

Sliced Red Peppers 8"X10" oil on gessoed masonite


This little matchbook is a study I did from a painting on the internet.

Matchbook 4" X 4" oil on gessoed masonite, not for sale

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More clouds

I love them and I hate them, those clouds.  I felt good while I painted this and I hope it shows!

Big Sky   9" X 11" gessoed masonite

Monday, November 5, 2007

I wish I'd said that!

"Painting is easy when you don't know how.  But very difficult when you do."

Edgar Degas


This is one of the peppers I painted for Darrin and Kaye's kitchen.

Getting the hang of it

Landscapes fascinate me.  Here's one of my early attempts. 

Old Home Place 8 1/2" X 13" oil on gessoed board

Trinidad in your backyard

While in Dallas we visited with Lisa and Darryl and took several  pictures of her pepper plants from Trinidad.  I picked a handful of them.  I have a feeling I am going to paint this over and over, but the first attempt was okay.

Lisa's Peppers 8"X10" oil on gessoed masonite

Food for...thought?

I love to look at paintings of fruits and vegetables at all the art sites I visit.  I've trained Ger to pick out produce by it's "sitability".  However, we were bad about letting things fester when we were just buying to eat, now that I'm also painting the food, well, that drawer could be scary.

Tomato Trio 8"X10" oil on gessoed masonite.

My life as an artist

It’s impossible to fully explain the transformation that has occurred in my attitude about painting. Was it a serendipitous alignment of the stars? Maybe. Being married to someone who not only gets what I do (which isn’t THE most important thing) but he is my biggest fan. He also is my technical support in every way. He cuts the masonite, frames my work and photographs the finished pieces. He’s game to trying our hand at gallery wraps and made the most awesome drying racks.  He set up this site and he goes all over the place taking pictures and scouting out other artists. He gives me constructive criticism and he never complains about the hours I spend thinking about painting, painting, and then thinking about what I just painted.

Let’s see, he also folds laundry, buys groceries, cooks and brings me numerous glasses of wine. Is that all? Probably not. I owe him so much.

My goal all along has been to paint and like the result. I want to hang my work in our home and not have to make any excuses. Other things may come of it, but my personal satisfaction is the deal maker ...or breaker.

I am energized and confident. I know I am in the process. There is no end. You just continue to do and as you do, if your mind is engaged, you will learn and you will move forward.


I hope to post a new painting 4-5 days a week, depending on my progress.  Here's a tie portrait I did for our friend, Carl, who just retired.  It's called "Relic of the Past" and is not for sale.  4"x6" oil on gessoed masonite.