Tuesday, December 5, 2023


Oil on Canvas

I love painting roosters, especially when done in transparent colors.  The transparent colors are so vibrant, and roosters so colorful.

Monday, December 4, 2023

1957 Chevy


1957 Chevy
9"x12" on canvas

This was a fun painting to do, but certainly out of my comfort zone.  It is a commission done for a very special person.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Spring Meadows

 Spring Meadows
11"x14" Oil on canvas

Spring time always brings such beautiful wild flowers and bright green colors to the rolling hills of Virginia. It's almost like a patchwork quilt.

And yes, I'm getting ahead of myself as we approach the autumn colors of the landscape.

Sunday, September 10, 2023


Thank you to all who came out and supported the arts at the 50th annual Lynchburg Art Festival.  Even though the show was shortened there was a great turn out.   

Monday, August 28, 2023

A Whole Lotta Bull


                                                                     "A Whole Lotta Bull"

                                                         20"x20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This big guy is fresh off the easel and ready to hang at the Lynchburg Art Festival on September 9 at EC Glass High School.

Lynchburg Art Festival

Mark you calendars, it will be here soon, the 50th Lynchburg Art Festival on September 9 2023 from 10am-4pm at EC Glass High School.  150 artists with the best artwork in the area.  Don't miss it!  I will be in space 51, please stop by and say hi.


Monday, August 7, 2023

Udder Delight



                                                                           Oil on Canvas

It's been a while since I've painted cows wading in the water, and as hot as this summer has been it wasn't hard to find some cooling off.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Oscar McCluck


"Oscar McCluck"

10"x8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I've gotten behind in my posting.  I have been working on getting work ready for upcoming shows.  This big boy was a fun guy to paint.

Dairy Diva


   "Dairy Diva"
20"x20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This was such a fun painting, it had all the colors you seldom see on a cow and for the most part done with a pallet knife.  She has already gone to her new home.

Thursday, June 29, 2023



    Oil on Canvas

Love the animation of birds, they sure look like they talk to each other:)

Sunday, June 25, 2023



                                                          11"x14" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I just love the old weathered barns that are scattered around the countryside.  If their walls could talk.


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Sitting Down on the Job

                                                     "Sitting Down on the Job"

                                              24"x12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

It has been a while since I have painted a donkey and this sweet one came to me at just the right time.

Monday, May 22, 2023

We're Hungry


                                                                        8"x10" Oil on Canvas

This is certainly spring in Virginia and I'm sure many other locations as well.  The nesting birds are surely active now.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

And Then There Were Three


                                                                    16"x20" Oil on Canvas

This is the third painting in my swan series.   They have become such a joy to paint.  I'm sure there will be more later, but that's it for right now:)

Monday, April 24, 2023

First Outing



                                                            Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is the second in my swan series, and the second painting of this same family of swans.  They are really a joy to paint.  It amazes me in the number of babies the mother swan can carry.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

The Hitchhiker


                                                                     "The Hitch Hiker"

                                            14"x11" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I have always loved and been fascinated by swans and their babies.  They can carry so many of those little fluffies under those large wings.


Saturday, March 11, 2023

"The Three Bears"




These bears were painted for a triptych challenge at ArtVisions Gallery.  Since animals are a favorite of mine these were an easy choice and fun to paint.


Sunday, February 19, 2023

Wise Ass


                                                                          "Wise Ass"

                                                        10"x8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

It's another crazy Donkey.  They just have so much personality and are fun to paint.  I'm sure there will be more for me to paint; can't resist!


Thursday, January 26, 2023




                                                                      Oil on Archival Board


Boy, did life get in my way!! but I think it is beginning to be a little more "normal" whatever that is.  Anyway this is a painting of my friend's little beagle Jessie.  She is just such a sweet little dog.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


7"x5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Wishing everyone the best in 2023!

Sunday, September 25, 2022



Oil on Canvas
Baby pigs are just so cute, they have to be painted :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The Three of Us


Oil on Canvas

Just some more fluffy sheep, always a fun subject.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

49th Annual Lynchburg Art Festival

 It's almost here, just one week away.  The 49th Annual Lynchburg Art Festival, September 17, (rain date 18th) 10am-4pm at EC Glass High, 2111 Memorial Avenue Lynchburg.  Don't miss it, it is the best art show of the year in Virginia!!  I'll be in space 55, stop in say hi and see the new artwork

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Fresh Cut


                                                          12"x16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I love old rustic barns and then add some fresh bales of hay and they just have to be painted.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Practice Practice



Oil on Canvas

My husband's passion is golf and my passion is painting; so I decided to combine the two for a painting.  It was a fun challenge.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Dr. Pecker


Dr. Pecker
Oil on Canvas

This was a really fun rooster to paint, I love really up close pictures of animals, and this one sure fit the bill!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Bath County Art Show

 These three paintings are on their way to the Bath County Art Show.  It is a wonderful show at the Valley Elementary School in Hot Springs, VA.  July 16-24, 2022.

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Church Street
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Party of Four
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Church Street



                                                             Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I love the vistas of the country side and really enjoyed painting this one of the Virginia back roads.

Monday, May 23, 2022



20"x16" Oil
on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Yes, another animal.  They are just so darn fun to paint!!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Rooster in the Hen House

                                                                 Oil on Canvas

Love painting those colorful roosters. They seem to know how beautiful they are the way they strutt around.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Just a Hare

HAPPY EASTER! This little guy just hopped off the easel today. Love little flop eared bunnies, and they are fun to paint. 8"x6" Oil on canvas.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Family Reunion

Back to painting some more animals. I get so much joy from painting animals :-) 10"x20" Oil on Canvas

Friday, March 18, 2022

19th Hole

This was a fun challenge from the ArtVisions Artists' group to paint a piece with the theme "Shoes and Booze". This is an 8"x10" oil on archival board.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Pen Pals


                                                               11"x14"  Oil on

                                                          Gallery Wrap Canvas      

Baby pigs are just so cute, and better than that, fun to paint!!               

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Old Country Store

                                                              "The Old Country Store"

                                                               11"x14" Oil on canvas

I love painting some of the old land marks around Virginia.  This is one in the area where I live.  If those walls could talk!!!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Jackson & Diesel


                                                                   12" x 12" Oil on Canvas

Jackson has become a hockey fan, well more Diesel (the mascot of the Rail Yard Dawgs) fan than hockey; but he does watch the game and reenacts portion of it playing at home!  So, for his 3rd birthday I decided he needed a painting of him with Diesel.  He fell in love with it.  

Tuesday, December 28, 2021




                                                                         Oil on Linen

So I tried my luck at another portrait of Jackson, this is taken from a photo about 1+ year later of Jackson.  This was also done on a stretched linen.  I had never used linen before, but now I know why it is rated so highly.  I love it!  

Monday, December 27, 2021



Oil on canvas
Blue Jay

Oil on Canvas
Male Cardinal

                                                                     Oil on Canvas
                                                                  Female Cardinal

This is part of a series of small bird paintings.  I love birds and these were just fun little paintings.  Stay tuned, there are more to come.




Wednesday, November 3, 2021


                                                                                10"x 8"

                                                                          Oil on Panel

I signed up for my first online class a few months ago, knowing I'd have access to the class whenever it fit into my schedule.  So, after waiting for a time when I had a full day to devote to it, I gave it a try this past week.  It was totally out of my comfort zone since it was done ala prima (which means wet on wet) and it also means painting fast and that is something I do not do.  However, at the end of the day this is the results of my first ala prima portrait painting of my grandson.  I was very pleased with this results.  

Monday, September 27, 2021

My Sweet Ass


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

So just one last donkey painting, well for a while anyway!!  I just couldn't leave this one unpainted!!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Kickn' Ass



                                                   Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Yes, I'm back to painting donkeys; they just have such a great personality.  They are truly fun to paint!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Yard Boss


"Yard Boss"

Oil on Canvas

This was a fun painting done in transparent oil paints.  I just love the vibrancy of the transparent paints, especially on the colorful roosters.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lynchburg Art Festival

 It's time again for the Lynchburg Art Festival.  Always a great art event, don't miss it; it's been two years and the artists' have had lots of time to create art for this show!!  Should be better than ever.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Indian Grave Farm



                                                                   "Indian Grave Farm"

                                                                11"x14" Oil on Canvas

This barn is just one of the barns where a friend took several of us to plein air paint. There was a painting in every direction.  The mountain in the distance in Poor Mountain.  I hope to get to see it in the fall.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Holland Duncan House


                                                          Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is from photos I took at this historic home in Moneta, VA.  It was built in the 1830's.  I'm sure there are some pretty interesting stories if those walls could talk!