Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Peek a Boo

 




"Peek a Boo"
12"x12" 
Oil on canvas

Baby animals are so darn cute and baby chicks are right up close to the top.  But watch out for Mamma Hen, she is very protective of those fluffy little babies!!


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bad Ass

 

"Bad Ass"
14"x11" 
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Yes, it's another donkey.  But they have the most expressive faces.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Lineup

 


10"x20"

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Wow, life has really got in my way.  We have/are moving, that is a lot more work than I had imagined; and it's not over, we are still not moved into our final place yet, just a temporary place.  Plus, I ended up breaking my first bone.  Luckily that has been a fast healer, but my timing was not the best.  Oh well life will be back to whatever normal is fairly soon.  

So this lineup of chicks/roosters caught my eye as a fun painting.  Back to painting some animals to get back into the swing of painting.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

"Happy Hour at O'Kelly's"

 


"Happy Hour at O'Kelly's"

12"x24" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This painting was inspired by a visit to Montano's Restaurant.  The  array behind the bar just called out to me to be painted.  Well, that's not quite true 😅 actually my artist friend that was with me told me I needed to paint this😬 This was by far the most challenging piece I have ever attempted.  It was a big learning experience though.  But for a while I think I'll take a break from still life artwork!


Monday, February 19, 2024

I EAR You!

"Ears Looking at You!"
10"x8" Oil on Canvas

So, I guess I must admit donkey's are up there pretty close to the top of my favorite animal to paint.  Some of them just have the cutest faces, so much personality!

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Spring Has Sprung


 12"x9"
Oil on Canvas

While flowers are not my chosen image to paint, these tulips just caught my eye with the way the light was shining on them.  And here in Virginia, spring has certainly not sprung.  It is a balmy 20 degrees as I post this; however, next week we are promised more spring like temperatures.

Monday, December 18, 2023


"Catching Snowflakes"
10"x8" Oil on Canvas

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday and all the best in the new year.  Thank you for your interest in my artwork.

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Napolean


"Napoleon" 
12"x12"
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!

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

 

                                                                               11"x14"

                                                                           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
                                                                                  SOLD

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

Gossip

 

        8"x10"
    Oil on Canvas

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


Sunday, June 25, 2023

Forgotten

                                                                          "Forgotten"

                                                          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
                                                                    SOLD

                                   

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

 

                                                                           12"x16"

                                                            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"


"Koala"


"Panda"


                                                                             "Polar"

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

                                                                              SOLD

                                                                          "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

Jessie

 

                                                                            10"x8"

                                                                      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

 


Tobogganing
7"x5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Secrets

 

8"x10
Oil on Canvas
Baby pigs are just so cute, they have to be painted :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The Three of Us

 


8"x10"
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

 

12"x16"

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
16"x8"
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.



Moo-Donna
SOLD
20"x16"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas



Church Street
18"x24"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas



Party of Four
16"x12"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Church Street

 

                                                                             24"x16"

                                                             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

Moo-Donna

 


SOLD
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

                                                                         12"x12"
                                                                 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

Jackson

 

                                                                             16"x12"

                                                                         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

Birds

 

4"x6"
Oil on canvas
Blue Jay

4"x6"
Oil on Canvas
Male Cardinal


                                                                               6"x4"
                                                                     Oil on Canvas
                                                                  Female Cardinal
                                                                          SOLD

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.