Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'Princess Zelda'

Original Oil
5" x 7"
Once feral Zelda, resides in a lovely South Carolina forever home.  She has her very own screened porch where she's known to supervise geckos, ducks, and even baby deer.
The only flaw in this perfect life-her very bossy brother cat, Link! 
I really enjoyed painting all the fluffy texture in her cozy bed. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

'Mommy and Me'
Original Oil
5" x 7"
Have you ever thought you could just 'whip up' a painting for a surprise gift?
Apparently, there's no whipping up for me.
It seems at the last minute, I drown myself in details.
 I know, I know.
But, I have to say, I stand by my added-at-the-last-minute-this-
little-cow-family-needs-a-house barn!

Friday, September 29, 2017

'Square Spot'
Original Oil
5" x 7"
Let's play 'Have You Ever'.  Have you ever painted a spotted dog?  YES and what fun, especially this soulful little fellow clutching his very own puppy.  For even more of a hoot, I added all-over squares. 
I have been off on some adventures.  Recently, I have come home to painting. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Starter
5" x 7"
Oil On Panel
"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." 
Edward Hopper
Sometimes a photograph or words just aren't enough.  Your first home is just special.
This little house has been replaced by something much larger and now its owners wanted it remembered in paint.
 I so enjoyed painting this cozy little place and its trees.
Why do we always think bigger will be better?

Friday, March 10, 2017

'The Girls'
Oil On Canvas
11" x 14"
Robert Henri said, "paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers."
Prior to painting these young ladies, I had met two of them some years ago only for a brief moment; the third not at all. However, by the end of the painting, I  felt as if I knew them.  It was as if I could feel their personalities through my brush.
Speaking of the feathers on a bird, I have discovered that I really enjoy painting fabric patterns.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Original Oil Painting
5" x 7"
Miss Kitty
"My name is Miss Kitty and this is Gary. His lap belongs to me.  Is that clear enough?
I'm an independent lady and all, but the day I found my Gary's house was a good day indeed.  I do exactly what I please, but I always come home to my lap."
This picture just needed to be painted. Who wouldn't want to paint these pajamas AND a furry kitty?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sister's Peonies

Sister's Peonies
11" x 14"
Oil on Board

I do love peonies.  Not so much to paint though-all those ruffles are a bit much for me at times.   


Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Engagement

Portrait Commission
8" x 10"
Oil On Canvas
Isn't youth beautiful?  Their real beauty shines through. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pumpkin Pie & Bachelor Buttons

6" x 6"
Oil On Panel
This began as an existing painting with a different pitcher in the background.  I am liking this new little Louisville Stoneware pitcher in the painting.  And how about its flower name- Bachelor Button?  I just love that.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cupcakes For A Little One

14" x 18"
on canvas

This painting will hang in the nursery of a sweet little baby girl named Amelia.  The painting began with a simple plan.  Don't they always?  The plan - just three cupcakes on a shelf.  No, huh uhh.  That looked so barren in the background.  From rumination, which tends for me to be sitting around waiting for flashes of insanity, came the idea of wallpaper back there behind those cupcakes!
The wallpaper pattern took me forever, but after that was nailed down it was fun.

The painting framed:
I am loving this frame for the nursery!
I painted the frame, too.

You may have noticed that
I have been missing in action from my blog. 
I have
 two excuses:

First: Lots of Commissions!
Second: This thing, my fitbit.

I got the fitbit for Christmas, but paid it little mind until my birthday, March 11, 2015.  It was then I decided to challenge myself to 10,000 steps per day for 30 days.  And -  I DID IT!
Now, I am addicted to the 10,000 steps routine.  I do not do it every day-but most days I am out there.  So much time out of my day is now spent taking steps.  I have already worn out two pair of shoes!
Things fall by the wayside.  Some important stuff, but mostly what does not get done has not been life altering.
I think having so much fun street walking WILL change my life, though : )