Saturday, April 6, 2019


Twelve Women Together

I'm excited to be part of this show with eleven other women artists.  Hope you can come see the variety of work presented.  Thanks to Grafica for hosting this beautiful show.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Late Bloomer


6x6 oil on board

Last year we received a Poinsettia plant as a gift.  We decided to plant it in the yard in spring.  It did well and easily doubled in size.  So last fall we found a large pot to plant it in so we could bring it in the house and hopefully have lovely red flowers for Christmas.  We followed directions on how to do this but Christmas came and went with no sign of red leaves.  Thinking it just wasn't going to happen we just enjoyed the green.  What a surprise in February it starting blooming and is still going strong.  Not knowing how long this will continue I decided to paint one of the flowers.  They are so lovely.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring is Coming

Inside and Outside

There have been some nice days for painting outside at last but still some that are too windy or rainy.
So here is an outside painting and an inside small still life.

6x6 Radishes

5x7 Cliff Cave Park 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Inside and Outside

Two Still Life's and One Plein Air

We had one day that I was able to paint outside for a short time before the cold got to me.
Still life painting is a challenge to find unusual things to paint.
The antique tool is from 1901, a pineapple eye snip. The other is a Tangelo and a clear glass.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Painting Indoors

More Tools

I don't think I have seen many paintings of tools but I'm finding them interesting items to paint.

 Three little oil cans
Brass, Copper and Blue paint

Pipe wrench with reflections.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Still Winter

Still Life

I'd rather be out plein air painting but winter is just hanging on so in addition to practicing drawing more, I decided to do some small still life paintings 6x6" size.  In addition to the usual food subject matter, I picked out some tools from our large collection. Some are antique, some just old.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A New Year

A Wintery Start

The weather has been extremely cold (An Arctic Vortex) that has given me the opportunity to brush up on drawing out the window for my landscape subject matter.  The magical vision of 10" inches of snow and a week later the melting values of cloudy days and melting leftover snow.  
A bit warmer day enabled me to get out and paint a quick study of an amazingly changing sky!

                                                                 Outside my window

                                                    Outside Kirkwood Community Center

From under the shelter at Cliff Cave Park

Monday, December 31, 2018

Last of 2018

New Year's Eve

Did some tweaking on a couple of little 6x8 plein air paintings from this past year.

 Cliff Cave Shelter

Stuckmeyer Farm

Monday, December 3, 2018

Cliff Cave Park

Late November

 8x10 oil
A Nice Fall Day

5x7 oil
Feels like Fall

I painted at this location on two days in a row.  First day was nice, fairly warm and no wind. The second day started out ok but a weather front moved in and it got more overcast and windy as the morning went on. I was glad I chose a smaller format since it wasn't long before the wind picked up and the temperature went down. I was glad I had the previous day to capture this scene with some sun.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

4th Annual ManyMini Show


8x10 plein air oil
Fall Blush

Opening reception for this show is FRIDAY, NOV. 2 - 6-8p.m.
Hope you can join me for refreshments and a look at some wonderful small works.
OA GALLERY is located across from the Kirkwood train station.
101A W. Argonne Dr.
The Show will be up from Nov. 2, 2018 - Jan.5, 2019