Thursday, July 31, 2014

Easter outfit

This was a commission. I had to work from a photograph taken when this girl was 6.
10" x 7" watercolor on 140 lb. paper

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ripples on Wilson Lake

This morning was beautiful on the lake. Went plein air painting with a friend and the weather was so nice that after lunch we headed out to another spot.
6" x 12" oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Red Pears

I was not happy with the previous version of this arrangement. Not being able to let it go, I painted this version again. Even this version was wiped off and painted again. If it is not working you have nothing to lose wiping it off and trying again.
6" x 12" oil on panel to bid at auction

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Very Pleasant Model

I did another demo this time at the assisted living facility. This model was lovely as she would smile the whole time. This was also done with acrylic in an hour and a half. 
12" x 16" acrylic on canvas board.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

South of Iowa City

I got lost looking for a Mennonite grocery store located outside of Iowa City, Iowa. It was not a total lost as I was traveling along a gravel road I saw this landscape. 
12" x 12" oil on canvas on masonite panel to bid at auction

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anjou Pears

Another painting before the pears really go bad.
9" x 12" oil on canvas on prepared masonite.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Red Pears

It had been a while since I last posted mostly because I was busy with the art business. Framing and inventorying along with everything else that got backlogged. 

Not sure what the name of this variety is but they are great subject matter.
6" x 12" oil on canvas on prepared masonite panel. bid at auction

Sunday, July 6, 2014


My husband is a nurse at the local nursing home. He volunteered me to do a portrait demo. I asked Richard to be the model because he has a sense of humor and I could joke with him. This is a 16" x 20" acrylic. Acrylic would not have been my first choice for a portrait but because of some issues the residents my have with fumes from oil and dust from pastel acrylic was the safest. I also gave myself less than two hours to finish it. The experience was so positive that I also volunteered to do a painting demo at the assisted living residence. My husband made a frame for Richard and his remark was "That is probably the best part." I think Richard was the best model ever.
16" x 20" acrylic on panel

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sugar Creek Arts Festival

I will be set up at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival in Normal, IL on July 12th and 13th. If you are in the area stop by and say hi. Lots of great art. Located in the Uptown Circle. 

One of the paintings that will be for sale. 12" x 12" oil on canvas panel

8" x 6" oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cherry Bowl

The price of cherries is down and that is a sign for me to paint them. I started this with a lightened yellow ochre ground. 
12" x 12" oil on stretched linen.