God Will Never Stop Loving You

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2017 Wall and Desk Calendars

 Wall Calendar 
11"  X 17" 
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4.50" X 8.25"
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Monday, December 5, 2016

"Lavenders" (Miniature)

"Lavenders" (Miniature)
painting 2.5" H X 3.5" W
frame 4.25" H X 5.25" W

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Gazing Sheep"

"Gazing Sheep"
oil, 8x8"

I wonder what this sheep was thinking about as she
turned her head to gaze.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"One Red Geranium"

"One Red Geranium"
oil, 8x10"

Painted from life. I liked the simplicity of this piece
after setting it up.
My geraniums are still alive but not looking that
great. I was able to paint this geranium
about a month ago.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Aloha Purple Sky in a Basket"

"Aloha Purple Sky in a Basket"
oil, 8x8"

I love the name of these flowers, the scientific name is Calibrachoa.
I bought these beautiful flowers at the nursery, set them in my basket 
and painted them from life. Just loved how the flowers 
fell into place without any fuss.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Geraniums Standing"

"Geraniums Standing"
oil, 8x10"

 My geraniums are still standing, come the first frost 
and I will have to say goodbye to them until next year.
I taught a workshop using these geraniums, my students 
were so eager to learn and we had so much fun doing so.
Every painting is always a new learning process. I tell 
my students that I can teach you technique but I can
never teach you creativity, that belongs to you.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Ripen Pears"

"Ripen Pears"
oil, 8x10"

I received a wonderful gift basket with a lot of good stuff in it. I didn't realize for quite awhile that there were pears hiding underneath, when I finally found them they were really ripe. Each had wonderful markings and colors, I had to paint them. They are Royal Riviera Pears from Harry & David out of Oregon. They have a wonderful and interesting story.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Vinca in White"

"Vinca in White"
oil, 6x6

 The full name for these flowers are Vinca rosea Periwinkle. 
I usually put them in pots on my deck and sometimes I mix them
with other flowers in pots to make a bouquet of color.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Cluster of Geraniums"

"Cluster of Geraniums"
oil, 8x10"

These geraniums were in my yard and the sun was
 shinning bright that day casting this wonderful shadow.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Three Red Geraniums"

"Three Red Geraniums"
oil, 8x10"

I set this arrangement up and painted from life. These are cutting I
took from my potted geraniums that were in my yard. Soon they
will be gone at the first frost, here in WA state they don't make
it through the cold weather. Sad to see them go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"Finishing Touches/Violets"

"Finishing Touches/Violets"
oil, 6x6"

Set this still life up and painted from life, the paint
brush was an after thought.
I liked the idea of not finishing it and adding the 
the brush and paint tube.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"The Blue Hydragea"

"The Blue Hydrangea"
oil, 8x8

When visiting my brother and his wife in May, there in their beautiful 
backyard I spotted this beautiful blue hydrangea. The sun
was casting this deep green shadow and the blue of this 
flower was so vibrant. 

I took a photo of it and painted it in my studio when we got home. I also have blue 
hydrangeas in my yard and after looking at my hydrangeas and
then my painting, I realized the flower wasn't blue enough and 
made it bluer. They are very blue. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Geraniums in the Cottage"

"Geraniums in the Cottage"
oil, 8x8

Red geraniums have been one of my all time favorites to paint. This piece was in my
thoughts and had to paint it. Sometimes remembering what I have seen before.

What started the old window scene, we were staying at a cottage in Carmel,
the window in the kitchen was looking out at the beautiful landscape
with a window box full of red geraniums in front of the window. I have been
  painting them ever since. 

"Geraniums in White"

"Geraniums in White"
oil, 8x10

I am always asked about my geranium paintings, so I thought I
would do some more of them.
When doing a painting I am always changing the composition
until it feels right. Maybe a flower shouldn't be there or
moved. Every painting is always a challenge from the
beginning to the end but that's what makes it so much fun. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Cosmos on Sill"

Cosmos on Sill
oil, 8x10"

Cosmos bipinnatus are one of the most common annuals here in
the US. There are around 20 species of these beautiful
and colorful flowers.
I usually like to mix lobelia in with other flowers as I did here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


oil, 5x5"

The Echinacea atrorubens also know as the Coneflower are native to
North America, they bloom in the summer and are very hardy perrinials. They
are in the daisy family and attract
butterfly's. What a nice addition to a garden!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Hydrangeas and Lobelias"

Hydrangeas and Lobelias
oil, 8x10"

Most hydrangeas are white but also come in blue, pink, red and purple 
depending on  the acidity in the soil. If the soil is neutral they become
more pale in color, pink and purple. If the soil is acidic they turn blue.
They originated from Asia, North and South America.
There are 100 species of the hydrangea shrub.
Flowers truly gain my interest, there are so many of them and are
so beautiful. I guess that's why I paint them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"Geranium Cuttings"

"Geranium Cuttings"
Oil, 8x10"

 I set these red geranium cuttings in olive jars in my studio,  
the buds were starting to open, so I couldn't waste
time in painting them.
Love the reds against the green compliments.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"Tools to Create"

"Tools to Create"
8"x10", oil

I love painting brushes that I use to paint with. So many
thoughts, energy and confusion come through each stroke
of the brush. The desire is there, the choice, the happy times the 
frustration times are all there while glaring at my 
progression as the the brush hits the canvas. 
 Is it Ok? Or am I really asking, am I OK?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

White Violets/Teacup

"White Violets/Teacup
oil, 8x8

I set these violets up in my studio and painted
them from life. 
This is one of the teacups that my sister in law was so gracious 
to give to me. Love the color.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Crisp White Peonies

"Crisp White Peonies"
oil, 8x10

Painting flowers brings a joy in my life. They are so 
beautiful and so many to choose from. Before picking any out,
I examine them carefully to see which one strikes me the most.
It's hard because there are so many choices.
God brings so much beauty in our lives and it's all 
around us. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sink in the Cottage

"Sink in the Cottage"
oil, 8x10"

This old vintage sink must have many memories.   

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Lemon

"The Lemon"
oil, 8x10

Set this still life up and painted it from life.  My son made this beautiful
bowl in his pottery class. He did so well with pottery but 
never pursued it, he was more into sports. I was drawn to the
 lemon casting a striking reflection on the table and on the bowl. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"Cow in the Meadow"

"Cow in the Meadow"
oil, 8x8

On a trip to California we stopped off at Duncan Mills. There
were cows grazing in the meadow, got a few photos shots of
them. They don't seem to be shy at having their pictures
taken. This one here seemed to love it. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teacup and Comfort

"Teacup and Comfort"
oil, 8x10

I set this still life up and painted it from life. My sister-in-law gave me
this beautiful teacup along with many more that I plan on painting.
I used the plant to add direction with the leaves to encircle the teacup
leading to the book. The teacups shadow also keeps it in the circle. The plant
and book seem to be comforting the teacup just like those
that love you.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Vintage Iron"

Vintage Iron
oil, 8x10"

My brother gave me this Sunbeam iron that was from the 50's.
He is a collector of antiques and vintage stuff, which I am
also fond of. I am sure it still works, haven't tried it yet, 
just caught my attention to paint it. I love the shiny metal, black
handle and old cord. 
Yesterday is gone but memories still exist.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


oil 8x8"

These beautiful pansies were on my deck with back lit lighting
casting these wonderful shadows.

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