Sunday, March 23, 2008

Two New Paintings!

Pear II

8" x 10" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


These are two new painting just listed for sale, you can purchase through the title link at my store or from me directly at my website gallery

Things are starting to slow down. Courtney is back at Chapel Hill, after a mild concussion. (Low blood sugar resulted in a fainting spell and a knot on her forehead the size of a small country!) She is doing well, but I am exhausted. My children are making me old! My worry wrinkle is getting deeper----

I have been getting paintings ready for a gallery opening in June in South Bend, Indiana. I will give more details as the time draws near.

I am still working on the martini commissions...but there are some other new paintings that will be finished keep in touch.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sunlit Tomatoes - New Painting!

Sunlit Tomatoes

8" x 10" Acrylic on Canvas
I just finished "Sunlit Tomatoes". It is available for purchase from all the usual places or just click the title above to buy directly from the artist.
I am in the process of getting some paintings together for a gallery opening in April. I will update you more as it progresses.
I have been on vacation this week, accomplishing not-a-whole-lot. I guess I better develop that old Southern 'gitter done' attitude and get busy.
I am going to paint a smaller tomato painting. I have two commissioned martini paintings to finish, and I still have not painted my bathroom.......
Well, guess I better get busy. Enjoy the new painting. For a list of online stores selling my work, go to
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tar Heel Martini, New March Madness Painting!

Tar Heel Martini

16"x 20" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available on Auction at eBay

It is that time of year again! March Madness! It all started when my daughter was accepted at UNC Chapel Hill. Since then, I have started watching a lot of basketball. This painting has been in the back of my mind for a while.....well, I let it out and here it is......
Tar Heel Martini, --- my daughter said it needed more Carolina blue, but I like it.

I will be headed off to UNC to take her back to school from Spring break this weekend. There is no telling what I will be inspired to paint while I am on campus!

I will be painting more than usual this next week....but it will be the bathroom walls. I am doing some more work on the continuing project that is my house.

I do have a waterlily painting drawn on canvas and ready to paint, similar in style to the ones of Monet. There will also be more pear paintings.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the art!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pears and Pink Tulips, Just listed for Sale!

Pears and Pink Tulips
16" x 20" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
$55.00, plus shipping

I have just finished "Pears and Pink Tulips". You can purchase directly from me by clicking the link above, or shopping in my store or at

I have started something new. My baby girl has come home for Spring Break from UNC Chapel Hill. It is so nice to have her home safe. While we were watching the Duke/UNC game the other night, it came to me. I will be painting a Martini painting very similar to the Award Winning "Martini, Stirred". This time it will be Carolina Blue--with a Basketball in the center instead of the olive. Check back again soon to see how it turns out! I often catch Tar Heel fever after a visit to the campus. Courtney thinks she gets to take it back to school with her.....we will have to see about that!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Old Red Boat

The Old Red Boat

16" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Click title to purchase directly from Artist
This is the newest finished painting. Don't worry the tulips are next! I was just in the mood to paint something loose. I have painted this boat before, but never this large. The painting has a thick textured appearance. I am very pleased with how it turned out. This painting is available for sale directly from the artist, or through my etsy store at or through
Up next: The tulip painting. I will start this new painting tonight. It is also going to be 16" x 20".
Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sneak Peak!

Currently on the easel
This will be titled "Pink Tulips, Green Pears"--maybe..

Remember when John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"--well, that would explain the lack of posts and new paintings! I have now figured out, I get the flu shot, so I can take care of everyone who chooses NOT to get the flu shot! Gallons of ginger ale, soup, and Lysol wipes is time to paint!

And now for planned art ~~ : )

I don't generally post the reference photo when I have just finished the drawing, but I wanted to give you a hint. Tomorrow's game plan is to start painting this wonderful tulip painting. I guess I am just hurrying spring, but I picked up these tulips for a centerpiece at this past week's Mary Kay party and had to paint them.

I have also begun drawing a water lily painting/koi pond. (Another hint that I can't wait for spring!)

And last but surely not least---I have a started another "Old Red Boat" painting...this time 16" x 20" oil on gallery wrapped canvas.

These are not my usual paintings....I am stepping out of my usual comfort zone and painting spring!

Check back again soon to see the progress.