Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Pear Paintings!

Gold Pear on Red
6"x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$25.00 plus $7.00 United States Shipping

Gold Pear with Grapes II

6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


The Gold Pear

6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


These are the newest in the small pear paintings. I took a short break from the current commissioned landscape painting and painted a few pears.

I should be finished with the newest version of Tuscan Sun by the end of the week. After that, I have more pear paintings. I will be sending new paintings to Flourish Boutique and Gallery to replace ones that have sold.

There will also be new small landscapes available soon....and I think I'm in the mood to create a new rooster painting.

Courtney is home from the summer session at school. She will be here long enough to pick up furniture and shop to decorate the new apartment. No more dorms! ~~ She also wants new paintings, I told her I would put her selections on the "list of things to do"~~ She does not like being on that list....It should be named "the list Mom will never get to do".

Well, back to the studio....time to paint some poppies.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 21, 2008

In the Studio~~

New Tuscan Sun

The Original Tuscan Sun - 6"x "6 ~~Sold
I have begun working on the commissioned recreation of Tuscan Sun. This is going to be 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas.

I will be expanding on the original composition, I have such a large canvas to play with. Check back soon to see the finished painting before it is shipped off.

Just Finished!

Leftover Pear II

The new Leftover Pear II is completed and varnished. The case of small canvas I had ordered has arrived and I will be starting more Pear paintings as time permits.

Pear I

Flourish Boutique and Gallery

This painting was created especially for Flourish Boutique and Gallery in South Bend, Indiana. This painting has recently sold and I will be sending more new pear paintings to the gallery soon.

Well, this is what I am currently up to. I really need more hours in the day.

Thanks so much for taking a peak in my studio.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Naquaiya's Cupcake, Show Entry

Naquaiya's Cupcake
11" x 14" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
I have finished my entry in the RIPPED show. I partnered with Naquaiya and painted my rendition of her scratchboard painting "Cupcake".
I had not planned on entering, but Naquaiya asked me to partner with her and I could not pass up the opportunity. It was a tough decision looking through her body of work to select a painting to, I passed off the responsibility to my daughters. They thought it would be funny for me to do the cupcake...since I am currently on a strict "no sugar" diet. I love her scratchboard work and jumped at the choice of the cupcake
In painting Naquaiya's Cupcake, I used my background color that I have used with several of my pear and lemon paintings. I also replaced her cherry with my favorite.... a strawberry. This has been a wonderful opportunity to work with a gifted artist, thanks Naquaiya for inviting me! Visit Naquaiya's Etsy Store for her paintings that are available for purchase.

Cupcake, by Naquaiya

Currently in the Studio~

Leftover Pear ~ sold

I have been requested to recreate the Leftover pear. That is currently in the works. After that, I have a commission to complete a larger version of Tuscan Sun.

That's the studio news!

Check back again soon.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Pear Paintings!

I must first apologize that my store inventories are dwindling. I have been very fortunate to have acquired new collectors and I will by trying very hard to keep up. Here is the current list of new and upcoming works!

Two Gold Pears III
6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for purchase
$25.00 plus $7.00 United States Shipping

Two Red Pears IV

6" x 6" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Available for purchase

$25.00 plus $7.00 United States Shipping

These are the newest pear paintings currently available for purchase at my website and

I have had the busiest month to date...the following is a detailed list of what is coming up. I generally just paint what comes to mind when I enter the studio door. But, now there are commissions to do, an art show at EBSQ, and a watercolor workshop coming up. So, here is the current list of things to do:

Leftover Pear - sold

Leftover Pear has sold and moved away. I will be painting another "Leftover Pear" this weekend by request. It may be a bit difficult as I really did this painting with the paint that was left unused after several pear paintings. I will have to recreate the pear with its very own paint.

This will bring an end to the current 6" canvas. I have ordered a new case of canvas and hopefully it will arrive next week.

Tuscan Sun - Sold

I have been commissioned to recreate Tuscan Sun but quite a bit larger. Tuscan Sun is 6" x 6" on a canvas panel. I will be painting Tuscan Sun 18" x 24" to move to Ohio. This will be a true adventure for me. I have not painted a landscape this large in a while. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Art Show at

Cupcake, by Naquaiya

It is time for the annual "Ripped Off" art show at I had not planned on participating, things have been so busy, but Naquaiya, a fabulous artist who does wonderful things with scratchboard invited me to partner with her. I will be painting her "Cupcake" using my own style. She will be using scratchboard to recreate one of my martini paintings. I can not wait to see her martini. I will post the final paintings, stop in an see the show. My entry should be on the website by next week.

Here is a link to Naquaiya's online gallery at EBSQ:

Check out her work. She also has a store at Her store includes her new watercolor paintings.

Well, this should keep me busy for a few days. I will check back in and let you know how things are progressing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, July 07, 2008

New Martini Paintings!

Three Olive Martini V
8" x 10" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Martini, Stirred IX

8" x 10" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Available for purchase

$30.00 plus $8 United States Shipping

These are two new Martini Paintings currently available for purchase. By popular demand, I have painted these smaller than the original series.

Next up, I have been working on a still life using my orchid that recently bloomed and my grandmother's china. It is a small study, 8" x 10" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

It seems there is just not enough hours in the day. Check back again soon. I know I will be up to something.