Monday, August 25, 2008

An unexpected break!

Miranda and Courtney at the Journey Concert

I am sorry I disappeared for a while. Courtney has not been feeling well lately and it is hard to feel creative in the midst of worry. I made a quick trip to Chapel Hill this weekend to be with the baby. I will be traveling to Chapel Hill more often until she is back to her old crabby self.

I am in the middle of a Martini commission that will be finished by the end of the week... and then I don't know. I am extremely fortunate to have two wonderful, beautiful, intelligent daughters who make everyday an adventure in laughter and love. I am going to slow down, enjoy my girls and the canine babies Sadie and Stella.

When I get back in the studio, it will be with new ideas to fill all the blank canvas.

Thanks for stopping by~~


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Poppy Landscape Painting!

Field of Poppies III

16" x 20" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Available for purchase at

Flourish Boutique and Gallery, South Bend, Indiana

I have been painting large landscapes lately....something I usually don't do. I have painted Field of Poppies before, first as an 8" x 10" and then as a 6" x 6". Now, much larger. I love painting poppies...there may be more poppy paintings to come!

This painting is available for purchase at, from my online gallery, and at ArtbyUs.

Now, I have to take time to clean the house!

Check back again soon....there is an orchid still life painting coming (8" x 10") and a pink rose painting (8" x 10") in the works.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Lily Pond Painting!

The Lily Pond II
16" x 20" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase at
Flourish Boutique and Gallery, South Bend, Indiana

This is the newest painting available for purchase. I have started a series of Lily Pond paintings modeled after the paintings of the water Garden of Giverny by Claude Monet. Monet applied his artistic beliefs to the design of his water garden in Giverny and created a garden of forms and colours which was a masterpiece in itself. Monet had the waterlilies for his pond imported from Japan. I always start a series not knowing how many there will be. I just stop painting the series when I tire of the subject and colors. I think I will be doing the Lily Pond paintings for a while. There are so many different ways to paint the subject. This painting is currently available for purchase in all the usual,,, and my gallery. Flourish Boutique and Gallery has also asked for Lily Pond paintings for their gallery.

Up Next!

Field of Poppies -2007, sold

Currently on the easel: I painted Field of Poppies in 2007. It was 6" x 6" oil on canvas. I have decided to paint it again much larger. This time I am painting the subject 16" x 20" using acrylic paint. I will be making the poppies in the foreground much larger with detail. Check back again soon to see the completed painting.

That is what I am currently painting. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Painting~~Pear IV avilable for purchase for a limited time!

Pear IV
8" x 10" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase at
Flourish Boutique and Gallery, South Bend, Indiana

There is just not enough hours in the day! I have finished with current commissions. I am now working on getting a number of paintings ready for the Grand Opening of the Flourish Boutique and Gallery in South Bend, Indiana. This painting is currently available for sale in my store and my online gallery.
Off to dinner and then paint, paint, paint!
Check back again soon!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Beyond the Tuscan Sun

Beyond the Tuscan Sun
18" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Commissioned Painting

I have finished the commissioned painting. I really enjoyed painting the large landscape. I have not painted one in quite some time. I may have to paint a few landscapes...I know, I have been saying that for months.

Well, better go, I am going to a concert tonight and there is so much to do before then.

Check back again soon.