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Friday, June 4, 2010

One blog for now.....

Please stroll through my paintings here, but I think I am going back to one blog for the time being . It is not too much trouble to maintain both, but it seems that I do not get traffic for both. I guess most people want to make one stop! So for now, I hope you will stay with me and visit my blog at
I will continue my oils and pastels on that one site, and love all the input and feedback I receive, so I hope you will continue to stop by and leave a response. Thanks, and happy painting to all!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Bowl of Cherries

8 x 8 Oil on canvas panel
not available

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fresh Bunch

10 x 12 Oil on canvas board

I have always admired other painters versions of radishes. I always wanted to try a painting of these colorful veggies, and here it is!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fog and Field

8 x 8 Oil on board

Friday, May 7, 2010


10 x 12 Oil on canvas panel

This was my first attempt at roses. I thought it would be hard to paint, but I really tried to keep them simplified and I think it worked. Helps when you don't pressure yourself, I just thought I would try them and wouldn't worry about the outcome. Happy Mother's Day to all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring is Here

10 x 12 Oil on canvas board

The lowly dandelion comes to life, still life that is. The bouquet of choice for toddlers to give to moms, but they really are a versatile plant, although pesty! I used to hunt the tender new greens with my father when I was little, and we would make salad with them, full of iron... good for you. My sister, the plant lover, has made dandelion wine, (I have never tasted it, so can't vouch), and she has roasted the roots and made coffee!! How's that for this pesky little ..... dare I say....weed! They don't last more that a few hours in a vase, (in case you had ideas for a centerpiece)!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


10 x 10 Oil on board

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pines and Field

10 x 10 Oil on canvas

A scene from one of my favorite walks, this field has many shapes from winter wonder to summer flowers and fall grass that is shoulder height.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blue Sky Marsh

8 x 8 Oil on canvas

It is getting brighter and beginning to look like spring, I think! Riding bikes, looking for new places to paint.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Key West Rooster

6 x 6 Oil on masonite

One of the many roosters and chickens that roam the neighborhoods and streets of Key West. I will surely miss their crowing. They are very entertaining and comical, but proud.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bike Sketch

8 x 8 Oil on masonite

This is a fast sketch I did as an exercise. I hope to do a more finished one eventually.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tidal Flats

8 x 10 Oil on canvas

This is from a photo taken on a sailboat. The colors from all the different water depths, some shallow with sand or grass, really created these stripes. The greens and blues were of every shade. I think I will try a larger painting making the transitions a bit softer.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mangrove and Sky

10 x 10 Oil on Raymar canvas

I am so excited that I actually finished my first painting here in Key West. I was very happy I was able to find the time and actually get it done. As time went on, it was getting daunting to think about setting everything up, but now I am looking forward to doing another soon. I am very inspired by my surroundings.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No Bowl of Cherries

8 x 10 Oil on masonite

Another in my mini series of cherries and reflections, minus the glass bowl, hence the title.