Thursday, August 31, 2017


11x14 oil on canvas board
I enjoyed doing this one. Approached it like an abstract while trying to keep the whole scene in my mind's eye.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

More birds ready to go to market (Ohio Art Market)

Mountain Bluebird 1
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Carolina Wren 4
6x6 in,
$40 includes wooden easel and shipping

Hummingbird 9
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Arts Castle students

Today was our last day of class. It was a success and sorry to see it end. I am so impressed with their talent.  They worked hard on "limited strokes" exercise.  Look at that awesome bird and gorgeous rose!  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Senior beach walker -gouache

I had a hard time getting the flesh colors today.  There were so many subtle changes and when I mixed the colors differently, they just didn't read correctly. Too blah... I made the background more saturated in color but it didn't help much. I'll keep on. Only the fourth day with this new medium.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New medium for me - gouache

This is a new medium for me. I feel like a total beginner.  I started out with a mixed media sketch tablet and was not happy with the results.  I moved to a toned sketch book and liked how the colors really popped. I'll stick with that one for a while.  I also tried painting on my marker paper and liked it but the paper is so thin. I am dating my sketches and hoping for some quick improvement. 😊

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two cardinals

Cardinal 10
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Cardinal 11
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Limited strokes exercise

I love how this turned out. If you follow the values, you get the results.  Getting my brain out of the way....
This post and many following posts are exercises I have done after viewing Peggi Kroll Roberts DVDs. This is in preparation for my teaching this summer.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Striped Hat

Selling prints of this one for $20. + $5. shipping. If interested, email me

Peaceful Reflections

Won third place in Art and Frame Winter Exhibition in Sarasota for this one!