Monday, June 29, 2009

Penny Lane

Penny Lane. . .on the canvas and photographed.
This is a painting of Penny Lane. She is a querky, medium size dog whose master is my son, Blake. Penny is the perkiest animal I have ever been around. This oil painting is on a 12" by 12" canvas, and was a Christmas gift to Blake. It is a fun and whimsical painting...I wanted to capture her spirit and personality in this painting. She is full of life and always at Blake's side. Since she was visiting this past weekend, I thought I would post this painting. Have a great day!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Studio Art & Soul--- Dallas, Texas

At the end of the day, Lindsay and Brittany were smiling. Both girls created some fun art! The little bird nest Brittany painted is so cute! Can you believe that it was her first stab at painting?

Lindsay Wyne got into the abstract painting. This painting is so handsome in a silver frame...way to go Lindsay!

This little 6" x 6" canvas has a new home---Alice now owns this cute painting by Lindsay Wyne.

Brittany Germany and I were in the studio yesterday. I wanted to give Brittany and Josh something for thier new apartment in Aurora, IL.

Yesterday was a hot one in Dallas. It was a great day to spend inside at Studio Art & Soul. Kelly Kirkham visited the studio, and we worked on some mixed media pieces. Lindsay Wyne and Brittany Germany were in the mood to paint. They were fearless and really produced some great art. A good time was had by all...Those artists at the studio were: Gail, Suzy, Karen, and myself. It was wonderful having Kelly, Lindsay and Brittany visit and experience art. I know Kelly will be back soon, and I will get a picture of her and her creative pieces.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This is a quick oil painting that I did at the Carol Marine workshop this spring. It is a painting of lusterware (according to the antque experts). I learned alot from this is for sale. Please contact me if you are interested in this painting or any other paintings that I have posted. I will be trying to stay cool in this Texas heat!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Flowers in Vase

Flowers in Vase is a contemporary oil painting that I completed several months ago, and I have framed. The colors are very intense and bold. If you would like to purchase this painting, please contact me! Thank you for looking...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lake View

Today's posting is painted from a photo I took in Michigan...but it can be anyone's lake view, anywhere. If you would like to opurchase this painting, please contact me. I plan to paint at the studio today...hopefully having a very productive Monday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Charlie's Red Truck

This painting was inspired by a photograph that was taken in Illinois in 1961. This is my Dad's 1960 Ford, which I remember very well. Seeing that photograph brought back many childhood memories. It was my first truck to paint, and I had a good time painting it. It is 9" x 11" oil on canvas. I gave this painting to my Dad last in honor of Charlie Miller on Father's Day, I am posting this painting. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there...I hope that you have a great day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dash of Red

I am getting ready to start a new abstract....for the customer who has Dash of Red hanging in her home. I was looking at this painting, noticing all the colors, texture and movement on the canvas...I want to create something totally different for her, but also need to know what makes her attracted to this painting. I will be taking a couple of days off from the studio, as we have out of town guests and family outings planned...but I will be planning out my week and hope to get back in the studio on Monday!!! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brown Eggs

Here's a quick study painting on a 6" x 6" cotton panel. This was a quick one. I like the shadows on this oil painting, and the subject matter. I need to find some real pretty eggs...maybe I will go to Central Market or Whole Foods today. If anyone has a good source for pretty differnt colors. spotted, flecked, different sizes, please let me know. Thanks!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still on the easel...

Monday's painting....

Tuesday's painting....

I am back...I had a temporary glitch in my blogging. I volunteered at Stewpot yesterday, and then went straight to the studio. I am not finished, but needed to take some pictures and look at this contemporary oil painting that is still on the easel. It is exstremely wet, and I need to step away from the canvas and look at it from a distance. I plan to put more shadows and lighter lights in the flowers and greenery. I hope to post the completed painting in a day or so...going to the studio this morning!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Having technical difficulties today...hope to be back soon!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

May Flowers

I was able to spend a lot of time in the studio this weekend. Here is a quick 6” x 8” oil painting on cotton panel. At first try, it was a wiper. Then on second try, it was fun, and it was a keeper. I was able to get the vivid, intense colors that were in the floral arrangement. I used a photograph as my reference for color and shapes….my daughter, Lindsay was given then most beautiful floral arrangement by Sarah Clark when she left Fayetteville, Arkansas last month. My intent was not to duplicate, copy or paint a realistic painting from the arrangement, but to transfer my interpretation of what the flowers look like onto the canvas.
After painting this canvas, I started a large one…and it is coming along, but I have a lot more work to do on it. I can’t wait to get back into the studio today. If you would like to purchase this painting, or any others, please contact me.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rose Garden

Rose Garden is painted on a gessoed masonite and framed in a gold frame. Because I used a palette knife on the cottage, the painting has alot of texture. The cottage is nestled in this painting with roses surrounding it. I hope that you enjoy this painting...thanks for looking!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Macomb Maidrite

This is another painting of the Maidrite in Macomb, Illinois. It is on a 10” x 10” canvas. When I was taking this photo in May, I was standing in the parking lot on the east side of the building. My husband, John was on the west side of the building peering through the windows, looking at the old wooden stools and the menu. Mr. Mick Wisslead, the Macomb Mayor walked out from City Hall from across the street. I don’t know if Mr. Wisslead knew who we were at first….maybe he thought we were interested in the property. But when he recognized John and I, he gave us a brief update on the status of the property and what was going on in Macomb. Only in Macomb, Illinois would we get such genuine attention.

My favorite thing about this structure is the seventeen windows on the east and west side of the building. And, as noted in a couple of previous Maidrite paintings, I love that sign. EAT. What more would you want on a sign?

I have another Maidrite painting on the easel at the studio….if you are interested in any of these painting, please contact me.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eat Your Veggies

Eat Your Veggies

Week 37 & 38 of the Different Strokes from Different Folks Challenge was a photograph of a platter of summer vegetables. I painted my interpretation of the photograph using oil paints on a 6” x 8” cotton panel…title: Eat Your Veggies. I am posting the painting that I painted yesterday. It is very wet---lots of luscious oils layered on with brushes. It’s good to have a deadline on a project like this challenge…it pushes me a little bit to finish up a painting to submit. I never seem to have a problem starting a painting, but sometimes I am not motivated to work through a painting and complete it. I had a good time painting this challenge, and it is so much fun looking at the dozens of artists who have posted their works of art on the Different Strokes blog. Just like we are all different, so is our artwork. We all see things differently, and paint them differently. A work of art can be very simple or complicated and may be interpreted in different ways by different people. I hope that you enjoy this painting…it is for sale if you would like to hang this painting in your home. Feel free contact me:

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Maidrite 2009

Today's painting is of the Macomb, Illinois Maidrite. It was built around 1926, and is barely standing. The Maidrite served up steam burgers. The sign is very cool...very retro. The shadows add interest to the simple building and sign. The sign has been there on Jackson Street forever. I am wondering if the building is still standing. This oil painting is on a 9" x 12" canvas, ready to be framed. I have several Maidrite paintings that I am working on...more to come!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Horizon Series: Abstract 20

This painting is SOLD!
Layers and layers of color cover this canvas. It is a 18" x 18" gallery wrap canvas. The painting began as an urban landscape setting...and evolved into this contemporary oil abstract. This abstract paintng has all the elements of form, color and line to create this composition. Abstract art, or nonobjective art, is art that is not an accurate representation of a form or object. The subject matter can be simplified or exaggerated....but the representation is abstract, not realistic or representational. Now that you have had a little lesson on the subject of abstract art I hope that you enjoy viewing this painting and any of my other works. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing an original work of art.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blue Bird

Up close....very wet!

On the easel at the studio...

Blue bird is a little 6" x 8" cotton panel painting that I did in the studio yesterday. We have been watching this little fellow in our backyard for a couple of weeks. He was learning to fly, and his mother and father would be watching him as he was nestled in our bushes. If you are interested in purchasing this painting or any others, please contact me.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Horizon Series: Acrylic 1 & 2

Today's posting are two 12" x 12" masonite panels, and a part of my Horizon Series. Acrylic paints were used with the palette knife. I paint in oils all the time, so I felt like I was experimenting with the acrylic paints since it had been thirty some years since I had painted with acrylics. The paint dried so fast, and I had forgotten that acrylics just don't have the mixing characteristics that oils do. I couldn't get back to my oils fast enough...I like the rich look of oils, although these abstract were dry immediately. These pieces would be handsome framed in a simple, contemporary frame. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of my art.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Horizon Series: Big Red

Big Red is an abstract that is very intense. The reds are very extreme and energetic on the canvas. As you all know, red is the color of love and stimulates a faster heartbeat. Layers of many different reds are applied with the brush and palette knife. This 12" x 24" gallery wrap canvas would make a wonderful accent piece in a room. If you have a bare or boring wall space, this canvas could add some pazzaz to it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Floral is a loose painting on a 16" x 20" canvas. It has a "shabby chic" look and feel to it, and can stand alone with out a frame. A frame would dress it up. I normally do not paint with these muted colors. The washed out green and beige are not my favorite colors, but I feel like I need to try something different once in a while. Anyone who paints with me knows that I have issues with the color green, and once I get green on my brush it is in everything. I do think that I have the green under control in this painting. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting or any other works of art that I have created.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


This 16" x 20" canvas has lots of things going on...fruit, flowers, plates, and vases. It is loaded with color and movement. It is very painterly, and it was one of my "quick" paintings that I did not labor over. Once the paint was on the canvas, I left it. I did not go back and fuss over anything. I need to see what it looks like with a frame. I hope that you enjoy it....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Macomb Maidrite

This is what is on my easel at the studio. I started it yesterday, and I might add a Dairy Queen and some old pick-up trucks. The photograph taken a month ago---- has a Walgreen Drug Store in it, but I want to give this painting a 50's feel, so I will not keep the Walgreens in it. The Maidrite is in bad shape, and will probably be torn down. I am at the point in this painting that I could put anything in...bikes, cars, street signs, people, billboards.......Any suggestions?