Monday, May 24, 2010

American Art Collector-June Issue

The June issue of American Art Collector
Check out the ad on page 35 featuring the Artists of Texas!
I just got back from Wimberly, Texas...painting in the Hill Country with Karen Bonnie. More horses and cows to come from my easel! Have an artful day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

On the easel...Window Boxes

Window Boxes
This painting is still wet. I painted it on Saturday, and I thought it was finished. But after going to the studio today and looking at it, I need to hit it with some more paint. At 10:00 a.m. the temperature inside the studio was 80 degrees. Trying to paint when it is so hot and humid makes me cranky. So, I hung it up for the day. Hopefully the air conditioning will get fixed SOON. I hope that your day was cool and creative. Thanks for viewing my blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brown Eggs

Brown Eggs
6" x 6" oil on cotton panel
This little study sold this week at The Dutch Art Gallery. It was a still life that I set up in the studio. I was rambling through the studio kitchen looking for an interesting piece of fruit or vegetables to paint, and came across the egg carton and eggs. Thanks for viewing my art...please contact if me would like to purchase any of my paintings.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Race Is On!

The Race Is On!
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
24" x 36"
I just completed this painting...and had to dash home from the studio to watch The Preakness Stakes. I usually don't paint race horses from this perspective. But as always, I am putting the paint on the canvas to express the movement, excitement and colorful feel of the race.

I was able to get a good start on a palette knife painting, window boxes, and flower pots. I was covered in paint...that painting needs to set-up before I start putting shadows and details in. Thanks so much for viewing my blog. Have a great weekend, and feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of my paintings.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
Currently at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas
I am posting Elsie because I was not able to photograph my latest painting today. This contemporary cow is all framed up and sitting at Dutch Art. It rained all afternoon, and Dallas had some nasty weather. That kind of throws you off schedule when you are without power! I hope to post my newest race horse tommorrow. Thanks so much for viewing this blog. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of my paintings.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Two Eggs

Two Eggs
This contemporary oil painting is on masonite.
It is sold, but to view more of my art and a series of nest paintings, you can go to my website:
Thanks for looking! Have an artful day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On my easel....

On my easel...I have three or four unfinished paintings, and this one is still wet. I might call this one Saddle reference photo was one that I took at a horse show in February. I hope to put finishing touches on several paintings today. Have an artful day, and thanks for viewing this blog!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sequanota Beach

Sequanota Beach
8" x 10" Oil on Linen

I am thinking about the beach is hot in Dallas and the air conditioning at the studio is not working, not fixed. Yet. So, I think I will head to the studio and do some early morning painting before it get unbearable down there. Have an artful day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers---here is a Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers
Happy Mother's Day, Mary Lou
Oil on Canvas
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom! I'll pretend that this is real vase of flowers and that I am giving them to her today, even though she is in Illinois and I am in Texas. I do get to have a special day because ALL of my kiddos are here....Blake, Lindsay & Wes!!! I am not sure what our day will bring and what our plans are, but getting to see everyone is great. I hope that you are able to spend your day with your family. Thanks for viewing my blog.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arboretum Koi

Arboretum Koi-SOLD!

This painting was sold last Saturday at the artists' reception for the opening at The Wine Therapist. Thanks to all the people who attended. We had a very good turn-out. A very cute couple (Kevin and Colleen) purchased this contemporary oil painting.

I need to look forward and plan for our next exhibit at The Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park. We will be exhibiting at the Discovery Gardens during the great Texas State Fair 2010. So with that upcoming show and a couple of commissions, I have plenty of painting ahead of me. Have an artful day!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tow Truck

Tow Truck
I am posting this painting because someone I know just had to call a tow truck.
He knows who he is.... This 9" x 12" oil painting is for sale.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this or any other paintings.
Have an artful day!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Coop Tour: Do you know what a Coop Tour is?
(From Webster’s Dictionary)
Coop: 1 : a cage or small enclosure (as for poultry); also : a small building for housing poultry
Tour: 1 a : one's turn in an orderly schedule

Several weekends ago, John Wyne and I did the Dallas Coop Tour on a Sunday afternoon….all over Dallas, Texas. We went on a Coop Tour. Basically, it was a tour around the neighborhood, viewing the chicken coops. Actually, it was very interesting…it took us four hours (with map in hand) to hit eleven coops inside the Dallas city limits. Not out in the country! I got lots of pics of roosters, chickens, and even a turkey. Lots of great painting material!

Coop is the name of this feathered friend….this painting did not have a name until yesterday, when Pam Massar at The Dutch Art Gallery named him….for the Coop Tour. This contemporary oil painting is on a 30” x 30” canvas. I used lots of oil paint on him…I hope to be posting some more paintings from our little tour. I hope that you have a great day! Thanks for viewing this blog! Feel free to contact me for more information on my art.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Time to Cowboy Up

Time to Cowboy Up
Oil on 48" x 24" Gallery Wrap Canvas
I finally finished this contemporary motivation to complete it was our show last night at The Wine Therapist. So I went to the studio early yesterday and worked on him. I had four pieces hanging at the show, but there was some great wall space on the outdoor patio area, and this piece looks really good on the barn-looking wall. This painting has changed so much since I started it..... it has been through alot, just like a cowboy. My reference for Time to Cowboy Up was my nephew Casey Settles...trying to put his chaps on for a horse show. I wanted to do more with the fringe, but was afraid that I might over-paint it. I left the chaps with some wide brush strokes...did not want to paint it all in. Thanks to everyone who attend last night's reception. We had a huge turn-out and we sold some art! The performance by David Carr, Jr. was great. Thanks for viewing this blog!!! Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Eleven Eggs

Eleven Eggs
Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is hanging at Studio Art & Soul in Dallas.
It is available for frame needed.
For more information on this painting, please see my website,
or call me at 214-532-0325.
Thanks for viewing my blog!!!