Saturday, March 23, 2013


I like the boldness of this one.  It really gets my imagination going and I "see" so many different things in it.

6" x 6" Acrylic on Masonite panel.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Orange Study 2

Working on my dexterity with a palette knife.  In the Fall, I will be attending a workshop for improving my understanding of the palette knife but I'd like to get in a bit of practice before then so I can pace in front of the easel muttering displeasure at my imperfections in private.

9" x 12" oil on canvas board.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Home Sewn -- SOLD

When it comes to painting, I have a pretty short attention span.  I may do some quick sketches but mostly, I think of an idea and want to paint it right away.  Sometimes when I come up with an idea that seems really great while I'm away from home, I remember to use the notes app on my phone and I write it down for later.  The idea of this flag teased me for a while and I did a few sketches before I felt good about painting it.

I love the feeling of movement here.

9" x 12" oil on canvas panel.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Southern Window -- SOLD

My daughter came into the studio while this painting was in progress and said, "That's our window!"  I love it when others can tell what the picture is supposed to be.  Then I know I'm doing something right.

16"x20" oil on stretched canvas.

This painting is SOLD.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jeannie's Bottle Hides in the Open

"I Dream of Jeannie" was such a fun show.  Ahhh... a more innocent age of television.

8" x 8" oil on canvas panel.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Burst of Spring (not for sale)

Today is a snow day (in Maryland, that means it might snow later) but I'm dreaming of Spring.

9x12" mixed media on canvas board.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Splash -- SOLD

I love different opinions of what people see when they look at my abstract art.  I thought this looked like water splashing and trickling down stone steps.  A friend said he thought it looked like condos in Aspen.  What do you think?

9x12" oil on canvas board.

This painting is sold.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Orange Beauty -- SOLD

My family seems to have a knack for choosing just the right time for needing my attention -- when I'm trying to concentrate on painting is the time they seem to prefer (when I'm not particularly busy doing anything, they pay no attention to me). 

So, a quick abstract floral study was just what I needed to help regain focus.

9x12" oil on canvas board.