Thursday, July 25, 2013


Acrylic on watercolor paper
After a very busy week, with not nearly enough painting for my taste, ;) I am finally posting a new painting! A glowing, motion-filled acrylic on watercolor, this painting always reminds me of early morning; bright, warm, and cheerful. 

As always, the copyright notice will not appear on the painting, and colors may not be as they appear on all monitors!

8.5 x 11.25 on watercolor paper
Looks best matted to 8 x 10

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

ACEO give-away card

Heart Doll

Heart Doll ACEO

So, here is the ACEO that I gave away yesterday to a new 'like' on my Facebook page, . She is a favorite character that I draw and paint, and often shows up in different projects. 

I was so excited to see the numbers going up on my page as new people found and 'liked' it! I have to say it made my day! 

Looking forward to posting a new painting that I have been working on - maybe tomorrow. See you then! ;)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


4x6 Dragonfly painting

A great "beat the heat" little watercolor with vivid green and purple tones. Wings are slightly iridescent. 

4" x 6" ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Dancing Rhino painting

Dancing Rhino
You may have noticed that I have an affinity for rhinos. Not the real ones (as far as I know) but the IDEA of them...

It all goes back to an inside joke with friends. Isn't interesting how a seemingly insignificant discussion can lead to collections and new art interests? Have you ever tried to draw a rhino? I am sure I never had...

8x10 acrylic painting on canvas

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Thursday, July 11, 2013


Acrylic painting, iridescent highlights, heavy texturing
15" x 30", deep gallery wrap canvas

This painting is already spoken for.

The 'Thankful' painting was my response to a walk in the woods in the wintertime. After walking in cold, crunchy snow, I was drawn to the cool colors and texture of the juniper trees; especially the blue 'cones' or berries. The particular tree I was painting from was LOADED with the blue orbs, and they were fascinating to paint. (I know they are difficult to see in this photo.)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A new painting, and a thank you

Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love
50 x 26 Framed Acrylic Painting on panel

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Please note: the colors and contrast on these photos may appear different on different monitors.

This is an acrylic painting with a dark background, and raised boards representing these three virtues. There are many ways of expressing each of these ideas, but my hope was to bring about contemplation, interest, and emotion connected with each.

 Faith, hope, and love as I painted them here are inspired by Scripture; particularly 1 Thes. 5:8, 1 Cor. 13:13, and 1 Thes. 1:3. Each panel is an attempt to communicate the characteristic without resorting to trite and overused symbolism.

The background is textured and multicolored, but dark and intense, communicating the backdrop against which these virtues shine even more brightly.

And a big thank you...

And secondly, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my dear friends, the Baldwin family, for being the first ones (outside my family) to express their confidence in my ability to paint them a painting for their home by commissioning me for this painting. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4th Sunset

Celebrating Independence Day!

My husband Bruce and I went for a walk yesterday right about sunset. We talked about how normally the loud explosions would make us hesitant to walk the trails! But it was so beautiful out.

The water levels here are quite high, and the mosquito population was out to celebrate too!

Here is my daily painting for the day - the sunset was absolutely breathtaking!

July 4th Sunset

Of course, the copyright info will not be on the painting itself when it is purchased. 

Original 5x7 Acrylic painting

Patriotic Rhino ACEO

This is my little "Patriotic Rhino" ACEO card. He is an original, done in pastel on watercolor paper, traditional ACEO size (2 1/2" x 3 1/2"), and I painted him in 2009. 

For a little more info about ACEOs (or their first cousin, Artist Trading Cards - ATCs), have a look here.

$15.00 includes shipping and handling. 
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Here we go!

Well, for my first post, I thought I would introduce you to my studio space - which has become so messy as I am moving toward offering my art for sale! I saw some other artists who gave a "studio tour" on their blogs, and thought I would join in! I was inspired by their spaces...

Soon I will be adding my paintings for sale and so on... I hope to see many friends visiting me here!