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Showing posts from May, 2013

Beach Shack

Beach Shack is 6 x 6 inches, oil on board Sold - Thank you A hot day today.  I'm NOT complaining, but thought it would be nice to paint an old shack by water.  Very happy to be doing better than yesterday.  Looks like what was making me sick was allergies.  So I've got all the windows closed, latched and the air conditioner on.  Oh yeah, the  studio air purifier is on HIGH.   


Omar, 5 x 5 inch Owl Painting with Palette Knife Buy on Etsy Omar is one Owl  that is happy he was painted with a lot color.  He was painted with a palette knife and he is very alert.  He's thinking he really digs the 60's.  On another note, I'm feeling like I'm coming down with the upper-respiratory infection that is going around.  Loaded up with Vitamin C and I hope it helps.  

Stars & Stripe

Stars & Stripe, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board with Palette Knife  Buy on Etsy  SOLD!  Thank you. Another day, another Hummingbird.  This Hummingbird looks like he's flying into a star burst, almost like fireworks.  We are about to start Memorial Day weekend.  I hope everyone remembers freedom isn't cheap and never take yours for granted.


4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board with Palette Knife Sold - Thank you This little sweetheart was painted specifically for the Daily Paintworks Oklahoma Fundraiser.  Daily Paintworks sponsors fundraisers when a need like this emerges.  Please consider bidding.  100% of the price goes to the fund.  Lisa will be yours and you'll know that you helped persons in need.  That's a win-win. 


"Linda", 4 x 4 inches, oil on board Buy on Etsy "Linda" is the kissing cousin of my former painting titled "Julie".  She's not as colorful but she's just as lovable.  Like me, she loves wildflowers and spring.  This female Hummingbird was painted with a palette knife and some brushwork for good measure.


Benson 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board SOLD!  Thank you. This cute little Hummingbird has been given the name Benson and he's painted doing what all Hummingbirds live for...drinking nectar from pretty flowers.  Instead of taking care of my pretty spring flowers, I decided to paint Benson.  I guess tomorrow I'll need to get out to my garden.  Every green thumb knows gardens don't take care of themselves.


4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board Buy on Etsy Gordon is a bold Hummingbird because he wanted to be flying on an orange background.  I thought, no I can't do that, but he insisted, so I took out my artist licence.  He looks just peachy.

Preston Leonidas

10 x 10 inches, Oil on Board - Sold This is my niece's American Strathshire Terrier named Preston Leonidas.  What a cool name.  Although Preston and I haven't met yet, I can tell from the photo references that he's a great dog.  I'm a big dog fan. I really enjoyed painting Preston and like any portrait it's all about the eyes.  I think I captured the look most doggies are known for...alert and ready to listen to the owner.

Last Lilacs

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board Sold!  Thank you Yesterday, my neighbor, Millie phoned to ask if I would like some lilacs to paint.  Mille has two mature lilac trees that produce beautiful fragrant blooms.  She has been faithfully giving me some for more than 15 seasons now.  Thank you Millie! I like the push and pull of the brushwork and pigments on this painting On another note, my wonderful daughter gave a surprise birthday party and it really was a surprise!  I so enjoyed seeing family that live a Sunday;s drive or longer, all gathered together.  The older one gets, the people who attend a birthday party are more valuable than any gift.

Red Tree Shack

5 x 5 inches, oil on board Sold!  Thank you There is very little that's cooler than a tree house to a kid on summer vacation.  I've had the pleasure of hanging out in one or two as a kid.  Of course, outdoor doll houses are cool, but tree houses trump any  house, fort or hideout on the ground.  Maybe I can get Neill to build me one when he retires.


4 x 4 inches Oil on Board with Palette Knife Click to Bid Anna and I are happy we got her finished.  She was hard work!  What I like about this piece is the soft rose glow of the light and her delicate little feet!

Laureen and Lois

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board SOLD! Thank you. A beautiful spring day and of course, I have to paint more Hummingbirds!  I decided two is better than one and these two have a nectar feeder on their radar.