happy

Happy 2016. It was a long break from work, and painting. I had big hopes of free days to paint, but that didn’t happen, as life got in the way, as it so often does. I always need to keep in mind that everything is just as it’s meant to...

home sweet home

It makes my heart happy knowing that these two paintings will be enjoyed for years to come, in a beautiful home, with a wonderful family! How lucky am I to have so many wonderful people who enjoy and support my passion! Thank you!! Share this:Click to share on...

work in progress—me, or the painting?

I am working on this 30″x30″ iris painting for my niece. With each new painting I do, I research and focus on some aspect of painting that I am trying to improve on (such as edges, values, composition, color, etc.). For this painting my focus is on color....

bird by bird

Awake at night, again, I am reading bird by bird by Anne Lamott. I absolutely love this paragraph, which puts things into perspective for me. E. L. Doctorow once said that “writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but...

warm light

Sometimes the challenge of having something to say is just beyond me. I am reading a great book called Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life when I am awake at night and can’t sleep. Maybe I will sleep better if I have some instructions on Writing...

thankful

This one was so easy and fun to paint. I did the same painting before and loved it that time, too. Maybe this would be a fun one to paint really large. I’ve been itching to paint some larger pieces. Definitely in the new year. Life is just too busy right now. It...