Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On the Paluxy River

10"x 8"
Oil on Canvas Board
The Paluxy River runs across Linda Hamilton's place. She invited a group of us to come paint with her. It was a warm, sunny, windless November day which is just about perfect for out door painting in Texas.

Bill's Flowers

8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
An artist friend, Jo Shaffer, invited me and friend, Sheri Jones, to paint at her house. It is her husband who is the one who floods their yard with beautiful flowers. Bill plants and Jo paints.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sandy Cliffs with Cedars

Oil on Canvas Panel
November still has some lovely Fall weather and Fall color for painting outdoors. This is a sandy cliff at the low water crossing on the Paluxy River. Its a wonderful area to paint with a variety of scenes to paint.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Buzzard Hollow Ranch

8"x10" Sold

Oil on Canvas Board

I did a plein air painting of this view, brought it home, worked on it again, over worked it and ruined it. In the studio, I took a fresh canvas and this time put it down and left it alone. I guess the plein air was a study which resulted in this finished painting.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Montauk Cliffs

8"x10" NA
Oil on Canvas Panel
My husband and I, who have family in the area, spent the month of October visiting in New York State. We usually manage to spend several days out at Montauk on Long Island. This painting is from a photo of a walk on the beach when the fog was "burning off".

Monday, November 15, 2010

Montauk Waves

10"x8" $120
Oil on Canvas Panel
My son loves to surf out at Montauk Long Island, New York. He took some wonderful photos of waves which he shared with me. I love the variety of shapes and colors waves create.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gathering Shells

8"x 10" NFS
Oil on Canvas Panel
This painting was from a photo I took of my 90 year old mother-in-law as she walked on the beach gathering shells in Montauk Long Island, New York. After leaving Alaska the end of September, my husband and I are visiting New York State for the month of October. This is our last week in New York; we plan to be back in Granbury, Texas the first week of November.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Abstract Landscape

7"x 5" Not Available
Oil on Canvas Board
I wanted to use brighter colors and simple shapes in the small abstract of the bluff painting I did. It was fun to paint, very satisfying. I plan to do more abstract landscapes in the future.

Bluff at Anchor Point

10"x 8" Not Available
Oil on Canvas Board
I painted this view of the bluff which is on the Anchor Point beach on the Cook Inlet. My husband and I were filling up several buckets with gravel to put in the pot holes of our driveway in Anchor Point. We love to take a drive down the beach in our 4-wheel drive pickup where we beach comb for coal, driftwood, gravel, and wonderful photos.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

After the Rain

5"x 7" $35.oo (Sold)
Oil on canvas panel
I miss my Texas painting buddies, Sheri and Terri, so I did this small painting from a photo I had taken while we were all out painting near Bluff Dale, Texas. I am still in Alaska and will be till the first of October. The Fall colors are showing up and I am ready to capture them.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beach Grass and Spruce Trees

9"x 12" Not Available
Oil on Canvas
One of the most enjoyable activities for me in Alaska is the mile trip from our cabin to the Anchor Point beach located on the Cook Inlet. The trees and grasses take on special beauty when seen from a walk on the beach.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Wetland Grasses

9"x12" Not Available
Oil on Canvas Panel
This is the view of the Anchor River wetlands looking towards the Cook Inlet.
I love the Fall smells and sights in Alaska. They stimulate my desire to paint.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Harebell Wildflowers

7"x 5" Not Available
Oil on Panel
After three months in a remote fishcamp where my husband does commercial salmon setnetting, I am back in Anchor Pt and back on the "grid". I love the Spruce trees and the wildflowers here in Alaska. We spend the month of May and September here in Anchor Point in our small cabin where I love to spend time painting.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ocean & Mountains

21.5"x 21.5" Sold
Dye on Silk
My husband is a commercial Salmon fisherman here in Alaska. We fish on a setnet beach site on the Westside of the Cook Inlet. It is a remote area only accessible by boat or charter plane. Before we go to the Westside, we spend May at our small cabin in Anchor Pt, Alaska which is near Homer, Alaska. We will spend the summer fishing and return to Texas for the winter. While on the Westside, I will not have Internet service, it is too remote.
Last week I took a Silk painting Workshop in Homer. What a stimulating 4 hr. class! I have had experience in silk painting which helped since I knew how to use the dyes and what I wanted to do. It was a chance to expand and explore the wonderful creative process of dye on silk.

Marsh Land

21.5"x 21.5"
Dye on Silk Sold
I wanted to capture the bright oranges and rust of the marsh grasses against the deep purples and blues of the shallow water.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Distance View

10"x 8" $4o.00
Oil on panel
I love the amber grasses with the Spruce greens and the distance blues of water and mountains this time of year. We are in Alaska now until October. We will spend May in Anchor Point, then across the Cook Inlet on the beach site at Snug Harbor for June, July, & August. We will return to Anchor Point for September and leave for New York State in October, then back to Texas in November. Since my retirement, I join my husband as a true Snowbird. Life is good for an artist!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Early Bluebonnets

5"x 7"
Oil on Panel
Some early Bluebonnets in a field with early greens.

Bluebonnet Field

7"x 5"
Oil on Panel
This is the year of the Bluebonnets in Texas!
I have enjoyed seeing and painting them.

Friday, April 2, 2010

White Iris

7"x 5" $25.oo
Oil on Canvas
My white irises are blooming.
They are lovely and are begging to be painted.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


7"x 5" $25.00
Oil on Canvas
Hyacinth smell as lovely as they look and make a great little painting.

Two Daffodils

7"x 5" $25.00 Sold
Oil on Canvas
I love the early spring blooms. They are so welcomed and such fun to paint.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunflowers in August

20"x16" $250.oo
Oil on Canvas
When I passed this road which is little more than a path, I always did a quick eye study of it. Finally I stopped and took photos. I wanted to capture the Texas heat of August while the sunflowers were blooming.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunset Near Bluff Dale

6"x 8" Sold
Oil on Panel
A hill across from Mountain Lake near Bluff Dale.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Morning Fare

9"x 12" $135.00
Oil on Panel
I took a photo of this still life set up at Pam Ingalls' workshop, but didn't paint it until I was back at home. I didn't have time since I was more involve in painting portraits from the live models.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oranges and Copper Pot

9"x 12"
Oil on Panel
In Fredericksburg, I attended a wonderful Pam Ingalls' workshop. We had a couple of models and a variety of still life set ups. I loved doing this one where I experimented with dark rich colors.

Man with Hat

10"x 8"
Oil on Panel
Another portrait painted in Pam Ingalls' Workshop.

Value Study

10"x 8"
Oil on Panel
One of the first portraits we did at the Pam Ingalls' workshop was a value study using black and white paint. It was very helpful.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Veggies with Porcelain

5"x 7" $35.00
Oil on Canvas Panel
A simple still life with fun things to paint.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blue Flowers with Cedar

7"x 5" $35.00 (Sold)
Oil on Canvas Panel
A small memory of a plein air painting from a trip to Fredericksburg.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cedars in Early Morning

5"x 7" $25.00
Oil on Canvas
Early mornings have such a freshness about them in the country. I did this from a reference photo, but I still remember the feelings of being outdoors in the early morning sunrise.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rough Creek Bluebonnets

5"x 7" NA

Oil on Canvas Board

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Retro with Tomatoes

5"x 7"

Oil on Canvas Pad

A small retro cream pitcher with tomatoes make a fun quick painting.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Trees on Comanche Ridge

11"x 14" $195.00
Oil on Panel
This is a painting I enlarged from a small plein air study.
The area is out of Granbury, Texas off Neri Road and is the back side of Comanche Ridge. When seen from Highway 144 (the front side of Comanche Ridge) the trees appear to march down the ridge.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Salt & Hot Sauce

7"x 5"
Oil on Canvas
A small painting for my husband
so he will always have his hot sauce.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Still Life with Sunflowers

9"x 12" $140.00

oil on canvas

Sunflowers are always fun to paint.

They are so full of sunshine.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Apples & Grapes

8" x10" (sold)
Oil on Panel $120.00
A fun cool weather still life.

Abstract Sunset

10" x 8"
oil on board $120.oo

I love the feeling of expressing a sunset in abstract.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rough Creek

8"x 10"
Oil on Canvas Board
This was a delightful morning of plein air painting with my painting buddies at Rough Creek just out of Glenn Rose, Texas.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stormy Sky

11"x 14" Sold
oil on canvas board
I wanted to express a stormy sky in the abstract. The place is off Neri Road behind Comanche Peak.