Thursday, December 5, 2013


I recently sold this painting along with 9 other paintings to a collector in Charlotte NC. A great feeling! Now I'm feeling very motivated to paint. Acrylic 6x8- SOLD

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Row Boats

Some Maine rowboats. 6x8 acrylic-SOLD


This was an exercise in fast painting- directly from life. 12x12 acrylic-SOLD

Still life practice

Some practice- sun was shifting fast and shadows were hard to follow- but good practice. 8x10 acrylic

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Three Wine Bottles and Busy Summer

Its been a very busy summer- just lots of little things with all three girls home. Looking forward to a quick vacation and then completing my summer project of painting and decorating the dining room. I did a big 40X40 painting for the dining room and I will photo and post soon. I should be able to paint more by late August. This is a second wine bottle painting I did a while back. My vision is holding steady and that's all I can hope for. I'm headed for cataract surgery- probably in September and praying it goes smoothly. Bit of a blue haze on this because I took photo around 8pm- getting too dark. SOLD

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill SC

This painting came out un-intentionally abstract. But, there is something about it that I like. 8X10 acrylic

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Make Up

A gorgeous day for painting outside. Decided to practice some still life painting. 6X8 acrylic

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blue Shadows

Sometimes I like to paint something very ordinary and make it look interesting with strong lights and shadows. That was my goal here. I like all the greens and blues with the neutral ground color. 6X8 acrylic.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Sunshine

Struggling a bit lately. Feeling like my paintings look like"paint by numbers". I am starting to see some of my mistakes- I guess I will just have to paint through this.... 8X10 acrylic

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Alley

This is one I started a long time ago but never finished. Trying a limited palette and took out the blue sky. I think that helped a lot. 11x14 oil

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rock Hill/ Wells Fargo Building

Photo is a bit dark. Acrylic 8x10

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rock HIll, SC

I started painting outside today, but it was too cold to finish. I should be able to finish this from photos. 8X10 acrylic

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wine Bottles

A little rainy day painting. 5x7 acrylic.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Abstract Woods

Trying a little abstract painting. Tougher than it looks. 5x7 acrylic

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Colorful Junk Store

This was a wild,crazy and colorful junk store. Inside, it was a lovely gift shop! Painted here with my plein air friends. Its located in Wesley Chapel, NC- a suburb of Charlotte. 8x10 acrylic

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dark Oranges

This one took me a long time. Thought the wine bottles would be the hardest part, but the oranges and apple were a struggle today. 8X10 acrylic

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Row Houses

I love how the sunlight hits this row of houses in my neighborhood.Acrylic 8X10. I tried to keep it loose and not overwork the details.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

oranges on table

Good practice painting today- needs a little more work. Acrylic 8X10

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

McAlpine Greenway-Ballantyne

We went to the greenway today, but everything was brown! Decided to paint this overpass instead. 8x10 acrylic

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick sketch

This quick sketch of my living room came out better than a large boat painting that I have been working on for days. Sigh!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Grand Canyon finished

This one came out a little darker than I would have liked, but I still like it. It was fun to paint something big- hadn't done that in a long time. This is 30x40. I'm working on some other big ones now...should post them soon.