Sunday, October 15, 2017

Three's a crowd

Although spring is my favorite time of the year, you just can't beat a good fall pumpkin. The memories flow: carving, (smashing), Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie!!  For today I just settled for a nice still life because I loved that vine so much. :D

8x10 oil on gessobord

"Each year the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere." ~ Charles Schulz

Saturday, September 30, 2017


This painting was a commission from my good friend, Jim Gardner. He is such a good pet owner and very devoted to his precious Savannah.

8x10 oil on gessobord

Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong. ~ W.R. Purche

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Eyes Adored You

This is my best friend's dog. I see her a lot. She adores her owner as you can see in her eyes. She's a beautiful dog, friendly, and very sweet. 

5x7 oil on gessobord

My sunshine doesn't come from the sky, it comes from my dog's love.
~ Author unknown

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Free Spirit

This is a dog I've spent a lot of time being around. He's one of three dogs that live together and he's the alpha male. He's always so glad to see you and as soon as he sees me he's right on my lap for the entire visit. I love this little guy!

7X5 oil on gessobord

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never had a dog.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stand By Me

Another adventure into the world of painting animals.  I love this cow's eyes. They say a lot to me because they look like my Robin's eyes (my beautiful golden retriever); soulful, compassionate, trusting, gentle and kind.

8x10 oil on gessobord
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Cows are amongst the most gentle of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them.  And in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

World In Motion

I painted this same scene a few years ago and this is a remake of it. It was fun to paint both times. 

8x10 oil on gessobord
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An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes.  
~ Pierre-Simon Laplace

Friday, June 23, 2017

Facing West

This is the sunset set at Laurel Lake in Millville, N.J.  There are special places where the sunsets are the most lovely, and Laurel Lake is one of them.

8 x 10 oil on gessobord
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Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.
~ Lao Tzu