Saturday, October 31, 2015


And yet another painting from a past sister's day. This was different and fun.  I love the use of color. 

8x10 oil on gessobord

Do not read the next sentence.  
You little rebel.  I like you.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rocky Outcrop

This little painting, plain and simple, makes me feel like I'm standing on the rock in the foreground and flying a kite. Perhaps there should be a kite in the picture. Maybe next time there will be. 
I'm starting to dabble more and more into color. It just feels right for me. 

5x7 oil on gessobord

The harder the wind blows, the higher your kite will fly.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Old Barn

This was fun to paint. I enjoyed painting the trees and bushes as I love to paint the details. 

9x12 oil on gessobord

Make your dreams bigger than your memories.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


This is a painting that was started a long time ago and finished on this past sister's day. (Lovin' sister's day)! It was so good to finally finish this one. It sat on my wall collecting dust and begging to be finished.

11X14 oil on canvas

Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meet one moment of opportunity. - Abraham Lincoln

Friday, October 23, 2015

Crashing Wave

The third painting from sister's day. What a day it was! I'm looking forward to the next one!

8x10 oil on gessobord

Live so that when other people think of integrity, enthusiasm, commitment, and caring, they think of you.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mountain View

This is another painting from sister's day, my favorite day of the week. Love my sista to pieces.  To pieces I tells ya!

9x12 oil on gessobord

A strong, positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beautiful Beach At Sunset

This is a painting from "sister's day" where my beautiful sister and I spent the day painting together.  In this case it was 2 days. I cherish our time together.  Lots of laughs, and fun, and homemade pot pie.  
I paint with a brush and my sister paints with a palette knife.  It's fun to see how the same painting turns out with two different painting methods. Her paintings are so beautiful. 

5x7 oil on gessobord

A poem about sisters

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Colorful Sunset

This painting was from a random photograph. Sunsets, what can I say, I love them!

9x12 oil on gessobord

For myself, I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else. 
Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, October 12, 2015

Heather's Mountains

This painting was from a photograph used by permission from my Facebook friend, Heather.  She, very kindly, gave me permission to use her photographs for my paintings. 
For this one I actually combined two of her photos for this one painting. I took artistic licence and shifted the trees around a bit and added some boats from another of her photos. 
This was from a trip she took with her husband Mike. I believe the trip was to Maine. 
Thank you Heather and Mike for the use of your lovely photos!!

8x10 oil on gessobord

If we did all the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves. 
Thomas Alva Edison

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Roxanne's Sunset

This painting was done from a photo taken by Roxanne Marino Stark, a very, very, very talented photographer. 
Thank you Rox, for allowing me to use your photo for a painting. I hope I did it some measure of justice.

5x7 oil on gessobord

Never underestimate the power of a kind word, an unexpected act of generosity, a courageous deed.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rocky Shore

I started two paintings on sisters' day this past Monday.  This is the first one I started that I finally got to finish. It's so much fun hanging out with Aba. Lots of laughs!  I guess it's just in the cards. *wink-wink* (inside joke)

8x10 oil on gessobord
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. 
 –Herm Albright

Pelican Boy

This is an oldie from the way-back machine. I haven't had a chance to paint due to work so I pulled this from the archives.  

11x14 oil on stretch canvas

“A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I'll be darned if I know how the hellican?”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Seagull over water

I always come back to the ocean. Why don't I live there? Aba? *grins*  This painting was a lot of fun to paint. I got a little fussy with the seagull but he came out okay. I really did enjoy painting this one.  

8x10 oil on gessobord

I keep my mind focused on peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, I can’t be distracted by doubt, anxiety, or fear. –Edith Armstrong