Tuesday, January 29, 2008


... to Rosemary Beach, FL for my workshop and show with Carole! Back late on Monday. Will have some more work up sooooooooooon!

Be well, all!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Shelf O'Shoes

This is my last painting to take for the Women's Getaway Weekend in Rosemary Beach, FL! I must mail all paintings today. Anyway, women love shoes! I love painting these sort of whimsical paintings. I chose some from a picture and pumped up the colors a bit more. Wanted to keep a looseness and fun feeling.
8x24" acrylic on canvas, $325, $15 s/h SOLD

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I showed one of my painting students the way to start her painting by painting this image of her son jumping off a dock. I struggled with getting all of the boy's left foot on the canvas without cutting off his toes. I finally got it! We liked this stage of the painting alot. This is a point in a painting where you have to decide how much farther you want to develop it - putting more details or not. When you want to keep a looseness, then you'd stop around this point. We'll see how it turns out.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Winter Sliding - just a start

Back to winter after all the beach paintings... This is just a start of about an hour today - all I've gotten to paint all weekend. :((( This is a commissioned piece of some snow sledders and tubers. I had done one before and sold it at about the same time 2 other clients inquired about it. So, they are both commissioning snow sledding - themed paintings. This one is a 24x30" oil on canvas. More work on it tomorrow!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Beach Converstations

Another in my beach series. Image shot at the same time last summer while sitting underneath my umbrella. I wonder the conversations of the walkers by. Painting these beach paintings has taken me there, thankfully, as it's actually about 5 degrees outside my Minnesota studio right now! :((((

8x8, oil on masonite, $225, $10 s/h SOLD

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

One Last Time

This image I shot at Orange Beach, AL last summer. It shows a young family ending their day on the beach. Mom is washing out sand toys while son and daughter play on the beach's edge one last time for the day. Dad is waiting patiently... I love the long shadows and contrasting light and shadows in the late evening on the beach.
8x8, acrylic on masonite panel, $225, $10 s/h

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Out to the Pool

I just finished this painting of my beautiful, sweet niece Catherine. I shot this picture of her last summer as she was walking out to their pool. I wanted to keep a looseness but it be recognizable as Catherine. This is another in a series of beach, poolside, warmer weather paintings I want to do for my upcoming show and workshop at Rosemary Beach.
12x9, $295, oil on cradled masonite, $12 s/h SOLD

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Beach Walk

I did this painting late this evening, and it all clicked! This is the kind of painting session I love! I'm trying to get a few small pieces done for Carole's and my art show and workshop at Rosemary Beach, FL Feb. 1-3 and thought I would do some beach-themed stuff. I shot a few pics last summer when we were at Orange Beach on our family vacation. I have another one started and hope to post in the next day or so. I bought some flat brushes today to produce a different brush effect than what filberts produce. I also bought more masonite in slightly bigger sizes, too. I like the effect! Much harder to photograph, however, as the brush strokes create glare. Tell me what you think!

8x8, oil on masonite, $250, $10 s/h

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sunday Afternoon

I shot of photo from our back stairs window that looks out onto our neighbors lovely back deck and yard area. I was so struck the beautiful light in the mid afternoon in September on my neighbor as he read underneath his umbrella. My neighbor was relaxing - reading his book with a glass of wine. Lovely! This was one of the first smaller paintings I challenged myself to do. It has a softer feel compared to the more vibrant colors I typically use, but I wanted the colors to portray the mood. I did it one day during my painting class and later.

$100, $10 s/h

Monday, January 7, 2008


First post of the new year for me! One of my painting students commissioned this painting of her husband and only daughter who just went off to college (Hamilton). This photo was taken at a lacrosse match that they attended this fall. The mom hasn't seen this yet! Your comments!!! SOLD