Saturday, February 27, 2010

red roofs in Italy

Some of the villages in Italy just appear, right around a corner where you don't expect them. This one was just like that: tucked in under the trees with a great contrast of the red roofs and the green on the foliage.
This image is 16x20,oil,canvas,framed

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

spring flowers

although I don't normally paint flowers, I do love them, especially when they are against a rugged background like a stucco wall or an aged barn. The contrast is striking.
This one is 18x24, oil, canvas, framed and priced at, or around, $350. THIS JUST SOLD. MORE ON THE WAY.

Monday, February 22, 2010

6AM Sunrise

6 AM, airport bound, this scene blew me away. The sky was ablaze and I had to stop and take a photo. The image is 16x20, oil, canvas,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the beach

I love the colors in this one depicting sunset at the coast. This one is sold, but I can do something similar using your photos of your families.
This image is 16x20,oil and framed.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

feeding the turtles

This was on a Sunday morning which is a special time it seems for families. These little sisters had no idea I was taking their picture. The little one was still wearing her nightgown, plus a tiara which I declined to paint in. They were very serious about the business of getting the turtles fed.
The image is 16x20, oil, framed.

Monday, February 15, 2010


sometimes I just have to do something different, and when I saw this great rag paper with it's brilliant color, well, I was hooked. There are shadowy shapes in the paper and I embellish them with watercolor pen, and there you have it. Grace is one of my favorites and shehas been sold. I have more paper, but there will never be another Grace.

Friday, February 12, 2010


This big guy lives at a ranch in Cypress Mill, Texas, and often lays down near the road so people can admire him. He is huge, hence the name Hugo(I named him) and handsome. If I were a cow, I would be romancing him for sure.
The image is 12x16, oil on canvas. JUST SOLD!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

walkers in the park

I people watch all the time; always have. They fascinate me. These folks were strolling along on a sunday morning at Town Lake(now ladybird Lake). I liked the way the light was bouncing off them and how leisurely they were moving.
this is an oil on canvas,12x16.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

desert rose

this plant, the desert rose, is a succulent which has a body so much like a humanbeing, I cannot help but paint it. One man who raises them accused me of embellishing, but I had several photos I had taken of the rose and made a believer out of him.
This image has been sold, but I continue to do similar paintings. sizes range from 6x12 to 12x16.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

pet portraits

It seems there are so many pet lovers out there that some would want paintings or drawings of them. On a rainy day recently, I decided to do a colored pencil portrait. This one is about 9x12 and would sell for around $75, matted.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I am primarily an oil painter, but in the past year I have enjoyed doing what I call, Goddesses. They are done on rag paper and embellished with watercolor pen. Colors vary from Orange to blue. People seem to like them and they are affordable. matted and framed. Image size is appx. 9x12

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Old trees at riverside

Near where I live and adjacent to the once Austin Country Club, is the site of an old farm. It's a beautiful 26 acres on a hill overlooking a creek and the golf course. When I used to play there in the 80s, there were cattle alongside the 18th fairway; now the cows are gone as well as the farmhouse. All that is left are 2 very old oaks. Looking between them is a faint view of downtown Austin.

Image is 16x20,oil

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

yellow poppy

Vacationing in Washington state 2 summers ago, I was overwhelmed with the colors of california poppies, red poppies and lavender mixed in. Brilliant! They were wild and everywhere. When I left Whidbey Island, after taking plenty of photos, I came home and painted both the red and yellow varieties.

This is an oil, on gallery wrapped canvas,30x30. Sold on 11.10.10