Friday, November 7, 2014

"Cedar Wax Wing"

I have been experimenting with working on different pastel surfaces lately. This one is on Art Spectrum paper. While pelicans are my favorite bird, I love painting all birds in oil and pastels.

Pastel on Art Spectrum paper     11.5" x  8"
Matted (unframed)        SOLD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Toy Story"

This was a fun painting, but took so much concentration! Attention to details and shadows. All the preparation of setting up the still life and cropping to refine the composition. When people ask me how long it took me to do a painting, I laugh. They have no idea how much goes into just getting ready to paint.

24" x 20"           Oil on Canvas
Framed   $2800

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Teton Aspens"

Scene from a trip to Victor, ID near Jackson Hole, WY. We were there in September 2012 and the colors were gorgeous. Beautiful country.

Oil on Canvas Panel       16" x  12"
Framed       $995

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Central Park Snacks"

My first painting using Arches Oil Paper. Very smooth texture. I like it OK, but I miss the weave in linen. My sister Diane took the photo on a recent trip to NYC.

Oil on Arches Oil Paper     12" x 16"
Framed    $995

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Cafe in Montreal"

My latest pastel is finally finished. I started it before we started the bathroom renovation and got sidetracked. We had such a good time when we visited Montreal. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. It was like traveling to Europe without the long plane flight.

Pastel on Suede Mat Board       18" x 24"
Framed        $1995

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Tennessee Hay Bales"

I currently have several projects going right now an just finished one of them. A typical scene here in North Alabama end Southern Tennessee. I thank my friend Mellissa Meeks for letting me use her photo.

10" x 10"      Oil on Linen
Framed   SOLD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Perky Pelican 2"

Another painting of my favorite bird - Pelicans. This was painted as a commission for a collector that had previously purchased a pelican painting and wanted a pair.

Oil on Canvas         8" x 6"
Framed       SOLD

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Rocks in the Stream"

A painterly pastel of a woodland stream. After spending a lot of time recently doing tight, precise drawing, it was fun to let go and just add dashes of color. No more pastel pencils for a while.

Pastel on Wallis sanded paper     12" x 16"
Framed       SOLD

"Sunset at the Point"

I love doing sunsets, though trying to match the warm peach, blue violets and yellows of the sky can be quite a challenge. I never seem to have the exact color pastel. Maybe I need to buy some more! Can't have too many (unless you talk to my husband, that is.)

Pastel on Canson Board      16" x 20"
Framed      $1495


Portrait commission recently completed. The hair was a bit of a challenge, but the client is happy with the result, so I am happy.

Pastel on Canson Board     16" x 20"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Painted from a photo taken in Carrabelle Beach, FL while eating oysters and beer outside on the dock. What a great time we had.

12" x 18" pan pastel on charcoal paper

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Just a Little Saucy"

Inspired by David Kassen's sketch with pan pastels in his newest dvd, I decided to give it a try. Iused only a makeup sponge and a sponge eyeshadow applicator to paint the portrait. Great way to do sketches. Very little dust.

Pastel on Canson paper

Friday, January 24, 2014


This is a preliminary sketch for a portrait painting of a friend's sister. I plan to paint a full length portrait in oils.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"A Gaggle of Geese"

I painted this group of geese because I liked the way they were sun lit.

Oil on Linen    5" x  7"
Gallery Wrap    $195

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Red Onion Study"

A little study of one of my favorite foods. I was trying out some new brushes.

6" x 6"   Oil on masonite
Unframed     SOLD