Monday, September 29, 2008

Oil Portrait of Ed
11" x 14"
This is an hour quick study I did for the class. I was trying to demonstrate how we use shapes to describe the features of the head.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Old Gent and His Yellow Boat SOLD
11" x 14" oil on canvas panel
Here is another one of my demonstrations from my Vicksburg workshop.
This colorful fellow was on his way to his sail boat to participate in the big sailboat regatta at Pirates Cove on Perdido Bay.


Natures Majesty 11" x 14" oil on canvas panel SOLD
This is one of the demonstrations I did in my Vicksburg workshop today. I wanted to show them how to mass and simplify the lights and darks in foliage. I have a great bunch of students and they catch on quick. Vicksburg is a beautiful historic southern town and absolutely a wonderful place to visit. You couldn't find more friendly people If you come here be sure to eat at the Main Street Cafe....EXCELLENT.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
Good Morning all! The little painting above was another challenge. That darn saucer kept changing shapes on me. My husband Ed gave me a set of Dalton "Old Country Roses" for one of our anniversaries (OOPs, can't remember which one). He likes to tease me about being Mrs. Bucket ('Boo kay') with my Royal Dalton. That's okay, I call him Onslow. I have used them several times in paintings, more than on the table as you are not supposed to put them in the dishwasher!
This little painting is still very wet and I have not signed it yet. If you are interested in purchasing it please email me.  
I am getting ready to travel to Vicksburg, Ms., to teach a workshop, so you may not hear from me for a few days. I will try to post some of my demonstrations while I am there.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


REGATTA FINALE 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel SOLD
Seeing sailboats gliding across the water seems to have a very pleasant calming effect. I went out to Pirates Cove in Perdido Bay and remembered how very beautiful it was.   Paypal invoicing is available. Email me if you would like to purchase this oil painting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


6" X 8" Oil on gessoed paper
It seems like boats are never as simple to do as you might think, with all the angles and curves.
This one took a little longer to do.  . Contact me by email. Paypal invoicing is available.

Friday, September 12, 2008


5 1/2 X 6 1/4 Oil on Gessoed 300lb paper
This boat was out to see Thunder on the Gulf boat races in Orange Beach, Alabama. I like the spots of color used to paint the people . . Email me for details. I can also invoice with paypal.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Tin Can With Zinnas SOLD
5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
I hope these zinnas have personality. I do try to do a "portrait" of each flower with a little more detail in one or two.  . Email me if you would like to purchase.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Shell Search 5" x 7" Oil on Board SOLD
I took this photo of my nephew Harrison several years ago. Don"t know why it took me so long to paint it, as I am really pleased with the way it turned out.


Rooster 6" x7 1/4" SOLD
Oil on gessoed 300lb paper
Well I think this old boy will wake you up in the morning. I am hoping he has got something to crow about.  


Fruit, Sweet and Sour SOLD
5" x 7" oil on Board
I always find painting silver things a pleasant challenge. The reflections are like little abstracts all by themselves  Contact me if you would like to buy it.


Boats at Rest Oil on Canvas Board SOLD
4 3/4" x 7"


Blue Bird 5" x 7" Oil on Board SOLD
I have Blue Birds nesting around the house all spring and summer. I am always fascinated by the colors in different light.  .


Little Dancer SOLD
5" x 7"
Oil on Board
I was very pleased with this one. I wanted to keep it loose and fresh. I went to a ballet recital and I must have taken 80 photos. The light was terrible but this one shot was worth it. This one is still wet so it can not be shipped for a couple of weeks. 


Pansy Cup
5" x 7" Oil on Board
Well, this turned out to be a colorful cup of my favorite beverage. No no its coffee! Nothing bland about this cup. 


APPLES 5" X 7" Oil on Board SOLD
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Prayer helps too!!!
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41/2" X 7" OIL ON BOARD
This little beach scene was a lot of fun to do. Makes you want to take the day off uhh.

5" x 7" oil on board