Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I'm still here!

Happy Spring!  Yes, I have been painting these last few years, even if I have not been posting... I am planning to have my first show since 2010 . . . sometime this fall.  Looking forward to it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

House Portrait

Just completed and delivered this "portrait" of a friend's house.  A lovely subject, and it was great fun working on all the details.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

First Portrait!

I recently completed this portrait (my first!) of the darling one-year-old grandson of friends in Louisville - the original photo is shown first, followed by the early work- in- progress, and then the final portrait.  I have also shown a close-up of the detail on the shirt as well as the face.  It was such fun to do!  It was very important to have a great photo from which to work, with high contrast and plenty of color.

Friday, April 29, 2011


I created these three paintings for my friend Kathy, based on her photos of a recent trip to Tuscany.  Kathy picked out a triptych frame for the three 4" x 6" paintings (shown in the fourth photo).  Though challenged with such tiny paintings, I thoroughly enjoyed the process, and Kathy was pleased with the final product!

"Heading Home"

Delivered this last week to a friend . . . I have done a number of versions of this painting - with one, two, three and four children "heading home" through the snow . . .

Monday, March 14, 2011

Three-Day Workshop

just completed three wonderful days of painting at the Pendleton with my teacher and six other nice people!  here are the three paintings which I did -- the first two were still-life set-ups, and the third was from a photo taken in Michigan.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

cute little Oliver

our Thanksgiving hosts have a darling Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Oliver -- I did this little portrait of his cute face as a thank-you gift.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Painting Silver

We've painted silver a number of times in my Monday class -- generally we combine a warm color (such as burnt sienna) and a cool (a blue such as manganese).  Because of silver's reflective quality, you can include other colors to create movement and interest in the object.  The first two photos are of roses I clipped from my garden, placed in pieces I found at a consignment shop this week. If you look closely in the first, you can seemy reflection as I was taking the photo. The third photo is a close-up of a teapot I painted last year -- the colors of surrounding objects are reflected onto the silver.

Friday, November 12, 2010


The play of light and shadow in architectural pieces is a very fun thing to paint! here is a close-up of one of the pieces on which I am working now.

Monday, November 8, 2010

ProKids auction

ProKids trains volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). Each CASA volunteer is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child’s needs are met, that the child is safe, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.  It is a wonderful organization and is a United Way-funded agency.  This is a painting I donated for their auction fund-raiser over the weekend.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunrise over Nolin Lake

This is a commission I finished this week for a friend, who gave it to his wife for her birthday -- nice man :)  I have only painted a few landscapes, so this was very interesting for me -- especially to capture the early morning light coming over the hills.  The second and third shots are simply close-ups of sections of the finished work.  I was working only with an idea and no reference photo, so that added to the challenge!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

In celebration of the holiday, here is the jack-o-lantern I carved yesterday.  It was cold for the trick-or-treating time, but we bundled up and sat outside to hand out candy.  Many of the kids made comments such as, "awesome carving job!"  I am also posting a painting I did of a pumpkin on Japanese Yupo paper a few years ago.

Can October really be over?


A friend inquired about paintings of sunflowers -- here are two that I have available right now!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Recent Paintings

Here are three newer paintings for you to see! they will be available for viewing and/or purchase at my November show.  Please scroll through my blog or click HERE to see many other samples of my artwork.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Show Upcoming in November!

hey - hope you can stop by for the show at my home, the first in Cincinnati in three years -- where does the time go? I've had two in Louisville, KY, one in Philadelphia and one in Chevy Chase, MD but not here for a long time!