Thursday, November 17, 2011


Oil, 16 x 20 NFS
This is another attempt at painting a portrait, Kayla, my granddaughter is the subject again.  The first attempt at a portrait was done of her in watercolor, I thought I would try in oil this time.  It was a much different style and medium than last time, I think I like the oil to paint in because I'm more familiar with it.  Elli Milan of Milan art is one of the most patient teachers, she was a huge help in trying to get this accurate. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Running free abstract

This is the abstract horse that came from the black horse realistic that is below, quite a difference.  This was sooo hard for me to wrap my mind around, I have a whole new respect for abstract painters.
Both of these sold to one of my collectors.

Running free

This is from a class that Elli Milan teaches on how to paint a realistic horse and take it to abstract.  This is the realistic one, this was a really interesting class, I'm not good at abstract and it was an intense learning experience, I loved the class.  The abstract one follows.  Sold

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I'd like to introduce you to Brimstone, Sparky's friend.  He also is my sister's cat and the painting is now living in South Carolina.
Acrylic, 8 x 8, masonite board


This is my first  painting of a cat, his name is Sparky, when he was younger it was Satan cause he was such a little devil. He's my sister Peggy's cat and when I was visiting her in South Carolina I knew I needed to try to paint him.  His picture now resides in South Carolina.
Acrylic, 8 x 8, masonite board

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Red wine

This is a 10 x 10 acrylic painting that will be donated to the Mesa Museum of Modern Art for the annual 10 x 10 art sale.  The sale will be held on 10/10/11 at the museum, all paintings are 10 x 10 and sell for $100. This was sold at the show.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Zebras of a different color

11 x 14, acrylic on stretched canvas. You may have noticed that I like color in my paintings so I couldn't resist adding a little extra to the zebras.

Italian street

16 x 20, acrylic on canvas. 

Flower study

This is another 8 x 10, oil study done in black and white, couldn't tell you what kind of flower but I really like the way this one turned out.


This is a black and white study of a tulip in oil, 8x 10
Black and white is difficult to paint in for me because I really like color in my pictures, but I thought I would give it a try.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Barn and tree

This is a 16 x 20 acrylic painting.  I have to say that the worst part of painting is naming the picture, I'm guessing you know that by now because of my scintillating painting titles. Sold.

Old barn

This is a watercolor painting with pen and ink.  It's a picture that I had for a while and wasn't happy with the colors, then I used Inktense water color pencils to up the intensity of the colors and it really brightened the picture up.

Friday, April 15, 2011


                                                               8 x 8 on linen board  Sold

Desert spring

                                                            12 x 12 Oil painting
The desert has such wonderful flowers in the spring if we've had enough winter and spring rains. Sold

Friday, April 8, 2011

White wine

This is an acrylic painting, 16 x 20.  I really like to paint wine being poured, there is such movement and color variations that it is impossible to paint it the same way twice.  Sold


This is the first portrait painting I've ever attempted. The model is my granddaughter Kayla, she is so pretty it made it much easier to paint this.  It is in watercolor, a medium that I don't do a lot of work in, this was really a challenge and I'm pleased with this first effort. The class was taught by Bruce Stam and I highly recommend him as a teacher, very knowledgeable, and very, very patient.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Let's go fishing

                                          24 x 18, acrylic

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Mexico church

                                                                 18x24, Acrylic, sold

Grazing horse

Acrylic on masonite board, 11x14

A little snack

Oil, 11x14
This little guy is done in oil.  The photograph is from The Equine Challenge blog.  Sold

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shady Path

Oil Pastels, NFS

Fall in the Aspens

Acrylics, 16 x 20


I won January artist of the month at the Gilbert Visual Art League meeting with this      painting.