Wednesday, 27 February 2013

This is a small 6" x 9" painting
of poppies that I finished on 
hardboard recently. It makes
me long for summer! 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Red-naped Sapsucker
( Syphrapicus nuchalis )

This poor 'sucker' doesn't have a very
romantic name! He is the focal point of
a painting that I have just finished on a
12 x 16 hardboard. Title is pending.
Any witty suggestions?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


This is a picture of me and my dear buddy
Max. He is a 10 year old Golden Retriever.
He is my constant companion, especially
when I am painting. In this photo I am adding
detail to a painting of Max while he is asleep
at my front door. I am excited to finish this
painting and share it with all of you.

Friday, 1 February 2013


This is a burl that my husband cut at an angle so that I could create a free-standing piece of art. I am fortunate to have my grandfather's woodburning tool. I have created family signs, plaques and free-standing scenes of wildlife and landscapes.
I like to use naturally occuring knots and grains in the wood to represent elements of my scenes, such as this particular knot which I felt looked like a sun or moon above this mule deer buck.