Thursday, August 30, 2007

Last One In... SOLD

6x6" oil on masonite panel sold
Last One in the water, last one for the month of Aug. I'm taking a long weekend. Be back with more of these next Tuesday

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Can I Help? SOLD

6x8" oil on masonite panel sold
Ive photograhed this 4 times and cant get the color of the water quite right. It is the most yummy shade of greenish blue

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007


6x8" oil on masonite panel
I know painting little kids at the beach is a cliche BUT this is my life, its what I did and my kids and friends kids do now. Now that the end of summer is near I feel like painting these beach scenes, kinda like a tourist taking home shells or sand to try and capture a bit of the magic of a summer at the beach. My oldest son is 13 and well, his beach enthusiasm has changed a bit but when he was little, this was him, running back and forth with a truck.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Beach Art SOLD

6x6" oil on masonite panel sold
This image speaks to me because like her, I can remember carefully placing stones and shells on my castles when I was a girl, getting lost in the magical little world I could create. Every kid should get to build a sandcastle.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Beach Babe

6x6" oil on masonite panel sold
Sisters. I'm on a roll with these beach scenes. Bare with me :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Triple Threat SOLD

6x8" oil on masonite panel sold
Fall is my favorite season but this is Summer's last hurrah and I cant get enough of these beach scenes.

Monday, August 20, 2007


6x6" oil on masonite panel

Still need to finish up a commission, making new panels, waiting for frames so I can frame more for the gallery,trying to get organized before school starts...its a little crazy right now. I think I'll be a sporadic painter/poster for the next few days, bare with me until I can get the groove back (other wise known as 'Back to School' :-)! )

Friday, August 17, 2007

A Bunch of Friends

6x6" oil on masonite panel
One of the best things about painting is how it can be like least for me, but I suspect it is like that for other artists as well. Your mind has a task to focus on. For this it was really trying hard NOT to zoom in and crop like I usually do. It was hard! Also, I think about alot of other stuff when I paint. While working on this I was thinking about how I draw Black Eyed Susans ALL the time in my doodles and sketchbooks and have for years. They are like old friends, I know them so well. Then I was thinking about if all the Susan's out there in the world like these flowers or not? I'll have to ask the Susan I know. Lastly, I was thinking "Why didnt I crop and make a more interesting composition?!"
Coolest thing about daily painting is ...tomorrow! another day, another painting. Tomorrow I crop!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


6x6" oil on masonite panel

A cooked crab on a paper plate. How summery is that? Had some time alone today and did a couple little paintings outside on my deck. Everyone got home while I was working on this so I stopped here. I just love how summery this is.
Also today, Marissa, a very creative and BUSY artist over at Creative Thursday posted a picture I sent to her of one of her little panda prints I bought and put in my sons room. Check it out. I listen to her podcasts when I need a little dose of creative spark. thanks Marissa!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Beach Life

6x6" oil on masonite panel
It was windy at the beach today but I brought my paint and was determined to get a painting done...inspite of the fact that I spilled a whole jar of medium in my backpack and only brought a paper palette, which is a really bad idea in the wind! I had 2 of my boys and 2 of their friends so while they were busy hunting for blue crabs (see below) I set up shop out of the wind near the parking lot and beach roses and this is what I came up with. I actually really like this. I'm going to try to photograph it again. It is very hard to capture some paintings correctly.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Beach Dog #1

6x6" oil on masonite board
The dog days of August....I could seriously paint dogs being walked at the beach all month. 2 of my favorite subjects, I think there will be more of these.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Beach Talk SOLD

6x6"oil on masonite panel sold
A plein air again at the beach. I was feeling a little under the weather today but it was so pretty this evening, I grabbed my paint and headed out. Really, I'm Supposed to be working on a commission but just cant seem to get going on it. (hate it when that happens). Also, I was just going to paint a landscape...the cloud, water, grass...but this couple walked by and I couldnt resist putting them in...seems I have a 'thing' for people.... I'm looking forward to the fall and really getting into painting again. It is difficult with all the boys home and hardly a routine But its all good, and I'm painting waaay more than ever.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

All American

6x8" oil on masonite panel
Ok, cheating a bit here...this I painted at the beginning of July, when I was painting red white and blue stuff. Today,instead of painting I watched my boys practice football then went to a cookout with our friends ...also all-american :-)