Monday, November 28, 2011

Upright Pears

Upright Pears, Acrylic, 8 x 10

Here's another acrylic painting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One Pear Down

One Pear Down, Acrylic, 8"x 10"

I love the texture on this one!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Four Pears

Four Pears, acrylic, 8 x 10"

I started painting with acrylics again! This started with an underpainting and then I added the image on top. It's much better in real life - you get to see all the colors coming thru. I matted and placed in my bin at the MAA Wheaton Gallery. So I started a few more and will show those next time.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hello There!

Hello There, Oil, $75

This was an up close and personal shot. So cute I had to paint him.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In the field

In the Field, Oil, 6" x 6", Sold
I love this guy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Lilies, Acrylic, 20 x 16"

These are asiatic lilies. They have a wonderful smell and last farely long. A new day brings an open bud. But watch out for those stamens. It will stain everything including your fingers and fabric. I usually pull them off before that happens. I like the light and shadow in this painting.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pink Tulips

Tulips, Oil, 9 x 12"

More flowers! After a few days tulips in a vase tend to sag and droop. I like that, makes them less formal. As you're painting them they can change too. The bud gradually opens and before you know it your still life has completely taken on a new look. I guess I can't call it a still life!

Friday, October 14, 2011


White Carnies, Oil, 6 x 6", sold

I love flowers! I try to have a fresh bouquet in our kitchen all the time. It brightens my day and helps when I need something to paint. Carnations last a long time. I usually start with a large bouquet in a large vase and as they die off I cut the stems and place in smaller containers. Centuries ago flowers had meanings and were picked to convey a message. White carnations mean remembrance. check out the meaning of flowers,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Utensils 2

Brushes, Oil, 6 x 6", Sold
Here's another one-DPW challenge. There are certain brushes that I use all the time. They feel comfortable and make the paint go on smoothly. These are not them because I was using my favorites.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Utensils, Oil, 6 x 6", $75

This small work is a Daily Paint Works challenge. We were to paint what you paint with. A fun exercise.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Sprinkles, Oil, 6 x 6, $75

Donuts!! Love the smell in Krispy Kreme. I'm tempted every time I drive by and see their neon sign lit up announcing a fresh batch. I love painting desserts cuz I get to eat it after I'm done.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Stacked, Oil, 6" x 6", $75

This is another Daily Paint Works challenge-to paint anything stacked. It was definitely a challenge to paint an all white object. I'm practicing more all white paintings. So you'll see more posts.

Friday, September 30, 2011

More bottles

6" x 6", Oil, $75

Another bottle still life!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

All Lined Up

All Lined Up, Oil, 6" x6", $75

This is one of the 6" square paintings for Artomatic. Glass is challenging to paint! But still fun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Artomatic Frederick

Here is a pic of my wall at Artomatic Frederick. This show will open September 28 thru November 6. Located at 115 East Church St in historic downtown Frederick, MD. It is a 5 week event designed to showcase local talent and increase awareness and support of the arts. The former FCPS central office building will be transformed into an unjuried venue featuring visual arts, performing arts, theater, music, film, dance and poetry. Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday. Check the calendar at

Monday, September 26, 2011


Chinese Food
6" x 6"
We had carry out chinese food last week and I couldn't throw out the containers. A perfect shape and it's recyclable too.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Light It Up!

Light it Up!
6 x 6"

Another challenge from Daily Paint Works. Metal is definitely a challenge. Mixing the right color and trying to make it look like a shining surface. Whew!

Trompe L'oeil Box

I was given a 8" plain wooden box to paint for the Artists' Gallery 10th Annual Box Show & Silent Auction. So this is the finished product. I made a lid so it would be functional and I could create the open box effect for the trompe l'oeil. I chose the air, water, earth, and fire elements theme and picked inanimate objects. The closing reception is March 26, 5-8 PM. So if you are near Frederick, Maryland, stop by and see a great show!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Guardian

The Guardian
5 x 5"
I took reference photos of hens and this wonderful rooster at the Inn at Little Washington. The chicken coop is like no other. Very charming, with a victorian style. The fence surround was just as unique.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DPW Single Rose and 10 minute challenge

This is a Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge was to paint a 3 x 3 section in 10 minutes and paint four of anything. So I chose an onion. It's a great exercise to help paint faster and looser.

Single Rose


6 x 4"


This is another Daily Paintworks Challenge. I loved painting this. The photo was perfect with its light and shadow making it much easier to paint.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Off the tree

Off the Tree
6 x 6"
Another apple!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is that me?

Is That Me?
6 x 6"
I'm into painting reflective surfaces now. Challenging to say the least. I try to look at it in an abstract way so I don't get too overwhelmed when I start. I started painting glass this way and now I love to paint glass.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Outside Trio

Outside Trio


6 x 6"

I just love painting apples! Have I said that before? yes, yes, yes. I especially like the blue-green paper basket, a great complement.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Book a Day

A Book a Day
6" x 6"
Not sure why I love painting apples but I do. It's a good thing too because they're always in the frig and I can set up a still life quickly.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Knock-out Roses

Knock-out Roses

12" x 12"



Everyone should have knock-out roses in their garden or in front of their houses. They are so easy to take care of or not take care of. They continually bloom and last all summer to early fall.

I had fun with this painting. I seemed to knock it right out. (Ha-Ha) I got the values right and I love the glass jar. This and 9 other paintings are hanging at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD till mid-February.