It’s In Your Genes

20″x16″ mixed media

I painted today at an Ovarian Cancer Luncheon, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. “It’s in your Genes” was the theme.

Walgreens was there as a supporting partner. If you don’t know about their Feel more like you Cancer support, check it out. It is a program to help patients going through cancer treatments to feel more like themselves. “Your neighborhood pharmacy” just moved up in my book. Really great program.

If you would like to learn to make your own mixed media work, check out my October 24 & 25 workshop.

Corot in Texas

10″x8″ oil on panel

New Ulm, Texas

This a magic little part of the Hill Country in Texas. I am teaching an oil painting workshop here this spring, it is delightful way to experience plein air oil. This workshop will be full of practical takeaways and usable advice. Besides the unbelievable views, you can look forward to my cooking you lunch everyday. We will wrap up the workshop painting at a local vineyard, ending the day with a glass of wine and a show and tell of the workshop. Don’t wait to see if you have time, make time!

Learn more about New Ulm workshop.

Swim Across America

20″x16″ mixed media on canvas

Swim Across America is making making waves to fight cancer. Today is the Dallas swim. Two of my paintings, including this one, will be auctioned off.

If you like this style of art, and would like to come make a couple a Into ga of your own, check out my Mixed Media Abstracted Figure workshop. October 24, and 25 2019. If you aren’t comfortable drawing, I will do your sketches for you, don’t let that stop you from making art you love!

Aqua Apiary

8″ square oil on panel

“The key to nature’s therapy is feeling like a tiny part of it, not a master over it. There’s amazing pride in seeing a bee land on a flower you planted – but that’s not your act of creation, it’s your act of joining in.” -Victoria Coren Mitchell

In Perpetuity

10″x8″ oil on panel. Ghost Ranch, NM


This may be my favorite painting from the summer.

I made a goal to make 100 works of art over the summer. My count, as of yesterday, was 102. I finished one 60″x48″, more than a dozen 14″x11″ charcoal drawings, a single 20″x16″ mixed media, a few large 18″x24″ pastels, a handful of 5″x7″ pastels and the rest were small oils: 8″x10, 5″x7″, and my current favorite, small size, 4″x8″.

The themes I explored were: skies, Ghost Ranch, Cactus, sailboats, hummingbirds, and bees.

If you were wondering about what happened to all these paintings, many will be for sale at North Haven Garden’s holiday artists sale December 7th. It is in Dallas, TX. The sale is from 9-5, and I will have a booth set up in the classroom. I may also try to schedule a studio sale. I love to connect people with my art; I paint to be reminded of the beauty in the present moment. You can experience that too by viewing my art. If I ever post a painting you would like, they are almost always for sale. My small works are between $35 and $150.

I met my summer goal! Now, to set another one….