7″x5″ oil on panel, en Plein air
Mo Ranch, Texas
We have retreated for a day to the hill country. Tomorrow we will pick up my girls from camp here. Mo ranch is a wonderful place, and I am grateful for this day. I am trying my hand at painting my favorite tree, the Live Oak. Its branches grow twice as wide as the tree is tall, and the shade a grove creates is heaven on earth. I am well pleased with this attempt.
10″x8″ original oil on panel
As I painted this I thought, “Texas, you look beautiful wearing SPRING!” I love how small strokes and dabs of color can come together to create a beautiful scene. This painting is available for $150 Click here to purchase.
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10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper
Available $150 Click here to buy
One of my favorite quotes is: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” -Alphonse Karr. I love cacti, all of them. I like how they are stubborn and gritty and have adaptations to survive in harsh environments. I love their varied shapes and colors. Mostly, I love them as a metaphors for life. Life can be prickly, but we can bloom anyways!
Click here to see my cactus collection.
For sale $35 Click here to buy
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I am an environmental Biologist who loves to paint. My training is that of a naturalist, to observe nature. My paintings portray natural settings, natural processes, and people outdoors interacting with nature. All of these suggest a celebration of nature and the potential of life. If you have ever watched birds or bees, really watch them, you will know there is magic all around you. These paintings are to serve as a reminder of that magic and beauty, to inspire you to slow down next time you see one, and really notice it. And then, to celebrate that wonderful creation.
8″x4″ original oil on panel
As I painted this, I said to myself: “mother nature, you look stunning! I just love your outfit.”
Click here to buy. $75
8″x6″ original oil on panel
It is spring in Texas, and we have been treated to a spectacular season of wildflowers! The evening primrose is in full bloom and it is breathtaking!
This painting is available for $100. Click here to purchase. I am uploading many of my recent works to my store. Original art makes a great gift.
7″x5″ oil on panel. For sale $75. Every now and then I paint something and am delighted with the result. This is one of those paintings, I love the way it turned out!
Noticing the beautiful, tiny details around me has been a benefit from shelter in place during this pandemic. Even a yard seems really big when you zoom in this close.
I am adding some recent paintings into my store. If you are looking for a special Mother’s Day gift, original art might be something to consider.
4″x4″ oil on panel
Mother’s Day is coming up!!! Would someone in your life like to get an original work of art in the mail? I am updating my online store with LOTS of spring paintings.
10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper
You probably need a stretch break right about now.
10″x8″ pastel on paper
“If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.” -C. S. Lewis
For a small group of artists, stuck at home, I am teaching my first online workshop! We are making community and art. If you have been thinking one day I would like to learn to make art, and find yourself with unexpected time at home I would love to work with you too! Perhaps at the end of this time you could have a new skill and a collection of original works of art you created!