I have been in the fine arts / graphic arts business for many years, working in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic airbrush and computer art (with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator). I display in local galleries, and do illustration for a wide variety of venues.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

"Auburn, Emerald and Lace"

This will probably be the last painting finished for the year, but I wanted it done for the next show in January.
I created a challenge for myself here.  I didn't want the figure to sit dead center or all the way to the left.  That's been done a lot.  However, in order to balance the layout I needed something to draw attention to the large left space - hence the lace pattern. 
And then when it came to taking a photo, was the next challenge.  It took several shots to get the colors right.  The lace pattern is mostly iridescent pigment.  In order to have the lace show up without "washing out" the darks, I will admit to tweaking it in PhotoShop.  But I think this version is pretty close to the actual artwork.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holiday artwork

I finished this first little miniature painting for my art league gift exchange. 

When my husband saw it, he asked for a painting in the same format but with hedgehogs.  He has lived in Germany before and fell in love with them.  "Hedgehog X2"

Monday, October 21, 2019

"Gaia Weeps"

We hang a new show at the market this coming weekend that will be up until the middle of January.  Hopefully we sell things for the holiday gift giving season. 
I am entering a new original - "Gaia Weeps".  It's an environmental theme; and yes, it will be interesting to see if THIS one ruffles any feathers.

I am realizing that people are more willing to buy prints rather than pay the full price for originals.  I can sell a well-made print for a quarter the price of the original.  I've sold two prints in the last month - after many months of no sales.  Will be doing more of that. 
I will be entering two prints along with this original this weekend.

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Summer Backroads"

Latest painting up.
I have not been in the painting mood for a few months - working slowly on a couple of pieces.  However, this one is just completed.  It's another piece done from a photo (with permission).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


I felt like doing another "just for fun" painting...not much else to say about it.

I did want to mention:  the last two paintings in this blog ("Choose" and the portrait of my husband) were removed from the Central Market show we hung about a month ago.   Someone apparently complained that they were too "political".  I don't see it....but....I complied and replaced them with two older and more conventional pieces.  So much for "artistic expression".

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Finished this just in time for the art league switch-out of art this weekend.  There are several levels of meaning in this work, but I am not going to go into that.  It's kind of up to the interpretation of the viewer.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New art up

I have two other pieces in the works.  This one just happened to be the first finished.  This portrait is of my husband, Ernie.  I plan on displaying it the next time we change art at the market venue.  Obviously, it won't be for sale.  (Yes, there is iridescent pigment in this.)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First New Art for 2019

OK - these were mostly finished in December 2018.  Just getting around to finishing them this month.  Both are from a friend's photographs, but with her permission.  Yes, there are iridescent colors in them - mostly copper, gold, and some blue. 
This one is small - 8" X 10"

"A Friend's Garden" - 16" X 24"