Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunny on the Beach

6 x 8 Oil on Panel. This is one of my favorite subjects. They live in Hawaii so we get a lot of beach photos. Sunny is my niece. I was supposed to be painting a 12 x 12 but this one appealed to me more.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cupcake Paintings

To go with the Hey, Cupcake trailer, I decided to paint 4 cupcakes 6 x 6 oil on canvas. Here are 2 completed.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

12 buy 12 Show

These 12 x 12 paintings will be in the Austin Art Space show. Reception is December 5th.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bike - painting in progress

As the economy has slowed, so has my painting time. I was painting everyday and I hope to be able to get back to that soon! This painting is not finished. I am posting it as a work in progress because I hate to have people viewing my blog and seeing the same painting. 10 x 20 Oil on Canvas.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Granpa's Hat

This painting is 9 x 12 Oil on Panel. It is a commissioned piece.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

La Sagrada Familia, Temple in Barcelona

This painting is 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas.This is a commissioned painting. The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (official Catalan name; Spanish: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; "Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family"), often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a massive, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. Considered the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years. A portion of the building's interior is scheduled to open for public worship and tours by September of 2010[1].

Thursday, August 27, 2009

If Jackson Pollock was happy

These are 12 x 24 panels. After seeing "Jackson Pollock" movie, the Hollywood version. I had a discussion on facebook with artist and non-artists about Pollock. This is what prompted this painting. I used no brushes in Pollock style... I have not seen the true documentary. I guess I'm too pop culture and shouldn't admit it on my artist blog. I had a lot of fun doing this but it was very messy. I did it on the floor of my garage. I hope you enjoy the humor. I tried to use some brighter colors.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Little Man Scuba

This painting is 6 x 12 Oil on Canvas. Maybe because it's so hot here in Texas, I've been drawn to kids in the pool pictures. This is the son of my college room mate and longtime friend. She lovingly refers to her son as "the little man" which inspired the title. I've also been drawn to the long canvas. I like it because it's a little different.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Face Painter

This painting is 16 x 8 and oil on panel. I took the photo in Portland at the Saturday Artist Market. It was interesting and I knew it would be a bit of a challenge. I've been working on it off and on. I may work on it some more but for now I want to sit with it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Portland Chairs

This painting is 8 x 16 Oil on Panel. I took the photo at a sunflower farm in Oregon while visiting dear friends. I will always think of our trip to Portland when I look at it.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Finished Paintings

10 X 20 Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 Oil on panel

I've posted these painting before, however, I've made a few changes. It's been 105 degrees here no wonder I've been painting pool paintings.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Untitled for now

This painting is an 8 x 10 oil on panel. I still need to go back and put in some darks and highlights. However, it was too wet today to finish.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fourth Place

The Mahoning Valley Art Festival (to benefit Ohio Librarys)
Painting title-World War II- The American Solider
Presented by Russ Perales
Artist/Painter Deb Thomas
200 Artists

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stray Cat Trilogy

These 3 paintings are each 4 x 4 oil on cradle canvas. About 10 years ago I was living in Florida and a friend found a small black cat. I was visiting my friend when this cat came and layed on me the entire time I was there. She claimed me right from the start. I called her Baby until I found out she was neutered and about 2 years old. Her name is Bailey. About 5 years ago, we had a yellow tabby that died of a congenital heart disease. He was only 5. We went to the SPCA to find a friend for Bailey. Reno was a tiny kitten that when held would rub his little head on our noses. He was sickly the 1st couple of months of his life and the vet said he may not live. I was home not working and recovering from a miscarriage. Reno and I healed each other and he is now a pudgy happy cat. About 3 years ago, Fourth of July weekend, a little black cat came to our back door. She was under weight and missing hair from half her body. I couldn't stand it and took her to the vet. The vet said she didn't have any type of infection, she was licking herself out of anxiety. She is now a pudgy little black cat with all but a few patches of hair that never grew back. These are my babies.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The proposal

11 x 14 Oil on Panel. This was a commissioned painting. It is to be a wedding gift. It was a challenge but I think you learn the most when you are stretching yourself. I was careful not to use orange as it is an A&M tradition.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Life Drawing

I sketched today with 2 artist friends. We took turns modeling for each other. No nudity. These were quick 10 and 15 minute poses.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Rower

10 x 20 Oil on Canvas. Yes, this is a little different than my normal style. This is an abstract painting with a Rower I took a photo of on townlake.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Am I behind?

This is 9 X 12 Oil on Panel. This is from a ranch outside of Austin.

Friday, May 29, 2009

These Boots are made for Walkin'

This painting is larger than what I've been doing. It's an 11 x 14 - ampersand panel. I have to tell you that paintings I've done on these panels usually come out better for me. I think it helps me paint looser. Anyway, these are my niece, Sunny's red boots. She is about to turn 2. They are precious (just like her).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The path of least resistance

6 x 8 - Oil on panel. Today the Wildcats painted at Zilker Park. My goal was to simplify today. I usually try to pick something I think will be simple and it turns out complicated. Today I chose a path and because I was simplying the title seemed to fit the situation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Longhorns & Bluebonnets-No place but Texas

8 x 10 oil on canvas. I took the photo outside of Austin. I saw the longhorns in the bluebonnets and said "that is Texas."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Morning at Eastside Cafe

This is an 8 X 10 oil on panel. After a much stressful couple of weeks, I am thrilled to have been able to plein air paint today at Eastside Cafe.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New York Scene

This is an 8 x 10 oil on canvas. The photo comes from Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes From Different Folks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lost in Lost Creek

This painting is Plein Air! I went out to Lost Creek today with some of my friends that went to France with me. This is a 6 X 8 - oil on canvas.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Dragonfly Mosiac

No, this is not a painting. I do mosaics on occasion when the mood strikes me. I've had this awhile. The colors of the dragonfly are a little greener and the body of the dragon fly is chocolate brown. I've decided to sell it if anyone wants to buy it. It is on a wooden board 14 in x 32 in. I was going to make a bench or something but I haven't gotten around to it. I'm selling it for $200. It's ceramic tile but it's a little thinner than what you find at the home improvement store. My photo is not as straight as the actually piece.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Miracle of Reading

This painting is 9 x 12 oil on panel. This is not a finished painting. I still have a few things to work on but I couldn't wait to post it. The photo this was painted from was taken by Elaine Munro. This is a boy in Africa associated with the Grand Mother's Tribe. Please view to learn more about Grand Mothers who are left caring for their many grand kids after their children have died from aids.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Holy Eucalyptus

This painting is from a photo I took on Catalina Island. At the edge of the hill, a large eucalyptus tree with a white cross next to it. While we were there, a couple was married there with only a minister accompanying them. This painting is 6 X 8, oil on panel.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blue Vase Challenge

This is a 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. The group I went with to paint France has our own blog where we have weekly painting challenges. Feel free to paint the photo and send it in. Our blog site is

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Challenge - Companion of Diana

This is an 8x10 Oil on Panel. This is another challenge from the Different Strokes From Different Folks. Karin Jurick's blog.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rock Pond

This painting is a 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. I started this last Thursday at the Texas State Cemetery. I just put some finishing touches on it today. I haven't done many rock paintings and this was an attempt to practice.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Girls in the Garden

This is an 8 x 10 Oil on Canvas.
It's not finished. I have several things I'm working on and I've been busy with many other things. I wanted to post something today to acknowledge the fact that I have been painting.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Russell G. Dignan-95th Field Hospital-World War II

This painting is an 8 x 10 - Oil on Panel. This is a friend of mine asked me to paint a picture of his Grandfather from World War II. Click here to see a site dedicated to Combat Medics of World War II.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bike Challenge

This painting is 6 X 8 oil on panel. I challenged my artist friends from my France Art Trip to all paint a photo of 3 bikes. This challenge is in the style of the different strokes photos that Karin Jurick hosts. I am still doing her challenges but made up one for my small group of artists. View our blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Holly Hill House in Catalina

This is an 8 x 10 - oil on Panel. This is looking at the pier in Catalina.
It was a really fun week. This is one of my favorite paintings.