Thursday, September 29, 2011

Naughty Cat

9 x 12. Oil on Linen. This beautiful Siamese Cat, Ann, was one of the cats at the Villa in Tuscany. She was a naughty cat because she peed on one of the artists painting bags. However, I'm sure she had good reason. Maybe she didn't like the way said artist was mixing her paints?? Anyway, she was very sweet and we all have a naughty side...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tuscan Villa

6 x 8. Oil on Linen. This was a plein air painting done at the workshop in Italy. The instructors were Jill Carver and Kathryn Stats. It was a great workshop. I will post some photos of the trip.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Awaken the Soul

8 x 16 Oil on Panel. I have a few more changes to make on this painting. However, I haven't posted in a while and I thought I would show this in progress. My Mom is a Qi Gong instructor. She is among the lilies doing "awaken the soul".

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bozo's brother?

8 x 10 Oil on Panel. Some of you may remember a painting I did a while back of a boy with this clown. It was humerus to me because as a youth his father was afraid of clowns. I have been provided with a picture of the brother of my previous subject with the same clown!

Monday, July 25, 2011


12 x 12. Oil on Panel. This was from a photo I took at a Water park. It's my nephew on the right and his nephew on the left.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Portland waterworks

This painting is 8 x 16 Oil on Panel. I went back through some of my photos I took a couple years ago to Portland to visit dear friends. This was a water play area. I took out some figures and added some in as I tried to balance the painting.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Abstract Pro

Acrylic on Watercolor paper. 11 x 14. This is another one of my abstract paintings. I find it interesting that I spend so many hours of painting and practicing my skill at realism oil painting and impressionism. However, this happens to be one of my husband's favorites. It certainly didn't take the amount of time to paint. However, I guess the accumulation of the learning of composition and design ultimately bring me to the point where I have the ability to paint simple abstracts. Anyway, the abstracts are a fun diversion from the complexity of my normal routine.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Swan Queen

11 x 14. Oil on Canvas. My niece, Sunny. One of my muses! I am still making some decisions on the background.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Swim with Dad

NFS. 8 x 10. Oil on Panel. Summer time! There is nothing more precious than learning to swim with Dad.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Parental Guidance

12 x 24 Oil on Panel. This is another one of the wildlife series I have been working on. I have several 12 x 24's finished.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Abstract Orange

12 x 12 Oil on Panel. This abstract was actually done in Oil paint.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Three Abstracts

These are three framed abstracts. Each 4 x 4 Acrylic on Watercolor paper.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Central Market Plein Air

6 x 12. Oil on Panel. I painted out at Central Market Park area today. It really rained last night and it was not a sunny day. However, the cool weather was a very nice change!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

He speaks to the Earth

This is an 8 x 16 Acrylic on Panel. This was from a photo I took at Boggy Creek Farmers Market.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pebble Beach

9 x 12. Oil on gallery wrap Panel. This was a beautiful photo and it was begging to be painted. It's our Aunt Judy at Pebble Beach! Sold.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Born to be Wild

12 x 24. Oil on Panel. I've been working on this one awhile. I think I'm finished.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


12 x 36. Acrylic on canvas. This is another experiment in my playing with abstracts. I am working on some realism still and will post those soon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Film School

12 x 16. Oil on Canvas. I painted this vertically but I think I like it better horizontal. The good news with abstracts is you can hang them either way.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Second Painting in Series

8 x 16. Acrylic on Panel. This is the sister paining to the previous post. It was a great workshop and allowed me to free myself for a time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Journey Does Not End Here

8 x 16 Acrylic on Panel. Who painted this painting?? I did. I just finished a 2 day workshop with Jo Petersen and Dena Wenmohs at the Bunkhouse. It was completely different than what I normally do. I really needed a break from taking myself and my paintings so seriously! I can no longer claim to not be able to do an abstract painting.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Biking Adventure

This is an 11 x 14 oil on panel. I started this painting a long time ago. I just came upon it last night. I made some changes and added some more color.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Deep Eddy

5 x 5. Oil on panel. Yesterday it was 98 degrees in Austin. It makes plein air painting unappealing. However, several of us are in the habit of painting by local pools. We jump in before we start painting and drip dry as we paint. We were also in the shade. It was nice to be outside and Deep Eddy was the place to be! It was crowded.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Still waters

This is a painting I did for my brother in law's birthday. It is 12 x 16 oil on panel.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Downtown Georgetown

Today the Plein Air Austin group painted in downtown Georgetown, Texas. It started to rain after a little while so I quit before I felt like I was finished. I am posting what I painted there en plein air. I used a 9 x 12 panel. I'm trying to force myself to paint larger when out in the field. I got comfortable painting 6 x 8s so now it's time to go bigger. I did not have an 8 x 10 with me so I really got to practice. I haven't been out painting in a couple weeks and it felt great to be outside. I can't even be upset about the rain because we need it so badly.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The bad news is I haven't painted in a week and a half. The good news is my Mom is cancer free and healthy after our visit to Chicago's Block Medical Center.

This is from the DPW Challenge called the Whole Cat and Kaboodle. It is a 5 x 5 Oil on Panel. Although I felt a little rusty, this guys was too cute not to paint!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Camp Mystic

This painting is 4 x 8. Oil on Linen. It was done en Plein air at Camp Mystic in Hunt, Texas. It was a beautiful place.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Sweden Church

This morning I went out with the Plein Air Austin group and we painted this gorgeous church in Manor, Texas. My father went to Manor highschool and I like to think we went into this church at some point. This painting is 8 X 10 Oil on Panel. It's for sale at $100.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Roddy Tree

Okay, so this is not THE Roddy Tree but It was painted at Roddy Tree Ranch en plein air on the porch of my cabin. Plein Air Austin had it's annual retreat at Roddy Tree Ranch. It was great fun. You will see a couple of paintings I did on this trip. Who knew Hunt, Texas was such beautiful country!!! Gorgeous! This painting is 7 x 12 Oil on Linen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Let's Play

This is an 8 X 10 Oil on Canvas. Thanks to Siri and Camille for letting me paint their baby. I saw this photo and thought it would be great fun to paint. I wasn't wrong.

Monday, May 2, 2011

19th International Miniature Show

This painting is 4 x 4 Oil on Canvas. It was recently Juried in the 19th International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, Washington. The show runs May 3rd through June 4th.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Central Market Park

This is a little park behind our Central Market. This painting was done in Plein Air (outside) today. It's a 6 x 8 oil on panel. It was a very windy day. Luckily we found a spot behind a building that still had a great view.

Monday, April 25, 2011


This is 6 x 8. Oil on Panel. This painting was done for the DPW Painting Challenge. The photo was put up by Linda. She's texting and sitting on a fountain. I left the fountain a bit abstract. I really like the horizontal next to the vertical figure.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Boggy Creek Market

After walking around the farmers market and taking photographs, watching the chickens and talking to fellow plein air painters, I decided on a simple flower bush. The painting is actually a little warmer color in person. Just so you know it is an actual plein air painting, you can see the grass that is on the painting. Just kidding. I didn't realize there was grass on it until I cropped the image. This is a 6 x 8 Oil on panel.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Sky is Falling

I named this painting after "Chicken Little". Although the KFC commercial kept coming to my head, "Chicken Genius". I didn't want people to misunderstand and think I was calling my painting genius. However, I'm thinking this is probably one smart chicken. This is from the DPW challenge where lots of talented artists each paint the same photo. I left some dripping in this painting because I liked the effect. This is 6 x 6 Oil on Gessoboard panel.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Peter Pan Golf

This is my niece, Sunny, playing Peter Pan Golf. 8 x 10 Oil on linen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Zilker Botanical Gardens

I apologize that this is a little blurry. In my haste to get it photographed and on my blog, I didn't take a great photo. HOWEVER, tomorrow I intend to go in and lighten up some areas so I will take a better photo after my changes. This painting is done plein air, on location at Zilker's beautiful Botanical Gardens. It is 6 x 8 Oil on Panel. It may even have a little earth from the Zilker garden in with the oil paint! Just so you will know it's authentic....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birds on Wire

This is a temporary title until I'm feeling a bit more creative. I am also thinking of toning down the background a little. 8 x 16 Oil on Panel.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Down the Road

This is my submission to the DPW Challenge. It's a German Landscape. 6 x 8 Oil on Panel.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Salon International 2011 Banquet

I was thrilled to be in the company of so many great artists! It was very inspiring.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Kuperman and a Martin

We were out at an art slumber party. Due to the weather, we didn't get a lot of painting accomplished. However, crucial art topics were discussed. This is a group of artists that I went on a painting trip to France in 2008. This summer we are going to Italy to paint!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Path to Treedom

6 x 8. Oil on Panel. This is a plein air painting I did earlier this week. I went out with some of my fellow artist friends to Hancock Rec Center. It was a beautiful day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

DPW Challenge - Help Japan

This weeks challenge is to donate the sale of our paintings to aid Japan. This painting is for sale for $60. All but the shipping and handling are going to the Japan Red Cross. Please email me at if you want to purchase this painting. It is 6 X 8, oil on canvas.

The theme of the challenge was "home". I was born in Austin and after high school I moved away and didn't come back to Austin until several years ago. Austin is always my home and always will be. I painted the Capital Building of Austin. Capital of Texas. My State.

Here is the link to see all the other paintings in the challenge: DPW CHALLENGE.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Art at Brazilia Waxing Spa

If you have a chance, stop by Brazilia Waxing Spa to see a wall of my Art. It is located at 34th and Guadalupe. Thanks to my husband, sister and Brother-n-law we hung this artwork yesterday by wire. No nails in the wall. It took FOREVER. It was worth it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Bike in Provence

16 x 20. Oil on Canvas. I took this photo in Provence in 2008. I knew someday I would paint it. I've been working on this painting this week. I have a few more things to do on it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Max - touch up

Oh, Max... I did some touch ups on Max and tried to take a better photo. Photographing art is an art in itself. I never looks as good as the original painting.
6 x 6. Oil on Panel. NFS.
Think about having a painting done of your pet!