Tuesday, April 28, 2009


This one sits @ 24" x 30" and is unframed. I am finding lately that I am enjoying a return to my roots - painting horses...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A fellow blogger...

Hi everyone,

I was featured today by this great blogger...


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Poetry In Motion, Acrylic

Sorry for the poop quality of the photo - it's overcast today and I wanted to get this up, but I'll be replacing the image and adding it to the website as soon as I get a better photo.
This piece is HUGE to me - 30" x 40"! I started it last year and sat it aside to get an idea of where to go with it, and I just finished it today. This is not the whole painting, it's a close up of the subject.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Walls Are Bare

So I stripped the walls of my house so I would have some work to display at Rabbit Hash. Now my walls look bare! We are working on painting our kitchen and doing some other maintenance and after all the walls have nothing on them, our old curtains are still waiting on replacements (I have a very hard time decorating - surprised?), our kitchen cabinet doors are off... wow... my house is in desperate need of TLC! I would have had pictures to show but I forgot my camera! AGH!

The show was fun. In the true spirit of Rabbit Hash, there was the occasional four-legged visitor as well. The refreshments were great and I met some dutchies as well! I wish my dutch was still up to snuff because it made me very homesick for our home overseas - I miss Holland the most at those times.

Abby is doing great - she was the belle of the moment when we went to hang our work Monday. Everyone loved her and she didn't even blink at the hammers when they were hanging the work up. I told them it's because she has Sadie, the beagle, also known as the I'm gonna strike you deaf telling you how much I love you when you get home dog.

In other news I'm working on a painting of poppies for a dear friend - TAS director Teressa Barnhill. I'm going to be represented by Transition Art Studio here soon which will give me more time to paint and more direction in my marketing. We had a meeting last week and I feel like I can move forward with a lot more focus and inspiration. They are currently accepting applications for new artists and I am excited to be accepted.

Ok, back to poppies...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

No One's Home

Another watercolor. I'm using this as a study for an acrylic painting I'm going to make from it. I like this one but I used Sepia toned ink instead of my regular black, and it just doesn't have the effect I look for. I think it will make for a striking acrylic, however.

I'm off to sketch out my underpainting. By the way, I hope everyone is ready for the Rabbit Hash Show. I keep talking about it because this will be my first show of the new year and for a long time - I took a sabbatical while I was pregnant with my daughter (you can read about her in the Abby blog).


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kiki's Pursuits

Collectively called Kiki's Pursuits, I named the picture with Kiki (my cat) "Kiki Plots Her Escape" and the one with the bird "Kiki's Motivation". Kiki likes to look out my bay window and plot her schemes to steal the birds from our pear tree, and one day it seemed that she and the bird were having a face off which I had to paint. Driptych.Each piece is 12" x 12" and has a deep gallery wrap (1.5"). They are both signed on the back and the picture continues around the sides.

I took this picture before hanging because while I have them I am hanging them... somewhere. Until I hang them I don't want to put holes in the wall, so you get a lovely view of my floor. Congratulations ;-).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Little Bird

About this one: Little Bird, 2009. Image is about 6.25" x 9.25". On 185 lb cold press 9" x 12" paper.I'm not known for my watercolors but sometimes it calms me to paint small watercolor sketches. This sketch was done in pencil first, then laid over with #3 Micron pen and painted with a mix of watercolor pencil & Grumbacher opaque paints.

With this being a quiet Sunday I thought it would be a perfect day to fiddle with a few watercolors. I left an approximate 1" margin around the edge.
It was a perfect project for a quiet day after the crazy week I've had (really... if there was a word past crazy I would use it).
Hope everyone is doing well - I've left framing my work for the Rabbit Hash Show to the absolute last minute (again) so I might end up just hanging gallery wraps. If there is an unframed piece you want to see then get in touch somehow and I'll arrange to show it to you.
Happy Easter-Coming-Up week!