Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Ive switched my palette to all transparentand can SEE a huge difference! Love the colors!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Posted by Picasa 9x12" Oil on Board
A single flower can bring such joy ~ One is able to really see with appreciation and marvel the intricacy of the one of Gods many creations. Have you ever thought about how many different flowers there actually are...and that each is so very different in appearance and aroma. Quite amazing!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Posted by Picasa Oil with palette knife
These children were so precious while awaitng their turns on stage......

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dans La Lumiere

Posted by Picasa 30x40" Oil w/ Pallette knife on board
Inspired by painting techniques of Kate Worm, brayers were used to create the layers of color then palette knife for the figure and costume. This piece was done, with delight, for the office of Carolina Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


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The children made batik cards after discussing the various arts of Africa. Aother day they learned about the Chinese Dragon kites and made their own, complete with an approximately six foot tail! Quite a parade on a pretended Chinese New Year!!


Posted by Picasa Mosiacs on board
The children had so much fun drawing tropical marine life then building their mosiacs. One of four art projects done by the children in the ART AROUND THE WORLD camp. Great fun!!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Posted by Picasa 9x12 - Oil with Pallette Knife
Its been too long since posting BUT .....
This painting was inspired by a trip this past Jan. "ACE" was the designated Island sail master!! Here he is giving a lesson.........
In this painting, I wanted to express the vivid colors found all over this beautiful island. Wonderful spot for a holiday if you get a chance!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Just recently I ran across the work of Elizabeth Blaylock. Her use of color is great, especially the various color spots within a value...check out her work!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Six Degrees !!

Life is full of surprises!
Today, I received an email from Cindy Michand. I've never met Cindy but my cousin has a vacation home in 7 Devils, NC, beside her and he mentioned she should look at my blog.
She did so and found one of her own painting buddies, Carol Schiff, as a referred artist site.
I've not met Carol but love her work and also that of Cindy. Please visit her site at or see the referral link on the side bar.
Hope to meet you both some day until then, I'll continue to follow your work - Happy painting!


Posted by Picasa Acrylic 14x26" ~ Contact me if interested in purchasing.
Originally being inspired by the combination of a challenge from "Different Strokes From Different Folks" and the art of Wayne Theibaud, I did this piece on two 12x12 gallery wrapped canvases mounted onto board. Love the colors and thick paint!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

CupCake Painting Camp

Posted by Picasa 12x12" acrylic on canvas
What a wonderful young budding artist she is!!! Kara has done an excellent job painting from freshly made cupcakes in this one day camp .....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"MAC" ~Sold

Posted by Picasa 8x10 Watercolor

Commissioned piece

What a handsome dog!!! Mac is loved dearly by Keith!!!

Blacks are always a challenge - I mix colors to create black and think it gives a much richer color.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Posted by Picasa 24x36" Watercolor on Arches

Commissioned piece

Began this piece in the fall by taking photos. The snow was not part of the photo!! But loved creating it and the background of trees at the request of the purcharser.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"HOLE-IN-ONE at Woodberry" ~ Sold

Posted by Picasa Watercolor on Arches

Commissioned Piece

This piece was done for a young women to give to her husband who had made his first hole-in-one at this location. What a clever idea she had; she framed this painting with the actual ball he used- all within one frame!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Posted by Picasa 12x12" watercolor on Arches
Commissioned piece
I can not believe its been sooo long since Ive posted. Time has gone too fast!! This piece is a commission done for a local couple sho had seen "Doc" and wished to have Candy Cane between blue-jeaned legs!! Lots of fun.....sort of want to do a blue jeans series...we'll see!
Will be postiing the other three pieces that were commissoned for Christmas presents in the next few days....