Thursday, September 30, 2010

Earthern Vessel

Earthen Vessel
This old pot was found discarded in the attic.
Long ago it was used by someone to mix fruit or perhaps store milk
or just as a decorative piece on a corner table.
What ever it's purpose it is valued today because it is mine.
The grapes are just extra.
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

No Longer Available

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kitchen Medley

There are things in the Kitchen which peak the interest of the heart.
What is better than a warm cup of tea or the sweetness of delicious fruit?
And how can things get any better than to hold the cool heaviness of
a ceramic cup which is waiting for the warm sweet brew?
Nothing I tell you. This is sheer bliss.
20x16 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Here I Come

Hi Mom, look at me, here I come. I am about to jump right
into your arms. I can't wait. No! No! Don't even think about picking
up that other dog. You know that I am the favorite. I am running
as fast as I can.
Acrylic on 8x6 canvas panel

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mama's Platter

A few cracked edges just add to the character of the platter. It has seen many years
come and go. It was given to my mom on a special day in her life, her 25the wedding
anniversary. That was quite a few years ago. I watched with tear filled eyes as my parents
said their vows again on their 67th anniversary. My mom was beautiful as she walked down that isle
holding my brothers arm. Yes this platter is special especially because she gave it to me and each
time I look at it I am reminded of her. Her bright smile, her sparkling eyes and her deep love for me.
20x16 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Frenzy

Fall Frenzy. The leaves change as they will affected by the
climate. This was painted for a challenge at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Leaf Fell Off

A yummy gala apple fresh picked of the tree. The fresh mountain
air is crisp and cool and as a result the leaves has began to turn from a deep

green to a golden yellow. Soon the sweetness will be savored in a pie
made from mama's favorite recipe. Yumm Yumm!
Acrylic on 6x8 canvas panel.
No Longer Available

Friday, September 24, 2010

So Why?

So Why?
 So why does a mouse look so good to eat? Why are they so tiny and round and fuzzy and why must
they smell so good? Most of all I would like to know why do they run so fast?\

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I am a little dog with a big mean bite. Well really I have never bit anyone before but
I do think that I would like it. Sometimes when I am acting all nice and stuff I notice that people
smell really good and it makes me want to take a chunk but I always hold back. I always act
sweet but one day soon when they reach down to pet my little head I am going to let
go and just have me a nice taste. I hope I don't get in trouble for it. My master is always
asking me if I would like a treat.
8x6 acrylic on canvas panel

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The crunchy sweet taste is paralleled by no other.
Cooks love it, so do connoisseurs.
Sweet yet crunchy, yet sweet, yet crunchy, and red to boot.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gentle Ben

Gentle Ben
Roar!  I am a beastly lion. My name is Ben. I am big and bad. It's true
that some of my teeth are missing but I still have enough to do you some harm. Well,
I don't really like eating people I only do that if I have no other choice.
I don't understand why the zoo keepers call me Gentle Ben? Can't they
tell that I am fierce?
8x6 acrylic canvas panel

Monday, September 20, 2010


Hiding out behind a trash can in the alley is this beautiful cat.
She dosn't know that she is beautiful because she is an alley cat.
Abused and left alone she longs for someone to love her.
A police officer walking by spots her and with kind words trys to coax her closer.
She shys away, day after day he drops by with treats and little by little she inches closer
until one day she nudges his leg as he bends down and then his outstretched hand is
accepted and the friendship begins. She trust him more and more each day
before she knows it she follows him home. Her life has changed, she no longer
lives in an alley. She lives in a beautiful home with her own bed and food anytime
she wants. Now she has a name chosen by her new friend. Her name is Fancy.
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Waiting At The Window

Waiting At The Window
She waits by the window. Her person will be home soon. Basking in the
sun she will not move from her post. Then she hears the gentle roar of the
car engine as it pulls into the drive. She runs to the door and as it opens she finds
her place circling around a pair of legs, leaning in the equivalence of a cat hug
she begins to hum in a low deep purr. She is in a state of happiness because her 
friend is finally home. 
8x6 acrylic on canvas panel

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Have We Met?

Hi, My name is Fernando. I look kinda small sitting here in the grass
but when I stand up you will be surprised at how big I am. I will just continue
to sit if that is alright with you. Don't want to scare you or anything.
Gotta go now, my people is calling. What! did you call me shorty?
Mom! she called me shorty.
6x8 canvas panel. Acrylic

Friday, September 17, 2010

Your No Bunny Till Some Bunny Loves You

Soft and cuddly sitting in a field of flowers this bunny waits.
She is aware yet not distracted by the gentle movement in the grass caused
by the whisps of wind blowing across the field.
A bird chirps in the distance and butterflies drift gingerly through the air.
A small rat scampers close by stopping to munch on some food dropped
by the farmer. Back to the task at hand the bunny nibbles on the tender flowers and grass.
Another day safe from preditors and harm.
Acrylic on Masonite panel 5x7 $80.00

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The View

The View
Gazing out over the pasture the all knowing eyes are sharp.
Not paying attention yet seeing every hint of movement.
All in a days work.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


She is old and gray, her steps are slower and less sure than they used to be.
Each day she saunters from the watering hole to the cattle gate where she
knows the master will be each evening with the food. The other cattle are younger
yet she keeps her place in line. She eats her fill and then returns to her place of quiet rest.
Tomorrow will be the same, and the next day, and the next, and the next. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tea Time

A bag of English Tea, a lemon awaits. Together they will  make
the perfect blend. The warmth and the vapor of the tea are soooo very
pleasing to the senses.  Nothing is more relaxing.
7x5 acrylic on masonite panel

Monday, September 13, 2010


The glass is not half full. Just a little of warm liquid covers a deep
red cherry still sitting for the designated driver who was
faithful to his promise.
Acrylic on 7x5 masonite board.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Take Me!

Take Me!
Oh come on. Dawg gone it I know those younger pups are cute
but you can't imagine how many tricks I can do.
Hey wait. watch I can roll over, I can fetch your news paper and yea, you
bet I am house trained. What? What is that little ol spot over there on the floor?
I don't know you must have spilled your drink.
Oh! you don't have a drink?
Acrylic on 8x6 canvas panel

Fearless Fireman

Fearless Fireman
This was painted from a figurine my daughter gave me as a gift.
I changed it a little and enjoyed painting it.
Acrylic on 7x5 Masonite Panel

Saturday, September 11, 2010


A single lily lying on a table. It will need water soon. Just a little drink

That's My Baby

That's My Baby
A mother cow stays close by her new calf. She will feed her and keep her safe until
the day that she is big enough to eat like the others and relinquishes the
need  for her mothers milk.
5x7 Acrylic on Masonite Panel

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
A new born calf is exploring it's home. A barbed wire
fence protects it from getting lost on the vast farmland. Flowers
pop up and are soon tasted as the next found treasure.
Butterflies meander along in the warm air of springtime.
This is not just any calf, He has been befriended by the farmers daughter.
He will be afforded a special long life of delicacies.
A long life of being loved as the special pet of the Farmer's daughter.
7x5 acrylic on masonite panel

Thursday, September 9, 2010


This cup is empty and left sitting while others have been chosen.
What is the reason we can only speculate?
This cup belongs to grandpa and everyone knows not to
touch it. Soon it will be filled with the warm strong brew.
Just half a cup with a little creamer.

Place of Solitude

Place of Solitude
Away in the woods someone sleeps but not for long. The little boat
awaits the long fishing day ahead. Surely this day will bring the big catch.
Somewhere deep in the dark water a monster is lurking but with the cast
of the right lure he won't be able to resist. At dusk the little boat will be
returned here to its place of solitude.