Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Three of Us

The Three of Us
Tulips are the most special flower because they
can stand alone like a soldier on a hill. When in a group they have
the feel of  being in a relationship like unto a family It makes them stronger and somehow
better at times. When in the light you can see the illumination filter through
the gentle yet strong petals. Tulips, just their name says enough.
7x5 acrylic on canval panel.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Grand and Green

Grand and Green
This monster bug creeps along the pavement going no
particular place. He is led by an unknown force.
Why is it then that women shrek at the very sight of him.
Little boys love him, while little girls cring at first glimpse.
6x6 acrylic on canvas panel

Friday, October 29, 2010

Roses Are Red

Roses Are Red
If I had a choice I would choose red. It is my favorite
color you know. My theory is that anything is better with just a touch
of red. The red rose is the most beautiful? Right?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Waiting On A Woman

Waiting On A Woman
He bought a single yellow rose and laid it gently on the table. A fragile glass was found in
the back corner of the cabinet and he reached for it knowing that she would
soon be home. His only thought was to tell her how much he loves her
and how special he knows that she is. His goal is to make her day and see
her smile as it creeps slowly across her face. The time creeps by as
he finds himself waiting, Waiting On A Woman
7x5 acrylic on panel board

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm A Little Teapot

I'm A Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot short and stout, here's my handle here's my spout.
BUT today I am holding a beautiful boquet of flowers.
Flowers found along the side of a country dirt road. A country
 leading to my mama's house.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Aunt Lula's Petals

Aunt Lula's Petals
Flowers of all sorts were Aunt Lula's passion. I can remember going
to her house as a child and getting lost in her luscious garden. The tiger lilies are what I remember
 most. They were bright orange spider like blooms with shiny black seeds. She would
always let us pick them despite mama's protest. Aunt Lula's favorite
flowers were the ones with little pink blooms. The fragrance was outstanding. The view was
to die for but I what I liked most was the adventure while lost among the blossoms.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Ripe Unto Harvest

Ripe Unto Harvest
The orchard is loaded and ready to pick.
The harvest is grand. Only the best and juiciest will do.
The tart sweet flavor of a crisp red apple. Nothing is so
flavorful. This is the best crop. These apples are worth the wait.
8x10 acrylic on panel board
Painted for a challenge at
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch
Have you ever been to one? A Pumpkin Patch?
There they are all alike yet all so  different. Orange, green,yellow, white. Any color you can
imagine. The skins are bumpy, smooth and when you feel them your hand feels the roundness
which is both firm and cool.
If you go out on a fall day you will feel the lift of your spirit as the air wisp your hair and
you hear the laughter of children picking out the perfect one for carving and grandma
finds the one just right for the thanksgiving pie.
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Things

Sweet Things
Sweet things are all around us and pleasing to the pallet. Other things
are lives are as sweet to the soul like family, grandchildren and dogs.
My life is full and good, I have a roof over my head, carpet under my feet,
I am warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sweet things are all around me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cherry Drift

Cherry Drift
A small branch discarded on the table. Decadent Cherries plump and juicy,
full of sweetness but one must watch out for the pits.
7x5 acrylic on canvas panel.
Awarded to Torrie For the October drawing

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Few Simple Berries

A Few Simple Berries
Just a few simple berries kissed by the light.
They are a gift from The Almighty God and I never want
to forget to thank him for such a beautiful blessing.
7x5 acrylic on panel board

If interested in purchasing this I am on a stretch of working 8 twelve hour
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Midnight Move

Midnight Move
While painting this I was thinking of someone special.
A friend of mine is moving. Her life will change but stay the same.
She will meet new friends but remember old ones. She will experience the
stress of a new job, a new home and a new place. She will be happy yet sad.
We will miss her. I read a saying on another site which I
would like to share with you now.
"When people walk away from you let them go,
Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you,
 & it doesn't mean that they are bad people,
It just means that their part is your story is over."
We will miss you Jill
5x7 acrylic on panel board
Private Collection

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Delight


                                           I painted this one year ago and thought I would repost it.
I can tell a big difference since I have been painting daily. Sometimes It is fun to
 look back and see the progress we have made. I would do this a little differently
now. I used to much white to lighten. Now I would use more concentrated color
Fall Delight is a pumpkin painted with

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Monday, October 18, 2010


I am the local beach crab. You can't catch me because I am fast, very fast.
I can run sideways and still out run you. You my friend are slow, slow as Christmas.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Is It a Spider There In The Shadow?"

Is It a Spider There In The Shadows?
Painted with such fun and ferver for the outstanding
painting challenge at

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grandma's Kitchen

Grandma's Kitchen
The start of the day begins with the hustle and bustle of activity.
Today is the day for work to be done. Canning will take place and the
many mason jars will be filled with the bounty of the garden. Jams, Jellies and
fresh tomatoes will be put away for a rainy day. There is no place like Grandma's Kitchen.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Porcelain and Grapes

Porcelain and Grapes
The coolness of porcelain invites the guest to pick out a cup for the afternoon
tea. Also as a treat, grapes of the juiciest quality can be sampled and later
tea cakes from grandma's kitchen. What a feast for friends. Over the warm
sweet brew stories will be told and maybe a little gossip and silly laughter will
fill the room with the things shared among friends.
6x12 acrylic on canvas panel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Berry Brew

Berry Brew
I am used to having plain coffee with just a touch of cream and sugar
but now it is time for adventure. It is time for something different.
A neighbor suggested some berries and a touch of mint.
To my surprise I found it to be quite delightful.
Come and have a sip with me and we will make up
stories and laugh at the little things in life.
5x7 acrylic on canvas panel.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Touch of Sour

Touch of Sour
The cool feel of the porcelin feels good when grasp in the hand.
Filled with hot liquid and then the lemon which will soon be
cut and the juice gently squeezed into the hot brew.
Ahh! just a Touch of Sour.
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just In Time For Breakfast

Just In Time for Breakfast
The family is gathered. It's early am. The rooster is crowing anouncing the
dawning of another day. The sun slowly creeps over the mountain tops and a heavy dew has
settled on the fresh cut grass. It is time for coffee and as the table is set we will not be late
for we are Just In Time for Breakfast.
acrylic on 8x8 hardboard

Monday, October 11, 2010

Teapot and Friends

Teapot and Friends
While painting this I met a few frustrations with not only color choice but
brush work which ended up kinda loose and everywhere.
Oh Well! Sometimes you have to break the rules.
Hope you like this one.
8x8 acrylic on panel board
No Longer Available

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Blue Cup

Little Blue Cup
Thrift store finds are best of all. Sometimes they are cracked, but cracks add
character if it is something you want to keep. Sometimes you can imagine
how much these things were valued by their owners and why they were
discarded. But if they were not sent to the thrift store that would not have ended
up in this painting, this painting of the little blue cup.
8x8 acrylic panel board
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Things We Love

Things We Love
Some people love sewing and making pretty things. Some people like to
sit back and enjoy the things which other people have made. I like both. I enjoy
the fact that I have always been able to make pretty things. I made my child's wedding
dress and her cake and arranged her flowers. I sing at weddings and funerals and I paint.
My life is good and full of the joys of this life. I bask in the things we love.
8x8 acrylic on panel board
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Miss Shabby

Miss Shabby
Miss Shabby hides in the grass. She dosn't chase rats, she don't have to.
She has all she wants to eat and then some. She is loved and lives with the
sweet little lady who supplies her every need. You see, Miss Shabby is
not shabby at all but she is a princess doted upon and provided the best of care
by gentle hands. Hands which take pleasure in the softness of her fur. Ears which enjoy
the low muffled purr. A heart which loves a cat. A cat named Miss Shabby.
6x6 acrylic on canvas panel

Friday, October 8, 2010

In The Dark

In The Dark
The dark is a lonely place sometimes, but sometimes it is a place
of quiet sweet solitude, a place to reflect and find your inner self. A place of
comfort and thought, the dark is the true place to find ones soul. Did you know that
the force of light is seen best when enveloped by the darkness. So if you find that you are
in a quiet dark place all alone, don't fret, just relax and listen you might just find out
something new about yourself, something you may have overlooked.
5x7 acrylic on canvas panel

Thursday, October 7, 2010

One Still Standing

One Still Standing
Two simple tea cups of no special value. Two special tea cups
used daily to provide someone with a warm tasty drink. As the seasons
change and the air becomes cooler they will be needed even more.
Oh wait! One is empty and has been discarded while the other is still standing.
8x8 approx, acrylic on hardboard panel
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In The Forest

In The Forest
The sound of chirps and musical sounds are emitted from deep within the forest.
The air is heavy with a moist warm mist of the early morning fog. the birds scamper
from one tree to the other as the sun peeps over the clouds, as the day begins.