Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over
It really does you know. I have been blessed with so many things.
I have plenty of food on my table. I have a good job. My husband and family love
me. I am warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Why I even have a loyal little
dog who always wants to give me a hug. What more could I want?
6x8 oil on canvas panel.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


As you too well know I love red. I can't help it or explain why. My daddy
loved red. It was his favorite color...It is mine...
Hope yo like red too...
6x8 oil on canvas panel.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Two Moo

Too Moo
Cows are such odd creatures. But........I love them. I am afraid of them and
wouldn't want to be shut up in the pasture with them but to look at them is such a joy.
I so enjoyed painting these.
8x8 oil on canvas panel.
No Longer Available

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Dream of Sailing

A Dream of Sailing
Found this photo on wet canvas and loved it. I changed it of course.
I am so pleased with it. The colors are beautiful... a little richer than I was able to produce
on my computer but a pretty good reference of it.
8x6 oil on canvas panel.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red Glass

Red Glass
This is an antique decanter which belongs to my sister.
I couldn't resist. The grape is just because.
8x6 Oil on canvas panel. still life
No longer available


This little puppy is not afraid at all. When the big dogs come near he bolts
up and barks like a doberman. He aint scared because he is protected.
6x8 oil on canvas panel

Friday, November 25, 2011

Window Pane Reflection

Window Pane Reflection
In front of a window these beautiful flowers ar in a clear glass vase.
Almost as eye catching as the flowers is the window pane reflection.
This is another photo taken with my Ipod. It is a little sharper than it appears here.
8x8 Oil on canvas panel. still life 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just A Spoon Full Of Sugar

Just A Spoon Full of Sugar
Everytime I ask for coffee someone says what do you want in
it? My answer...Just a spoon full of sugar.
8x8 Oil on canvas panel still life

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

She Waits for Santa

She Waits For Santa
The colors in this are not quite true. I tried and tried but had to take this with
my IPod as I am visiting my daughter and left my camera at home. Of course
her batteries were dead. This is a very cute painting.
Oil on 6x8 canvas panel

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Like A Bowl Full Of Jelly

Like a Bowl Full Of Jelly
I painted this short plump Santa and then the question of a name?
Ho Ho Ho my grandaughter said....Saint Nick....or Christmas present...
I took this into my own hands and wah lah!!!
Like a Bowl Full Of Jelly.
Oil painting on canvas panel 8x8

Monday, November 21, 2011


A very lucious berry a little chocolate and a little white drizzle.
Need I say more?
4x4 Oil on canvas panel

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Orange You Special

Orange You Special
This orange just caught my eye and showcased on this napkin how
could you go wrong.   Oil on 8x8 canvas panel

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Almost Gone

Almost Gone
Recently I had this for breakfast. This is what was left over.
6x6 oil on canvas panel.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match
These few grapes just seemed right for that green green cup.
The bottles were added extra for free.
Oil on 8x8 canvas panel

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cute Shoes For A Little Old Lady

Cute Shoes For A Little Old Lady
Yep!   These are mine. I do get looks...why I have even had
a group of 20 year old young men stop me while I was out
shopping to tell me they liked them. I just grinned. I know they expected
me to be wearing little old granny shoes.....
Yep! these are Cute Shoes For A Little Old Lady
8x8 Oil on canvas panel
Painted for a challenge at

Breaking Away

Breaking Away
Ever felt tied to something? Ever needed to break away?
Me too........
8x8 Oil on canvas panel
still life
No Longer Available

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Feed The Children

Feed The Children
I found a photo of this little bird but it was missing a little something.
You see he did not have a worm but I thought to myself... every bird needs a
worm so now I had a squiggley worm hanging out of the little birds mouth...what now?
I was going to name this painting Christmas Dinner but the more I looked my heart
was touched and I knew the name must be Feed The Children...
So that is how a painting is named. It is done only after much thought and consideration.
Is that how your painting is named?
5x7 Oil on canvas panel

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shiny And Bright

Shiny And Bright
Once upon a time when I was very poor during a dark dismal time
in my life this Beautiful Christmas ornament became mine. I went Christmas
shopping with my sister. I had no money so I really went Christmas window shopping.
I was so sad and depressed but I just went along because she ask me. As we shopped I saw this lovely ornament and I fell in love with it. It was quite expensive so definitely out of question.
A few days later my sister brought a plain white box wrapped up and tied with a
pretty bow. I opened it and to my delight was this special ornament all shiny and bright. I can still remember the happiness I felt...why in fact I still feel it now. I hope that your Christmas
will be shiny and bright and may you receive something totally unexpected. In fact
why don't you give someone something they would never expect. Who knows
maybe 30 years later they may still remember and do a post about it.
6x8 Oil on canvas panel

Monday, November 14, 2011


Cherries are so much fun to paint. From the lush reds to the subtil greys they
just dance and come off the brush so easily. Hope you like...
4x4 Oil on canvas panel

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Two little pats of butter in a bowl just minding their own business
when out of nowhere these guys show up.  Surrounded. That is not so bad if the
ones surrounding you happen to be friends.
6x6 Oil on canvas panel

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Waiting For Trouble

Waiting For Trouble
Fires happen. Peoples lives are changed. These instruments
must be ready at all times just in case.
The fire hydrant. Dependable and sure.
Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.

Friday, November 11, 2011

I Am Red

I Am Red
One lone flower makes a statement because of its bold flavorful
color. I saw this little flower sitting in one of those clear plastic cups unnoticed
by the other people there. I thought it deserved attention.
Oil on 6x6 canvas panel

Thursday, November 10, 2011

California Rolls

California Rolls
Over the Easter HOlidays this year I visited my daughter in
San Diego and she just had to make California Rolls for us. I did not
really care for them but did take pictures and thought they would be
great to paint. So........
8x8 OIL on canvas panel

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Grandma's Beauties

Grandma's Beauties
There is nothing better than fresh tomatos. Well at least nothing that
I can think of right now.
Oil on 8x8 canvas panel.
Thanks to Lexycat at Wet Canvas for the reference photo.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Few For A Friend

A Few For a Friend
These roses were a challenge to paint.
Fun though..... Once again oil on gallery wrapped canvas.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
6x6 Oil on canvas panel.
Boy does it feel funny not to say acrylic.
I did have fun at the class. I am undecided as to what
I should do from here. I love the butteriness of oil but I am so
used to acrylic. Any suggestions? Oh well! I guess I will follow my heart???

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Escaped is how I felt today as I attended an actual OIL painting
class with Carolyn McDonald in Birmingham. I was whispering under my breath
I think I can, I think I can. Well I was not able to get the colors right on the
croping but here is the finished result. I love eggs when other people paint them.
6x6 acrylic on canvas panel. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hiding In The Shadow

Hiding In The Shadow
Hiding but not to good. I can still see that little
red cherry so it really isn't hidden that well.
7x5 acrylic on canvas panel

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Early Morn

Early Morn
I can just feel the chill in the early morning air. As the moon cast it's last
rays of light on the new fallen snow the air is crisp just before it will melt away
by the beams of the awakening sun.
5x7 acrylic on canvas panel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As The Sun Comes Up

As The Sun Comes Up
This is another painting I did at the workshop I attended with the
instruction of Elin Pendleton.
This is a backlit morning.
7x5 acrylic on canvas panel

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Leading Them Safely Home

Leading Them Safely Home
A lighthouse on the ocean's edge beacons them to come.
Calling and lighting their way through the  heavy ocean mist.
5x7 acrylic on canvas panel.unavailable