Friday, November 8, 2013


   I'm attempting to teach myself how to paint w watercolors and still stay true to my preference for saturated colors. It's much more difficult than I imagined it would be and I have much more to learn, but it's so much fun too!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Home alone, sketching away......

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Taking a breather ~

     
 The painting I'm working on is giving me all kinds of trouble so I took some good advice and stopped to just draw for a while ......... yep, feeling better now! This is a young Rapunzel in her gilded cage. Maybe tomorrow I'll give it some color?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Still working on it......about halfway there. Nearly finished blocking in color and shape w/ paint and paper :)


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Here's a work in progress tentatively called 

"Sleepless Sisters"

based on the  Princess and the Pea story....



Monday, July 15, 2013

"Five of Them Were Wise" has a new home!


       This original found a new home with the Deforest family in Herriman, Utah ~ Yeah! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


UPDATE!
This piece has been bothering me for a while and didn't seem quite finished. Probably because it had over an inch of empty space, which I don't do well with! So I finished it :) Sorry for the strange photo, it's balanced on some containers in a well ventilated area for some UV protectant varnish. I'll post a better photo later with truer color.


This what it looked like before. The color is more accurate in this shot.   
 Finally finished and ready for the varnishing table.
This big guy is 24x24"mixed media (mostly paper) on cradled board. I dreamed up "Runaway Rocker"when a small carnival came to town last year and I saw all the long suffering and roughed up merry go round horses who spend their lives making children smile and laugh and imagined that they in their later years, might dream of open fields and blue skies, free from sticky fingers or kicking heels. I know they're not alive, but who hasn't read "The Velveteen Rabbit" and imagined how a toy feels?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

View From Thompson's Cabin
16x24 inches on board, paper painting


For this piece I used several photos taken from a trip to southern Utah last summer near Cedar City. It was so beautiful, especially when these storm clouds rolled in and the sky was lit with an eerie light that really punched up the colors of both the rock and the sky at once.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nearing Completion!

Not the best shot, but I wanted to show that I haven't been idle, just working on a very challenging piece! Almost finished and I'll post again. And Yes, it's all paper :)