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Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pigeon - Original Oil Painting

City Colors


"Goodness glows".    
                                              Koni Yamada

Friday, December 14, 2012

German Shepherd - Original Oil Painting

"Keeping Watch"


I loved the colors on this rescued shepherd.  So I brought out the oils :)

My thanks to German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (gsroc.org) for the photo on which this painting is based.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tabby Cat - Original Oil Painting


3 3/4" x 5 3/4"  oil 

Whiskers are so sensitive, they can find their way through the narrowest crack in a broken heart.
Author Unknown 

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Tribute to "My Boy, Max"


He is just my dog. 

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds, my other ears that hear above the winds. 

He has told me more than a thousand times over that I am his reason for being--by the way he rests against my leg, by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile, by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. 
( I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am sad, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.

Without him, I am only another person. 
With him, I am all powerful.

He has taught me the meaning of devotion is loyalty itself.  With him, I know the secret comfort and a private peace.  He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.  His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.  His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.

He has promised to wait for me...whenever...wherever...in case I need him, and I expect I will, as I always have.
Author unknown

It is the saddest day of my life.  My sweetest boy crossed over the rainbow bridge.  I know he is in a better place...but I miss him so.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brown and White Cow - Original Oil Painting



Summer days are almost over.  The boys will be heading back to school next week, I have work waiting for me at the shop.  It will be the same-o-same-o...except with one less boy.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, August 17, 2012


4" x 3 3/4" oil 

"Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue."

-  Dilbert  [Scott Adams]       

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cow - Original Oil Painting

Moving On

4" x 4" oil 

My son will be moving into his dorm to attend summer classes at UCLA.   I'm so excited for him: a different school, new friends, a change in climate.  It's all going to be good.  Here's to "Mooving On".  Cheers!      

Thanks for visiting. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

German Shepherd - Original Oil Painting

Watch Dog 


Half way through the month of July.  Already!!  Where does the time fly?  Time zips by me and so many times I wish it would just stand still. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Brown Cow - Original Oil Painting

Cafe Con Leche

Photographed a few cows on my last trip up to Santa Ynez.  I always take the back road from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez and I usually see cows grazing.   This time I stopped and photographed a few. 

I titled this one "Cafe con Leche" (Coffee with Milk)  because that is the first thing I stop for when I reach Santa Ynez.  Always need my morning brew to get things started.   

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, May 7, 2012


I been fooling around with faces.  Here is one that I have started....not complete yet. 

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

White Tiger, Blue Cat Eyes - Original Oil Painting

Cat Eyes

4" x 4" oil

So good to be back!!!!   I missed the blogging world sooo...it's been over a week that I have been trying to post to this blog and I have been unable until today!  To be quite honest...I haven't any clue how I did this or how I got into my dashboard!!  Perhaps this blog has united with google+ somehow.   I hope I can do it again when I'm ready to post.  Anyway, for today and now, I am a happy clam :)

A beautiful animal spotted on our zoo trip. 

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012



It's been a while since my last post...got a senior keeping me busy, busy and just plain busy! 

Sneaked in this painting of a tuxedo cat.  Cute isn't he?

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pigeon - Original Oil Painting

"Pigeon Toed"


I was visiting my mom and dad last week and I came across this pigeon walking up the street.  He had the entire sidewalk to himself and he just kept walking.   

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Monday, February 20, 2012


4"x5" oil on maisonite board

...and we saw alligators too.     

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Stop Over"

4" x 4"   oil

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. 
                                                                                                                                   J.G. Holland