Available Paintings

Monday, August 14, 2017

coneflower, echinacea flowers


Not only is this a beautiful flower, I've also read that Echinacea boost the immune system.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Parrot, bird portrait

Pretty Boy

Birds are a struggle to paint.  This one took alot of energy, patience and time.
What are your thoughts on Pretty Boy?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Red Apple

Candy Apple Red

After painting the apple, it became my snack.  Fresh and juicy, and deliciously sweet!

Saturday, July 29, 2017



Blueberries shout out summer to me.  What are your favs to snack on?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Flower bouquet original oil painting


Good day at the easel practicing petals and greens.

I'm still helping with the relocation of one of my sons this week, and then there's two left for school in August.  Just around the corner.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Daisy flower original oil painting

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Found this little gem of a daisy and it threw me back to the days when I pulled petals.  

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Siberian Husky dog portrait

Ice Dog

The mascot of the University of Connecticut is Jonathan the Husky.  So I could not resist painting a Husky.  I suppose what tugs my heart is what I paint. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Black Lab portrait oil painting

Summertime Blues

I was helping my son pack and ready himself for summer classes and school right into the fall.  Kinda a big job, but all done.  

So this cutie came about with my first day back on the job. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Schnauzer dog portrait


This handsome puppy I saw when I walked out of Peet's Coffee the other day.  He barked good morning from the driver seat.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Schnauzer dog portrait


This sweetie greeted with a song this morning just after picking up my morning brew.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chihuahua dog portrait

Peaches and Cream

Last weekend I went up to SLO and visited an ice cream shop and had Peaches and Cream ice cream.  Delish!  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

English Springer Spaniel dog portrait


It's always a great day when a painting comes together.  This photo reference came from Paint my Photo.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Boxer dog portrait

Things Are Looking Up

 Still playing the role of mom to my sons.  They keep me busy, busy, busy and many times I'm just too tired to paint.  However, life is good!  All things are looking good!!  

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Black and white cat tuxedo

Poker Face

Life keeps catching up with me but I am glad to be back on the blog. 

This was a fun cat to paint.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cat portrait original oil painting

Rusted Amber

Full house again this weekend.  The guys all came home Friday:)

Happy Easter tomorrow in case i do not have a chance to paint and post.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cat painting

Kit Kat

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
- Leonardo da Vinci                      


Friday, April 7, 2017

Gray and white cat portrait


Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
                            - winnie the pooh          


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brown Cow portrait

How Now Brown Cow

Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
  - Mark Twain             


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Great Dane dog portrait

Dog Day Afternoon

Spring break came and went faster than i could have wanted.  The house was full of guys laughing, wild banter and lots of cooking.  It's always fun times with all the boys home.  I suppose the next time we're all together will be in the summer...it's just around the corner.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tabby cat portrait

Soft Kitty

Picked up my youngest today.  The house is full for Spring Break.  Fun times. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

cat portrait, gray cat

Shades Of Gray

It's always a great day when I have a chance to paint.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuxedo cat portrait

Bird Watcher


Ran errands today and tidied the house and washed.  It was a really warm day today to be doing so much, but my world is balanced when i have the chance to paint.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bruin bear Portrait

Bear Faced Beauty


My plan is to clean up the painting area tomorrow.  I might not have a chance to paint so i will see you on Monday. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

dog portrait labrador

Blue Hue

Been consumed with color.  Perhaps a phase.  Maybe not.  We will see.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

dog portrait, chihuahua portrait

All Ears

Sometimes a painting will come together on its own.
This was one of them. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Eclair pastry baked goods


I've been on a little pastry binge.  This eclair was a mini pastry and so delicious.

In other news, my puppy has pretty-much made an almost-full-recovery.  At least  I'm not cleaning up after her and helping her walk everywhere anymore.  She can do that all.by.her.self.

Friday, February 17, 2017

dog portrait

Purple Pooch

Happy to share that my puppy (a 12-year-young German Shepherd) is doing much better.  She is slowly healing.  Life is good they say, Life.is.good.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cow portrait oil painting

Daisy Sable

I have to share with you that painting this one was so much fun.  The colors and the buttery oil paint just glid across the panel...perhaps it painted itself.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, February 13, 2017

cat portrait, black and white cat

Black Tie

Do challenges follow me or do i create them or walk into them?  I'm not complaining, i just seem to have a plate that is always full.  Working on it and cleaning it all up...I guess i will color it lucky i was able to paint this morn. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

dog portrait, Bedlington Terrier

Side Effects

I'm so running behind...I've had a small challenge with my own puppy (she's a 12 year young German Shepherd) today.  I'm hoping she improves and just gets better.  She's been such a constant in my life.  I'm praying.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Great Dane dog portrait

A Different View


I had this one painted yesterday but life caught up with me and i lost the day to post:(

Here is the painting from a different view.

Thank you mastonk for the photo inspiration:)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Norfolk Terrier dog portrait

Morning Hue

My days begin early each  morning and i thought about it today and realized that i enjoy watching the sunrise and taking in the morning sun.  Here's to many more wonderful mornings!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

30 paintings in 30 days, terrier mix

Color Lines

So i blew the 30 paintings in 30 days project.  But i painted more than i usually paint.  I plan to try really hard to paint every morning before my day starts.  I feel like there is no end to the busy-ness in my life.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

30 paintings in 30 days

Painting Me In

Thankful Thursday!  
Appreciating the lovely weather today and thankful for our last rain.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cow portrait, 30 paintings in 30 days


I'm still running around... picking up items, making returns, house cleaning, cooking...will i ever catch up?  I feel like this painting today shows how harried my life feels.  
Is it good or is it bad?

Friday, January 20, 2017

30 paintings in 30 days, Boxer portrait

Eyes Wide Shut

So much rain today...I love it! 

Shhhhhh... I think I'll just stay home and paint all day :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Bulldog Portrait, 30 paintings in 30 days



 Don't they all want treats 24/7?  This one is no exception:)

Started this Monday with a bang!  Hope the rest of the days follow.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Siamese cat portrait, 30 paintings in 30 days


I met Ty last month and he stole my heart.  He was looking for a new home and just before I had decided to take him, his original owner decided to keep him.  I'm glad he has a wonderful home.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

dog portrait, 30 paintings in 30 days



I must have painted this darling girl four or five times.  I was never happy with the end result and I do not know why i struggled so much.  Here she is, the final cut. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

dog portrait



I've been remiss in regards to posting, the boys are still home and the mornings just drift into late afternoons.  By the end of each day i'm  too tired to consider painting.  This is Louie, an adorable puppy taken too soon.