Monday, November 1, 2021

Candy Store Colors

Candy Store Colors

Available in my DPW gallery starting November 2. 

Although I've painted these lipstick tubes many times, they have rarely shown up in my still life setup all at once.  Looking at them together it reminded me of my days as a child at the candy counter, trying to decide which pieces I could buy with my allowance.  Almost as fun as Halloween night!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Figure Sketch & Studio Sale

Figure Sketch - 8 x 6 Oil on Canvas

This little figure sketch was done in the summer out back of the studio where we usually paint from a live model indoors.  Since the day was so gorgeous we decided to do plein air AND live model -- just to punish ourselves a little bit more!  Very unfinished but I kinda liked it at this stage so decided to keep it sketchy.

Studio Sale

This painting and several others are still on sale in my DPW gallery through the end of October.  Please check them out!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Studio Sale

Studio Sale - Through October 31

I still have a number of small works available and they are now on sale for a limited time - through October 31, 2021.  Please check out my DPW gallery to see all of them.  Click on the Available link.

Thanks as always for your patronage!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

What Really Matters


What Really Matters - 6 x 6 Oil on panel
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"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters." -- Margaret Peters

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Time We Are Given

Time We Are Given - 6 x 6 Oil on Panel


"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."  -- J.R.R. Tolkien

Such a great quote from one of my favorite characters!

I always liked this little bear clock that we've had around the house.  I believe I bought it for my husband as a gift several years ago.  Always thought it might be a good addition to a still life setup.  I also wanted to play with some different lighting that would add to the moodiness of the piece.   Happy with the result and these characters very well may make it into a larger composition, in good time :)


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Painterly Eggs


Painterly Eggs - 6 x 6 Oil on panel

Looking through some older paintings today, I found this one from last year.  I wasn't entirely happy with it so set it aside.  Just changed a few things and kinda like it now.  I am especially happy with the pink egg and the reflections of the different colors.  

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells - 6 x 6 Oil on panel

After three starts 😝 I finally got this one going and am happy with the final result.  With Christmas around the corner I am getting in the mood for holiday stuff.  (Sorry Thanksgiving... passed over again!)

Below is a closeup shot of one of the ornaments.  We got these several years ago from my sister-in-law and they've been a regular on our trees ever since.  Just love 'em.