Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Glass and Gladiolus

12x12, oil on linen

The world seems out of kilter. 

 Today I just wanted to listen to calming music and paint about 


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Breakfast on Main Street

16x20, oil on canvas panel

If you've had breakfast in a diner on Main Street of pretty much any small town in America, this might look familiar to you.  Can you almost smell the coffee and bacon?  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Pit-fired pottery

Pinch pots made with Raku clay.  I applied terra sigillata after bisque firing, then I pit fired them with copper carbonate, salt, cat food, salted string and other colorants. Fed the fire for two hours, then let it burn itself out.  The next morning the pit was still smoldering, so the pots were carefully excavated and removed with Raku tongs.

Study of Pears

6x8, oil
Painted in north light at dusk.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


12x12, oil on linen

It is just too cold here today. I want spring and I want it now. 
(Sometimes you just have to make it yourself.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sun Dog

12x9, oil

A little something different today:  Different paint (Cobra water miscible oil), different limited palette (magenta, cyan, yellow and white), different brushes (synthetic), different support (natural clear-primed linen panel) and a different approach.  Same favorite model though. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Lovely Little Girl

12x9, oil
A recent painting of a lovely little girl, a ballerina.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Two German Dogs

A recent commission. 
I truly enjoyed painting these dear dogs and the recipient was happy!