Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Best in Show in the Illinois River Salon, 2016

I was honored to have my painting chosen "Best in Show"by judge Alejo Benedetti of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Awards were presented at the Illinois River Salon awards banquet at Crystal Bridges.

Sunday, October 9, 2016


I woke up this morning feeling grateful. Like most mornings, I woke up and squinted to see the light and shadow patterns in the white oak tree outside my window.  I'm grateful for that dance of light and shadow in the branches and for the ability to see differently.  I'm grateful for the art community that shares knowledge and encourages one another.  I'm grateful for being able to paint. I'm grateful for the lifetime that has led me to this spot.  How long does it take to make a painting? A lifetime of learning, observation and inspiration, followed by a moment of response at the easel.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Head Study, September

There's bit of glare in this iPhone photo, but you can get the gist. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Marseille (again)

This painting has the mood, the emotion, of being in Marseille to me. It pulls at my heart.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Once more for the pears.....

Next stop for the pears:  pear tart.

Blue Porcelain and Pears
12x9, oil

Friday, April 22, 2016

A very quick plein air study from the peony field.
6x8, oil on Ampersand gessobord with palette knife.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Still Life: Jar, Onion, Herbs

oil sketch, 9x12 

Big Pig

Something a little different for the Ozarks Pop Art show at the local gallery.
BIG PIG, 30x30, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Canyon Color

5x7, oil 
Simplification of the landscape to the point of abstraction.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016