Thursday, February 6, 2014

On the Edge

5.5" x 5.5" original oil on linen panel
$55 - free shipping

WOW!  I missed an entire month (or two) of blog posting...I will try to catch up this month.  There are lots of yummy cherries in the grocery store right now, and I have been pitting and serving them almost every night.  In past years, I would always look through the bags to see if I could find a pair that was still attached, thinking it would be fun to paint, and having no luck.  This year I just randomly picked up any old bag and was quite happy and surprised to find, not only a connected pair, but one with a leaf on it.....These cherries went immediately to my still life stand, and I started having fun!  Sometimes it's the little things that can inspire!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

12" x 12" original oil on panel

Peppermint and ribbons and shiny christmas balls.  Red and turquoise and spring green.  Candy canes and bows and ornaments.  All of these things seem to go together.  They do for me, anyway!  Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Room with a View

6" x 6" original oil on panel
available at Randy Higbee Gallery
6" Squared Exhibition and Sale - December 7 - 20, 2014
$200 framed

I can imagine this morning view of lavender fields and distant mountains as I enjoy my morning coffee and croissant, a breakfast made especially for me with homemade jelly and lavender honey, some friends to share it with and and the anticipation of another great day of painting ahead.    

Saturday, November 2, 2013


8" x 6" original oil on board
$100 unframed - shipping included

I love to enter into a room and be welcomed by a bouquet of flowers.  A pitcher of flowers like this one greeted me at Le Vieux Couvent, the location of my summer painting holiday.  Did I mention it was in France?  Beautiful location, lovely hosts, fabulous food, colorful gardens and lots to learn.  Thank-you Dreama Tolle Perry.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


6" x 6" original oil on panel
available at Randy Higbee Gallery 
6"Squared exhibition and sale - December 7 - 20, 2014
$200 framed

I love the way these flowers burst open into blossoms that look like purple fireworks.  Every spring, my yard explodes with hundreds of these blooms.  I know that I am not quite in the fall theme of the season, but I kept hearing the word "purple", and I had to listen.  Is there purple in the fall landscape?  Not in my yard anyway.  This is Florida after still sort of feels like summer!

Monday, September 30, 2013


10" x 10" original oil on panel
$300 unframed - shipping included

Wallflower is a painting that was inspired while on my summer travels.  France has many beautiful old walls holding pots overflowing with flowers...and geraniums seem to be quite popular.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The return of the Happy Wanderer

New and not exactly small
20" x 24" Oil on panel

Summer has been a busy, traveling,  and exciting time of painting for me.  I am back for a moment now and will try to catch up with posts...I will have to back up to Paris, France, June 2, 2013 and start remembering.  So many fun memories....Stay tuned.  I promise to get you updated.  In the meantime, this painting is my attempt to paint larger.  Enjoy!