Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Oil on canvas panel 8"x10"

30 Paintings in 30 Days, #2

Here is another black and white old photograph (don't know the photographer) that I have painted, imagining the colors.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mom's Family Beach Time

8" x 8" Oil on gessoed panel
So we all know what Mom really gets to do at the beach! What wonderful weather we have had this year!
I started this one with a transparent underpainting as I learned to do in a recent workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry.

Then I went on to add some opaques and also darken the figures.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Family Beach Time

Oil on canvas panel 8"x10"
Here we are cold again. My azaleas are blooming and the dogwoods all around are peeking through the woods like shy angels.
I'm dreaming of the beaches of my life. There has always been a beach either close by, such as when I lived there when my father was in training for the Navy, when I lived there as a young newlywed, and now just 2 1/2 hours away whenever I want to go. It still thrills me to walk along the shore and pick up treasures or to take my raft and float in on a wave.

                  At the Sea-Side
 When I was down beside the sea  
 A wooden spade they gave to me       
 To dig the sandy shore.  
 My holes were empty like a cup.  
 In every hole the sea came up,       
 Till it could come no more.
                            Robert Lewis Stevenson

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring at the On Ramp

Oil on panel 9"x12"
Every spring I love seeing all these beautiful yellow flowers at the on and off ramps of the roads around my home. This one is at 15/501 business in Durham North Carolina.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beach Dream

8"x10" Oil on Gessoed Board

I have always loved the beach and go there every chance I get. I'm painting a series of beach paintings right now to keep me warm and to look forward to my next beach adventure.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

IPad Beau

When I got ready to paint Beau's image on my iPad I couldn't find the stylus so I just used my finger. I couldn't even remember how to work the great App Paper 53. Now, I wonder where that stylus went!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Homer 100 Shelter Dog s#36

$100 ($25 goes to animal rescue)
Day 3 of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in thirty days. The hardest part for me is deciding what to paint and also navigating my topsy turvy studio. Must clean!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

So What do YOU Want?

6x6 Oil on Panel
This chief sheep is the spokesheep and is protecting the others from intruders(me.)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tucson Hummer

Oil on gessoed Board
$75.00 Buy Now
I saw this little hummingbird at the Zoo in Tucson, sipping on some pink flowers. I was so thrilled to see him and that he actually showed up in the picture! This is the first day of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days for January 2014.