Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cottage In the Woods - SOLD

Painted this for a friend!
16 x 20
Stretched canvas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Grandma & Grandpa Grubbs - SOLD

Portrait of my husbands Grandparents.

Merry Christmas

I would like say Merry Christmas to each and everyone!! Thank you for becoming one of my followers in 2012!!  I am looking forward to my new collections in 2013 and I hope you are too! LOTS of new artwork to come!! Have a Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fisherman - SOLD

This oil painting is one of the many Christmas gifts I am giving this year. This is of my Step-Father fishing in Canada. A 12 x 12 stretched canvas

Friday, December 14, 2012

Julie's Sunset #2 - SOLD

Another beautiful Canadian landscape! What fun the fog was to create.
This is a stretched canvas.
7x14 oils
This was a special order

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Chickadee -- SOLD

So many people love the snow! Sometimes I wonder what the birds think. I decided to paint the season. SNOW!! 
This ACEO(2.5" x 3.5") is done in oils

Monday, December 3, 2012


Looking out of your window or your windshield doesn't always show the most promising view. My brother snapped this picture of the sunset in his mirror while out in the distance it is dark and dreary. I thought it would make a most interesting painting in my "reflection" series.
7" x 12" stretched canvas
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunset Love

"Sunset Love" was painted to showcase the beauty of loves first kiss as man and wife and to show the beauty of the sunset.
ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter "Blues"

ACEO 3.5 x 2.5"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sailor's Sun

I know that winter is here and that I should be painting about snow, but my mind went to the beauty of the summer sun! Then I started with some lily pads and then I thought about a lone sailor sailing into the sun. And this is the end result! Enjoy!

ACEO (3.5 x 2.5) painting in oils.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012


Grace and beauty of the human body. What a beautiful way a ballerina can display that. The strength and flow of the human body. I love the way black and white paintings can show so much. It is quickly becoming my favorite way to express myself. This, again, is an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5) Price: $5.00.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Decor - SOLD

Tis the Season! I love this time of year! The decorations, the family time, the special times with friends and of course, the celebration of the birth of Jesus!  This ACEO (2.5"x 3.5") is painted in oils. Price: $5.00

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nature's Canvas - SOLD

I was inspired to paint "Natures's Canvas" because of another challenge in my life. This ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") is listed on ebay today as an entry into the Nibblefast Art Contest. This months challenge was to paint "Nature".  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Purple Posies

Purple Posies reflects a fun and simple beauty of flowers. This ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") trading card style is painted with oils. Price: $5.00 USD.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Birch Tree and Panties!! Check it out!

Serene Sunset

"Serene Sunset" is the second in a series of sunsets. I love the idea of the sky reflecting in an extremely calm lake. This is an 8x10 oil on canvas panel. $45

Friday, November 16, 2012

Julie's Sunset - SOLD

I love the reflection of the sunset in the lake. This picture was fun and challenging for me to paint. Not fearing the darkness and the light in this picture was interesting. I love to look at sunsets and the shear beauty of nature and the world that God' created. Enjoy! Sorry this painting has already sold. If you are interested in something like this one please contact me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Butterfly - SOLD

When we think of butterflies we think of a fragile creature. Though I think of a bold creature. To even get out of it's cocoon  it has to fight it's way out of the shell. But without this struggle, it would never be able to fly. I love to look at the gracefulness  the beauty, the wonder of a butterfly. They are so unique in all they are!! Enjoy this ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") card.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Still Life of water and flowers

This picture is a little hard to comprehend, at least I think it is. It is actually a glass of water with a two stems of flowers hanging out of it. I have developed a fascination with black and white. I will try to spend more time on this to figure out how to make it more obvious. My goal at this time is that I post to my blog daily. Leave a comment for me if you have any suggestions on how to make the picture more evident. 

Monday, November 12, 2012


This is another oil painting done on ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") I love painting these little baseball size paintings. They are so quick and simple. $2.00

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saw Blades

I am so excited!!! Just found several old saw blades that I am going to paint!! Look for those to come real soon!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vino -- SOLD

"Vino" ....Need I say more? Who doesn't love a glass of wine? I have never done glass in a painting. I believe that  I will improve on in the technic but I thought this first attempt was pretty good. I almost didn't do this painting because I sometimes feel that a glass of wine, grapes and wine bottles are sort of over done, but I did it anyway!! This is an oil painting on ACEO trading card stock (2.5" x 3.5"). $5.00.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Purple Daisies -- SOLD

"Purple Daisies" is another painting on Artist Trading Card Stock (2.5"x 3.5"). It was quick and simple. I do however want to go back and paint this again on a larger scale and take my time with detail. It seems that I love to look at flowers but painting them is a skill in itself. $5.00

Monday, November 5, 2012

Birch Tree -- SOLD

Sometimes just sitting at the easel is all I need to do each morning. I find that creating something out of memory brings me one step closer to a masterpiece. This Birch Tree painting is painted with oil paints and is on the Artist Trading Card (2.5" x 3.5") . $5

Friday, November 2, 2012

Majestic Flight

Majestic Flight is another of the Artist Trading Card (2.5" x 3.5") paintings that I chose to do. These little cards are SO much fun to paint! Here is an eagle at flight. This painting is done with using only Red, Blue, Yellow and White just as I said I would. Learning to mix colors is educational. I am learning to see that depths of colors that you don't find in pre-mixed colors.   $5

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sky Line

This was a fun Daily Challenge about the sky. I chose to try a new "canvas" by using Artist Trading Cards. I found these while I was exploring the store. They are 2.5 x 3.5". I felt like this was a good size since I want to focus on a painting a day. I think that I am going to make a few sets and then mat them together in a frame.   $10

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Apologies to everyone that is following my blogs. I had a death in the family that has prevented me to paint and post. But, that is behind me. Today I am going to do what a dear friend has recommended to me....paint with limited colors on my pallet so that I can learn the scope of each individual color and what it can do when mixed with others. That said, I will be using primary's and white only. Yep!! Red, Blue, Yellow and White ONLY!! Not even black. Now that is a tad scary. I am so looking forward to my lessons!!  Stay tuned.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Life is an adventure! Life is a journey! Life is always moving!! There are good days and there are bad days. Such as in art, too. I have been spending some time in watercolors and have decided that it is not my strength. I even went to the library and picked up some books on how to use watercolors. Well, I believe that oils are my best working medium. HHHMM....guess it is time to stretch up a canvas or two, invest in some small canvas panels and get to using the medium that I am best in and seem to be happier with the finished product. Look for some new posts first thing in the morning!!  Be Blessed

Friday, October 19, 2012

Birch Trees

The great thing about art, is that you can create anything you want and it is ok. "Birch Trees" were just that. Using the memories in my head and painting on some paper. Watercolors are not a medium that I am particularly good at, but practice makes perfect!! And I had a great deal of fun doing this 8x10 this afternoon. Hope you like it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oohh La La

Watercolor art. "Oohh La La" was also inspired by the Daily challenge of under things. Approximately an 8x10. This was a fun painting to do. $20.00

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


A quick study of distance, shading and highlighting. Painting in acrylic on a Premium Artist Canvas board. 9x12


This is my first project on my Daily Paintings that I signed up for yesterday. It was to be about anything that had to do with under things. Panties, Bras, boxers, briefs, all those things under our clothing. The painting is on a 11x14 Premium Artist Canvas Panel. $75.00

Fun in the Sun

"Fun in the sun" is painted on a 9x12 Premium Artist Canvas Panel. This is my first attempt at a black and white painting. Using only two colors on an entire painting was fun, scary and definitely a learning experience. I will do another B&W real soon. $85.00

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Adventure

Joining the world of "Daily Paintworks" today on the advice of my artist friend, Delilah Smith. This is so exciting!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Curious Friend

Racoons are such a fun loving creature to observe. Looking out of the safety of the leaves, give the illusion that this beautiful creature is checking out his "would be" friends. Painted on a 16x20 Premium Artist Canvas Panel. $100.00