Saturday, December 21, 2013

More wine bottles


I've been compelled to paint several paintings for my church lately. Here is one that I entitled "Thanksgiving". After seeing this on the computer screen I realize that I need to learn how to take better pictures. I am very honored to be blessed with the talent of painting. In person this is so much better. My goal for the 2014 year is to improve upon my painting abilities, improve on my photography skills (or improve on the lighting aspect to decrease the glare) and to be more faithful to my art blog. I don't know if I have any faithful followers but it is for my documentation of artwork anyway. May each of you reading this be Blessed this Christmas Season!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Re-Furbished Wine Bottles

I love to create things from old things. I found a way to re-use wine bottles instead of throwing them away. I have these 6 to choose from and I will be posting more Christmas ones. Please specify to me which one(s) you are interested in.!! These are great Unique Christmas Gifts!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mother & Child

"When you find your true passion, you should do it often." That's what my friend Delilah Smith tells me. I truly believe that and want to paint more. But, yet, sometimes life seems to get in the way. After all, life is full of ups and downs. I have found, though, that when I do paint, I find a peace beyond all understanding. I find that I can forget my surroundings, circumstances and negative emotions and just center in on the joy of creating a painting. Lately, I have found that I LOVE to paint animals. A dear friend of mine loves gorillas. Recently, she had a birthday and I painted a mother and her child as a gift. It was a 16x20 Artist Canvas Board done in oils. She loved it. I hope you do too.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunflower #3

This completes the 4x5 series on Sunflowers. Sunflowers are my favorite flower so I know that I will be capturing their beauty again real soon!! Sunflower #3 is also done in oils on an Artist Canvas Panel.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunflower #2

4 x 5 Artist Canvas Board
Oil Painting

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunflower #1

I'm alive!! I've finally found the time and inspiration to get back to the easel!! It feels AMAZING!! 

This is a 4 x 5 artist canvas panel done in oils. It us a series of three. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013


This 10x20 is an oil painting done on a Artist Canvas Panel.
I love the way the clouds turned out. It gives the painting a brightness that I really like.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fire in the Sky

ACEO (2.5" x 3.5")

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hope - SOLD

Here is the other oil painting that I did for my church. This is a 24" x 36" stretched canvas. I hope they like it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Redemption - SOLD

Easter is almost here, as we all know. I thought that I would paint something for my church. I have been learning some new techniques and figured it was a perfect time to practice. This is an original hand-painted oil painting. It is 24" x 36" stretched canvas.

Friday, March 22, 2013


I felt that since Easter was almost here, that I would paint a reflection of that. This is an original hand-painted ACEO (2.5 x 3.5) I am working on a 24"x 36" of something similar for my church. I look forward to sharing it with you within the next few days.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Love -- SOLD

This is my attempt at a dove. I think I am going to keep at this one a few more times. This is an original hand-painted oil painted ACEO (2.5" x 3.5")

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Flowers

Spring is in the air!! I love to look at all the beautiful colors of the spring. This is a hand-painted ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") done in oils.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Mother's Love

So, you would think that since I LOVE Giraffes, that I would have painted them sooner. Well, I guess I wanted to wait until I had some practice and the time was right. I am adding this to my black and white with a "touch" of color. Yet, since baby giraffes are 6 feet tall from birth, that makes the baby a lot of color!! This is a 10 x 20 Canvas Panel done in oils. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Art Lesson

So I believe that you can never stop learning. I decided to take some art lessons. My first lesson is to improve on life like sky and clouds. This is my first lesson. After it dries, I proceed to my next lesson.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Solo Cardinal

This ACEO (3.5 x 2.5) is another addition to my black and white study.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


So, this was a lesson that I did today. I am taking an art class and learning about watercolors. I have never really used watercolors too much so I want to extend my abilities. I think that watercolors are a bit more difficult since you are using paints and a great deal of water. I'm not sure how much I will do with this medium, but I like to think outside the box.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Just having fun! That's what art is about. This ACEO is in oils.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ballerina #2

Baby take a bow! This ballerina is an another addition to my black and white series.
ACEO (2.5 x 3.5")  $2.00

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wine with Cheese

Well, I love Wine!! I have decided that I want to work on my transparent glass. I think I have improved on the look a little bit. Guess it is true, that practice makes perfect.  Well, I am far from perfect, but I feel like I am improving. This is an ACEO (3.5" x 2.5") in oils. $2.00

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blue Sunrise

Blue Sunrise goes along with my love of the sky. I view this and the Blue Sunset as a set. Of course they stand alone but I think they would be amazing if they were matted together. I think its obvious that I have a fascination with these small ACEO cards. (2.5" x 3.5") $2.00

Monday, February 18, 2013

Blue Sunset -- SOLD

The clear blue sky on a calm summer day comes to an end. I have noticed that I so love to look and admire the sky. The beautiful colors. The clearness of the colors. The way the clouds look. It's just a peaceful experience. Maybe that's why I love to paint the sunsets or the sunrises. The choice of colors is never wrong because if you watch long enough, you will see all the colors of the rainbow.

ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") done in oils

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ballerina #1 -- SOLD

I love ballet! I was in lessons for many years as a child. I have decided to make this a series. Here is number 1. This is an ACEO done in oils.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chair with flowers

Spring is in the air! Well, maybe just in my imagination. I have a few old chairs that I am going to re-purpose this year into the landscape. This is an ACEO (3.5x2.5) done in oils. $2

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sky on Fire

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to admire the sky!! The immense colors that have been created for us to admire is just mind boggling!! Then add to that the water and everything becomes twice as gorgeous!! This ACEO (2.5x3.5) is done in oils.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Over the years I have collected a lot of pictures of my mom. This one just seems to have always been my favorite. Of course, it helps, that my youngest son is in the picture, but in reality it is my favorite of my mom. I love her so. This is a 4x6 oil painting on Artist Canvas Panel. I will be repainting this again but in a larger scale and will include my son. Enjoy this. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


"Payton" is a beautiful young girl who loves to smell flowers. I thought this was a fun photo that had personality. This is an oil painting of a 6x6 Artist Canvas Panel.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blue Vase

"Blue Vase" is another one of my 'blue' paintings. I love using minimal colors so that I can see what depths can be created. I feel like I am learning so much. This ACEO (3.5x2.5) is done in oils. $2

Friday, February 1, 2013

Blue Mountains

This is an ACEO (3.5" x 2.5") oil painting of mountains in the distance being looked at upon from mountains in the fore-front. I love the way monochromatic paintings can take on such richness and depth. $2.00

Sunday, January 27, 2013


"Pondering" the day! That's what a bride does. She stills herself to imagine the life that she wants. This is another bride done in oils. It is a 4"x 6" Artist Canvas Panel.