Saturday, December 26, 2009

Greetings, we have been traveling some and I have been sewing some, about to finish that and get back to painting, have missed it.. will be posting some new work soon.. good to get back:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Decked out and Ready to go in her tutu ....... oil

This is a little sweetie all dressed up for Halloween.....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Old Friend Dave................oil

This is a painting I just finished of an old friend Dave... would do anything for you if he could.. we have known and enjoyed his company for a few decades....:)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Amy..........5X7 oil on hardboard

This is from an old photo ... my niece....:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Three Musketeers.. oil

These kiddos are sweet thangs...:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Sweet little kiddo... oil

this is a special little girl..... she's an inspiration to those that know her...:)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is an oil of Nonnie and her grandson walking in the park... beautiful day...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friends... oil

This is my eldest granddaughter and her husband,
they make a cute couple..:)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

John Pototschnik Oil Workshop in Seguin TX 2009

This was a wonderful 2 day workshop.. we had lectures, a demo and learned a lot! our challange by John was to create a painting with a minimal palate.. 3 colors.. we made the underpainting using a raw umber.. you can see on my easel.. I mixed all the colors in my sand dune painting from the 3 primary colors of red, blue and yellow... and added white.. I was amazed at the sand colors and weed/grass colors I got by mixing those 3 bright colors.. It was fun and we met artists or up and coming artists from near Dallas, Houston and Abilene.. was a great time and well worth our time.:) Thanks to John and his patient wife for this visit.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Morning Glories on the Birdhouse

Greetings, it is October already... time gets away from me.. this is family time at the beach and morning glories .... two more oils I've recently done... our art league in Seguin is having a workshop for two days with John Pototschnik directing it. He is a well known artist from Dallas area coming down to share with us. He works in oil and does landscapes.. will be a good, fun experience and I will post something of his influence soon.. be fun to see what I take away from the learning process..

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Poppi and Maggie fishing..

this is an oil I just completed, pretty countryside in MO..

Monday, August 31, 2009

Most of these paintings are in private collections now, I love doing this, if you have a photo of a special memory or place, maybe we could work together to get it done in oil for you... contact me and we can see what we can work out.... as long as you aren't in a hurry:) This is my relaxation and I turn on the soft music and get into it.... thanks for coming along on this journey with me.......

special paintings for special people...

these were commissioned paintings....... sharing wonderful memories.........Family... so important!!!!!!!!


this is Rex, king of the yard.......... mama and her chickies....... and sweet Goatie........

Waterwheel in MO.....

My husband built this 4' waterwheel for a cousin in MO.. looks beautiful in their back sloping yard... stream recycles and originates in a lake at the bottom of the slope.. green, lush.. peaceful.....

desert wildflowers, desert scene and .......

these are back in MI on one of our trips... Lake Superior at Paradise is cold and breathtaking... Taquamonon Falls is a 50' drop on the Taquamonon River in the Upper Peninsula... so much beauty there.....

these are still lifes we did at a Lilli Pell workshop here in Seguin. She is wonderful and is offering us weekly lessons this fall... an opportunity not to miss...

several more portraits/water scenes

do you recognize Canyon Lake?? hope so... and one of the buildings at Waldemar near Hunt TX.. the country scene can be anywhere in the south TX country, and mama and daughter fishing on the Gulf of Mexico... how fun..:)

Portraits in Oil...

Fishing on the Guadalupe River and Bubs swinging in his tire:)

Now on to Oils...

Old Stagecoach Rd near Jefferson TX and Pasture neat Stockdale TX

this is a birthday card I painted of a niece, pretty auburn hair, gorgeous smile.. drawing and portraits some better, now the pull of oils begins.

here is my great grandmother and one of her daughters.. this is kinda primative looking to me now.. another sign of growth..:)

this is the Cheboygan MI Lighthouse.. I have a daughter in MI and when we travel there, we take photos for me to paint later.. my watercolor is showing improvement don't you think? this was done 2000, wow does time get away..