Saturday, June 7, 2014

Unexpected Friend

"Unexpected Friend" - Framed 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
Starting bid $150
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A friend of mine had this beautiful cat show up at her house one day, she was so purrfect! As it turned out, this cat had been in a car accident and was later reunited with it's owners. My friend had bonded with with the cat, and was sad to see her go. I had taken a photo of the kitty at one point, as I often do with cats I meet, and here it is years later, I ran across the photo and decided to paint from it. What a joy!
This is a small, framed and ready to hang on your wall, 6" x 8" oil painting. It is up for auction at DailyPaintworks!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blackstone Sunflowers - En Plein Air!

"Blackstone Sunflowers" 10" x 8" oil on canvas panel
Starting bid $180
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During a recent trip to one of my favorite places on Earth - The Blackstone Hotsprings Hotel, I was struck by grounds keeper Dorthy's amazing sunflowers that were growing there. Having brought my painting gear along, I set up and produced this plein air piece. I am always deeply inspired whenever I stay there!
This painting is up for auction on DailyPaintworks!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's Happening!?

Okay, so I have a bit to catch up on here - it's been a while since I've posted...


Biggest news would be winning Best of Show at this year's Ann Boyd Wade Fine Art & Photography Show in April!! Very excited, and deeply honored by this! 


I did a solo plein air event for my gallery for the April artwalk...


It was so much fun, and one of the paintings sold!




There was another plein air event in the month of May, again during the artwalk weekend.
This was a group event, which included a wet canvas sale and show.  We all had such a blast!

Diane Hayes, Clement Scott, Kaia Thomas, and Michelle Cook


One of the pieces created during the weekend...
"Off Main" 8" x 8" oil on canvas panel
Available through 55 Main Gallery
55maingallery@gmail.com


Well I think that about covers it for now...there will be more news to come :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Plein air in my driveway!







Sometimes I find I take for granted places I see day after day, like my driveway, and skip over potential paintings because of this. So...I set up my easel in the driveway, and in no time at all, was inspired to paint. My focus landed on the shadows cast by the Salt Pine tree. 

"Driveway Shadows" 6" x 6" oil on canvas panel 

Up for auction with an option to Buy it Now! Staring bid $35
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This little study is now up for auction on DailyPaintworks.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Adventures in Plein Air Painting - The Amerind Foundation

"Afternoon At The Amerind"                             6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
Starting bid $45   
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My friend Clement Scott and I had a recent plein air adventure near the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Arizona.
 


 It is an area full of history, and about a million paintings waiting to happen! We had a blast, and this painting, now up for auction on DailyPaintworks, is the result of that day.  
If ever in this neck of the woods, a visit to the Amerind Foundation is a definite must! Well worth it.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Strut" - My painting of chickens

"Strut" 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
up for auction!
Starting bid $45. Click here to see auction.

Some years ago, we attempted having chickens. Attempted being the key word there. They had so much personality. I had taken a photo that I thought really captured their personalities, and thus a painting was born!
This painting is up for auction with an option to Buy it Now on DailyPaintworks.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Red Hill - 6" x 8" oil painting

"Red Hill" 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
up for auction!
Starting bid $45

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Another small painting of Northern Arizona scenery. I really enjoyed the process of painting this one. There was an effortless flow that happened while painting it, which was such a welcomed rarity from the usual struggle to get my vision on to canvas:)
This painting is up for auction with an option to Buy It Now on DailyPaintworks.