Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am continuously intrigued by trees, their shapes in particular.  When painting them i feel as though i am sculpting instead of painting.  On many occasions i have found myself wandering off the road, (fortunately no accidents yet, knock on tree) because i am observing to the point of distraction!  I remember a million years ago when i was in art school.  In my very basic drawing courses i was instructed on how to render pieces of wood and drapery.  The ultimate goal was to make the subject matter appear three dimensional.  My incredible teacher, Bonnie Blau would urge me to look around the object, stretch.  I credit her to teaching me how to see.!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quince Blossoms

This sweet piece was a commission

Celebrating Color

With this piece i branched out a bit, not my typical composition.  I love it!!  SOLD

Not afraid of Color

Well i think the title tells it all.  This painting was very entertaining to create.  I was not intending to use every color in the rainbow or utilize both warm and cool tones in the palette but i did.  This painting is not for the faint of heart.  To me it speaks of both risk and commitment!  SOLD

Monday, April 4, 2011


I was using a view finder to check out one of my paintings, moving it around and discovered this small area and thought it would make a sweet piece and it did, very fun!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

For Maryann

This painting was a commission piece for a very dear friend.

Winter Rapture

For some of us it feels like winter will never end!  So let's celebrate the beauty of it!