Friday, April 3, 2020

Last Day at the Beach ( Garden City Beach, SC )

"Last Day at the Beach"
8"x 10" Oil on linen panel

On our last walk on the beach last week I caught a shot of these two girls playing in the sand. None of us knew that the next day our SC beaches would be closed to all until the quarantine is over. Because of that this scene had to be painted!! I'm in the mood to paint the beach, maybe more to come!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Garden City Beach Shore

"Closing Shoreline"
6"x 8" Oil on Linen mounted on Cradled Wood
$85 + s&h
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Last week the Garden City Pier closed so I won't see this view for a while. Yesterday SC beaches closed so no more walks on the beach for a while. I sure hope this "while" will be over soon. I'm so grateful that my family and I are healthy so far and continue to pray for those who are sick and pray for those on the front lines. Our country is in God's hands. Keep positive thoughts and look to your maker for peace and comfort. Love you all!  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Grapes, Strawberries and Pottery

"Study in Grays Plus Strawberries" 
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
$175. visit to purchase

I have a desire to tone down my color palettes and achieve more neutral and grayed colors. This was a study to that end. I'm loving how this approach creates a vivid focal point when adding an intense color. 
Stay safe and be well. Enhance your quarantined environment with beautiful art. :-)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Plums Still Life With Old Bottles

"Plum Tonic" 
9"x 12" on wood mounted linen panel
$325. purchase on my site

I love these antique tonic bottles found among my family's things many years ago. I finally incorporated them with these gorgeous plums. I don't often see them with the blue surface intact, usually being washed and rubbed off.  Still life painters sure get excited about the most average day things! We hope to share that excitement with our viewers. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Raw Oysters and Tabasco Sauce - Sold

"Raw Oysters"
9"x 12" on Gessobord

Another one finished ( many hours on this one ) and out the door. I had fun learning how to shuck oysters and then how to dispose of them without leaving an odor.  A screw driver and hammer did the job! Sorry, raw oysters purchased only to paint and had to throw out, being afraid to eat these props. I know that disturbs someone out there. Personally I will not eat them anyway. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Crystal Creamer and Raspberries - Sold

"Crystal Creamer and Raspberries"
8"x 10" oil on Gessobord
sold - commission

Another commission finished and on to the next. If you have a vision and would like to talk to me about your own project just email me at and I'd be glad to discuss it with you.  Thanks y'all!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Silver Creamer with Strawberries - Sold

"Silver Creamer with Strawberries"
6"x 8"x1/8" Oil on Gessobord

Strawberries are in the stores again and beautiful. They seem to be a favorite subject in still life paintings and it is difficult to pass them by in the market while shopping. I almost feel guilt if I don't take them home and at least take some photos for a potential painting. These were paired with my dented silver creamer that has a mid-century vibe, another treasure found at an estate sale.

Dog portrait - Gus - Sold

8"x 8" Oil on Linen panel
sold - commission

A sweet little Golden Retriever pup portrait was a Christmas present for his owner. I'm always happy for a chance to make someone's special day special. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hydrangeas with Yellow Stripes - Sold

"Composition in Blue and Yellow"
8"x 8" Oil on linen panel

It is very convenient to have photos of flowers for potential paintings during any season. When fall and winter have arrived we can still enjoy our favorite flowers and Hydrangeas are one of my favorite delights. I paired these blooms with the yellow stripes to cause those beautiful blues to pop!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Strawberries and Candlewick Bowl - Sold

"Strawberries on Candlewick Bowl"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord

Mom's Candlewick pieces are treasures and the addition of luscious red ripe berries made for a special painting. The shadows from the rim of glass balls definitely steal the show!!