Monday, September 2, 2013

Mitzi and Rio

"Mitzi", 6x6, oil on panel, sold
"Rio", 6x6,  oil on panel, sold

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Katie and Conrad"

Oil on Panel
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I fell in love with the children, the colors, the light---everything said "paint me"!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Oil on Panel

Here is a little guy that was a delight to paint!  The painting was commissioned by some REAL UofO football fans!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

"Anna at Jackson's Corner"

Oil on Panel
I was out looking for inspiration for paintings and stopped in at a great little restaurant here in Bend, Jackson's Corner.  Yes, their food is good, they have kombucha on tap and lots of other great things to offer, BUT what I like best is that the space is full of natural light!  Anna allowed me to sketch and photograph her while she was studying for a test.  Thank you, Anna!

Monday, August 5, 2013

"Just Passing By"

Oil on Panel

Like the previous painting, I did this one this spring.  The scene is at the MET in the sculpture garden.  I loved the light there!  Wow!  And I was struck by all the people walking by with their eyes on nearly anything but the wonderful artwork around them.  We humans are interesting creatures!!  It seems like so often we read about things in lieu of experiencing them!

"Afternoon Light at Grand Central Station"

Oil on Panel

This painting is from April of this year--along with  a number of others I haven't posted here!  I decided it's about time to do so!
One of the main reasons I wanted to paint this painting was to explore the effects of the light and shadows.  I also enjoyed the challenge of creating the depth in the painting and working with a crowd scene.  What a great place!  Wish I could visit it regularly for more inspiration!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Window Seat" (sold)

Oil on Panel

It feels like forever since I've had time to think about posting a painting!  Painting has had to take a back seat to teaching and other commitments since autumn and I'm happy that it's time to get back to it more regularly.

This little painting is of a scene at a local spot, Sage Cafe.  I am always drawn to back-lighting (or the more graciously sounding "contre-jour"!) and this was a good subject for me to get back to work with!