Monday, November 22, 2010

My life with kitties

Neil and I had a great time in Charleston. The opening of the show Women painting Women was a real high point for me. The intensity of the passion in those paintings was beautiful, and the quality of work was also amazing. It should be in a museum. But I loved Robert Lange's gallery and he and is wife were so gracious to Neil and I. We were sent a photo of us taken the next day in the park, during the painting in the park morning. It was really cold, but I was so happy to be there with all those wonderful artists and our good friend Karin Jurick. We met some really nice people and some cool dogs too.

Unfortunately, a few days after we returned home, our sweet angel kitty, Scout, died unexpectedly, and it's been a challenge to get used to not having her here. But in a weird way, I still feel her all through the house. For those of us who work from home, our pets are such constant companions. She was such a happy cat, I just know she continues to find joy wherever she is. Thank you everyone for your kind comments on Neil's blog and facebook. All those wonderful thoughts made this much easier. Here are some new paintings I've been working on. I'm trying to add more animals to my compositions. It's so much fun!

New painting,  Accidental Scholar, 36x36, will be available at 16 Patton Gallery in Asheville NC

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bovine Beach

I've been in the mood to paint animals. Neil's been working on his amazingly, beautiful cow. She takes my breath away every time I walk into our studio. She looks like she's been painted by Rembrandt. So I decided to paint my version of cows. Not so dramatic as Neil's, but kind of whimsical. This painting is 36x36", and will go to Mason Murer gallery, with Neil's cow.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

wrapped chairs with crows

I know most of you will think this is a bit dark for me. But I do have my dark side. Actually, I originally painted this painting several years ago when I wasn't adding anything but tied chairs in the paintings. But I recently got this painting back from a gallery, and thought it needed more. I do love crows. They are so smart and cool looking. So here it is now. I just love it. It's 40"x40", I'll be sending it to Mason Murer gallery when it dries. Just in time for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


It was fun painting this windowscape with the buttermilk pancakes because I could really spend some time focused on the still life. Those pancakes are making me hungry! Click here for the ebay auction link.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


In contrast to my cheerful Ocean and Fruit painting of last night, I've decided to try my hand at painting a tornado. I don't know if anyone will find it as interesting as I do, but it's something I've always wanted to paint. I'm so fascinated by tornado's, very fearful of them, I could never be a storm chaser, but I think there is a beauty in their power. This painting will be offered for auction on ebay tonight. Click here for the link.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Watermelon and Cherries

I'm starting this week's ebay paintings with a bright beach painting. The contrast between the turquoise ocean and the bright red fruit adds a punch to this image. My husband Neil's paintings of cherries inspired me to paint some cherries of my own, they were calling out to me. If you would like to place a bid on ebay click here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Winter Guest

I don't know about you, but on the rare occasion that it snows in Georgia, I just love it. It's really calming and comforting to just stay home and watch the snow accumulate. So this painting is all about that. Winter Guest will be auctioned on ebay, click here for the link

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sparrow Mountain

Oh the billowing curtains! How I love them. Click here to bid on this painting

Monday, September 20, 2010

Beach Read

Working smaller and faster for my series of 12x12" and 12x16" paintings for ebay has been a great experience. I'm continuing to paint familiar themes of windowscapes, but every week I'm trying out new ideas. Last week it was a sleeping cat, and a flower arrangement. This week I'm going to attempt to paint a tornado! It's also inspired me to take more chances with my larger paintings for galleries. Watching my husband Neil paint his cow painting made me want to paint cows too! So I'm working on a large windowscape painting of cows on a beach. Neil and I will put both cow paintings in our Atlanta gallery, Mason Murer. I think they show 2 very different views of the beauty of the common cow. Tonight I'm offering a very familiar theme, a scene I think of as my Beach Read series. I think everyone can relate to the feeling of time slowing down at the beach, you can watch the water, feel the breeze and catch up on your reading, or re-visit a wonderful book that you can read again and again. This painting will be offered on ebay , click here to see auction.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird 12x16",o/c

I've painted this bluebird about 5 times now. Every time I paint him, he turns out a little bit different. I love the softness of his feathers and of course the beautiful blue color. The hydrangeas are a new subject for me, but I was pleased with how they turned out. This painting is up for auction on ebay, click here for the link.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


CatNap  12x16 o/c

I've had a cat in my life since I was 18. I love all animals, but a cat can make a house feel like a home. So all you cat people who think a sleeping kitty is a wonderful sight enjoy this painting.

This painting will be available for auction on ebay, click here for the link.

Monday, September 6, 2010


12 x 16 oil on canvas

One of the things I love about painting this theme "WindowScapes" is that within one composition, I get to paint a landscape, an interior and a still life painting. That keeps things interesting and fun, and I think that the buyer of the painting gets 3 paintings in one. I'm all about a bargain! This painting will be available as an ebay auction , if you would like to bid on this painting click here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Art walk in Marietta

Crossroad  by Jeanie Tomanek

Last night Neil and I went to see an art show at DK gallery here in Marietta GA. I hadn't been to this gallery before and it is located in the Marietta Square, the center of the town of Marietta that has retained all it's southern charm. Our good friend Jeanie Tomaneck was one of the artists showing her work. Jeanie's paintings have an amazing essence. It's central figures are women that are beautifully painted and have all the strength and beauty that woman possess and also their fragility. Very symbolic work that has a dreamlike quality. If you live in town you should go.

I was also moved by these sculptures by Fred Allen. They are mechanical fish, and they are so mesmerizing. There is a great video on you tube.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Robert Deyber Museum show

Call of the Wild III
I'm so pleased to tell everyone about my friend Bob Deyber having his 1st museum show.  It will be at the Stamford Museum in Connecticut starting Sept.4, 2010. Bob and I became fast friends when we were showing our work at Heaven Blue Rose gallery in Roswell GA. He is one of the most creative people I have ever known. Talking art with Bob is like a religious experience. The idea's start flying, and before you know it you are in a creative frenzy! If any of you has a chance to go to this show and meet him, or see his work in his galleries, don't miss it. Good luck Bob!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mountain Sparrow

12x12 oil-gallerywrap hardboard

This is one of my favorite themes. The north georgia/north carolina mountains are so beautiful. There's a distant haze and in the morning the sky has an almost yellow cast. And a sparrow is so common and yet so endearing. This painting will be offered for auction on ebay, to bid on this painting click here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beach Hat

12x12 oil on hardwood panel that is gallerywrap

I love painting straw hats, it's like weaving with paint. No precise lines or measurements. The oceans are like that too. Painting water is good for your soul. This painting is 12"x16", it's up for auction on ebay 
starting tonight. It's painted -oil/ on a gallery wrap hardwood surface.  To bid on this painting click here

Monday, August 23, 2010

Watermelon Beach

I've decided this week to paint some smaller paintings for ebay. It's been so fun to work on small paintings that I can finish in a few days instead of a few weeks.

This is a crop of a similar painting that I painted a few years ago. This painting is 12"x16", painted on a gallery wrap canvas. If you would like to bid on this painting click here.

I have really enjoyed receiving your comments on my blog! Thank you so much for writing. Neil has been helping me so much with the technical aspects of the blog. I'm hoping I'll get better at this quickly! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to the Farm

Hello everyone, this is my 2nd blog post. I'm still new at this so hopefully I'll say wonderful things to inspire you all. 

This is my latest painting, it's still wet on the easel. It's called On The Wing, it's 40"x40" painted on gallery wrap, oil on canvas. I had so much fun painting the landscape out of the window. Such a cute little farm, and happy birds. It's a great day on this fictitious farm. Temp. 78 degrees, gentle breeze. Apple pie for dessert!  I'm planning on sending this painting to my gallery in Atlanta, Mason Murer Fine Art. Hope you guys like it.  

Remembering A Connection

This is the first post of my new blog. I just completed the painting above, titled Remembering A Connection, and shipped it to Wynne/Falconer Gallery on Cape Cod. It's painted on a 30 x 30 gallery wrapped canvas.