Sunday, March 20, 2011

Delft and PomPoms

This is really a study in white. I love white against white. And since I'm focusing on florals during the winter months I added the pompoms.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

woke to a beautiful white Christmas and thought I'd share a painting I made several years ago as well as our pretty snow. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Marion Street Gallery art opening

On December 10, nearly forty of my oil paintings will be featured at the Marion Street Gallery in Oak Park, IL. This gallery hosts several other artists in a variety of mediums including glass, pottery, and sculpture.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Avalon Dunes" oil

There are very few things I like better than to hit the beach early in the morning with my box of paints. These dunes greeted me before I even hit the beach.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pixie 12"x6" (sold)

Sometimes I can get my teenagers and their friends to model for me and create several quick sketches in oil paint. I love the process of capturing them in their natural youthful gestures.

Monday, July 5, 2010


So this painting isn't "fresh off the easel" but relates to my last posting called "Caldwell Lily Pond." I thought I'd show what Caldwell looks and feels like in January. January in Chicago is not my favorite weather conditions for plein air painting but the lighting on those very cold days is rather uniquely silver. So I put on my kids old snow pants, boots, gloves and grab my largest brush or palette knife and paint quickly before freezing to the ground.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010