Sunday, July 7, 2013

Featured Artist for July at Viva Gallery

23 paintings on display for the month of July

My silver and semi precious stone jewelry can be found at Viva Galery in Viroqua, Wi.

Featured artist in the Red Wing Plein air Event

20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

14x14 Quick paint-oil on gallery wrapped canvas

14x14  oil on gallery wrapped canvas-available
Hanging in the Depot Gallery until the end of August

Beloit Paintout with Lydia

I like to take a photo of what I am painting for my records.
16x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas -available for sale

Lydia and Tinkerbell
16x20 oil on Gallery wrapped canvas- sold

Lydia's finished paintings

Lydia took a photo of her subjects too.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


20 x 20 oil on Gallery wrapped canvas.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bleeding Hearts

16 x 20 oil on Gallery wrapped canvas 
I'm on a roll with flowers.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hanging baskets at the greenhouse

14 x 14 oil on gallery wrapped canvas 
Our group painted inside our local greenhouse today to escape the rain.  It was a challenge to keep it simple and not get carried away with too much information.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Daisy Stilllife

16x40 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Flowers it is!  No model and too windy to go outside.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tree Energy

My friend Richard LaMartina was a wonderful person and nature photographer.  I am thinking of him on this picture perfect day and thought I would post the painting I did for his fundraiser event in tribute.  RIP.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Studio picture

I hung my newest work up in my studio to see how everything is relating to each other.  This is the right side with landscapes and misc.  I didn't take a picture yet, but portraits are on the left.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday Night Life Drawing

 I got this far Monday night...
16x20 oil on canvas panel
This is what I did today.

Backyard Garden

I started a new painting of my backyard neighbor from 1994. He was a farmer his whole life and when he sold the cows and moved to town, he treated his garden like he was still farming. His wife would bring him lemonade and they would sit under the tree and watch the garden grow. My plan is to take photos as I go to show the process, but sometimes I get caught up and forget to snap a picture until I am finished.
Almost everything 'not green' is done. The rest will be a trick to keep separate...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Results from this morning. I had a blue canvas ready, but Sandra was modeling for us on her birthday - she needed to be lime green, not blue, so I quickly painted a new one :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jessica reading: before and after

16 x 20 oil on canvas panel
Jessica sat for our group April 10th.  I have been staring at this painting ever since because it just felt too 'sweet'.  Not that Jessica isn't sweet, all the colors were too pastel and lacking correct shadows.  I like it much more now that I have added more darks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jess with tulips

20 x 20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
The rain couldn't dampen our spring fever this morning.  I love painting people and flowers.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beloit paintings

I came across these older paintings while organizing my emails.  Apparently, I didn't have my camera ready and my fellow painting friend did.  I almost forgot about these because they sold right away.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


16x36 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, April 1, 2013

Purple Fields

20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
I was thinking about the color purple and came up with this Wisconsin scene.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Inner Calm II

16x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
This is how I feel when I attend the Eck Seminar in Minneapolis.  I am blissed out and ready to paint!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

White Wind

16x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
I am having fun with scratching back into the paint and glazing over acrylic.  Here is another version of the Pink Sky painting.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pink Sky

8x10 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
A semi abstract farm scene, focusing on color and texture.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
 I am way behind on posting my Wednesday morning portraits so I will start off with this large one of Berta.

Mapledale Trees

2) 16 x 40 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
This scene is a few miles down the road from where I live and this larger and more colorful painting was inspired by a small watercolor I painted on location there a few years ago.  

Monday, March 25, 2013


30x40 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Here is an oil version of a watercolor I did awhile back, I am working on some new techniques and wanted to do something familiar.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Color and Texture

My sister the banker, has a new office and needed her favorite colors on the walls.

30x40 Acrylic and Oil on canvas. NFS

3-8x10 Acrylic and Oil on canvas.  NFS