Tuesday, August 30, 2011


"Selling Orchids 2"  24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed.

A Walk on the Beach

This is a bit blurry here because of my old camera that really needs replacing. Comments welcome!

9x12 Acrylic Paper

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wetlands Series #1

I've been painting a lot lately. But finally got to what I have wanted to paint. This is the second attempt. I like it much better than the first. Giving a lot of thought to "mark making" or how I lay down paint. This is a great subject to play with different methods. I am working on 3 of these simultaneously. I had a lot of fun...it's been awhile since I had fun. feels good. This is oil 16X20 Would appreciate any feed back.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boatyard in Blue 12x16

Im delighted to learn that my painting "Boatyard in Blue" was accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fine art America

I just sold the rights to use 3 images (prints) of my artwork to ABC who may use it in their TV series "Desperate Houswives" thru

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Lucy's Lipstick"

My husband had an Aunt Lucy who wore red lipstick and chased him when he was little trying to kiss him. He didn't want that red lipstick on him! So, this is in honor of Lucy and her lipstick. Thanks for looking!

Another Still Life

Another small still life on acrylic paper. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


A new fauve painting "Fauve Bridge" 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Hidden Stream

A little palette knife work

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jane 24x30

Hope i got a good likeness here Brian

Portrait Study 12x16

Today's Effort. Haven't done a portrait study in a while, here is my effort, its 12x16

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Another still life study - I did use the seven step method on this one, the only difference being that I worked from life instead of a photo reference. Even though there is not much of the burnt sienna showing through, I can see that it definitely added more form and substance to the painting. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Today's Efforts.. Tucson Mountains - Dusk 24x30

Still Life Study

I didn't use the seven step method with this one, but I thought I would post it here anyway because it is a study in color placement and how putting the right colors in the right spots creates form, and I think that is stressed in the seven step method, too. It is not elaborate by any means, just a plain little bottle of baby powder. Comments or suggestions are welcome!

9x12 Acrylic Paper

Friday, August 05, 2011

Autumn Impression 16x20

I did a painting a while ago called "My Favorite Time of Year", this is the same subject  , another attempt, a little more impressionistic in its approach