Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Salt Marsh Landscape - Enchantment

This small painting is full of color and space!  I titled it Enchantment.  It's oil on panel.  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lucky Seven

There is nothing more relaxing than gazing at water lilies. This little painting has 7 lily pads in it -- my lucky number!  Size is 6x6 oil on panel.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Swept Away

There is nothing better than small study's of large compositions!  This was taken at sunset! .  6x6 oil on panel.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

1 2 3 - Jacks

This small painting was inspired from fond memories of playing JACKS when I was a tomboy!  One of my favorite games!  The size is 6x6 oil on masonite.   Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


This is a small 6x6 painting of driftwood that washed up on the beach in Rehoboth.  Love this little study!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Misty Road

The perspective in this painting makes the composition dynamic!  Size is 6x12 oil on canvas.

The Trail of Leaning Posts

6x6 oil on masonite. .  This painting is another version of the painting "Posts Just Touch the Water" posted on Oct 28th.  I just really enjoyed working with this perspective that I was compelled to paint more of the same.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unexpected Beauty

6x6 oil on masonite.  When I saw this abandoned pier I was mesmerized by the beauty and calmness it revealed!  I had to paint it!  Please email me with any comments!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Great Barrier

6x6 oil on masonite.   This painting was influenced by several old abandoned piers I taken photos of along the East Coast.  I love this painting!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stuck in the water

6x6 oil on masonite panel.  This was a fun study to paint!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 5, 2010


24x26 oil on canvas.  This was my friend Ester, who passed away a few years ago.  I have been working on this painting on and off for the past year.  I'm finally close to completion and thought I would post the painting to share with you all.

Ester was such a sweet woman - I used to visit her twice a week.  She never left her home but always had the door open for any company that wanted to stop by.  She lived alone - a widow of 45 years! She was fiercely independent, a staunch Democrat and proud of her Tyrolean heritage!  I absolutely adored her!

Please email me with any comments or questions.  Thanks for looking!

The Boys

The finished painting!  These dogs are gorgeous!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Posts Just Touch The Water

6x6 oil on masonite. .  I was listening to Nora Jones song, "My Toes Just Touch the Water", while creating this painting and it turned out to be a perfect match! Your comments are always welcome.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Madame Blue Eyes

When I was in Paris I saw this woman leaning against the wall entrance into the Rodan Museum - I was completely captivated by her blue eyes that I had to paint her!  I thought this would be a perfect post to celebrate National Arist Day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Progession

Moving right along!  Commissioned piece of the Family!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Boxers - Commission in Progress

This is a commission piece I'm working on in between other painting projects!  It's a fun one! Size is 22x28! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remembering Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard  40x38 oil on canvas

I was in Art School when Matthew Shepard's life was taken so tragically Oct 12, 1998 because he was gay.  I was so distraught over this hate crime that it compelled me to paint this painting -- which says it all if you are familiar with his story.

With all the recent news about the 6 boys who's lives also ended early because of bullying and hate crimes I felt the need to address it here on my blog by posting this painting.....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beautiful Things

10x30 oil on canvas.  Click here to purchase.  It's been raining for 3 days and all I can think about is the Sun! I want to be here right now!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rejuvenate Me

18x24 oil on canvas.  Click here to purchase.  I changed up a few things while creating this painting.  First were the color choices in my palette - I really wanted to use more muted colors, ones that were soft and monochromatic.  And secondly, I used  a palette knife more than a brush!  Very unusual for me but I have to say it loosened me up and forced me to work the whole canvas!  I'd love to hear any comments you may have!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Road Less Followed

6x12 oil on canvas.   Thanks for looking!  To purchase contact me.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Through the Fields

8x10 oil on canvas.   Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 24, 2010


6x12 oil on canvas.   Here is another oil study of some wetlands in Gordon's Park, De.
Thanks for looking!  To purchase contact me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


6x12 oil on canvas.  Back to painting Wetlands!  Thanks for looking!  To purchase contact me!

The Giving Tree

6x6 oil on canvas.   Thanks for looking!  To purchase contact me!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Road

6x6 oil on canvas.  Country road.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Still on Vacation - St Pete Beach!

I've been on vacation for the last 10 days....and have spent most of my time sitting on the beach in St Pete, Florida!  I will be back in my stuido Sunday the 19th eager to paint lot's of new material!  Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rocky Road

6x6 oil on canvas.
This is inspired from the mountains of Northern Arizona!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Open Road

6x6 oil on canvas.
I'm feeling a little nostalgic with this painting!  Being that I'm from Arizona - there is nothing like the big sky country in the South West!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


6x6 oil on canvas.    Decided to change up my subject matter a bit and paint some Pennslyvania rural scenes!
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Drift Wood

6x12 oil on canvas.  I painted this marsh study at Gordon's Pond in Henlopen Park.  Unfortunately, the marshes are receding there but still make for beautiful paintings!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chillin Time North Shores

16x20 oil on canvas panel.  I absolutely love this painting!  Shot a series of similar compositions over the 4th of July in Cape Henolopen DE.  This painting is for sale and on display at Camp Rehoboth Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE.  To purchase contact me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


16x16 oil on canvas.  Click here to purchase.
This is a marsh scape located along the Delaware Coast.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On the Water Front

16x20 oil on panel.  I took some fantastic photos over the 4th of July at North Shores in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  This painting is one of many I took that day.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wash Over Me

10x20 oil on canvas.  click here to purchase.
Here's another wave painting!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Three Graces

10x30 oil on canvas.  This painting was inspired from the Rehoboth Beach, DE.  If you have any questions or comments please email me I'd love to hear from you!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


6x12 oil on canvas.  This little study was so much fun to paint!   I won't forget how big the waves were the day I took these photos last time I was in Rehoboth Beach!  Amazingly beautiful! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rolling - Study

4x12 oil on canvas.
This is another study of wave.  I will also be painting this in a larger format.  Thanks for looking!

Crash - Study

4x12 oil on canvas.  
This is a small study of crashing waves!  I will be painting this on a larger scale -- just love the emerald green in the wave!

Friday, August 6, 2010


16x20 oil on canvas.  Click here to purchase.
There is something to be said about being on the beach looking out into the ocean.  So peaceful!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Morning Mist

8x8 oil on canvas.  Click here to purchase
This study is a little different than my others -- my colors are more muted.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Paths of Water

6x12 oil on canvas.  Thanks for looking!


6x12 oil on canvas. This is the second study I did of the same view.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


6x12 oil on canvas.  I love the ambiance in this painting!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sounds of the Sea

16x20 oil on canvas.  This painting is from the beaches of SE Florida.  I love the emerald green water!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Everyday Beauty

8x10 oil on canvas.  This is of Wetlands along the Eastern Shore.  My intent was to capture the beautiful clouds I photographed and recreate them in oil.  Thanks for looking!