Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quick Trip to AZ

I put my brushes down for a few days to visit my Mom in Northern Arizona -- we had a wonderful time together!  However, I forgot how "creature" infested the desert is until this past weekend!

Most of it I could handle, like crickets chirping in the night or the sounds of coyotes howling at the moon or the screeching noise of Havalina (wild pigs) in the distance but when something ran across my arm 45 minutes after I turned the lights off I lost it!  It was the next day that I found a black widow making a web about 25 feet from the bed I slept in!  Followed by a host of other spider species hanging out in my room!  Then, to my surprise, I took a shower with a scorpion hanging on the inside of the shower curtain! But the worst encounter I had was the Coral Snake that slithered by me when I was getting dressed!!!  Well, it could have been a King Snake but who cares it was a snake!  Big, scarry and deadly!  Here's what he looked like!

Needless to say, it was an eventful weekend! I'm sad to leave but looking forward to getting back in my studio on Wednesday! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Proud owner and mother!  Don't kill me Michelle!  I had to post this -- you look so happy!

Friday, June 18, 2010

3 Palms

9x12 oil on canvas.
Another Florida Wetlands........

Thursday, June 17, 2010


9x12 oil on canvas.

This is a view of Gulf Coast Wetlands!  So beautiful!  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Everglades

9 x 12 oil on canvas.
Florida Everglades.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Save Me! The Everglades

Size is 16x20 oil on canvas.

This painting is of the Everglades in Florida.  Unfortunately, my inspiration comes from the Oil Spill that continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico.   It's so incredibly sad to watch this catastrophic disaster unfold -- to see the marine and wildlife slowly being poisoned or the beautiful white beaches being blanketed by layers of oil and yet, not fully knowing how this will impact our environment in years to come.    I can't express in words how upset I am at BP for drilling haphazardly and for their lack of concern for our environment!  It's shocking to say the least!

Anyway, I'd rather not rant about the disaster -- but to celebrate the beauty of the Salt Marshes that keep our ecosystem thriving.  I'm compelled to do something besides complain and perhaps through painting, I will be given the privilege to donate a portion of my sales to the clean up efforts of this  Disaster!

As always, thanks so much for your support and your interest!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The finished paintings!

This is the finished paintings of Cheney & Whiskey.  There is a slight glare from the glaze - I will be posting one more pic for details soon.  Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments and interest.

Now it's time to get back to landscapes!!