Thursday, August 29, 2013



There are so many beautiful places in Florida.  :)  I tried to capture the feelings of peace and calmness with this painting.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Catching Waves


I've been trying to work through a painter's block, and finally I feel that I've made some progress.  (The last painting I worked on was relegated to the "not to be shown" pile--so the fact that I'm posting this one is progress!)  I'm not sure why painter's block happens to me occasionally, but when it does, it's frustrating.  I feel that nothing I'm working on is looking the way I want it to look, and I lose enthusiasm for what I'm doing.  I think so much of painting, for me anyway, is dependent upon getting in the "zone" --that place where the work flows easily and all else (stresses, worries, non-art related thoughts) are quieted.  It's pretty much impossible to find that zone when I'm dealing with a block.  I'm really hopeful this will be the end of it, for now, anyway.

Sunday, April 21, 2013



There are several of these cute little mallards at a nearby park.  On the day I took the reference photo used for this painting, the mallards were acting wary of the many geese that obviously rule the pond.  This one was especially cautious and stayed close to the water. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lake Santeetlah in the Smoky Mountains


We took a family vacation to this beautiful spot in North Carolina, and I knew I had to paint it.