Above are some of my most recent paintings, so you can tell where I am mentally and color-wise.

Contact me through etsy to send a message or photos.


How affordable am I?

18″x24″ = $195
18″x18″ = $168
12″x12″ = $100
11″x14″ = $100
10″x10″ = $75

Other sizes are available upon request. Above prices include postage within the U.S., if you are in Canada add an additional $10, and anywhere else in the world add an additional $30.

Available now in my etsy shop,

A golden retriever, 10″x10″, oil on stretched canvas, find it here.

A colorful chocolate lab, 10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas, buy it here

And also a black rabbit in fun bright colors. 8″x8″, oil on stretched canvas. Available here.


isn’t this great?


This painting was a Christmas request. It makes me feel awesome to know someone has the perfect gift, and I helped make that happen. The lady who requested this painting says the occasion when the reference photo was taken marks the day this young man started to turn his life around. How terrific is that? A memory forever in paint.


6″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, the design wraps around the side edges. Available here.

We’ve been down below freezing for several days, but at least the roads are clear. We might have freezing rain later this week, sigh.

My gosh, it’s snowing here. And the lady at the library says, “Your books are due back December 1.” I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. What a whirlwind year this has been!

I’m still painting, and fitting in the Christmas requests as quickly as I’m asked. Please don’t hesitate to ask me to paint something special, there’s still plenty of time!

I was looking through my horse photo file from the rodeo this year, and pulling out some of my favorites. Sometimes it’s the face, sometimes it’s the shadows, sometimes it’s the momentary pose — there’s something about these horses that says, “Paint me. Capture this instant forever.”

I loved this guy’s copper color, with the deep shadows beneath his neck.


12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, ready to hang unframed. Available here.

painting: bright horse

I listed this one in my etsy shop just now, but it won’t be dry to ship until Nov. 18. It’s so pretty, I didn’t want to wait!


12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, wired on back, the edges are painted black and it is ready to hang unframed. Available here.

I’ve been busy working on Christmas requests, but some time has opened up so I will be listing three new painting on etsy this week. This gorgeous Nubian goat is available now.


12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, wired on back and ready to hang unframed. Available here.

We have three days of snow forecast, starting tomorrow. How about you? I’m so glad the postal service picks up from residences now, because there’s no way I’m driving to the post office on snow. So everything will keep shipping right away, yay!

I was listening to an old radio program, Quiet Please, from the 1940s, and kids in a classroom were singing an alphabet song, “A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes W and Y.”

I thought to myself, “Whenever is a W a vowel?”

Trust the internet to hold the answer.


    As Modern English evolved, the Old English letters were dropped or replaced.

    Here’s an example: In Old English, a letter called “thorn” represented the “th” sound (as in “that”) in Modern English. In the Latin alphabet, the “y” was the symbol that most closely resembled the character that represented thorn. So, thorn was dropped and “y” took its place.

    That is why the word “ye,” as in “Ye Olde Booke Shoppe,” is an archaic spelling of “the.”

    The Old English letter “wynn” was replaced by “uu,” which eventually developed into the modern w. (It really is a double u.)

So the above holds a second revelation: When we try to sound corny and pronounce “Ye Olde Bookshop” phonetically, we’re still all wet because we’re pronouncing it wrong! Doh!

- – Oh, and if you’re still scratching your head about the W being a vowel, just try pronouncing “water” out loud. The first sound is definitely not a hard sound, but sounds more like “ooo-ah-ter.”


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