This year at the art walk, the juried portion is going to be held separately from the day of the actual walk — we have to submit paintings in advance.

These are my favorites on hand right now, I need to winnow my choices down to two. Which two of these do you think are my best? Please leave a message in the comments! I like them all, but for different reasons, and it’s hard to guess what someone else might like. Any advice would be appreciated :) .






I’m going to be in the art walk again this year, so save the date! I don’t know where I will be set up, but will let you know closer to the day-of…. Be sure and vote for me in the “People’s Choice” category, I would sure appreciate it :)


Didn’t this donkey turn out so pretty? A friend sent me the reference photo, I just can’t snap enough donkeys, myself. The colors are just right, I love him. 10″x10″, in my etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/…/2…/original-donkey-oil-painting-10×10


A friend said I needed to start painting landscapes, and I’ll be at an art show soon, so I thought she was right. Paint local scenery, for local people. This is an (as far as I know) unnamed butte just outside of Hatrock Park in Umatilla county. The Columbia river is at your back as you look towards the butte. Maybe you remember seeing this on vacation?

On on stretched canvas, 12″x24″x1-3/8″. Available here.


I snap photos out-of-doors and sometimes when the sun is low, the light glances sideways over the painting and makes the ridges left by the knife application really stand out. Indoors, the paint still looks piece-y, but not quite sooo much so.

8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas, available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228511479/original-bay-horse-oil-painting-8×10

I spotted this Labrador Retriever at the park, and got a series of reference photos of him watching and waiting for his owner. The dog had such a playful personality, and clearly loved being out at the park.

12″x12″ oil on canvas: available here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/227539519/original-yellow-labrador-oil-painting


It’s been a busy week around here, how about you? Clearing out all the overgrown garden took a whole day. I’m glad to have it done, and am so ready to see the new flowers. So far, the hyacinths are blooming. I tried to force them on the windowsill last Christmas, and they only half came up with half a flower. The extra bulbs I planted outside, and they look so much nicer. I’d read they perfume a whole room, but my forced flowers didn’t do that, and the ones outside we’ll never know how much they perfume….

Meanwhile, here’s two cute little bunnies. I bought a pack of 6 of the tiny-but-deep canvas, and am trying to use them imaginatively. This bunny has ears that appear on the top edge. 4″x4″, available here.


And then I have a colorful minilop, small but not quite so small. And not on a deep canvas. 8″x8″, available here.



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