painting: red squirrel

Are you being hit by this absurd weather? We sure are. I hope you and your family are safe, and have the necessities you need.

Before we were hit with so much snow, I painted this sweet little red squirrel. He’s from a photo shared on a Facebook artist site, and I thought he was too perfect to pass up. We have gray squirrels where I live, and I think I’ve seen fox squirrels, but not one like this guy.

He’d be perfect for Christmas, or winter decor.

8″x8″ oil on stretched canvas, painted by knife. Available now in my Etsy shop. SOLD, THANK YOU!

Stay home and stay safe!

painting: reflection


Oil on canvas, 12″x12″

Another painting from a reference photo by Gary Odell. I pulled several of his images one weekend, and was so excited by them that I sat and painted them over the next couple weeks. The lighting, the poses…each had something special I wanted to interpret through paint. In this one, it was the light through the mane and tail. I also like the reflected colors playing over the back and stomach. And water? Yes, it’s more difficult than it appears.

Available in my etsy shop. Thanks for looking. Sold, thank you. 🙂

painting: waterlilies (11/10/19)


I’ve meant to revisit waterlilies this whole past year. I wish I had more time to do all the things I have in mind–I’m looking forward to retirement, when there will be so many more hours (yes, I hear you retired folks snorting with amusement). I hope all sorts of hours will become available, though. That’s still *years* off, though. Sigh.

18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop. SOLD, Thank you.