painting: gray squirrel

The Sneak Thief

Are squirrels one of your favorite animals? Personally, I think of squirrels as rabbits whom someone grabbed the tail of, and pulled so hard that the ears got shorter as the tail got longer. We have gray squirrels roaming our yard, but this one was from a photo shared on a Facebook artist group. If an image is perfect, why not take advantage? 

8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, THANK YOU!

We are thawing out here today. Im so happy to know that winter is almost over, and the flowers will be coming back soon.

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!

Softly, Softly, by the River’s Edge

Softly, Softly, by the River’s Edge

There’s a lot of “wow” factor to this one in person. I will be sorry when it sells. The reference photo I worked from was taken by Gary Odell, of wild horses in–I think–Arizona.

I imagine the horses’ lives are constantly on edge, with dangers from inside and outside the herd. Trust is pretty rare.

24″ x 36″ x 7/8″ oil on stretched canvas, Original artwork Available in my etsy shop.

Paper or canvas prints available at Fine Art America.

narcissus painting 8″x24″

I’m not entirely sure these really are narcissus. The people who lived in my house before me planted very few flowers, but these are some that came up this spring. They were mixed in with traditional yellow daffodils, so I thought they might be a variation, with bulbs possibly all purchased at the same time. These bloomed two flowers per stem.


I particularly like how the vase turned out.

8″x24″ oil on stretched canvas.

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