painting: horse friends (09/04/19)


30″x30″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop.

BIG and so pretty. I’ll be happy to have this one on my wall until it sells. 😀


painting: grizzly bear (09/03/19)

Fall is in the air, and I say, “It’s about time.”  I was driving early yesterday, and there was fog all over the farm land, with the sun coming up red making the low clouds and fog turn pink. Next time, I’ll take my camera for sure–it was really something special.

One of these days I’ll start painting local landscapes. So pretty.

In the meantime, I’m working on my animal portraits. This grizzly is from another reference photo shared in the facebook group for artists. Getting lucky with one of these amazing moments is something totally priceless. I’m grateful people are willing to share their photos. I love the bright sun on his face, making him look like he’s mirroring the same moment as….


Parrish’s “Ecstasy.”

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Or maybe I’m conflating the moment? 🙂

Anyway, 11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop.


painting: fox portrait (08/15/19)

I don’t know about where you live, but school is back in session here and WOOHOO!

It’s amazing what a relief it is, to have the house to yourself. I mean, I’m not complaining,  but what a nice change of pace. 🙂

You’d think I would get more painting done…and maybe I will.

This fox is from a photo shared in a facebook group I belong to who share photos with artists. I’ve never seen a fox out on my patio, so can’t just whip out a camera and take tons of photos. Maybe in my next house that will happen. Wouldn’t that be nice?


10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.