Friday, August 15, 2014


6x6 inch oil on board

This was painted for this weeks Daily Paintwork challenge. I just loved the colors reflecting from the sun and all of the colors around. Thank you Carol Marine for the beautiful reference! 

Sunday, August 3, 2014


5x7 inch oil on linen panel

Loved the inquisitive look on this horse's face. Thinking a lot about what to paint lately and it seems I continue to follow my heart when looking for subject matter.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Color on Parade

9x12 inch oil on linen
Purchase here - $250

Another park scene with lots of color. I loved the photo and how your eye traveled through the scene. I hope I captured the same in the painting. I found the flowers so much fun to keep adding to capture more and more depth without too much detail.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


5x5 inch oil on board

I have been watching a mommy deer and her baby in our yard the last few weeks, so when I came upon this little one I had to paint it. The mother deer has been on our property for a long time, I recognize her because she has a limp and gets around very slowly. I saw the baby by itself the other day and became very nervous that they had been separated because the mom gets around so slowly.  I am praying and watching that they found their way back to each other.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Symphony

9x12 inch oil on linen

Found a photo of this beautiful park on You can find lots of beautiful reference photos on this site. After enjoying a week at the beach I was reminded how a scene can really calm you and remind you of the amazing beauty of God's creation. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Blues

5x7 inch oil on linen

Loved sitting on the beach under my umbrella and painting the ocean. It is amazing to see all of the colors that show up in the waves. There are all colors of blue and in the shadows of the wave is an interesting green color. I am totally missing my week of painting in Florida. I hope to someday be able to stay there during the winter months—I would totally enjoy that.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Breeze

 8x8 inch oil on linen

I enjoyed a week with my family on beautiful Satellite beach in Florida. I was able to paint 6 plein air paintings, so I was excited to come home and share with you guys. I highly recommend this beach if you would like to visit the Kennedy Space Center and Orlando. The beach was not crowded at all and had lots of painting inspiration all around.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lioness Study

5x7 inch oil on linen

Painted this lioness for the Daily Paintworks Challenge this week. Be sure and visit the challenge to see all of these beautiful creatures.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Country Road

9x12 inch oil on linen

Enjoyed this weeks challenge on Daily Paintworks! It inspired me to start another 9x12 landscape, so now I have 3 almost completed. Yay, excited to be painting larger again! Be sure and visit the path challenge on Daily Paintworks
Thanks for viewing! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Resting in the Garden - SOLD

5x7 inch oil on linen
Available at A. Holiday and Company

This is another of the plein air pieces I have neglected to post from the Hermitage. This is Andrew Jackson's resting place in a beautiful garden on the grounds of his home.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Best of Both Worlds

6x8 inch oil on raymar canvas

Hawaii to me is the best of both worlds with the tropical environment and the beautiful mountains in the background. Loving my virtual vacations! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

On My Way - SOLD

5x7 inch oil on linen

Okay, this is one of the many places I want to visit someday. For now I will paint my dream locations when I need a getaway.  Here are a few facts about the Arc de Triomphe. Have you visited Paris?
  1. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. 
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
  4. Construction started: August 15, 1806
  5. Height: 164' (50 m)
  6. Opened: 1806

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Swimming Right Along

 5x7 inch, oil on linen
Purchase here

Decided I would join the paint a fish challenge on daily paintworks. I have had photos of koi from a vacation for years and have yet to paint. This was just what I needed to push me to paint them.


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