Monday, September 30, 2013

Poetry in motion

Athletic, tall and son reminds me of the saying, 
"poetry in motion".

His movements are graceful and athletic....he inspires the artist in me to learn more.
I wish I could capture that athletic grace...and his sulky, teenage stance....
the "James Dean" posture and movements.  When he moves, it's almost like time has slowed...
he is in his own time....  

This is my first attempt at capturing his movement...
more to come.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Champagne bottle

I'm showing you some older paintings, while I paint something new.
I like this it because there's so much red, a favorite color of mine?  Or is it because it's a simple bottle of Champagne?  Or maybe it's because champagne is always a celebration 
or happy occasion drink at my house......anyways, I thought I'd share.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

workshop painting

I painted this one at a workshop in Scottsdale, AZ ...last year?  The year before?
I can't remember...but The Scottsdale Artists' School is a great place to go to learn from some pretty amazing artists.  There are a lot of artists... with different styles and mediums to choose from.
Something for everyone!

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Night paintings.....

"Midnight Call"

I love the quiet mystery of night paintings. 
Night time is full of mystery to me.  Walking my dog at night....passing by 
homes and warm light glowing in the windows.  I imagine families settled in for 
the night, kids are doing their school work, families are watching 
movies together, a romantic evening for couples.....I let my imagination drift.

I was alone, on a trip to Washington, a few years back, 
and this lonely phone booth looked like a beacon, 
trying to draw me your husband, he misses you..... 

I went back to my hotel room and called him on my cell phone!  What was I thinking?
How romantic to call him at this phone booth.....
So I painted it.  
Next time I'll call him from the phone booth, and paint it!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Still life paintings....

Both of these paintings have gone to a good home!
I love when that happens.
I'm ready to paint a few more paintings of women...maybe even another self portrait.
Painting myself takes a lot of pressure off.  I don't mind what I paint and I have all the time in the world.

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A sneak peak.....

I just got done hanging a small collection of paintings at 
here in Anchorage, Alaska.

The paintings are for sale and on display for the month of September.
Tomorrow night is a small reception from 5pm until 8pm.
I've heard there will be truffles...chocolates and drinks at this little soiree!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


11" x 14"  oil


16" x 20"  oil

This is my idea of an abstract painting.  
When I get in real close to something I love and 
paint just a portion of it.

I loved the color of this car and that glowing tail light....all the yummy chrome. was a joy to paint.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bar and Lounge

"Bar and Lounge"
30" x 40"  oil

I reworked a painting from last year.
I like this version much...much...better.

The painting hidden underneath was the same sign, but during daylight hours...
hmm......what's the point.  I really only enjoy neon when it's glowing at night,
so this feels like a big improvement.

Thank you for looking.