Aubie #8

Sharing one of my latest paintings that I painted at the awesome Shoals Area Auburn Club Paint Night!  What fun we had! Give someone (yourself!)  a little bit of Aubie's spirit captured in this piece!

Acrylic on Canvas, 11x14, $195 plus tax & shipping



Starbucks Date!

One of my favorite things in life is sharing coffee with a friend.
This painting pays homage to those special moments that build lasting relationships!

10x10, Acrylic on Canvas, $125 plus shipping


New Paintings!

Lots of classes going on this summer from Paint Nights to Private Lessons, and I've been doing smaller demonstration paintings that sometimes make for final pieces too.  I love when that happens!

Clownfish, Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped canvas, 12x12 Gallery-wrapped SOLD

Cocky, Acrylic on Canvas, 8x10 SOLD


Cafe Conversation

Ready to ship! Finished this a few weeks ago and it's now dry. One of my favorite themes of coffee and conversation--one of my favorite things to do too! Having just returned from Italy and doing lots of this watching people go by on Via Nazionale in Cortona, this one is very special to me!

Oil on Clayboard panel, 12x16, $295 plus $15 shipping.



I am embracing painting flowers!  I'm erasing from my memory all the old stodgy still lifes I studied in 3 semesters of Art History that had dark, boring floral themes that have kept me so against painting flowers.  Just ask my students who know me. ;)  I'm deriving my own now! This one evolved from a demo I started in my Color Cafe class this week.  The rich, oil impasto of the foreground flower was fun to do against the blended, blurred smoother background flowers.

Oil on Canvas, 12x16, SOLD


From my Inspirational Paint Night, this was a message that I came up with to paint, "Surrender."  It's a message that I have been hearing for some time to yield to God's leading.  I can say that the times that I have truly done that, my life has been beyond thrilling!  I smile more because I'm amazed at His guidance and love shown through the doors He opens.  So, surrender!

10x20 Acrylic on Canvas, $125 plus tax and shipping



I found this photo of a pile of craw-daddys in a book in New Orleans when I was staying at the Monteleone Hotel and loved the way they were lying there looking at the camera.  The photo was fantastic in and of itself, but I wanted to translate it into paint showing the details that photo held in the most-focused areas.  So you will see the texture of the claws and the dimensional eyeballs in this.  It was fun to do! As my student, Sarah, could attest, I started this very haphazardly and was glad that she wasn't really following along, but it finally came to life.  We laughed about it.

Acrylic on Canvas, 10x8, $250 plus shipping


Soft Tuscan Landscape

One of the many Tuscan landscapes I've done since my last visit there in September. The colors in this one are much softer. What I loved is the cool color of the dirt road that winds through it next to the warm colors of the sun hitting the trees. In the distance you can vaguely see small Tuscan homes.

Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12, $295 plus $15 shipping.

French Model

This little French bulldog modeled for a photographer who had the photo put into a catalog for Black House White Market-is that the name? Do you know which one I'm talking about? They have really cool photos in their marketing material, and I just loved this shot of this dog perched on a stool. The dog looks much like a friend's dog, Tiff.

Oil on Canvas, 10x10, SOLD

Bessie Beauty!

Last week, I had the privilege of teaching a class at the Huntsville Museum of Art, and the subject was cows! A typical subject for me as I just love them! They offer such personality in photos that you can translate into paint in a really fun way. Everyone had fun and did a great job.

16x12 Acrylic on Canvas, $295 plus tax & shipping SOLD

Sunshine Blog Award!

I received the Sunshine Blog Award from my sweet sister Claire Kayser, and I wish to extend it to the next 12 bloggers who do such a great job blogging and spreading sunshine and CREATIVITY!


Magenta Burn

With love in the air in my studio, and Valentine's Day coming, I went for a  festive background color to blanket my love in.  I've painted Tabasco so many times, but I don't know if I've ever chosen magenta for the background.  This one is very textural with layers and layers of rich color!  Would make a lovely Valentine's gift. ;)

20x10, Acrylic on Canvas SOLD



Sharing one of my latest: "Gus" my dog. I painted him during my last Paint Night along with many other people painting their own dogs. It was so much fun! This is a large portrait of him-30x24, Acrylic on Canvas. Love my sweet boy!


Passion & Glory! Mark Ingram

Celebrating the National Championship with lots of folks in my sweet home of Alabama, I painted this awesome image of Mark Ingram after the Crimson Tide defeated Texas in the BCS Championship game January 7th. When I am moved by greatness as this young man has displayed this year, winning the Heisman and leading his team to win the championship, I head to my canvas with lots of adrenaline flowing along with the paint. I finished this large painting just as the team was landing back onto Alabama soil from California, landing as champions. "Sweet Home Alabama" even played loudly as I painted. Pride for this young man overwhelmed me.

48"x 36" Canvas, Oil Paint & Oil Stick over Acrylic base. SOLD