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