Thursday, November 9, 2017

"curious" original oil painting of a tufted titmouse

This sweet curious fella is and original oil painting on gold foil painted on a 1/1/2" raised panel. He is available for $130 here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

finding joy

Joy and pink peonies are a perfect combination! I consider myself very fortunate to have something that I love to do that brings me so much joy. And my hope is that my artwork brings joy to everyone who welcomes a piece of my art into their home. I hope it brings happiness and warmth. There is really nothing better. Enjoy!
This 6"x6" oil painting on 1 ½" raised panel is available, unframed, for $130 here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

cooper's hawk

This original 6"x6" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel is available, unframed, for $100 here.

Monday, October 30, 2017

trick or treat original oil painting of candy corn

Some things never change, and I'm glad candy corn is one of them. They are nostalgic but still completely relevant, they stand the test of time. I don't even like to eat them but I do love how they look and the fond memories of them in a candy dish in my childhood home. We always had candy in a dish for anyone who stopped by to visit. My dad's favorite were the chewy spearmint leaves. So fun!

This original 6" x 6" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel is available, unframed, for $100 here. Hope you have a fun and happy halloween!

golden-crowned kinglet original oil painting

A sweet golden-crowned kinglet was the inspiration for a painting I created over the weekend. A live video of it was on Instagram, too, which was really fun. (A great big thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch!) I feel like I'm being pulled in a million directions, even more than usual, with holiday commissions, a show to get ready for in December, and the craziness of this season with all the fun social events that need to squeeze into a week. But feeling grateful for every last bit of it. And the wonderful calm of my painting time is more precious than ever...

This original 6"x6" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel is available, unframed, in my Etsy shop for $100 here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

live deeply original oil painting

I have been experimenting with painting on gold foil recently. It's been a bit challenging and pushing me out of my comfort zone, but I will say that it's all worth it because the effects are magical! This landscape is a moment in time to remind you to live deeply every day, and take nothing for granted. Enjoy!

This original 6"x6" oil painting on 1 1/2" raised panel with sides painted gold, no need for framing, ready to display as is, is available for $130 here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"comfort zone" original floral oil painting

Stepping out of my comfort zone. I always learn so much when I step out of my comfort zone, so why is it always to darn hard to do when it's usually a good thing? Often in the middle of a painting there a not-so-pretty stage (to be honest, it's often an ugly stage) where I think I should just quit, wipe it all off, start over, or never, ever paint again...and then, it turns a corner and it all comes together. It's so important to trust the process. Have faith that it will all be okay, and persevere...that's when the magic happens...right?

This original 8"x8" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel is available, unframed, for $160 here.