Monday, March 23, 2015


Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 6 x 12 inches.  The 1 1/2" edges are also painted.   I painted this from a photo I took at my dad's farm in central Texas.  Can you see how peaceful it is there?

Monday, March 16, 2015

On the Bank

Oil on canvas, 30x36 .  This is a lake near Longview, Texas.  It's the same lake I painted in A Pause for Thought, just a different view. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Pause for Thought

16x20 oil on canvas.  This is a lake in East Texas which is a really pretty, peaceful place.  I love places like this.  I used several photos which I took about a year ago.  I had fun painting this--the paint just seemed to flow from the brush.  That doesn't happen very often.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Primary Colors

Oil on 1 1/2" deep gallery wrap canvas, 6"x12".  I often see these trains in the mornings, and I have taken pictures of them several times.  Occasionally, they were all three there at the same time.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

To the House

This is an 8"x10" oil on panel plein air painting of the driveway leading up to my dad's farm house.  The huge tree is an old elm that is beautiful in all seasons. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wilton Bailey

10x8 oil on panel.  This is a portrait of my Uncle Wilton.  I started this portrait from a photo I took of him about 2 years ago, but I got busy and had to put it aside.  I decided I was going to finish it this week, and I did!  I hope you can see what a kind and wonderful man he is.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Oil on panel, 9"x9"  My dad made pancakes for breakfast, and I added strawberries and bananas.  It was delicious!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Portrait of Mrs. A

Oil on linen, 18"x14" detail.  This is a commissioned portrait I just finished.  Painting portraits is a challenge, but one I love.  Although I love to paint landscapes and almost any subject, the human face is still my favorite.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Plein air, 8"x10", oil on panel.  It was such a beautiful, peaceful day with clouds slowly floating overhead at the farm.  I just HAD to paint the scene!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pond in the Morning

Plein air painting, 8x10 oil on panel.  Yes, another farm painting.  This one was painted early in the morning (around 9:00) looking toward the east. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Watercolor Sketches

Morning Sunlight--watercolor & ink sketch, 5x8.  These are in my sketchbook from our recent visit to my dad's farm.  I like to sketch with watercolors--they're quick and fun. I liked the way the shadowy foreground contrasted with the bright morning sunlight on the distant pasture.
Deer--watercolor & ink sketch, 5x8.  One evening, these 2 deer, casting deep shadows, came down to the pond for a drink.

Cows Grazing--watercolor & ink sketch, 5x8.  These cows aren't really purple; they're black, but in the evening light, they looked purple.  There has been a lot of rain this summer, and the grass is tall and plentiful.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Evening

Plein air painting, 8"x10" oil on panel.  This is the third painting I did  at the farm last week.  I didn't quite finish it, so I finished it tonight.  I guess I can still call it a plein air painting since I did almost all of it on location.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pink Lillies

Plein air painting, 8"x10" oil on panel.  These were so pretty in the yard at my dad's farm!  I loved watching them every day as they changed.  As some drooped, withered, and died, other buds grew and opened into these beautiful delicate blossoms.  I painted these on the third day we were there.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Along the Fence

Plein air painting, 8"x10",  oil on panel.  My dad and I spent the week at his farm in central Texas.  It is so beautiful there!  I painted this from the deck on the back of the house.  The mornings were cool (66 degrees), but it was really hot in the afternoons (95 degrees).  This was done during a cool Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Peaceful Afternoon

 8"x10" oil on panel, East Texas plein air painting.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Morning Song

 (Carolina Wren) 6"x6", oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  This little guy was just singing up a storm one morning.  This is also in the exhibition at the Museum of East Texas. 
For information, call 936-639-4434.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Peaceful Waters

SOLD  72"x48" Oil on canvas.  This is a commissioned painting I just completed.  It is a lake in East Texas.   I love painting big, and I love painting small.  I just love painting!!! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Red Flowers

Ruby Throated Hummingbird, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24"x24".  This is another one of my bird paintings at the Museum of East Texas (936-639-4434). 

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas.  This is another of the little bird paintings in the Museum of East Texas exhibition (for more information, call 936-639-4434).  This little Eastern Phoebe is holding a grasshopper in its beak.  I loved painting these birds!  It was fun and challenging painting the 1 1/2" deep sides of these canvases.   

Friday, October 4, 2013

Orange Moth

Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas.  This is another of my birds in the four person exhibition at the Museum of East Texas (for more information, call 936-639-4434).  I watched this little Eastern Phoebe (a type of flycatcher) dart around near the ground catching bugs at our farm in Central Texas.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

So Many Flowers


SO MANY FLOWERS--6"x6" oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  I've been painting for a show at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin, TX  (for more information, call 936-639-4434).  It is a four-person show titled Last Week I Dreamed I went to Lilliput (from Gulliver's Travels).  All of my paintings are of birds.  This is a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Rufous Easter

A Rufous Easter--9x12 oil on canvas.  I guess you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth...nope.  I've just been very busy and haven't had much time to paint.  Its like being without water and gasping for breath...not being able to paint every day.  Painting is what I've always wanted to do, at least since I was 16, and that was a long time ago. 

There has been an adult male Rufous hummingbird at our house since Christmas.  I believe Dec. 26 was the first day we saw him at the feeder.  This is the first time I've ever seen a hummingbird here in East Texas in the winter, but Rufous  has been here all winter.  I've taken numerous pictures of him and painted this for a sale on Palm Sunday at the Museum of East Texas.  I wanted to do something a little Easterish, but not too Easterish...  So, I decided on the plain eggs in a basket.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Oil on canvas, 32"x40".  The rising sun spread a warm glow over the whole landscape.  I painted this from a photo I took this past spring. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Clear Water

Oil on canas, 36"x48".  This is not a new painting, but one I haven't posted.  I painted this from a photo my son took near Austin.  What caught my eye in this scene is the clear swirling water coming around the big rocks and over the small rocks on the bottom of the stream.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Veila's Back Yard

6"x8" oil on canvas on panel, plein air painting. About a week ago I visited my friend, Veila, at her home in north Texas.  It's about a 7 hour drive from my home in east Texas.  We had a great time painting and visiting.