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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9"x12" oil on canvas on panel plein air painting: I also did this one at my dad's farm last week. It's such a peaceful, beautiful place. This view is from the back of the house down the hill toward the pond, the opposite direction from the road.
9"x12" oil on canvas on panel plein air painting: I went to my dad's farm in central Texas last week and painted this one afternnoon from the deck of the house. The horizontal row of trees and bushes is along a fence beside the road. From this view on the hill, you can't see the road. This huge old oak tree is beside the driveway which goes down to the road. The weather was beautiful and it was so nice to be able to paint en plain air.
32"x40" oil on canvas. I painted this about a year ago. It is a combination of places. What inspired me to paint this is the shape of the trees on the right side. I used several photos I took at diffenent places and put them toghether.
8x10 oil on panel. I just finished this little painting. I began it a few weeks ago as a demo while teaching a painting class at the Museum. I looked out the window and saw this lone group of trees after most of the area had been cleared to build a parking lot. I'm glad this little family group was left.
16x20 oil on canvas. I painted this from a photo I took at my dad's farm. I love to go there and I have done many paintings there and from pictures I've taken there. It's just a beautiful, peaceful place that has so many wonderful memories.
Plein air, 9x12 oil on panel. This is a beautiful day! It started out cloudy and I was afraid my plein air painting trip to SFA University's arboretum would be a wash out. But I met my friend, Karen Lostrocco there and the sun came out and we painted most of the afternoon. The dogwood and azaleas and many other trees and flowers are blooming and it is a beautiful place. It was almost 80 degrees--feels like spring.
Plein air, 9x12, oil on canvas on panel. This is another painting I did on the Port Aransas paint out. It is very interesting painting shrimp boats. We saw these across the harbor from where we were set up in Aransas Pass.
Plein air, 9x12, oil on canvas on panel. This is the first painting I did when I went to Port Aransas on a paint out with the Outdoor Painters Society in November. The day was cloudy and very windy. It was difficult to keep everything from blowing away. We found a windbreak and painted in Aransas Pass that afternoon.
Oil on canvas, 16"x20". Here is another painting that's in my show at the Museum of East Texas (936) 639-4434. I painted this from a photo I took in Illinois. Last summer, I took my dad and went to Woodstock, Illinois, for my niece's wedding. Woodstock is about an hour northwest of Chicago. On our way home, in central Illinois, it had been raining and was just beginning to clear from the left. You can still see the rain on the right side of the picture.
Oil on panel, 12"x9", Plein Air painting. We went to the Rio Grande Valley to visit my sister-in-law for New Years. This is a painting I did about a block from her house in La Feria. I liked the design of the shadows on the side of the building, so I set up my easel and painted this. It was a beautiful, sunny day about 80 degrees.
I am a full time artist, painting almost every day. Besides these small daily paintings, I also do murals, large landscapes, figurative works, and commissioned portraits. My paintings are in private and corporate collections across the country. I am represented by Harris Gallery in Houston. I also teach part time in a local college. My home and studio are in Lufkin, Texas where I live with my husband and 2 cats.