Thursday, October 6, 2011


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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Family Group

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.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Oil on canvas on panel, 4x6. A friend brought me some strawberries, so I had to paint them before I ate any of them. I thought I'd use a palette knife and squint a lot and here's the result.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Super Moon

SOLD   plein air nocturne, 6x6 oil on panel. This is what the moonrise looked like from my front yard.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Morning Drink

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.

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Beauty

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.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Apple on Top

6x6 oil on panel. This is my entry into the Daily Paintworks Challenge. It was really fun to do and a learning experience.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trumpet Player

Oil on canvas, 14x18. I finally finished this painting. I used a photo I took in August of a mariachi band.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Across the Harbor

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.

Cloudy Day Sunset

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.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reflection of Tradition

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.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Palm Shadows

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.