Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mason Jar 5x7

Taking off the last two paintings I did a mason jar. For some reason the scanner cut off the top of the painting. There is more space between the top of the jar and the edge of the painting.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Vincents Sunflowers 5x7

This is another copy of Vincents sunflowers I liked I really do like the light yellow backgrounds and plan to work on some more.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vincent's iris copy 5x7

This is one of Vincents paintings I really like and thought I would do a miniature copy of it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Red Geraniums 4x6

I love Geraniums. I have three different colors but the reds are my favorites.
I had read on another blog that for smaller paintings they should be lighter or in more of a high key. On thinking about it it does make sense. When I brought them to Peterson's to display the little yellow backgrounds did seem to show up much better and draw your eye.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tulip tree 5x7

This is a tulip tree flower they bloomed really early this year seems like everything bloomed early. Right now out fig tree is full of large green figs.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

McIntosh Apple 6x6

Here is my completed apple. I really like the 6x6 formatI will have to get some more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

McIntosh 6x6 WIP

Here is another day working on the McIntosh apple. At the time I have been painting we have had a lot of cloudy days so I would have to wait for a more sunny day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunset on the farm 5x7

Everyone loves a pretty sunset but I can not see them very good from my house I have to catch them from another place.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Back Slew 5x7

This is one of my landscapes to place at Peterson's. I have not been painting landscapes much lately. Here in Mississippi we have had an explosion of green that it is almost overwhelming.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bottle and egg 4x6

This is my egg and bottle completed. I have been looking at other paintings of bottles and I just can't seem to get the reflection like theirs. That's whats fun I get to keep trying.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Above is a drawing of a camp site from a photo I took at a reenactment a few years ago. I have not seen one around here in a while. Have they stoped doing them?
I have been busy working for some new stuff to bring to Peterson's. But I have to get it scanned in the computer and I confess that is something I put off sometimes.
I have found some new blogs that I like and I have picked up a few tips.
One is to have good drawing skills. I have always drawn but I need to get back to it more in a daily workout.
So many things I need to do on a daily basis. Spring has sprung and yard work has been moved up by a month. We had to cut grass this weekend and I cut back some bushes. We have a lot more to do in the yard hope to get to it this coming weekend.
Visions of tomatoes are running threw my head. We have some seeds from Province Acers and will start the seeds this weekend. Yea we hope to have fresh homegrown tomatoes this year last year was a bust for us but a lot of people had bad luck down here. The heat came on so fast and strong we hope to get ours out sooner this year.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blue bottle and egg WIP

It has been a while since I have posted last. We have been having so many cloudy days it has been hard to get anything done. I use my living room as it faces north. I really need some lights but with all this change in light bulbs what is everyone using now?
I have also been reading a lot of other blogs and like how they show their set ups and progress so I have been trying to do that. I have several duds that I can not seem to fix so I have them out of sight and maybe I can go back and fix them or they may just be a lost cause.
Here is a 4x6 of a blue bottle and egg. I usually dray in a thin wash and then start building up paint. I will let this dry for now and then come back.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Precious 8x10 oil

This is my sister in laws cat Precious. She is a lilac Siamese with beautiful blue eyes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rosebud 4x6 oil

I have one lone stick of a rose bush and this is one of the flowers from it. I need to find a new place to plant it as where I have it is not the best place.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pisces... Holly Cessna 1989-2012

I did this piece for Will's niece Holly for Christmas it is another cheese box.
She passed peacefully away at home on Jan 6. She was a cancer survivor.
Words can not express the loss of a child at any age. My prayers go out to her parents and close friends.
I read a book a long time ago that brings me comfort at times like this and this is one of the quotes in it.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't. (Illusions by Richard Bach)
Holly's mission was completed and went gently home. She will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I can't tell you how much fun this one was painting. My great niece(is that the correct term my niece's daughter is 2 1/2) Rebecca knew who Nemo was and she was so cute when she recognized him.

Again this was a cheese box 14 inches and done in acrylic. She is a cancer so I added the little crab and I like seahorses. I just love the bright colors.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Princess and the Frog 14 inches round

My husband has a co worker that gave him some cheese boxes and I did paint on some a few years ago for a guy that was a wild life theme of a turkey and duck.
To thank him for the boxes I painted one for his little girl of the princess and the frog.