Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Oil on board
I was surprised to see this Nuthatch at my feeder. Grabbed the camera and had to paint him. Love it when I see different birds appear right outside my kitchen window.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


This was an experiment in handling the same color in different subjects like the wall, cat and the piece of furniture. My reference photo was taken by Laura Nelson and posted on Paint My Photo-a website where photographers grant artist permission to use their photos for their art. I usually like to take my own reference photos but this was a fun challenge.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"The Battle"

oil painting
This painting is something I have never done before-a war scene but this is not an actual war just a re-enactment captured by a photographer friend of mine, David Churchill. When he showed me some of the photos from the re-enactment he saw, I said I was drawn to the action of the horses so he said "paint it". I used his photo for reference but changed some things and has sparked a thought to create a series of civil war horses. I will be doing my research and try this new series.

Monday, July 7, 2014

SOLD Mr. & Mrs Goldfinch

Oi on board
Sold this little painting at the grand opening of the Drawing Room Gallery in Gettysburg on July 4th.
Mr. & Mrs Goldfinch fly off to New York to a new happy home!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Black and White Cow"

Oil Painting
This was painting #27 in my "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge in January. I sold this painting at the Hanover Area Arts Guild square show in June.