Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pygmy Nuthatch

Nuthatch Love. Oil on panel, 5 x 7". I painted this little fellow for the fun of it today, and I'm really pleased with him. I priced him at $50 and he has already sold! Look for more $50 5 x 7" oil paintings to come.

A Cat named Chia

No, I have no idea how such a magnificent cat got a name like Chia, but this girl -- who clearly understands that she is Queen of the Universe -- did.

This is a pastel drawing on paper I coated with a pretty brown acrylic glaze -- so you can faintly see the brush marks in some places, a very interesting texture. Size is 6.5 x 8.5".

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Daffodils, 14 x 15" pastel. Commissioned from a photo, for a buyer in England.

This was a real challenge on many levels, largely because I'm a newcomer to pastels.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Cat named T.S. Eliot

Mixed media on paper, 6 x 9.5"

I know this cat only from one photograph, as he is no longer with us. Something about him just grabbed my imagination, though, and this is the result.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tiny sketch

Tonight I am playing, because I need to play.

Title of this tiny thing is Fireflies. This is a scale drawing for a painting I have in progress. I liked the sketch so well I decided to add some color. The total size (with border & signature) is just 5 x 6."

I've got it on my Etsy shop at $40 but I won't mind if it doesn't sell. I really like this little thing and will happily keep it a while.