Monday, March 05, 2018

Oklahoma Bounty

When I was asked to create a show of paintings for the Circle Cinema I looked at my body of work and noticed how many paintings I had with an Oklahoma theme, whether it was the billowing clouds over an Osage prairie, Tulsa Ballet dancers, or the simple bounty of fruits and vegetables from my back yard garden. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed painting them. We will have a little opening on March 8th from 6-8 during the Kendall Whittier first Thursday Art Walk. I hope to see you. Bring a friend!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Oil Painting Workshop at Tulsa Botanical Garden

Getting ready for a little workshop that I will be conducting at Tulsa's Botanical Garden next week.
I went out there last week to visit the green house and earmark some plants that we might use for our still life workshop and couldn't pass up the opportunity, although a very cold and windy one.... to paint outside.  Just when you think there is no color left in the world, you look a little closer....


A cold and windy day.... what to paint?..... Apples on a sunny table.
visit in my ebay auction  or contact me directly for purchase.
8x10 oil on canvas

Friday, January 26, 2018

My husband, Scott's paintings

Hi everyone.... I thought I would share this sampling of my husband's paintings.  He has been my student for a couple of years and I thought it was time to brag on him a little.  This is a page that I made for his art work that can be found on my ebay gallery.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What I saw one day

This pretty scene was painted from memory and photographs.  Of course, it is the beautiful cloud formation that first captured my attention.  We are so lucky here to be able to see this kind of thing on a weekly basis.  This is a tiny painting which is available for sale through  me or on my ebay gallery.  contact me if you want to go around my ebay auction which has the painting starting at $185 and purchase directly from me.  Otherwise, Happy Bidding!  Click here to visit my ebay gallery

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


When it is cold outside, I cruise around the fridge looking for inspiration.  These little oranges were on their way out and I decided that they need to be eaten today.... and painted today.  To Bid on this 6x6 click here

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tangle of Trees

This is a painting that I did last year using an onsite, black and white pencil sketch and a photo taken the same day.  I enjoyed working with the negative space to create the positive illusion of tangled tree branches.  I loved following the abstract shapes that just happen when you tone your canvas first before jumping in.  Inside those negative areas were plenty of little twigs trying to reach the light.
This painting is for sale on ebay this week.  Click here to visit my ebay gallery.

Happy to be a part of this show at the Performing Arts Center in Tulsa

Monday, December 18, 2017

Video from around 2005, Jesse/Jared open for Blind Boys of Alabama


Painting Surfaces

I thought I would encourage you to consider painting on other surfaces.  Here is what I did on a blank drumhead, a van in France, and a violin.  To bid on the violin, Click Here

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Beach Figures

This week's study involved the use of photographs of beach figures.  I think it is a bit of a challenge to teach people to create an impressionistic painting using photos.  You kind of have to un see what you see. and create what you do not see.  Anyways here is my little impressionistic study of a mother and daughter at the shore.  It is on auction this week on Ebay  CLICK HERE to visit the auction and my ebay gallery.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This week's project

This is what I have been working on this week.  I went to a friend's house out in the country for a fall bonfire/potluck.  Thankfully I had my camera with me.  I was struck in the gloaming, of how the grass was almost a spring green and the fall trees glowed with the last hurrah of the sun.  I threw in a dramatic sky in the background from a photo that I had taken earlier in the same week.  I had fun knitting the two together.

I begin with a wash of burnt sienna, a quick abstract of the basic composition, a block in of basic colors and then refine, refine, refine while trying to hold on to the painterly brush stokes and some of the under painting.  That is the trickiest part.  I will sit with this now for a week or so and give it another look to see if there are areas that need more work.

Friday, October 27, 2017

one of my favorite Still Life paintings from this year

To Bid CLICK HERE or contact me.  Starting bid is $499 on ebay or purchase directly from me for the starting bid price this week.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Sunset on the Prairie

To bid on this painting... starting bid $133 click here  This will also take you to my ebay gallery where you can see a lot of my gallery quality paintings along with these demos and studies.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Studies/Demos on sale for under $20 this week

Just for fun and to help clear out the ole' studio I put quite a few paintings on auction sale for under a $20 start price w no reserve.  I have also reduced multiple others.  Of course I always have my gallery open on ebay where you can find just the right full price ( yet still much lower than physical galleries ) painting for over the mantle ;-)  Click here to visit one of the studies that is on sale this week.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Art in the Square at Utica Square

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 I will be set up in front of Pendeltons and Starbucks at Utica Square.  One day only sale where all paintings are marked down and all demos and studies are drastically reduced.  Come visit me!  If you are a student looking for oil painting lessons this is also a great time to see if the way I paint might be the direction that you wish to learn.  Painting lessons each week at Zieglers.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Head 'em off at the Pass

I live near one of the best western art museums in the country.  My favorite paintings there are the ones that are night paintings.  In the background you can see one.  Since I am an Oklahoma girl now, I figured I needed to have at least one or two cowboy/Indian themed paintings.  This one will be for sale at the upcoming Utica Square Arts in the Square next weekend, October 7th.  
If you want to bid on this prior to the physical sale Click Here

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Shows upcoming in Tulsa... The Artery ( The feminine in Art, and Art in the Square at Utica Square

Utica Square's show:  I will be in front of Star Bucks and Pendeltons on the first Saturday of October
Artery show:  Sept 21-the month of October
A sampling of work you'll find:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Artery in Tulsa " The Feminine in Art"

These are a few of the paintings that I am considering for the Feminine in Art show at the Artery