Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dead Nettle, Dandelion, Lettuce, Arugala Salad. First of the season

Celebrating the seasons first few salads and fresh mint tea.  Salad with lettuce grown in a cold frame over winter, dandelion greens, dead nettle flowers and wintered over arugula.


Vintage Pitcher and Egg

I had a new student last week and rather than scare her away with a complicated still life, I set up a very doable still life for her while the rest of the class finished up a very difficult one.  This is for auction this week through ebay at a very low start price of $40.00 or buy it now for $150.  To bid click here
Here are both paintings:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tango in Tulsa

This is one of my favorite paintings, maybe because I love the dance... Anyways it is on auction this week on ebay.. hate to let it go but willing to send it off to a good home.  Want to adopt it? bid here

Oh, I almost forgot, I have a painting on auction this week starting at only one penny.  click above, enter into the ebay site and click on my other items.  What a steal!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

a penny auction!

Every now and then I take a sketch and start an auction at a penny.  It brings people into my ebay gallery and  hopefully will get them shopping there.  This was a painting done after a trip to France where we stayed at a friend's abby where she was celebrating 25 years there.  What a beautiful place.  Anyways this is a painting of the lavender fields that lead up to the abby which is bordered on the other side of the road by a huge field of poppies and then an almond grove.
To be the first to bid, click here

Friday, March 21, 2014


One of my favorite subjects to paint is the Oklahoma sky.  You can't paint Oklahoma skies forever without including at least one tornado.  This is a tornado that I actually saw ( it was a little further in the distance when I saw it )  We pulled off the road just long enough to snap 2 photos and then high tailed it on out of there.  I have painted its portrait a couple of times.  To bid on one of them click here 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In the beginning....

Spring Garden
I have left over lettuce from the fall, Kale, Arrugala, Spinach, Onion, Garlic, too.  In my perennial garden I see Salisify, Mint, Parsley and will see soon.... Asparagus.  I have my fingers crossed on artichokes.  I have planted turnips, artichokes, lettuce, spinach, onion... and even peppers, and tomatoes which I will cover it it gets too cold. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Red Roses on Terracotta

This painting was painted after picking some roses out in the back yard and putting them on the kitchen table.  Normally I wouldn't think I would like red and orange together but I was struck by how pretty those flowers looked against the terracotta walls in my kitchen in mid afternoon.  I had to paint it.  This is on sale now in my ebay gallery.
To Bid

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cowboys and Indians

Cowboys and Indian Toys fight it out in this still life.  My students wanted to kill me after this painting.  I set this up for my first year students.  I never know what the skill level is going to be and try to set up something that isn't too "girly" when I have guys in the class, so I thought I was doing pretty good with this one.  Unfortunately the complicated still life made them very nervous as most of the students had never picked up a paint brush before in their lives... so it was kind of like survival of the fittest... We lost one along the way and the rest of them learned a thing or two :-) .... although they hate my guts...
To Bid
To Blog

Saturday, March 08, 2014

My friend, Louise had made me 2 birthday cakes in my lifetime and on both times they were so pretty ( and delicious ) that I thought I would paint their pictures.  This is one from last year's cake.  I experimented a little with pallet knife as I buttered on that frosting.  THIS year's cake is on auction and you can even bid on it here!
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Some great music to listen to while you paint

My son, Dylan is owner of Scissor tail Records here in Tulsa.  Although his home base is here, his artists hail from around the world as do his followers.  He choses music that is very easy to listen to (not to be confused with " easy listening " music found in elevators and dentist offices... Yikes!)
Check his collection out at

Honoring our grandmothers

Several years ago I lead a weekend painting workshop at Gilcrease Museum.  What fun I had going through the shareable archives there and hand picking some things to include in a still life that I did w my group.  I wanted to do something that centered on what our grandmothers might have had in their possession back in the day.  No Barbies back then for little girls ( notice the dolls ) and I figured my grandmother ancestor ( and Scott's ) would have a working knowledge of the forest, what you can eat, and what to use for medicinal purposes.  Anyways.... This painting is on auction this week through my ebay gallery.