Monday, April 18, 2022

The little creek on our land

 The little creek on our land is running now and is crystal clear as it usually is. This time of year phlox are growing at the edge of the stream and all along the railroad track… Or what was once a railroad track and is now just a pretty green path through the woods. I have been in the habit of doing little 6 x 8 plain air sketches of all of the seasons of the creeks and the land. This one is actually a little larger and is an 8 x 10 on board  

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Mayfest and Liggett studio shows

 First Friday and upcoming mayfest show

I am excited to be part of a group show opening on first Friday in April at AHHA. I will be showing some of my plain aire paintings of the land and a couple of larger pieces.  I am also part of a group show at Liggett studio in Tulsa that will end around the same time this one begins. The show at Liggett studio is “she makes art.”

Saturday, January 15, 2022

House concert with Jesse Aycock an John Fullbright.

House concert with Jesse Aycock an John Fullbright.  So many of you already know that we do house concerts at a friends house which happens to be a church down the road apiece. This is John Fullbright with his band including our son, Jesse.House concert with John Fullbright and Jesse Aycock on lap steel and guitar 

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Sunday, December 19, 2021

A commission

Last month I was asked to create a painting from a photo of this sweet little boy. I combine several photographs to create this piece.

Our traffic circle with mosaics and metal sculpture


Years ago I was asked to create a traffic calming device. We had had a lot of trouble with speeders through our neighborhood and we got permission from the city to create an obelisk at the entrance to our neighborhood on the southside and a traffic circle, a roundabout on the north side. On the roundabout Caryn Brown, a mosaic artist in town, Lisa Regan, a metal worker, and I got together and created this piece. It is been here for around eight or 10 years now and I decided that it was time to paint the metal so that it could be more easily seen from the street. So this is the piece now. 

Sunday, November 21, 2021


 Sold this weekend At Liggett Gallery 

Monday, November 01, 2021

Revisiting an older painting

Every now and then I pull out an old painting that needs some freshening up. I took out a couple of other elements of this painting that were some papers underneath the book and just reworked and left one of the papers  I added another layer of paint to the painting with the billowing clouds. I thought the landscape beneath them was a little bit too dull.  This painting is all about the clouds above, for sure but I needed a little bit of sprucing up below as well.  Both of these paintings are on auction on my eBay gallery but I would welcome any offers through this site.

After Dan Gerhertz

 This is a painting I did after looking for inspiration on the Internet. One of my favorite painters is the American artist, Dan Gearhart‘s. I first saw his work at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa Oklahoma years ago and admired his use of color and his beautiful brushstrokes. Sometimes the best way to learned someone’s technique is to use a painting of theirs and closely observe their techniques. It may not be quite as easy for those who haven’t painted before but this keeps me from having to travel long distances and pay a lot of money for lessons with the masters. What I ended up with is my own version of this painting. Just a note of caution you should not sell these pieces if they are after a living artist andThey should always be marked with the words after, in this case, Dan Gerhertz, and then your own name, or copy of..,,..and then your name

Jillian and her cat. SOLD!

This pretty girl lives down the street from me. I asked if I could borrow some photos of her to play around with on a cold and rainy day. Her sunny smile brightened up my day.



Claire SOLD!

This painting started out with an idea from Richard Schmidt, a photograph from a friend of her daughter, and a photograph that I took on the Hughes ranch near Bartlesville Oklahoma. I incorporated all three into the finish painting


Larry’sHouse SOLD!

 This was a commissioned painting of my friend Larry's home.  He asked me to include himself, his dog and if I could squeeze his cat into one of the flower pots he would be happy.  This is what I ended up with... thanks to my husband who posed on the front steps for me.

Friday, August 20, 2021

SOLD! Winter house


SOLD! Richard


SOLD! Jared fishing


Sorry to say goodbye but happy they’re going to good homes

  Sorry to say goodbye but happy they’re going to good homes. these are a few of the paintings that have left the studio to find loving homes  

Thursday, August 19, 2021

I still life in honor of my mother


I asked my mom several years ago to write me a little essay on one day in the life of her as a young girl.  She was supposed to tell me what she saw, smelled, felt, and heard.  I think she did a great job.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Landing in a Lucky, Loving Home...

 This wonderful patron of the arts just purchased several more of my paintings from my ebay auction site.  She just sent me a photo of each of them in their new home.  One is pictured w another painting that I did not paint.  

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Working on a piece for the commemoration event of the race massacre on Black Wall St., Tulsa

  Working on a piece for the commemoration event of the race massacre on Black Wall St., Tulsa