Friday, December 29, 2006

"Pickled Cucumbers"

Acrylic on 8" by 10" gessoed masonite. Today was another cold, cloudy, rainy day. I decided to paint something that was warm and colorful to counteract the dreary day. We were thankful for the much needed rain.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

"Safety in Numbers, Pins"

Acrylic on 6" by 6" gessoed masonite.

It's good to get back to work after the holidays.


Monday, December 18, 2006

"Bur Sedge Again"

Mixed Media on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite. I don't believe I'm finished with this one yet. It is a continuation of some work I've done that explores beautiful weeds in a post Eden time. Why is there so much beauty in our world? and in the most unexpected places?


Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Star Glass"

Acrylic on 8" by 10" gessoed masonite. I grew up using small glasses like these. I think they were sold containing shrimp cocktail, or maybe it was pimento spread or something else exotic. The blue and white scarf is a Vera design. I collect vintage scarfs and I like her designs the best.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Big Garlic"

Acrylic on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite. This painting is in my Etsy store. Sorry about the previous post that somehow uncropped itself and showed some of our mantle.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Snapdragons in Old Bottle"

Acrylic on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite. There are certain reds that are impossible for me to capture in paint. I wish you could see the actual snapdragon's velvety color.

Monday, December 11, 2006

"Green Depression Glass, Grapefruit"

Acrylic on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite. I enjoyed painting the shape similarity of the grapefruit sections and the facets of the glass plate.


Friday, December 08, 2006

"Blue Willow"

11" by 14" acrylic on masonite. This is larger than my other daily paintings so far. I had a head start on it since it was an abandoned beginning from a few months ago. I love to think of the blue willow story of star-crossed lovers whose souls turn into birds and are finally able to be together. So many versions of this story that we get to eat off of and drink out of!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Green Depression Glass With Lemon"

Acrylic on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite. My mother has always had green depression glass and I grew up loving it too. It makes a wonderful light collector and refractor.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Acrylic on 6" by 6" gessoed masonite.

We have quite a bit of candy on hand for making gingerbread houses and peppermint bark. It is painted approximately life size.

Monday, December 04, 2006

"One Out of Three"

7and 3/4" by 7and 3/4" acrylic on gessoed masonite

This was fun to paint! I had seen several other daily painter's versions of packaged candy, and it made me want to try. It makes me think of a Janet Fish painting of packaged bananas. (one of her early paintings) She is an artist who has influenced me quite a bit.


Thursday, November 30, 2006


Acrylic on 8" by 8" gessoed masonite

It's been a while since the last post. I've been enjoying a visit with family over the holidays. I guess I had gotten out of the rhythmn, somehow this little painting took more than a day to resolve. Painting can be a very mysterious process in that way; some flow quickly and others require some agonizing time.

Friday, November 17, 2006

"Detachment With Love"

Acrylic on birch panel, 48" by 24"
I'm posting an older, large painting as a bit of a filler. I can't get to the studio today and the last small painting I did was not worth posting. This was the first painting I did with layered images combining drawing, painting and collage. It's a process I am still excited about and hope to explore with some of the daily paintings too.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Honey Jar"

8" by 8" acrylic on gessoed masonite

I bought this local honey from the farm supply store. I thought it was great that it said it was from mesquite and catclaw. It's good to back in Texas. The jar is an old one that a friend had found in the basement of their old house.


"Pair of Pears"

8" by 8" acrylic on gessoed masonite SOLD

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Acrylic on 8"by 8" masonite.

The pink and white cloth is a favorite of mine. It reminds me of one used in a great still life by Matisse. Years ago at a yard sale, I had admired this cloth under a woman's things she was selling. She whisked it out and insisted on giving it to me. That was a very nice moment. I think the pink and red together in this little painting create an unexpected combination.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


11" by 14" acrylic on stretched canvas, framed in a contemporary style black wood frame.

"Two Teapots"

14" by 18" acrylic on stretched canvas
This was so much fun to paint. Though moss roses aren't a typical cut flower, I wanted to capture their limber stems and the combination of red and green in the stems and leaves. I am always on the lookout for buying blue and white dishes. (Thrift stores, estate sales) These are fun for me with the windmill scene and the castle on the back one. They must have been souveniers for some one long ago.


acrylic on 8" by 8" canvasboard
I love the structure of grape vines- It is such an ingenious system.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"False Solomon's Seal"

40" by 60" acrylic on canvas

This is an example of some of my larger pieces. It's done on two canvases. The overlay drawings are derived from weeds. ( Not for sale)

Monday, October 23, 2006

"Hungry, Thirsty"
8" by 8" acrylic on canvasboard

I've done a lot of paintings with glasses, spoons and forks. I like how they look and also how they remind me of the capacity I have to be a vessel and a consumer. SOLD

Thursday, October 19, 2006


6" by 6" acrylic on gessoed masonite board

This little box was a souvenier from Holland that I gave to my grandmother when I was eighteen. Twenty five years later, when my grandmother died, I was given back the box with my original note inside.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


"Strawberry" 8"by 8" acrylic on gessoed masonite

I love to see what's on the inside of something. It seems like opening a present when cutting into a piece of fruit or a vegetable.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"Daisy in Pitcher"

acrylic on gessoed masonite, 8" by 8"

My mother gave me this little vaseline glass pitcher a few years ago. I love the yellow and green shimmer of it. SOLD