Thursday, December 23, 2010


Instead of painting the last few days, I have been working on these collages for my 6 year old twin granddaughters, Sophie and Elizabeth (aka Little Miss Sunshine and Sweet Pea). I got them finished just in time to take with us to Dallas where we will spend Christmas with the little cuties. Actually I fear they would rather have a stuffed animal, but these are something I have wanted to do for a while. Jack is after me to get packed up and on the road at this moment but I wanted to post them before we left. Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sampler of Fall Colors

I pass this scene every day on my way into Fredericksburg from our place. The trees on the left change with the seasons. They are bare now, but go through so many colors from spring to fall. I like to paint them often. I wish I could take my portable easel out to try then en plein air, but I would have to either stand on the road or in some tall grasses. And who knows what might be in the tall grasses!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Early Fall at Tierra Linda

A month ago I took a workshop from Ian Roberts. This is one I started en plein air and then embellished back in my studio. The fall colors were really just starting. I wish I could go back and paint it again today because the colors would be much different.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Little Red Barn in Sandwich

About two years ago we were passing through Sandwich, Massachusetts on our way to The Cape and I happened to see this as we were whizzing by. I made Jack turn around and go back so I could take a photo of it. The sun was really hitting the front of the barn. I just got around to painting it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just Up The Road

This group of trees was budding out this spring when I painted this. I still don't know what kind of trees they are. But I thought the bare branches were very interesting. I continue to struggle with getting good photos of my paintings. I cannot get rid of the grainy look.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Country School House #1

In our county there are a great number of country schoolhouses that have been restored and maintained. This is one that is several miles up the road from us. My goal is to eventually paint them all. I think there are more than 20.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

True Blue

Yet another bluebonnet painting! They were everywhere this past spring. Actually, I am not particularly fond of most traditional bluebonnet paintings because I think many of them tend to get too "dotty" with lots and lots of blue and white dots. So maybe this doesn't even look like bluebonnets. But it is the way I saw it without my glasses!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Red Boat and Red Barn

I posted this painting (or a version of it) last week. When I looked it on the blogsite, it bore little resemblance to the actual work. I so took it down and tried photographing it in many different places and lights. I hope this looks better than the last attempt. I did make a few changes to it also. It is from a photograph I took several weeks ago when we were on a canal cruise in Copenhagen.

Friday, September 10, 2010


These cows were taking a break after a morning of heavy grazing.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Colorful Field in Spring

I painted this several months ago but just got it photographed. Actually, I have tried to photograph it many times, but I haven't been pleased with the outcomes. I still do not have the process perfected and would welcome any hints you might have.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blue River

I did this in late April when the bluebonnets were in full bloom. People who have lived here forever say it was the best in 50 years. The ranch where this was painted was absolutely covered in bluebonnets. It was spectacular!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010



My son in law had a birthday in July and since he is a hard to buy for guy, I painted him this picture of his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Jake. I think he is pleased.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This is a place just down the road from us. It was a beautiful morning when I painted out with a few friends.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

First Cutting

There has been just the right amount of rain for the farmers to get an early cutting of hay. It looks like there will be another one, too