Wednesday, July 27, 2011

KYA #11/50

6x12 oil on canvas sold

Kya, a long hair calico, lived to be 18 years old and she adored her owner, Ethan. One of Kya's favorite activities was seeing the world from Ethan's vantage point...that is on his shoulders and even the occasional piggyback ride around the house...but only on Kya's terms...kind of how she lived her whole life.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MISSY #10/50

oil on moleskine journal nfs

Missy for Ann Rogers and our Texas Moleskin Round-Up. Missy was a much loved family pet, so loved that to this day, her framed photo sits on Ann's bedside table along with her children's photos. Painting loved family pets that have passed is always rewarding, usually the photo references I have to work from can be a little problematic. I must thank Ann for the old and fuzzy snapshot, anything for a sweet friend. :-)

Monday, July 25, 2011


8x8 oil on canvas panel

Although I have not been posting, I have been painting...many more of these to come...The studio is almost finished and I've learned a lot of information I'll probably never need to know again. We've had triple digit temperatures for 24+ days now, so some minor details will have to wait for cooler weather, but move in for me might just happen later this week! I'm also posting this little painting on Some Texas Artists Like to Paint for July's theme: Upside Down.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


8x8 oil on canvas panel
Or perhaps I should call this one, "It's cool to hold your pet chicken".

Friday, July 8, 2011

NOAH & LUNA #7/50

8x8 oil on canvas panel
I hope #7 speaks for itself!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


8x8 oil on canvas panel
Maggie Mae is one smart dog. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her loving family; however, while her family is at work, Maggie Mae has adopted the family next door. By day, she receives and delivers all kinds of affection to a family of 3 little boys and 1 little girl. By night, her loyalties belong with her family; good going Maggie Mae, you're living the good life.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

MISS 68 #5/50

8x12 oil on moleskine nfs

This is Miss 68 painted specifically for Sharon Hodges' moleskine over at Texas Moleskin Round-Up and #5 in the 50/50 series. Miss 68 belongs to friends of ours, I don't know what I like better, the amazing hospitality when we visit their gorgeous lakehouse in Corsicana or the bevy of bovines grazing outside our bedroom window! John has a wonderful variety of cattle, including some of my favorite longhorns. His cattle approach him easily making it a wide eyed adventure for myself and my camera toting husband. I hope you like cows as much as I do, Sharon.