Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wild Strawberries

It is with pure anticipation that I paint these strawberries. I enjoyed painting this first one so much, but definitely have not gotten it out of my system yet! More to come. :)

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I think this photo was taken in late summer because the tree has berries on it. Not sure if this is a serviceberry or some type of crabapple? I just love how nestled in amongst the leaves the robin looks, and also happy to have seen the robins already this spring.

8x8 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Painted this for my mom from a photo she took while in Hawaii. It looked like a challenge! I love the debth and light in the painting--the clouds were tough for me.

8x10 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I could paint flowers every day right now--and who could blame me really?! My kids wanted me to paint an eagle... I went with lilacs instead. :)

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Friday, March 20, 2015


I'd like to start out this post by thanking all of you for looking and for following my blog. This is such an incredible journey for me, and each painting is a new lesson in learning. I can't imagine doing anything I love more. Thank you :)

Bluebells are another one of my absolute favorite flowers. They will always remind me of our family friend Lisa--got my bluebells from her son's yard. There is no grass there, only bluebells. Heaven.

10x10 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Alliums are one of my favorite flowers to grow and paint! I had a lot of fun painting this one nice and loose with brush.

8x10 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blue Wildflowers

This is the very first flower that will pop up in my yard in early spring. Apparently it is an invasive flower, but ours are growing in a place where nothing else does. I am always thrilled to see a carpet of blue leading down my yard into the greenbelt and know it means the wild phlox will be next. Yay for spring!

6x8 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sphinx Hummingbird Moths

This is the second time I've painted this amazing memory, this time with brush. Two summers ago the hummingbird moths were all over our zinnias. We would sit and watch them and I was able to capture about 20 photos, tough to do since they move so fast!

6x6 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Coneflowers are definitely one of my favorite perennials. The striking combination of oranges and pinks make them really stand out in a garden. I love how they seem to bloom for so long, and when they seed the goldfinches just sit on top like the flower head is a little table. 

8x8 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

6x6 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Monday, March 9, 2015

Red-bellied Woodpecker

This handsome guy is out on our trees or suet every day--at least I think it's the same one! We have a few different varieties that come into our yard pretty regularly. This one is my favorite though.

8x10 on 1/8" Museum Quality Panel

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Edge of Dusk

The process for painting this was a dream. Every once in a while you get one like this, that just flows so easily from start to finish. Love that!

"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away."- shing xiong

8x8 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Wisconsin River

Went canoeing on the Wisconsin River for the first time last summer. It was literally my version of the perfect day--family, friends, nature, adventure... We hope to make it an annual tradition.

6x6 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas