Friday, May 29, 2015

Wisconsin Wildflowers

My family and I can look down our backyard into this spectacular view of wild flocks. Of course I had to ride my bike around to get closer views of what I think is this most amazing display we've had in years. Being up hill and looking down into the greenbelt, it truly does looks like a river of wildflowers.

12x16 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lion Around

I couldn't be happier with this guy--love the looseness and the visible brushstrokes. He was painted on a black gessoed canvas, with bits of black showing through. 

20x20 on 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, May 18, 2015

Three Babies

We have been so in awe of nature at work with this awesome nest and three baby robins. All of us especially love watching the mother and father bring in the worms. We have been trying to figure out how they know who to give the next worm to... The strongest, or the hungriest? Sure would be interesting to track it!

Anyway, three babies in one nest--wow. Can some of you relate? 

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Elephant in Grays

I have been on an elephant and octopus kick, painting larger again too. Just when I think I've found my niche, I'm off in another direction! Just enjoying the ride!

This one was painted on a black gessoed canvas, like most things I've been doing lately. Nice and loose with fun bits of the black peeking through.

20x24 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas

Friday, May 8, 2015


I remember the days when all I used to paint were elephants! Beyond thrilled to say that this painting came to me the same way as my previous post--completely organically. It is so loose and I had the best time painting it. It's taken me about two years, but it kind of feels like I've come full circle with this one.

20x24 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, May 4, 2015

Red Octopus

This painting was one of those that just painted itself. There is nothing more enjoyable than loosing all thought and just letting it happen. Wish it would happen every time I painted--maybe it does eventually. It's pure bliss.

After painting this, I realized it is completely meant to hang in my brother's new home. Hope they love it!

20x20 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas