Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Little Cutie

"I love to take in the good whenever I eat an orange. I have at least two a day, so I get an opportunity to experience this moment often. As I break through the skin, I gently close my eyes and breathe in the sweet scent. I hold that pleasure in my mind and think about how I am the first person ever to see inside this orange and taste its fruit..." Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Was inspired, and I just happened to have a bowl of little cuties. :)

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Farmyard Fowl

Have been enjoying painting large, nice and loose with some bright pops of color.

24x24 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Unpretentious Pumpkin

This is the same pumpkin I used in previous painting with a flower arrangement. It's quite small and modest, but has a beautiful stem. If a pumpkin can look elegant, this one sure does!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Monday, September 19, 2016

Elephant Rear

Went and looked at my Paintings file and this is the 19th elephant that I've done! This one was created for the Daily Paintworks "Elephant" challenge and I decided to have some fun with color and also decided to go for a rear view. The photo for this painting was provided by friends Wade and Sheena Hanson who have given me many great photos from their trip to Africa.

24x24 gallery wrapped canvas 1.5" Profile

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beer Flight

The beer culture has really taken off these past few years. It's fun going into a liquor store and selecting craft beers or ordering some favorites from restaurants. This flight was from a great place in Milwaukee. No decisions necessary!

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Clipped a bunch of zinnias to make little arrangements for painting. Such fun--great colors!

6x6 and 9x12 on 1/8" museum quality panels

Monday, September 12, 2016

Still Summer...

In my mind summer is officially over once school begins. Maybe it's the teacher in me? However, when temperatures are in the 80s with 90+ percent humidity, it still feels like summer!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Friday, September 9, 2016

Late Bloomers

These are some late bloomers from my garden, including cosmos, black-eyed-susan, and some perennial alliums.

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

Went to the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee this summer. There were vintage seltzer bottles all over the place--in the lobby, the bar, and in their adorable little boutique. These were set up on the window casting a beautiful glow.

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Garden Gifts

Both of the items in this painting were gifts! My mom gave the flower bouquet from one of her large hydrangea plants, which look even more beautiful as they've started to dry out. The pumpkins were clipped from our next-door neighbors vine. They recently moved, so it's bittersweet!

This paintings puts me in a TINY bit of an autumn mood, but just a bit!

9x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Saturday, September 3, 2016

For My Salsa

We only had one tomato plant this year and it didn't do very well. Luckily my mom had many varieties of plants producing and was more than willing to share. Many amazing batches of salsa were made this summer! Is there anything as delicious as summer tomatoes?

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wisconsin Peaches

This is the first time I have ever seen a peach tree in Wisconsin, and in my own town too. My son and I were on a bike ride and we had to get a closer look. We quickly got off our bikes in disbelief! The owner came out and I asked to take a few photos of her beautiful tree. She then offered us to pick some--what a generous person! A real peach! :) They were delicious too.

(2) 6x6 and (1) 8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel