Monday, December 8, 2008

Majestic Morning

24 x 18 Oil on canvas
Painted in 2008

My sister is opening a healing resort in Hawaii and volunteered to hang some of my paintings. This is the fourth in the series. Although I have only visited the island once, the abundance of flowers overwhelmed me more than any of the other natural beauty.

Polynesian Paradise


16 x 12 acrylic on canvas board

Painted in 2004

I had such fun learning how to paint water to “flow”. My nephew stood in the river and photographed this for me. I love the way the fog envelopes the background hills.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Glimpse of the Mountains
16 x 20 oil on canvas

Painted in 2007

Mountains, mountains, mountains. We are surrounded by mountains here in Central Oregon and no matter which direction I face, I can see them.

Serene Copse

$1828.00 + shipping
24 x 18 Oil on canvas

Here in Central Oregon, we are surrounded by a variety of trees and we seem to look past them to the distant, spectacular vistas. After painting many mountain views and having the trees as secondary focal points, I thought it was time to give the trees their due.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fall Shed

$1803.00 + shipping
24 x 18 acrylic on canvas

This is one of my favorite sheds, once again as my hands took over, the scene seemed to change and trees appeared in the background. I love the way the colors came out and the light and shadows make me happy.

Winter Bridge
$616.00 + shipping
14 x 11 acrylic on canvas board

Painted in 2003

Shadows are such fun to play with. I love the difference between the bright sunshine on the snow and the deep shadows cast by the trees.

Happy Chickens


20 x 16 acrylic on canvas

Painted in 2004

These chickens appeared as s surprise to me on this canvas. Once again it seems my hands and heart had a different focal point for this painting. My head had picked out the cows peaking from the barn. Oh well, what does my head know?

Our Family Farm


24 x 18 Acrylic on canvas

Painted in 2007

I grew up on a small family farm in Kansas and have such a tie to the land. I seemed to be filled up with old barns and sheds, painting a glimpse of a life gone by. This is my rendition of our family farm.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hollyhock Farm
$1083.00 + shipping
18 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas

Painted in 2004

Because of their profusion of growth, Hollyhocks were planted all over the small family farms. Some were planted to hide waste areas, some were planted just for their beauty.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shades of Fall


$691.00 + shipping
14 x 11 acrylic on canvas board

Painted in 2003

This is a very serene farm tucked into the forest in Washington. I love it when the builders positioned the barns to hide in the trees.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Spring-time on the Farm

$843.00 + shipping
16 x 12 Acrylic on canvas

Painted in 2006

I am so impressed with the wonderful color show that Nature has to offer us. It seems that spring is bursting forth from this canvas. The trees may not be realistic replicas but I am pleased by the soft spring colors.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fantasy English Cottage

$250.00 + shipping
14 x 11 acrylic on screen

Painted in 2006

My husband often states that if an item doesn’t keep moving, I will paint on it. This is but one example – this is a piece of window screen that just had to have my English Cottage painted on it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winter Home

$1035.00 + shipping
20 x 12 acrylic on canvas

Painted in 2006
This is another old building, just smaller and with a feathered tenant.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Garden Girl

$432.00 + shipping
12 x 9 acrylic on mat board

painted in 2005

Oh my garden! Living on the high plateau can be a challenge to gardening. We only have about 3 months of growing season, so I paint pretty flowers. They will last much longer.