Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I've been out-of-town for the past week or so, busily sketching and working out compositions however.

The following painting, "Savannah Mood," is the second in a series of ladies in hats.  I am enjoying drawing upon my Southern Belle heritage in designing these latest works.

How romantic it would be to wear a big hat, high heels, and sit naked in a garden or field whilst sipping champagne and indulging in rich chocolates!

Savannah Mood
20 x 16

Detail, Savannah Mood

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Painting: LA PETITE MORT

La Petite Mort
20 x 16
acrylic on canvas
The first in a series of ladies in red hats...or at least colorful hats.  I'm trying to sort out all of the ideas.  Ha!!!

I did not use a model for this painting.  I am gifted with a bountiful imagination.  Observation never hurts either.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

New Painting: AN EASY MEAL

Cardinals do come for dinner at my cozy cottage nestled in the forest.  However, this little scarlet gem was painted from a floral prop I bought.

I am now on a mission to buy as many different kinds of little birds as I can and create a charming tale for each one.

In this story, the young cardinal finds a packet of sunflower seeds.  Hence, an easy meal.

An Easy Meal
8 x 8

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Painting: Gnann's Azaleas

Azaleas are blooming in southern Georgia.  Some neighbor's have thousands and some have azaleas as tall as a home.  The colors are incredible!  My neighbor's yard looks like a park.  I had to paint it.

Gnann's Azaleas
8 x 10

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New Painting: Stream Study at 8:15 am

I live in a Georgia pine forest and this little stream is across the road from me.  I enjoy studying it throughout the day.  At certain times of day, it is an emerald on fire.  Other times, a quiet sapphire greets me.  It is always fascinating!

Stream Study at 8:15 am
7 x 5, acrylic on canvas

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sold: Denyse's Lavender and The Rose Shed

Congratulations to collectors, Denyse and Mary Anne, respectively.  Great choices to adorn your home.  I know you will enjoy these little gems for many years to come.

Thanks again for purchasing my artwork.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Painting: SHY DAFFODIL

Shy Daffodil
14 x 7

This jewel was very enjoyable to paint. The glass jar was amazing with all of the nuances of color and light, an impressionist's dream.

The light changed on me as clouds rolled across the sun.  The unstable lighting condition made the daffodil a challenge to paint.  My job was to keep things appearing to be simply painted and not overworked.  I memorized the light patterns as our Star ducked behind the clouds.

The daffodil began to move, fleeing from my paintbrush and eye, hence, "Shy Daffodil."

The beginning bid price is $85; the buy it now price is $100.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Drawing: After Leonardo da Vinci

While I am in the midst of creating and figuring out a troublesome daffodil, I thought you all might enjoy one of my very early drawings after Leonardo; this was executed in 1987 or so.  Obviously the same model Leonardo used for the Mona Lisa.  Don't you think?

An artist cannot copy the Masters nearly enough.  I often copy da Vinci and Rubens.

After Leonardo da Vinci - conte crayon and charcoal

Friday, April 3, 2015


I continue to explore lavender.  I love the lavender fields of Provence and their scenic beauty was in my heart as I created this painting from my imagination.  A wonderful work of color and light was the result.

To purchase or view:

Afternoon Lavender Field
10 x 10


A friend, Denyse, conducts lavender workshops.  She loves lavender and so do I.  I use lavender oil in my bath, spray lavender on my pillow, am growing lavender, and make lavender bath bombs.

I envision a wild garden overrun with roses, sunflowers popping up and lavender as the star.

To purchase or view:

Denyse's Lavender
8 x 8


Japanese Plum Blossoms
7 x 14 on canvas

I have always loved flowering trees, especially plums, cherries and peaches.  And I have wanted to paint such lush beauty.  Thank you for the inspiration, Tess.

Congratulations to the collector, Miss Julia.  Great choice!

I will make Japanese Plum Blossoms available as prints and gifts soon.