Monday, May 25, 2015


My husband and I were dining outdoors at Sam Snead's Tavern in Savannah.  I kept looking across the parking lot at the large pond and golf course.  I was hoping to spot an alligator which I didn't (however, I did see one in my ditch the next day but that is another story).

After we had finished our meal, I wandered over to the pond, enjoyng the beauty of the three rare yellow sarracenia plants.  I heard a bit of noise and saw the most beautiful black swan.  I was fortunate enough to capture several photos.

All night I dreamed of painting her and so I did.  I am quite pleased with the painting.  It moves me.

Once I have an ace photo, I will upload to my websites.  But here is a fairly good representation of the painting:

Miss Savannah
24 x 30
Acrylic on Canvas

The purchase price is $850.  If you'd like to buy it, contact me here.  I will upload the painting to Fine Art America where prints, canvas and metal prints, phone cases, and pillows may be purchased.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Showy Gourd Blossom
8 x 8

I have pumpkins and gourds growing in my garden.  Both plants sport the most beautiful yellow blooms.  I could not resist painting one of the gourd blossoms.  After all, they will be gone soon, won't they?

I will tell you that this was a difficult painting, mostly because of  the photo I took!!!  One of the days, I will buy myself a nice DSLR camera.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

New Painting: Purple and White Pansy I

Purple and White Pansy I
11 x 14

Pansies continue to bloom here in southern Georgia.  They do quite well in the fall, winter and early spring.  But soon the subtropical heat will be too much for them.

I think about flowers and flora a lot.  I'm endlessly fascinated by cultivated flowers and even weeds. What I really love is the effect of sunlight on flora.  And I want to capture those fleeting effects because they do not last.

Today, I took photos of my pansies and though the light did not provide great contrast, I managed a beautiful painting after all.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Savannah Square in April
24 x 30
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The Savannah Historic District is home to 24 "squares" that are absolutely breathtaking in April.  No matter the time of the year, Spanish moss gracefully drapes the live oaks that line every street and square (squares are a minipark).

The photos I took as we drove through the District were taken from a moving car.  The area was thronged with tourists, making it impossible to stop, and I hear it is that way year around.  I live about 45 minutes from Savannah and plan on becoming intimate with its most beautiful features.  And to paint en plein air (outdoors and on site) of course!

Savannah is a magical and beautiful city.  I highly recommend a walking tour.  Bring your camera, park in a garage, and stroll for hours.  Don't forget the ghost tours!