Thursday, November 24, 2011


A toast is in order! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope we all have something in our lives that we are truly thankful for.

I am eternally grateful to everyone and I thank you for viewing my work and for leaving the wonderful and supportive comments that have done more to inspire me than you'll ever know.

I am incredibly thankful for this online artist community that I feel a part of. Despite the enormity of the blog-world, I feel there is a warm, sincere and welcoming intimacy here—made up of kind, gentle and giving people who share the gift of art, creating and life with each other.

And I thank you so much for being there.

Ok, yeah, one might detect the faint aroma of cheese in the air, but it's very sincere cheese I can assure you.

Himself is home on vaycay and happily a good number of sale paintings need to be prepared for shipping so posting a new piece of work or work in progress might take a few days. I haven't gone underground.

Again, thank you and I hope everyone enjoys their day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Please see post below for purchasing information. Feel free to
contact me by email with any questions.

Thanks so much for dropping by.


Touchdown! 24x36" oil on canvas $300 plus shipping


Just in time for the holidays! Who wouldn't want bugs for a gift?
Still need to make room for a new office and new work.

Honey, I'm Home!  20x20" oil on linen $100 plus shipping


Lady In Red Too!  24x36" oil on canvas  $400 plus shipping


Man Down!  36x12" oil on linen $250 plus shipping



Morning Waves  24x36"  oil on canvas $650 plus shipping


Thursday  16x20" oil on canvas $125 plus shipping


Gray Skys  12x24"  oil on board  $100


Thank so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


$50.00 each or $85.00 for two

The sale continues. Click here to see some larger canvases on sale
that are priced to move!

Just email me if you see something you like.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


16x20" oil on canvas $350


It's challenge time again! This month the choice was mine. I was stumped but finally settled on asking everyone to paint whatever they thought best represented "wisdom" to them. Then of course I didn't know what to paint. I'd taken this reference photo from the tube recently and thought that this gentleman's face was etched with, among other things, a definite indication of having gleaned some wisdom from his years on the planet.

I tried painting him with a minimum of strokes, keeping the paint thick on my brush and putting color in quickly. No smoothing here. Then something dawned on me. Remember that "Obvious List" I posted a few weeks ago? Well, I've got two more points to add. I've wanted, of late, to paint thickly. I thought, as I began this yesterday, it might be a good idea not to use the Liquin! Gee Suz...ya think?

And, if I wanted to use less brush strokes, it might work out if I....well...used less brush strokes!! Nothin' gets by me!

Also, while my grandfather looked nothing like this man, one always imagines one's grandparents to be wise. He never allowed us to call him Granpa, insisting on "Jo-Jo" instead. As I get older, even without the possibility of grandchildren, I now understand his wisdom in this request. Anway, I am reminded of something he was always repeating to us young ones whenever we appeared to be getting a tad too big for our britches. He would cock his head to the side, put is finger up and say..."Remember...just when you think you ain't!" I think that was very wise advice indeed.

Please enjoy the groups interpretation of wisdom:
 Helping Hands

10x8 oil on panel
©2011 Robin Cheers

"Morning Watch -The Innate Wisdom of Animals"
6x6 inches, oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre
"Seek and You Will Find"
Original oil on hardboard, 8"x6"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin

Friday, November 11, 2011

THE MUSICIAN still in progress

24x24" oil on canvas work in progress

I'm bugged out. This caught my eye in the storeroom. Ya know when you spy a canvas that you haven't worked on in a while and you get this great feeling, like when you just got home from a shopping trip with your mom and you had a brand new set of crayons and a new coloring book? No? Well, it might have been a different set of art related circumstances, but I think you know what I mean.

Anyway, it's got a ways to go but it was a fun day. One of those days when you work without judgement, fear or insecurity. Nice.

Thank you to each and every person who has ever served in the armed forces. And thank you for stopping by, enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


8x8" oil on cradled hardboard

And, here's Doug. He's just your average bee. Dependable, good natured—unless pheromones indicate otherwise or course—faithful and hardworking. Dutifully brings the honey home to the wife and kids, family day and chores on Saturday, football on Sunday with the occasional side trip to Home Depot to keep the hive in tip top shape. He's even nice to his mother-in-law.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, November 4, 2011


8x8" oil on cradled hardboard $85


Ok, I'll admit it, I'm hooked on the smooth surface of the hardboard. Benny's made an appearance here before but I thought he deserved an encore, a smoother sailing encore shall we say. Why Benny? Haven't a clue. He's just got that Benny vibe and since he wasn't very forthcoming with information about himself, I thought I'd respect his choice to remain aloof. Wouldn't want to make him angry.

It's Friday! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.