Wednesday, June 23, 2021


PUG 18x18" oil on linen  SOLD

This was great fun. My two boys, while getting on in years, so am I, are still here and still perfect. Raz is having some problems that might be terminal, but he's such a little minky and doing well.

Anyway this client has her other Pug hanging with this and thank goodness, she is very happy with both.


 SUGAR HIGH TOO 24x24" oil on linen IN PROGRESS


K...I'm havin fun! For some reason, my guess is a combination of a few reasons, I'm finally painting the way I see it in my head! I've been besotted with artists online and have some favorites I follow faithfully and have learned so much! 

Patience is the most important new attitude to try on and it's fitting! This is far from finished, still lots to do, and my friend's is coming along beautifully! I mean really, I'm working and posting. WTH?






















PINECONE SOUP TOO 16x20 linen on canvas AVAILABLE

This is our first effort together. In explaining to my friend my process, she has been willing to change just about everything in the way she works. However, I am and she is as well, very aware of keeping her style and not allowing mine to influence hers while imparting the tricks and pitfalls I've learned over the years...since 04, actually. 

Anyway, clearly I'd love to post her version as well, but I don't feel that's my place. This is between the two of us and I'm making my work public because I'm just so damned thrilled to be excited about working and, surprise, surprise....extremely happy with the results.

 The second one is next! Again...who knew? 

 Who am I?


















COMIN IN HOT  36x24" oil on linen SOLD




Was gonna name this PARENTING 2020, however the subject matter christened it COMIN IN HOT when he saw it...and he was only three at the time. A really cool kid. 

 Anyway, I think I'm back.

 So...what's new? Not a lot goin on since I last showed up here right? Enough said. And that said, I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected. Strange times.

Anyway, I have been working on and off, mostly off, but recently something happened that well, changed everything. I've made some very good friends thru art on the web and one in particular has become my very very close friend. Being an artist herself, the support and praise, not to mention the wisdom and kindness she exudes, kept us in contact on a somewhat daily basis.

 A few months ago, having seen some free lance work she did, I decided to ask if she might be interested in learning what I know, that being only what experience has wrought and taught. She said yes and we have just started our second painting together. 

Suddenly I can't wait to get to the studio! And when I do I stay! Haven't felt this excited about art and creating since Tim was here. My self isolation, never a good idea, again proven to be not cool. What a difference. We do lessons on video thru an app and I'm learning as much if not more each time!

We'll see. I mean I've claimed many times to be back and then disappeared, but so far, and the honeymoon phase is just about over, we are both focused and dedicated.

Who knew?