Sunday, December 7, 2008

December "Celebration" Juried Show

Hooray! My Red Nude is in a show! Along with Jolie, at the Grandview Gallery, Atlanta. I was beginning to think nobody liked it. But it got in! Woo Hoo! I'm so excited! This is a very interesting (and stressful) time. With the holidays alone things are crazy, but I'm staring a new job tomorrow! So I apologize in advance if there is a long time between posts. But let me say again, I'm so excited!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Moment of Passing Chaos

This is one of my latest works. It was a real struggle to get anything I liked out of it. (Please forgive the poor image quality.) It is called A Moment of Passing Chaos. It is oil on panel, 16 x 20 in. $1000. It is very simple compared to a lot of my work, but the peice itself went through so many changes. It was even sanded down at one point. It has a complex history to go with it's complex meaning. I'm sure there are many people that won't appreciate it; but even if there is only one person in the world that loves it, it is worth all the effort.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Ultimate Wish

Well if you're wondering what in the world to get me for Christmas, or birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Labor day, whatever; look no further. Here it is, my ultimate wish. The Art-Boards Art Storage System. Nevermind the fact that I don't have any space for it, I'd move out my bed for this thing. It's AWESOME!! Of course the website doesn't list a price, which probably means it's way over my budget. But a girl can dream.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Red Nude

This is one of my favorites! It's called Red Nude. It's 24 x 36 in oil on canvas. $2500. It was once described as "really hot," and I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately I haven't yet had the opportunity to show it off. Hopefully it will make it into a juried show soon. Otherwise I'll just have to keep it in my bedroom. (Not that I mind that at all.) It hangs just opposite of my bed so I can look at it all the time. It's gorgeous.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Fish

This is my painting The Fish. It is my husband and his sister as kids. Below is the picture I used. The painting is oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 in. $1100.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A word on Oil Pastels

Recently I decided to try my hand at oil pastels. I had some lying around from my college days, but never used them. I must say, I hated it. Kudos to those who use them and love them. You have more talent than me. I found it to be an awful muddy mess. I'll stick with my oil paints, thank you! I've seen some pretty amazing works with oil pastel, though. I think it is a beautiful medium.
Just not for me.

By all means, try them for yourself. To each his own and all that.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Swamp Veins

This is Swamp Veins. It is 5x7 inches oil on panel. This little puppy was rejected for at least half a dozen shows before it finally made it in one, and it took third place. Just a little reminder to KEEP TRYING!!! Things will happen if you are persistent.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This is a portrait of my daughter Jolie. Yes her hair is really like that. Actually now it's even worse, some nine years later. For me this image totally captures her personality. From the little smirk to the death stare to the crazy hair, this is Jolie.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fine Art America

You can now find me on Fine Art America!
Community for Fine Artists and Fine Art Galleries

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This is a painting I did in college. It's still my favorite. Even though my daughter has drawn on it with crayons and it's warped and scratched up, it will probably always be my favorite. I call it Ideal. It's approximately 5ft by 3ft. Oil on luan. And no it's not for sale, never.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is by far the largest painting I have done. So far, anyway. It is over 6 1/2 ft long and 2 1/2 ft tall.

It's not for sale because it belongs to my mother. I painted it especially for her kitchen. It started out as one large beach-scape, with seagulls and seashells. After a few years of that, I decided I could make it much more interesting. I was looking at a lot of comic books and really liked the way the images were laid out. So I applied the idea to landscapes. I love the way it turned out.

This painting was in a show called BIG. It was all works over 6 ft. One young man attending the reception took one look and said, "Now that's good." I consider that to be better than an award.

As I mentioned, this painting is not for sale. However, I do have plans to make giclee prints of it, one day. Because of the size, it will be costly to get a high quality image taken. But it is most definitely on my list. I love this painting so much, I feel I must share it with many people. Sorry mom.