Little Diva ~ portrait of my daughter

Little Diva ~  8″ x 10″ oil on panel It’s wonderful, and amazing, how your children so completely steal your heart forever. I am in love with them like nothing else! I could paint them every day, they’re so incredibly beautiful and inspiring to me. I know that I see them through mommy goggles, andContinue reading “Little Diva ~ portrait of my daughter”

The Red Shawl — BC2Africa Project

The Red Shawl – 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas $425.00 I painted this one a few weeks ago, but I didn’t post it until now because I can’t get a good picture. It still looks quite glarey…(is that a word;)?) I was experimenting with painting really thick, like, slamming the paint on with a palette knife thick. ItContinue reading “The Red Shawl — BC2Africa Project”

Her Very First Day of School

Her Very First Day of School–for Sketchbook Project It was her very first day of school, waiting for the bus.  She’s clinging to her big brother’s hand.  She’s only four, but here we have full time pre-school. I kind of thought four was a bit young for full time and was of a mind toContinue reading “Her Very First Day of School”

Read Me a Story

Read Me a Story — 8″x10″ oil on canvas You’ve all seen this image before, if you’ve been following, but I loved how the sketch turned out so much that I wanted to turn it into a painting. This started out as a color study, but I ended up liking where it was going, soContinue reading “Read Me a Story”

The "Old-Time Hat"

The Old-Time Hat — 8″x10″ oil on canvas NFS This was my son’s favorite hat for a while. We got it at Barkerville, an historic gold-mining village in Northern B.C. where they re-enact the history. He loves it there, and he calls this hat his “Old-Time Hat”. This is another painting I finished yesterday inContinue reading “The "Old-Time Hat"”

Festival Days

Festival Days 8″x10″  oil on canvas panel NFS This is one of my most recent paintings. When it comes to painting, lately, I have been very discouraged and uninspired. I had a really busy summer doing shows and teaching workshops, and as good as that sounds, it really took something away from my art andContinue reading “Festival Days”