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Friday, September 26, 2008

Strawberries and Sugar

This study is 6"x6" and was painted this Tuesday as a demonstration for my class.

Thank you for looking!!
"Strawberries and Sugar" 6x6 oil on canvas
$100.00 plus 10.00 shipping

Thursday, September 25, 2008

True To Texas

Another plein air piece which was painted near my home in Spring, Texas. The buildings behind the hay bales are part of an old home-place that belonged to the Benfer Family. The Benfers are part of the German heritage around here-the first settlers in this part of Texas. I met Mr. Benfer before he sold this property to Faithbridge United Methodist Church. The buildings are still standing, at least for a while behind the church and you can drive back into the property and paint in a safe and very quiet atmosphere. I remember the day that I painted this. It was sunny but a bit windy and so I hid behind the church's bus which was nearby. Anyway, it was a good day and is a good representation of the way life used to be. Sometimes I think I was born too late! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Blessings for today-

"True to Texas" 11x14 oil on linen panel Please email me at if you are interested in this piece. It is framed in a very nice dark frame. This is a gallery piece. The price is $1145.00, framed.
Shipping and insurance on this piece is free.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunny Day in Provence

This painting was a plein air piece done in the streets of Gordes, Provence France during my recent trip. When I look at this painting, it reminds me of the great time we had. This painting was the day after the workshop and the students had gone home. Elaine, Johnyne and I went back to Gordes and we had some sun even though the wind was like a hurricane. No pun intended. Thank you for visiting!

"Sunny Day in Provence" 10x8 oil on linen panel
500.00 plus 12.00 shipping

"Sunflowers" 10x8

This was a study done for a larger painting. I've had it for a while and even though it is an 8x10, would love to sell it. It's a very nice piece. The larger painting was accepted into the Salon International show and is now sold.

Thanks for looking.

"Sunflowers" 10 x 8 oil on panel
100.00 plus 11.00 shipping by Fed Ex

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rodeo Days

Hi again. I am back. Well the last week and a half has been pretty eventful. I never realized how precious a commodity like ice is! Particularly when you can't get it!! Well our power is still off at our home after hurricane Ike but we were blessed in the long run because our neighbors just south of us were hit hard. We in north Houston were pretty lucky considering. We had a lot of trash in our yard, minor damage to the house, nothing serious. I finally have power at my studio now so I hope to get back to work soon. The bad thing is, (or good thing) I am leaving for Europe in one week, October 1-17 so won't be posting during that time either. But I will be putting new work up starting tomorrow until then.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Begonias 5x7

Friends, This will be my final post for at least a week, maybe longer. I live in Houston and we are still out of power as of September 18, Wednesday. We are okay though and blessed to not have been affected by the hurricane as much as our neighbors. Our prayers and thoughts are with our neighbors in Galveston, Treasure Island, Crystal Beach and Bolivar.

This little painting is a 5x7. The price is 100.00. If you are interested, please email me and I will be checking my messages online as much as I can. I am at the present time at my church powering my laptop.

This painting is sold! Thank you Sandy! 832.640.7131 (my cell is working part of the time)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Country Meadow

"Country Meadow" 6x8 oil on panel

I did this little study last spring. I am wishing for those days right now as we are sitting here in Houston waiting for Hurricane Ike. I might be able to post something tomorrow. I just don't know yet. It's supposed to start raining manyana. If it gets bad then I won't be online. I spent an hour in line at Kroger today getting groceries and water. Yuk. I don't like hurricanes and plan to move. Yes, next year hopefully. I am not sure about anything right now except one. I am thankful that I have a faith in Jesus. Sorry if that offends anyone but it's true.

Anyway, this painting is going to sell for 100.00 plus 10.00 shipping. If anyone is interested, please email me and I'll save it for you.

Thank you for viewing my blog! God Bless.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Strawberries Romanov

"Strawberries Romanov" 4x6 oil on panel
This is a little creamer that I have had for a while. It's an antique and German I think, hand painted. It is so delicate.

My friend Elaine sent me the following recipe hence the name of this little painting which is $75.00 plus 7.50 shipping (unframed)

Strawberries Romanoff: Mix in a medium bowl: 1 cup sour cream, 6 T brown sugar, 2 T Cognac. Beat until Thick: 1 cup heavy whipping cream gradually adding 6 T of sugar. Gently fold the two mixtures together. arrange in a glss bowl with approx. 4 c strawberries (washed and sliced. Leave a few whole as garnish. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Just Roses

A dear friend of mine brought these roses to a workshop that I was teaching in one of her mom's old depression glass vases. You know those green transparent kind they don't make anymore. I think our moms used to get these dishes inside soap boxes. It's a small painting, a 9x7 and even though it's very losely done, I've always liked it myself. This painting is about a year old. If I don't sell it, I'll just keep it.

Thanks for looking!!

"Just Roses" 9x7 oil on canvas panel
$125.00 plus 10.00 shipping (unframed)
If you are interested in this painting, I have a wonderful little frame for it and would be willing to sell it with the painting for additional cost. Just email me at

Monday, September 08, 2008

Provence Color

I brought this little ceramic cream pitcher back from my trip to Provence. These are true "Provence Colors". I plan to paint this little guy again soon but here is the little study that I did a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks for looking!!

"Provence Color" 5x7 oil on panel

Summer Color

Hi Students,

Here is the demo that I did last week. I finished it even though I have not felt well this week. Now I think I have a sinus infection. I am falling apart. I did do a daily painting today but will post it tomorrow if it doesn't stink! :)


"Summer Color" 9x12 oil on linen panel

Friday, September 05, 2008

Summer Reds

I started teaching my regular class again on Tuesday and haven't posted anything in a couple of days because I fell that day on my backside and hurt my neck! Ouch!! But, thanks to my dear sweet jewel of a friend Elaine Monnig who gave me a massage yesterday, I feel so much better. Anyway, I had purchased these beautiful gala apples for the class to paint and so decided to do a smaller version of the demonstration I did that day. I'll post it later. I love to paint apples because you can really get some sharp geometric shapes going if you decide what color each individual shape is. I love to paint these thickly to give them lots of substance. I picked this little red basket up at the goodwill store. They have lots of great goodies for really inexpensive prices.

"Summer Reds" 6x6 oil on canvas (unframed)
125.00 plus 10.00 shipping

You can purchase this little painting safely and securely online with paypal and use your credit card! Blessings all-

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Last spring my husband went to his parents "home place", a century home that has been in the family for over 100 years. He goes out there to mow, have some r & r from the stress of life, to just chill out. Sometimes I go with him. Riding a riding mower is strangely therapeutic. :) Sometimes I paint. Sometimes I mow. Sometimes I sit.
My husband came home with these bluebonnets. He always says, "I got you something from the gettin place". Well, he's from East Texas. It's sweet.
"Bluebonnets" 7x5 not for sale (right now anyway)
Thank you for visiting my blog for mindless chatter. :)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Rose Study

This is a quick painting done with the roses that I had purchased for the larger work posted recently "Summer Sun" 20x16 which you can view by scrolling down.

"Rose Study" 6x6 $100.00 plus $10.00 shipping unframed

Thank you for looking! 8326407131

This painting is Sold! Thank you Julie!