Snowbird


Beautiful red Cardinal Birds searching for food in fresh fallen snow. Brings back memories of home in Virginia where they are celebrated as the state bird.

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Chicken


Golden brown feathers glowing in warm sunlight made for a fun little study.

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Shelley Blue Cup with Roses


One of the most beautiful patterns of china. I love the shades of blue as it compliments so many objects that I enjoy using in still life settings.

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Water Lilies


A perfect day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where these water lilies lay floating in the shallow water just waiting to be painted. It was a peaceful, slow day, and I was able to sit…

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Watermelon


This was a study to see how bright I could get the flesh of the melon and retain the juicy texture. A dark brown background helped add to the freshness.

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Pear and Grapes Study


I was drawn to the rich colors of the pear against the dark background. The glass was amazingly easy to paint so I decided to include glass in several more paintings just for the fun…

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Buster


– 14×11 oil on canvas –  Buster is a sweet furry friend that lives across the street. He keeps an eye out his window watching for the moment that I might appear with a tasty…

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Peach Carnations


– 11×14 oil on canvas –  Pairing these lovely pale peach carnations with the first blooms of my snapdragons made a combination that called for a painting.

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Star Bunny


– 8×6 oil on panel –  Star Bunny has been a treasured friend for my sweet granddaughter Katie for many years. He needed to be painted to preserve the wonderful memories.

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