Coco


It’s hard to resist painting a Maltese. Coco is energetic and very intelligent with a very sweet personality.

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White Rose Study


Always a lovely subject and a challenge to capture the subtle shades of color that one has to search intently to find.

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Golden Pear Study


There is just something about a pear that makes it a joy to paint. Maybe it’s the rich colors, or the curves of the unusual shape, or how it can be placed next to other…

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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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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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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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