Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saffron Finches 2


The other beautiful Saffron Finches.  Photo of Brad Pederson.
This is a 12"x24" stretched canvas, mixed media.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saffron Finches 1


I came across the beautiful Saffron Finch photo of Brad Pederson and had to paint it. (with permission).

This is a 12"x24" stretched canvas, mixed media.

Monday, August 11, 2014



24"x30" stretched canvas.  Maybe have a shot of espresso and look at it again.  :D
To get the whole piece photographed, you lose a lot of detail.

So, here is a section detail:


Friday, August 1, 2014

sakuma sota marionette rose

A rose by any other name...another marionette by sakuma sota.
5"x7" oil on masonite.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Simple Cherry 2

My second pass at this cherry. 
This one is a 5"x7" oil on canvas panel.  (thanks for the photo Will!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

sakuma sota marionette 2 (No strings attached)

Another sakuma sota marionette, used with permission (thank you!). 
It is 4"x5", and I omitted the strings!  I know, not a marionette without the strings...but I just loved his pose and decided to leave them off.  Because I could.  :-D

Thursday, July 10, 2014

sakuma sota marionette rabbit

4"x5" acrylic on masonite
A bit of an odd size...another cute little marionette, hand carved by Sakuma Sota and used by permission.  Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


This is a 20"x20" request for Grace, and I thought her name was also perfectly fitting for this painting.  :)


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

PB&J #27 (DPW Challenge Entry)

Paint a PBJ sandwich? Yup, done it 26 times before. Answer an ABBEY RYAN's PBJ challenge? I'm shaking in my boots! But here it is. #27 in all it's jelly goodness.

5"x7" on masonite.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

sakuma sota marionette

5"x7" acrylic on masonite
A cute little marionette, hand carved by Sakuma Sota and used by permission.  Thank you!
Sakuma Sota has a bunch of adorable, quirky little marionettes I will be painting a series of...


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

"HUMMINGBIRDS" 30"x30" Diptych

Two 15"x30" gallery wrapped 1.5" canvases, with no need for framing.  Ready to hang.
Green-breasted Mangoes and Long-tailed sylphs, reference photos by Linda Robbins Mazurek Hummingbird Addiction Collection.  (thank you!)

=>AUCTION on DailyPaintworks<=

Sunday, June 1, 2014

20" x 20" Giveaway winner!

The winner is Grace W.   This painting was not chosen for the giveaway, but since then, "Renew" has been sold.  You may choose to have a custom piece with the color(s) of your choice.   Order a 20"x20" in your colors...just shoot me an email.


Sunday, May 18, 2014


30"x24" stretched canvas.


My all time favorite!  And if I said that about another piece, this one replaces it as my fave.  :)