And the winner is… (results of my print give-away contest!)

317 petals later… my painting of downtown Greenville, SC was finally completed. Thanks to ALL of you who guessed the time it would take to paint the flowers in this bouquet. Of the 60+ guesses I received, one person came within 30 minutes of guessing the correct amount of time. And the winner is… Sue […]

The most wonderful time of the year (Pansy Season!)

I love pansies! What I love MOST about pansies, is that they are hearty in Zone 7,  which  — by no small coincidence — is exactly where my yard happens to be located. Yesterday I treated myself to an hour at our local greenhouse. It was worth the rushing around both before and after, just […]

Happy September! Enjoy this Spider Flower Calendar

The Spider Flowers have been blooming for months now… mine are actually looking pretty scraggly right now. The flower in this painting was actually growing in my yard last summer. I painted it as a contest entry and it was actually chosen! The original was purchased by CountyBank here in Greenville, SC and it’s hanging […]

A Camellia Calendar for you… (happy new month!)

Although the Camellias aren’t in bloom right now, this painting is a preview of what’s to come later this fall and winter –assuming you live in Zone 7 and are lucky enough to live near some kind-soul who planted a Camellia bush. To keep this ever-blooming-blossom on your desktop, simply click on the image above […]

July is here! (new month = new calendar)

If you enjoy flowers, why not download this desktop calendar for the month of July? Simply click on the image above. Click here to read about the inspiration for this painting on my web site. (You can also purchase prints of this painting through my web site too!) Below is a short movie which shows […]

A cute little card brightened my day!

My friend Bess sent me a card yesterday. Leave it to Bess to have a fun stamp on the envelope too.  Much to my surprise, I opened it up to find one of my old paintings on the front of the card. Which made me smile! (I think this is actually the very first sunflower I ever […]

So much beauty to share

My  blog-fast is officially over, but where do I even begin? I guess I’ll start by saying that I gave up my blog for Lent, mostly because I’ve realized over the last couple of years that the “success” of my painting career often teeters on the brink of becoming an idol in my life. So […]