October 1. Sunflower 1.

The first of FIVE Sunflowers. Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea. While some people might think it’s a good idea to paint “a” sunflower, for some reason I felt the need to paint FIVE. Those who know me well, will heartily agree that this is pretty much the story of my life. I just looked back though […]

And then there were ONE…

What started out as a series of FIVE sunflowers, is now a series of ONE. Yesterday I said goodbye to my old friend “Sunflower #4.” She was picked up and taken to live with her new family in Greer, SC where I think she will be very happy. So for now, it is just “Sunflower […]

Skytop Apple Orchard (Another Conspiracy)

Happy Birthday! I was commissioned to create this painting as a surprise birthday gift. It’s inspired by photos I took while picking apples on the most beautiful autumn afternoon. If you haven’t been to Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC it is worth the trip for the panoramic mountain views.  To read the story behind this […]

Shipping a big orange poppy

Summer’s Over so I’m back in my Beloved* Studio! First order of business… shipping a BIG ORANGE POPPY giclee print. (This came after ordering the print from Milwaukee, ordering the stretcher bars, stretching the print, and then packing it all up for the UPS man.) I hope my new collector from Charleston likes it! *Beloved: […]

Who’s got my paintings?

As I look back on 2010, I’m so thankful for the many people who bought my oil paintings this year. Here’s a public declaration of my gratitude to these fine folks with such excellent taste in art. 🙂 “Thank you for liking my art enough to make space for it in both your homes and […]

Merry Christmas, Mary!

My oil painting called “O Christmas Tree” is on its way to the Midwest today! A long-time collector of mine bought it as a surprise for his wife. I think it will definitely brighten up their winter. 🙂

Pretty, yellow walls… (“mt. tam Part 7)

My business has seen better days (and weeks, and years.) The economy has wreaked havoc with my sales during each and every one of  the juried art shows I’ve done this fall. I’m seriously questioning whether or not I should continue painting, and wondering how I will stay in business in 2011. But then I […]

my cupboards are bare

Why aren’t there any wet paintings in my drying rack today? I had a client come this morning to pick up the three commissioned pieces I painted for him in August. It looks so empty without those three paintings, but Ron was really excited about them, so I know he’ll be giving them a good […]

“shoreline view” finds a good home!

While we were visiting my family in Milwaukee a few weeks ago,  I had the privilege of selling another painting to one of my long-time collectors! Dave picked up one of my newest oil paintings called  “shoreline view” while I was on vacation in Wisconsin. I first met he and his wife Stacie while doing […]

Done! “shoreline view”

“Shoreline view” is the sixth in a series of six oil paintings I recently completed. The series was called “WATER” and for simplicity’s sake, I was referring to each painting by a number. So if you’ve seen posts on “water painting #6”, here’s how it finally turned out. If you go to the in the […]