Category Archives: Medium

“Blue and Yellow” Best of Show

I’m so pleased to share that my watercolor “Blue and yellow” won the “Best of Show” award in the North Hills Art Center’s Member Show earlier this month! The center director messaged me to ask if I would be attending the opening and at that point I wasn’t sure, but they generally don’t ask unless […]

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North Hills Art Center Members’ Exhibit Submissions

It’s been a busy week for my artwork! Along with working on a couple of commissioned works and getting ready for Rock the Quarry and Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, I dropped off submissions to the North Hills Art Center annual members’ exhibit to benefit the nonprofit West View Hub which offers a variety of […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at the Window

This is my one and only (so far) acrylic painting featuring a cat. Here’s the story of “Namir at the Window”. And you can sign up for a free account on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net and choose a free matted print of this artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Sunset, Moonset

Sometimes the moon follows the sun over the edge, especially as it did this summer evening after storms cleared. The lower sky was layered with clouds in all colors, wispy, puffy blended as if I’d put my finger up there and moved the pigments around. the half moon had risen earlier in the day and […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

Now that I know more about Mr. Sunshine’s immediate future, I decided to feature Sunshine again in this month’s desktop calendar with another favorite sketch. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Summer Back Road

“Let’s go for a ride!” Back in the 60s in homes with no air conditioning, a mid-summer car ride on a country road with all the windows open was a real treat. Funny how just riding around and looking at things was a regular form of entertainment, even in the early days of television. Ice […]

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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The Resurrection Painting, for Easter

For the past few months I’ve been working on a multi-painting commission for a special friend. She wanted her own set of paintings of the mysteries of the rosary, the life and times of Jesus and his mother Mary, and some of her favorite Bible verses, of course including “The Resurrection”. My friend wanted a […]

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Emerging Spring

Though I’ve already walked the early spring woods barefoot, cold and overcast, rainy and even snowy weather persists. But damp and overcast are the days when the spring woods look like this, the heightened intensity of color, dense shadows and mist among the trees. A scene tucked away along my favorite trail, I’ve visualized this […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. Read more about Bandit and how I created his custom commissioned portrait […]

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