Painting 56 of 99

While on a trip to Chicago last month with our church’s youth group, I was really struck by the creative passion of the people we worked with in the city. And the city itself–free outdoor symphony concerts, movies, statues and Read More …

Painting 55 of 99

The kids are back in school. The new Fall schedules are entered into Google calendar. The beach towels are stuffed away in the linen closet to collect dust for the next 9 months. (sob) Back to my regularly scheduled releases, Read More …

Painting 54 of 99

At long last–another piece in the series! This is a mixed media painting on 16 x 20″ gallery wrapped canvas (5/8″ deep). Easy size for an open frame, or hang as-is. This was inspired by all the beautiful perennial flowers Read More …

Painting 53 of 99

I’ve had a few more requests for barns, so thought I’d take another whack at it. This time a weathered, unpainted barn, and closer up. This is 16 x 20″ acrylic on traditional gallery wrapped canvas. Let me know what Read More …

Painting 52 of 99

Today’s piece was a fun exercise in getting to paint some landscape elements I haven’t done before. I decided to keep to a traditional style while learning something new. 18 x 24″ acrylic on 5/8″ gallery wrapped canvas. To purchase, Read More …

Painting 51 of 99

18 x 24″ mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas. This piece is a composite of a few different reference photos. I added in the couple and chose subdued colors except for the pop of red on the umbrella. Look for Read More …

Painting 50 of 99

Painting 50 marks my halfway mark, so insteadĀ of listing the piece for sale, I did a give-away for Facebook fans and newsletter subscribers. Thanks to all who entered and for your continued support as I enter the second half of Read More …

Painting 49 of 99

Trying out both using the natural wood color with these cradled wood panels for a brighter look, and some more water and sunset practice. Tried out a fun splatter technique on the sand as well! It’s possible I have summer Read More …

Painting 48 of 99

18 x 24″ mixed media on 1.5″ deep cradled wood panel. Walnut finish, no framing required! This one had me messing with color and making adjustments more than usual. I’ve learned through this series that nothing is final until I Read More …

Painting 47 of 99

Another 18 x 24″ cradled wood panel. This time with a walnut stain! I really love the natural patterns and visual texture from the wood grain, so I made sure to preserve some of that through til the end. The Read More …

Painting 46 of 99

I am really happy with how this one turned out. For one thing, I used an 18 x 24″ cradled wood panel for this piece, and was able to let some of the wood show through as part of the Read More …

Painting 45 of 99

Trying to work on more boats and really get water perfected. I am eager to get some photos this summer of boats in TC for future pieces! 14 x 18 acrylic on 5/8″ canvas. To purchase, visit my Etsy shop! Read More …

Painting 44 of 99

Breaking more new ground–an Appaloosa horse! 14 x 18″ mixed media on canvas panel. I used texture and hymn pages as a foundation to give a more interesting final piece. To purchase, visit my Etsy shop! If available, it will Read More …

Painting 43 of 99

14 x 18″ acrylic on 5/8″ canvas. This was another study I did with an online course on landscapes. Really wanted to take a whack at getting those sunbeams you sometimes see coming through the trees in the forest. It’s Read More …

Painting 42 of 99

16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas board. I was inspired by a painting I saw that used bright red leaves by the water and tried my own version for today’s piece. Pretty happy with how it turned out. Also, an Read More …

Painting 41 of 99

Breaking more new ground. I haven’t done a waterfall since high school art classes, but had a few requests for one on my Facebook page. Learned some new techniques today! 14 x 18″ gallery wrapped 5/8″ canvas.     To Read More …

Painting 40 of 99

Learning some new techniques for boats today and enjoyed the fun perspective. 12 x 24″ gallery wrapped 1.5″ canvas. To purchase, visit my Etsy store! If available, it will be the first listing when sorting by “most recent.”

Painting 39 of 99

Trying to mix it up–two 11 x 14″ stretched canvases for this piece today. These can be hung side by side to create the scene, without framing. To purchase, visit my Etsy store! If available, it will be the first Read More …

Painting 38 of 99

This is a result of me wanting to practice water reflections and something more dramatic for the sky. I also got in some new script brushes which make things like grass a breeze. 11 x 14″ mixed media on canvas Read More …

Painting 37 of 99

Trying out more landscaping fun. 11 x 14″ mixed media on birch wood panel. Hymn pages still show through some on this one, which I was excited about. To purchase, visit my Etsy store! If available, it will be the Read More …