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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

something about a dog...

12 x 12 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so saturday i visited "the venue" gallery in bloomington...  he had sold a few things and i needed to regroup.  i mentioned that i'd done a bulldog painting for joe's school and when he saw it he encouraged me to get going on some other doggie stuff.  that's all i needed! - very energized, i began searching for some fun reference material and i think i came up with some good fodder! this guy is probably a saint bernard..and i may still tweak him a bit but he's the first.  more to follow!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Babe in the Woods"

18x24 oil on canvas
i painted this from an old photo..this is a very old-fashioned little girl...i don't know if she's lost in the woods or just hanging out but she was fun to paint.  i'll be taking this one to the carmel midland gallery.  

Saturday, October 20, 2012


24x12 oil on canvas
i found this old, very ornately framed mirror in an antique shop and had to have it! - it's been sitting upstairs along with a million other old frames - most of them very strange sizes which makes it difficult...i either need to stretch my own canvas but who can find a stretcher bar that's measured in quarter inches?? i just asked my good friends at Brand's to cut up a piece of untempered masonite into several odd sizes and slowly i will work my way through these frames!!  fortunately for me, though..this cool mirror was just the right size for this ballerina! - this will also go into the midland gallery in carmel.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


24x18 oil on stretched canvas
so i've been going around and around about what to name this.  my hubby thinks she looks young and so he suggested the name lolita...anyone remember that movie? i can't decide where to put her - the carmel midland is more of a family-oriented gallery and the downtown midland is a bit know....she's not exactly nude but i'm thinking maybe downtown for her!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Resurrection"

24x36 oil on canvas
so we're sitting here in the kitchen and my hubby is playing all this stuff on IU basketball on his computer.  we've been through so much over the last several years and we're starting to come together.  i painted this for coach crean after we beat kentucky in december of 2011...what a night!!!!!..i put it on pinterest and it's been repinned several times so i think people are enjoying it! - i have giclees available in several sizes.

Friday, October 5, 2012


20x16 oil on textured canvas
this is an image i've wanted to paint for several years...i decided to use an old canvas that i'd severely much so that it looks like the painting has been broken into pieces and put back together again...the subject is very sad...i thought the title should be "broken".  this will be hanging in the midland gallery in a few weeks - probably the one downtown on michigan street.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

bulldog for buter lab

12x12 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so my grandson joe goes to the butler lab school in indy.  they're having a fund-raiser in november and i thought this would be a fun thing to do for them.  i really enjoyed painting this..i may even do a series of dog paintings.  i've been busy getting some stuff ready for the galleries in indy and will post stuff in the next few days.