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Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Boxer Puppy"

8x10 oil on canvas
so i was trying to get everything framed today...and of course.found some things I needed to tweak a bit..i am so damn tangential...i was on the floor of my studio cutting some backs for my paintings and saw this canvas that I had was a perfect excuse to do another boxer puppy painting..i did a little 6x6 one and someone stole it right out of the downtown midland...must have been a dealer..they now have cameras all over the place..thanks to here's my second attempt and I  like this one even better!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

finally got outside to take some pix...almost frost bitten..."Waiting in the Wings"

30x30 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so this is my ballerina painting..i had some fun with this one...this is also going over to the venue in Bloomington..big opening next friday night!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Photo Finish"

40x30 oil on gallery wrap canvas
this is one of the large horse paintings I've done for the gallery walk in blooming on the's coming up quickly and I've been busy busy!..i'm going to head over there later this week to take some work and check out the space to see what all I can hang...

Monday, January 27, 2014

new "love one another"...not quite done

so this is still in need of some work..i painted this years ago from a photograph my father-in-law found..but I wanted to try it in a square format..which I've really been loving lately...when you photograph a piece, you can really see past what your eyes should have told you all along..back to the drawing (painting) board tomorrow...see if you can see the differences....

Sunday, January 26, 2014

i truly have been painting...

this is another image I've been working on...I think I've finished all the really big stuff and now i'm working my way through some smaller things..i only have two weeks left..actually less..for my gallery walk in Bloomington..starting to get a little angsty...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

started another..

so I found a great image of keith smart's final shot to beat Syracuse in 1987...I wanted to do this for my show at the venue in Bloomington...just getting started...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

did a painting today...

30 x 30 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so i finished up one horse painting today..i think...haven't taken a good pic of it yet..snowed again and i can't photograph outside...but i thought i'd give this a try..i'm running out of days to get all these ortiginals done so they can dry..i may need to tweak this but i'm pretty happy with how it turned out...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

another large painting in the works

so this is my newest derby painting....lots of glare of course and lots more to do...we got our new freezer today..just one of many things that have conked out around here in the last few weeks...I guess that's what you get when you live in a house as long as we have...does that make us "old"???...NOT!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

another derby painting...just a start...

24x18 oil on stretched canvas
so it's not that I haven't been painting...we've just had a lot of stuff going on with the house and with personal stuff....all is well now and this is another horse painting I've started...I think i'm going to like how it turns out...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

6x6 oil on panel
been really busy and trying to keep up with leslie's 30 in 30 challenge...a bit behind...

we've had some stuff going on...and some ballerinas...

oil on gallery wrap canvas
so we have had some stuff!!!...with all the cold weather last week..we had our electricity cut off for a while..only a matter of  hours but it lead to our freezer conking out in the last day or two...our pipes burst under the kitchen and no hot water for a while..but that's here's another painting i've done for my upcoming openings..some pretty ballerinas waiting in the wings..can't decide what to name it exactly...

Monday, January 13, 2014

starting another fun painting...

so this is going to be FUN!!!!'s not as big as the derby painting ..this one is 30x30..and i'm very happy with the beginning...I also did a small painting of some fancy shoes but after I photographed it, I saw some things I need to fix..funny how that works sometimes...had a very productive day..doing house stuff...walking the girls..and ending up in the studio...that's a good day...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

getting close...

36x36 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so I think i'm sneaking up on this...I need to photograph it in natural light..(outside) far i've only taken pix in my can always see thing that need to be fixed when you take a photo and use a fresh yes..i see some things i need to work on...but that's the fun of it, right???

Thursday, January 9, 2014

such a day...

no paintings to post today...this is the 43rd anniversary of our engagement and we are still standing!!!..broken pipes, no water, no heat, no electricity ( a few days ago), workmen in the house all day..(and thank god for that)..I think we are finally on top of things and we are happy happy!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

day 8...

6x6 oil on panel
so this is day 8...also my youngest granddaughter's 8th birthday....thought i'd do a little horse painting in her honor since she is really into horse-back riding...

sneaking up

so I'm sneaking up on this...photographed in my studio so there's a glare...but I also see some things I need to work on...this is so much fun...we're talking about maybe doing a little five painting since i'll be in Bloomington...maybe I haven't mentioned but I am going to be one busy little gull (jimmy- speak, my aussie son-in-law)...first of all, I was asked to do a one woman show at the southern Indiana center for the arts..(started and funded by john mellencamp and housing many of his works..many just prints) this will be for the month of march..with an opening right before the big ten tournament...we may not even CARE about the big ten tournament when the time rolls gallery in Bloomington, the Venue, asked me to be their feature artist for the first Friday gallery walk on February 7th...and they want all originals and some large i'm's a fun busy...but now our house seems to be coming apart at the seams..yes the house is 45 years old..but I was talking to a client in boston today who lives in a brownstone from way, way back...all of a sudden, the gas fireplace in the kitchen is shot..the ice maker is shot..we have no hot maybe the water heater is shot..we have no cold water in the kitchen so maybe the pump is shot...are you seeing a pattern here???...we went out for a whirlpool..(still working) but I closed the fireplace screen extra tight...could you just see the house burning down while we were licking our wounds in the spa???....actually right now this all sounds many people at this very moment would love to have a house falling down around their ears...(i'm remembering the homeless people we saw in new York city in November...) forgive my ramblings....i'm just happy i'm able to do some good with the paintings I donate!...gleaners, for one...and if you haven't heard of gleaners...they do remarkable work...all will be better in the morning....

Red Onion

6x6 oil on panel
so this was day seven...I really wanted to get going on my big horse painting which i posted yesterday...can't wait to get back at it...sometimes, when I have something really fun going...i actually paint in  my sleep...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

working on a VERY LARGE derby painting...

so this is a large painting in progress...I love to do the stages are easy to see..this is 36x36 and it's in preparation for two openings I have coming up...


we've been without power since sometime in the middle of the night...very cold in this house!!..57...back on now and slowly warming..this is day 6 of the 30 in 30 challenge..yesterday's painting..i still have time to post it though..i'm thinking maybe the movies this afternoon...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

day 5.."old boat"

12x12 oil on panel
this is day 5 of the 30 in 30 challenge...i did a larger version of this a while back that sold..but I love the image and i'm painting for a one woman show coming up...this available on my website...(  looks like we dodged a bullet today with the weather!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


12x12 oil on gallery wrap
this is a painting i did for my friends larry and phyllie...their beloved dog Dunny passed on to doggie heaven a little before Christmas...fifteen years old and a perfect member of the family...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

day two.."Red Apple"

6x6 oil on panel
this is day two..i actually painted this yesterday afternoon but my photo shop is still on the here it is in my very dirty panel holder...these always look so much better when they're cropped so all you see is the image!..rats!!..we are expecting a blizzard in the next few days..woke up to 5-7 inches and it's been mostly snowing all day..they're predicting "Hercules"..(even named it?!) to hit Saturday night and continue through sunday..we may not make it over to the iu game on Saturday..playing everything by ear...meanwhile..i have plenty to do to keep myself occupied..since I have that studio upstairs I am one lucky little gull..(as my aussie son-in-law would say..)..i did two more small ones this afternoon...want to get a bit ahead in case we go over Saturday..happy new year!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

been a while..."Green Apple"

6x6 oil on panel
it's been so long since I've posted anything here.. it's not that I haven't been painting..but the holidays get so busy...I actually did two paintings today but .i can't seem to get my photo shop to work so I can't crop this..but this is my first painting in the 30 in 30's on my easel and in the little panel holder I have...when I get my photo shop figured out I will post a better view of this..meanwhile..happy new year everyone!!!