You just never know where life will lead you. Last Fall we decided to move from our bayou home in Freeport. Between house repairs, moving and buying a new house I fell off the painting horse. We purchased a house in Maynardville, Tennessee. The house is great but the community is amazing. We lucked into everything we could have asked for. We are truly blessed. This is my first painting since landing… Read More
Surfs Up! Let’s go for a swim.
Florida Panhandle Beaches
Blue Clouds in Boot Key Harbor
The Walton County Library, Coastal Branch asked several artists to do paintings based on a book of our choice. I chose the book “A Land Remembered”, by Patrick Smith. If you have never read this and you live in the State of Florida, you should. Excellent read! Look closely and you will see the fancy (painted white) cracker house in the distance. Available: Trinity Massage and Body Works Framed.
This is “After The Rain”. The afternoon rain has just passed. The sun is starting to peak out making the grass bright green in contrast to the dark clouds. The image on the left is where I started with this painting, laying out the basic colors. I like the violet clouds. I might do another one with violet. Oh, the color possibilities are endless. It is so hard to choose. I… Read More
Standing on my dock looking west, this is what you see. This was my first and only plein air piece. I use acrylics, so standing on a dock in full sun made for quick work. The paint dried almost immediately so I used a palette knife for the majority of the piece to get some quick color down. This piece was shown at the “One Size Fits All” Show in Santa Rosa Beach,… Read More
I love this little hummingbird. I was inspired to do this series by the hummingbirds outside of my studio window. They are so colorful and full of life. One day I will do more of these. I have several ideas/themes to work on, just need the time.
Palms at Eden Gardens State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. If you have never been to Eden Gardens you should go. Very peaceful and beautiful. I love going there with my dog, Ozzy, and to hike and draw. Current Location: VA Hospital, Orlando