Thursday, December 19


Hand made and painted tiles from earthenware clay. 4"x4". I used to have a tile business. I started out that way. I painted for homes, doing murals, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds. Those were fun years and led me to oil painting! I've now gone full circle and back to making and painting tiles!! This is truely fun!!!

Sunday, December 15


10 1/4 " x10 1/4"  mosaic butterfly. Cut out of clay and fired then embellished with vintage and antique shards.  Shand painted pieces complete the design. This was fun!!!

Wednesday, November 27


8" x 8" mosaic heart assembled on a slate heart base. My newest mosaic piece. Cottagy. sealed to be hung in the garden!

Friday, October 18


30x40 oil on canvas      We have a beautiful cove in San Simeon. It's part of Hearst Ranch History. I've walked this many times, painted this from memory. The caves are teeming with life, starfish,muscles,anemones, and watch out , maybe a big sea lion in the back!

Tuesday, September 24


18"x36" copper still life
I'll be doing a workshop in May at Arts Desire in Vancouver Washington! This is a 2 day! Big and lots of fun! I'll be teaching for 4 days there . The two other paintings will be posted on soon!

Wednesday, August 21


24x30 oil on canvas. I'm going to be teaching this painting in a workshop at ART CENTRAL in San Luis Obispo!! This is a 2 day class using oil paint. The 25th and 26th of October. I will teach a measuring technique to draw and we will use a limited palette. Please email me if you would like to participate and I will send you particulars.  Thank you!!

Saturday, July 20


12x12" o/p on linen BIG brush, Alotta paint and alotta fun!!! Old houses, gardens, roses, lavender, love,love!

Thursday, July 18


12x12" oil painting on linen.. This is painted from a photo my friend Carolyn posted on face book. I just loved it and had to paint it!! Thank you Carolyn!!


6x6" oil on board. Yes, she is very, very smart and extremely wise!!

Wednesday, July 17


12"x12" oil on linen .    I love this 12x12 inch size for landscapes. Makes it fun, like a window.

Friday, July 12


12"x12" oil on Linen. I love rock formations , this was just begging me to paint it!!

Wednesday, July 10


5"x5" oil on board                            Crow with Heart !

Wednesday, July 3


8"x10" oil painting on canvas. It's good to be King! I love painting crows! He's flying to the Chambers Gallery in Cambria!!

Tuesday, July 2


6"x6" oil painting on board. I'm still playing with ideas. When I get in a bind I go back to still life. This was fun. I'm still in a block, trying to paint my way out. Painted a couple of crows too. Post soon.

Monday, June 24

Summer Straw

12"x12" oil painting on linen canvas.

I've been experimenting! I found some Cray-Pas in a drawer that I had long forgotten about. Cray-Pas are oil painting sticks. I thought it would be fun to use them both, brush and painting stick in a painting and it was! I've been wanting to paint some faces in a loose style and as fun as this was it takes me back to my doll painting days....I'm going to work on this!!!!

Friday, June 21

Pique Assiette

A change of pace. Working on my hearts and crosses in the studio for the Chambers Gallery in Cambria. These are tiny, 2" to 4" . A couple more and they are ready to grout! Fun to make, on my clay base.

Friday, June 14


16x20 oil on canvas. I love this little bird! Fun to paint, loving pink and green as I do!

Friday, June 7


16x20 oil on canvas   I love the color of this little bird! Or I should say colors!!

Sunday, June 2

My o my! Holly Hocks are in bloom and I just had to post them!! I planted them from seeds I gathered in a friends garden and I am so excited to see them come up! There are some peachy colored ones I'm hoping to see soon and a sort of soft yellow. These are tall and just beautiful!

Saturday, May 25

Wednesday, May 22


16"x20" oil on canvas.   I just love their little faces!!!

Thursday, May 16


16"x20" oil on canvas. This is a larger canvas and a larger bird! Fun to paint the birds BIG! I'm going to paint a series of these too!

Monday, May 13


6"x6" and 5"x7" oil on panel  new birds flying off to Cambria to the Chambers Gallery !!!

Monday, May 6


Oil on panel. 6"x6" and 5"x7". Two more paintings done for the Chambers Gallery in Cambria! A bit more drying time for these, it's raining here today!

Saturday, May 4


6"x6"  birds on panels. Painted in oils.
Gayle asked for birdies for the Chambers Gallery in Cambria. I am so happy to paint them and I so miss my beloved Jays! I have several more to paint and will let them fly off when dry! Thank you, the Jay and the Robins are sold!

Thursday, April 25


Pique assiette heart. 71/2" x 8". Vintage shards and hand made , hand painted pieces to complete the design. I'm back at it with these hearts! I love making them! I have a bunch on my etsy site if you'd like to see!

Monday, March 18


4"x4" oil painting on copper. I've painted a sea scape on the copper with vertigres and in this case I've added a heart rock. Many years of beach combing in Cambria has enabled me to collect oodles of these beautifully shaped rocks. Including them in these new pieces I'm doing adds fun to the design!! The finished paintings will be nailed to the wood at each corner.

Sunday, March 17


30"x40" oil on canvas. Something different, hard for me not to paint on orange and color! I wanted to keep it simple. Not too stark, added some browns and blues with oil crayons. Very fun to paint!!

Sunday, March 3


6"x6" oil painting on brass with verdigris. I'm experimenting on different metals. I like the brass for the gold color that appears in the painting. After the verdigris very little of the brass shown through. There are peeks of it here and there. The subject matter is loose and almost abstract.

Friday, March 1


6"x6" oil painting on copper. I've been experimenting with copper again. Many years ago I painted on it and just loved the feel. This time I vertigried it first. I got a wonderful patina, a beautiful green. So this was a different experience painting over the vertigres.Let alot of the blue green show through and the copper. Painting on brass too, get a whole different look with the brass! These little paintings will be mounted on old wood. This piece of wood is from a building burned in a fire. That's a whole nother story!! Let me know what you think!!


oil on canvas 18"x24" . This is another painting for the 4 day September class in Vancouver Washington at Arts Desire. A house at the shore, cozy and with a view. One can dream!!

Wednesday, February 27


0il on canvas 16"x20". This painting is for the workshop in Washington in September. I painted the still life I did for the smalls in a larger format. Painting it larger was fun! Love to paint still life!!

Friday, February 22

Small Paintings

New smalls, 4"x4" oil on canvas. Just packed these up and sent off to the Chambers Gallery! They have little easels to stand on, sweet! That's it for a while, working on some new ideas with metals, very fun!! will post here when done.

Friday, February 8

Small Paintings

4"x4" oil on canvas. These paintings are such fun, really challenging! The other smalls are sold. The Wine Festival was a huge success and very hustly bustly in the Chambers gallery. Friends and family along with cheery customers! Another visit, back in April to do a work shop! I'm looking so forward to going back to Cambria!

Friday, January 18


Roses for the Washington Workshop in September!! 24"x30" oil on canvas.Oh I do love pink roses!!

Sunday, January 13


These roses are painted on a panel. 14"x18". I'm thinking of having these for two of the days I will be in Washington in September teaching a new workshop! As for the other two idea! I'm loving old world right now. I'll be posting the new paintings as I do them. Email me with ideas if you'd like!! Looking so forward to seeing old friends and meeting new!