Monday, April 3, 2017

The Chase

Oil on Canvas

A commissioned piece for their father's birthday.  This was fun and challenging to paint on a larger canvas (for me).  

Monday, March 20, 2017

AOT 2017 Spring Exhibition "H20"

Artists of Texas 2017 Spring Exhibition "H20"
Kucera Gallery of the Art Center of Corpus Christi
March 15 - April 30
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Artists Reception and Opening March 22  5:00-7:00

I am honored to have a piece included in this show!  

If you are in the area stop by to see some great art by many Texas artists!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

WInter Garden

oil on canvas panel

Sometimes I just like to play with paint.  When I finish a painting I will use the leftover paint to experiment until a composition settles in and shows itself.  This one took a while, so it has lots of layers and textures. (see below)  Kinda fun!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016


oil on linen canvas

Amy.  Spunky.  Fun.  Competitive.  Rapped with her father.  Loved squishy hugs from her mother.  Joyful.  Brave.  Beautiful.
Ran into the arms of God Who Made Her with a nudge from brain cancer.  
Her mother and I grew up together.  I started painting 3 months after Amy died and ever since I have hoped that someday I might be able to paint her portrait.  

Monday, December 26, 2016

Anniversary Commission

Oil on canvas

50 years!!  This adorable couple recently celebrated 50 years of joy in their relationship.  This was painted from a small snapshot taken while they were dating and has so much charm!  The bow, the flip of hair, the coke bottle, the Munsingwear polo.  And the smiles on their faces!  This was a delight to paint.  Sweet gift from their daughter.  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bleak Midwinter

Oil on canvas board

Merry Christmas 2016!!

In the bleak midwinter

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, Whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, Whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Oil on linen canvas

My mother-in-law grew up in this home in Malakoff, Texas.  It was built in the 1880's and added onto in 1920 when she was 2 years old by Uncle Ireanus.  I painted it as a commission for my husband's cousin who still lives there so he could give it to his daughter.   The pecan tree in the front still produces loads of tiny, sweet East Texas pecans.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


oil on canvas

Lumberjack.  A big ole longhorn bull.  One of my few larger paintings - painted for my husband to hang over his desk.  Palette knife and brush.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Encaustic Wax on Cradled Board

More fun at The Encaustic Center in Richardson.  I've always loved coneflowers, but never been very good at growing them!