Wednesday, July 29, 2015

9 x 12
Oil on Board

A friend of mine built this beautiful boat and was kind enough to let me paint it.  I wasn't feeling so good for a few days so I had to slow down and just be with what I was doing.  It was a very enjoyable experience.  Usually if I don't watch myself I am more focused on the outcome than the process, and that isn't so good, for me anyway.   I left out the oars to add some mystery and I was happy with the results.

9 x 12
Oil on Canvas

Meet Peggy.  All the squirrels in our yard are Peggy.  She was so focused on eating this orange I was able to capture a great series of photos.  Never having painted a squirrel I decided to give it a try and was pleased with the results and sure I'll give it another try in the future.  I enjoy painting animals and trying to capture their essence.


  1. How lucky you are to have access to beautiful nature! Love the reflection on Waiting! Love the gesture in Happiness = Orange!

  2. Thanks Kaethe! So grateful for the beauty around me. So inspiring!