Friday, December 5, 2014

Cardinals by Lamplight - SOLD

Cardinals by Lamplight
14 x 11
Oil on stretched canvas
The color on this painting is a bit bluer than it is showing up on the photo, on my computer.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Farm Next Door

The Farm Next Door
4 x 4
Oil on canvas panel
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Just a little quickie painting of the view outside of my kitchen window, the neighbors farm in Southeastern Ohio. I get to see it change almost daily from the white of winter, the bright green of spring, the greens of summer and the colors of autumn. Lots of different views of the weather also. I see many beautiful cloud formations there and often rainbow. In these fields I have seen crops of corn, soybeans and wheat, deer, fox, coyote, hawks, Canadian geese, Turkey Vultures and kids sledding down the snow covered hill. They are all beautiful.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Snow is Coming

Snow is Coming
6 x 8 
Oil on canvas panel
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Again, here are two photos of the same painting. The one below I did with one of our painting groups. I even worked on it a little more afterward to try and get it more finished. I don't really finish a painting with the group lessons. I do that later. So with that said, since I first did this one I have been doing some more self education, finding videos to watch, reading books.  It is an ongoing process. The above painting is a re-do of the below photo. Not a different painting but the same one just revised. I think I like the top one better. No, I do like it better. It is more satisfying and that is a sign that it is time to stop playing with it and call it finished.

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Friday, September 19, 2014


12 x 6 inches
Oil on canvas textured board

This is my first serious attempt at this type of ocean painting. I am pretty pleased with the ocean, but I think I am going to work on that dark cloud in the sky. It isn't sitting right with me somehow. Maybe I should stick to snow paintings. The closeup shows glare on the texture so it looks polka dotty, but it really isn't. This is the first time that I have used this textured board and I think I prefer the smooth surface. But for now, I am letting it rest and will get back to it later.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Garden Walk

Garden Walk
20 x 16
Oil on Stretched Canvas
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Just a whimsical, fun, sweet painting. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mt. Sneffles, Colorado

Mt. Sneffles, Colorado
10 x 11
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Framed and Signed
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I painted this in 2004. My paintings are stacking up and I need to find homes for some of them. This painting comes in a very unique frame. It is a western Colorado Mountain scene and the frame keeps with that theme of the west.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Autumn Drive
20 x 16
Oil on Stretched Canvas

Available for $285 plus shipping
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This painting has been a couple of years in the making. I've been painting it with a friend, doing the same one together.  Sometimes we go months without getting together. So mine is finally finished. May need some drying time. :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Palette Knife Painting Class

Today our group did a palette knife painting. Some had not done one before and for some it was their second. I think it was my third. The first one I did was of an old cabin with some sunflowers back in about 1972. This was for a college class. I still have the palette knife that I used for that one. I no longer use it, because I don't really care for it but keep it in my jar of palette knives for sentimental reasons. The second and third ones I did in just the last few months. So it was the blind leading the blind today. We all got a good laugh out of it when I was trying to tell them what to do but then having to say that I don't know what I am doing either. It is very different, but I think everyone enjoyed it and the change of technique. There was less fussing over details. It was fun and I think they turned out very nicely. They are all unique. Thank you Nel for letting us use your painting for a reference. Wish you had been here to teach us what to do. Maybe you would like to make a little trip to Ohio sometime!!
(You can click on pictures to see enlarged)

Below is the original painting done by
Nel Jansen. You can check out her other beautiful paintings

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Autumn Trail

Autumn Trail
Palette Knife Painting
5 x 5
Oil on Gesso Board
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This is a small palette knife painting that I did with one of my painting groups. It was quite fun after we got going. I am ready to try another one. Below are some closeups where you can get a better idea of the texture of the painting.

Monday, March 17, 2014

In the Shade of Red - S0LD

In the Shade of Red
16 x 20 inches
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds, after Van Gogh - For Jeremy

Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds
After Van Gogh
30 x 15 x 1.5
Oil on Stretched Canvas

This one is finished and it is for Jeremy. I think this is one of Van Gogh's lesser known paintings. Jeremy likes it because it reminds him of the view from where they lived once in Cheyenne Wyoming. This is number two of four requests. I think I will break from it for a while before starting number three so I can do some other painting. The next Van Gogh will be Bridge at Langlois. That should be interesting!!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crow's in Autumn

12 x 6 x 3/8  inches
Oil on panel with canvas texture
Available for $75 plus shipping

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This is a more impressionistic painting. It is done on a gesso board that has a surface that is like canvas. This is the first time I have tried one of these and I really like it. It reminds me of painting on linen, which I love. I ordered this one from Blick's and I do recommend it. It has pre-drilled holes in the back for hanging without wires or a frame, which is great! The only problem is that I painted this one upside down! So the hole is on the wrong side. OOPS! Well, I did say it was my first time. :)

This one will go on Etsy as soon as it dries, so check there in a few days, if you are interested, or you can even let me know before hand by contacting me HERE.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winter's Warmth

Winter's Warmth
36 x 24 Oil on stretched canvas

This is a nearly finished painting. I am just still contemplating where else to piddle with it. I started this one about 3 years ago and put it aside until just recently. Below is what it was before that, except I forgot to take a picture before I started revising it, so the sun is in there. Try to imagine it without the sun. It was pretty bland. The two photos below that are just more progression of the new revisions. It might be finished. 
I will be posting this one on Etsy pretty soon. 
Available, please contact me for more information. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Country Drive

Country Drive
7 x 5
Oil on canvas panel
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Just a small impressionistic painting, can be framed or set on a little easel.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Home Away From Home, Revised - SOLD

Home Away From Home
40 x 30 x 1.5  inches
Oil On Stretched Canvas
Finished on all sides
This painting is SOLD.

The painting below is the original one. The above painting is the same one below but I have changed some things on it hopefully to improve it. Most of what I did is in the lower one third of the painting. I also brightened up the sun glow area. I am happier with it now. As of this date it still needs some more drying time.
Back to working on a snow painting now!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Aspens

The Aspens
20 x 16
Oil on stretched canvas

This is a painting that I did originally about 3 years ago. I didn't care for the way the tree trunks looked so I have changed them and I think for the better. I don't have a before photo. I thought I did, but can't find it, so nothing to compare it with. If you like aspens and the feelings and thoughts that go along with them, then I hope you like this painting.
I finished another Van Gogh for Jeremy. I will post that soon.
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