Wednesday, February 15, 2023


6X6" oil. $85, shipping included

I love aspens. 
They are regal, fragile, and beautiful.

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6x6" oil

A lovely, thick, juicy painting!

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6X6" oil $85, shipping included

I want to sit by this stream with a blanket and a good book.

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#1 "SUNNY DAY" $85

6x6" oil

I'm starting off with a sunflower today.
Can you tell I am ready for spring?

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BEAUTIFUL CHAOS - My newest Challenge!

My newest Challenge is here!

    BEAUTIFUL CHAOS is a daily (or almost daily) painting

    Challenge. The paintings are all 6x6" oils painted on   

    thin wood panels that are gessoed and sanded.

    Each panel is $85 and includes free shipping.

    You may purchase by clicking on the Paypal

    link under each painting.

    I hope you will follow along and enjoy the journey!

Monday, October 03, 2022

SOLD iris queen


 10x8" acrylic

$135 includes shipping



I'm back!

Wow, I haven't posted here since August,

that's crazy.

There's been a lot of stuff going on, and truthfully,

I haven't been that inspired.

But then....Fall arrived!

Cool mornings, cloudy days, balloons,

leaves falling, pumpkin cookies, etc.

So hopefully, I am back in the groove

and will be posting regularly.

I will be painting at Weems Gallery this 

Saturday, October 8, from 12noon-2pm

Come by and visit me!

Lots of exciting work coming,

maybe even a few ornaments....

Friday, August 05, 2022

taking time

9x12" oil

Hi everyone.
I have had some serious knee and leg issues lately 
that have stopped me in my tracks. 

I haven't painted anything in almost two months. 

I am really fatigued and have a primary doctor
appointment in a week or so. 
All of the bloodwork, x-rays, etc.
And an orthopaedic surgeon appointment in 
early September.
I haven't wanted to go anywhere because
of Covid, but I guess it's time.

So anyway, I decided I'd better get in the studio
and DO SOMETHING. Anything.
My paints were kind of tacky, so I figured
I would get out the old palette knife and just play.
And that's what I did.

I want to start a project but am not sure 
what's coming up in the future.
I haven't entered any shows because I just 
don't have the energy.

Even plein air painting - it seems
like too much energy and trouble.

So please bear with me.
I will be back in full force and 
I thank you for your support!

This painting is available HERE.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

how many weeks until spring?

Back to work this week!

Here is the first "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!" 
Challenge image of 2022.
Rolling hills with a nice plateau and mountains
in the background.
I finished mine and it doesn't really
look too much like the original,
but that's okay!

This is the Challenge image.

This is my version:
"HOMESTEAD" 8x10" oil

This is a commission I am working on right now.

This is another commission. 

I am painting a replica of the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez.

These are my newest Bluebird drawings

(soon to become paintings):

An earth mama animal lover 


A women tending the fields with her children

Oh, and did you see that Chiefs game??
What a game.
My heart almost stopped at 13 seconds.
And again at the end.
Whew. Coming in hard on Sunday!

Bella pretty much slept through it all.

We were even lighting candles near the end!

AND, my newest gift to myself.
I love this artist, my absolute favorite.
They say that this dvd is brilliant.
I can't wait to find out.
I'm going to take my time and savor it!

I will offer a review in the future.

What are you guys doing this week?


Thursday, January 20, 2022

new start!

Is finally here.
I don't know whether to be happy or sad.

I spent most of 2021
driving around in my car,
taking tons of photos and
painting using my steering wheel easel.
I wanted to paint with groups but just wasn't feeling safe yet.

Painting at a marigold farm in Corrales

I painted a few times with my friend Barbara Clark and I 
took a three day trip to Taos to paint
and participate in a show at Wilder Nightingale.

That was a nice rest,
but it felt kind of weird staying in a hotel by myself.
But also nice.
I will probably do something of that sort
again this year.

I have been working on my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project too.
All 8x10s with acrylic and lines.
Here are a few:

I have really missed writing my blog.
I posted paintings mostly to facebook and instagram.
I sold a lot of paintings through the new 
and beautiful Weems Gallery and sold quite a few 
pieces online.
I painted ornaments. I didn't go crazy,
only 35, but I was tired at the end of December.

My plans for this year are:
Swimming in the swim spa
Working out
Maybe doing an art collaboration
Hanging with the grandkiddos
Doing some sort of service project
Organizing, and purging 
Writing in this blog three times a week


 I will also be working on my health.
I have worked on my eating for the last two years
 and have lost 66 pounds.
I still have a few to go,
but I know I can do it.

And to start off the year right, 

 If you want to follow me as I
start my crazy journey in 2022,
follow along on the right hand side
 of this blog, or drop me an email.
And as always, comments are
welcome and encouraged!

Wednesday, January 05, 2022


 The first new painting of 2022!

This is part of my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project.



Friday, July 02, 2021

visions of summer beauty

 Hi all,

I've been trying to get into a good habit of
painting every day, or nearly every day.

This one is a small sweet little painting.
It's a beautiful house with an adobe wall
and lots of pretty roses.

This kind of scene makes me feel peaceful
just looking at it.

I have a few irons in the fire coming up, 
but I have to get myself organized before I share them.

I think this pandemic finally got to me.
I feel really fatigued.
I don't really want to go anywhere (except painting),
I don't feel like socializing.
I don't feel like cooking. 
Or exercising.
I just want to read and sleep.

BUT - I am watching a Turkish melodrama series called,
I have gotten addicted watching on my phone
and started on Episode #1.
I am now on Episode #63 and just cannot stop watching.
Harems and castles, intrigue and war, pashas and pretty dresses.
Check it out.
I've been watching on youtube.

So enjoy your summer and
watch for more paintings and events!

Monday, June 28, 2021

recent painting excursions

Little Excursions Close To Home

Since I'm trying to blog every other day,
I thought I would share some images
from Corrales, the vineyards, 
and a lovely private garden near the mountains.

This is an old house in Corrales.
It's kind of slowly falling over.
I always wonder about who lived there, what their life 
was like, etc.
I've never painted it, but I will one of these days.

My palette knife painting from the vineyards.
Lots of texture on this one.

This is a view of the vineyards gardens overlooking 
the Sandia mountains

Rose garden at Casa Perea in Corrales

More rose garden. Love that archway!

Yellow and orange roses

An orange beauty

 The rose garden 

 Roses with archway

Water droplets on rose

 Old church in Old Town. I went looking for hollyhocks.

  Found some!

I also found a guitarist!


These will make a lovely painting!

Mexican Hat

Lilacs and flower pot

Beautiful wood carving at the vineyards

Grapevines are flourishing

So this morning I headed up towards the mountains. 
There was a layer of cloud cover.

We painted at this beautiful private garden.
The mountains were just beyond.

My two finished paintings today:

And my scenery on the way back home:

 A lovely and tiring day!
Tomorrow, I am starting a large panting,
so stay tuned...