Saturday, November 11, 2017

Llama in a Santa Hat

So happy to say my painting called "Llama in a Santa Hat",  has been sold.  Thank You Linda!  I still have several paintings to choose from.  If you have a favorite photo, I do commissions.  

Check out my new website:

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and be safe.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Just off the Easel

Getting ready for Christmas?  Here is an idea for a fun gift. 

"Llama in a Santa Hat"
8x8 inch Pastel on Uart Paper.

It just needs a mat and a frame.  On sale for $55.00 plus tax and shipping.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Happy Almost November!

It is starting to get cool here in Frisco.  The summer has been very hot, so I welcome the weather change.

I have been painting up a storm.  I have joined the art group here in my subdivision.  Enjoying meeting new people.  We paint for several hours, while sharing ideas and eating of course.  

I was very honored to be a "Featured Artist" in the "Tiny Dancer" challenge that the "Alcohol Ink Community" sponsored.  Below is the dancer that I entered.  I think I told you about this medium before, and how it has a mind of its own.  I am learning how to tame it somewhat.   You can view this on my website:

I am going to be a Vendor at the center this next Saturday.  It is called "Holiday Shopping Spree".  Wish me luck.   I will have the paintings below at the the Holiday Shopping Spree Unless you purchase them first.  For Sale $35.00 each, plus tax & shipping.

I want to wish you all a "Happy Thanksgiving".


"Dancer in the Red Dress"
5x7 Alcohol Ink on Art Board

"Orphan Sunflower"
6x6 Alcohol on Art Board

"Hummer Meets Flower"
7x5 Alcohol Ink on Art Board

Monday, June 12, 2017

DOWNSIZED MY LIVING SPACE - Selected Paintings reduced 50-65%

Hello Everyone,

I have moved to the Dallas area.  My husband and I have downsized our home so I have lost storage space.  This is a good thing because I don't have to clean as much.  I have a studio in my new home, but it is small.  

Go the the "tab" named:  Small Painting Sale.  If you are seriously interested, then email me, and I would love to ship it to you. These paintings are not damage from the move, it is just that I don't have a lot of space.

I will continue to paint, but have been experimenting with Alcohol Inks the pass few months.  It really is a lot of fun. I have been making costers.  It is still a learning process for me. I also have a lot of outside activities that is keeping me busy.

I hope you have a wonderful summer, but stay safe.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Fruit and Copper"

Greeting Everyone,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The holidays are always such fun.  Being with family and friends is most important.  My husband and I have made a major move to the North Dallas area, so if I have any followers in the area, please let me hear from you.  Some of my painting are still packed, but I need to downsize, so if you have something that you would like to purchase,  you may get it at a discounted price.

This is my latest painting called "Fruit and Copper".  It is 11x14 Pastel.  The price is $250.00  I hope you like it.   Please email me to purchase.

11x14 inch Pastel on UArt Paper
Email me to purchase

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Plein Air in the Wichita's

Hi Everyone,

Yes, it has been a while since I have blogged.  I did participate in the Brenham Art League Show which was in February.  I received 1st place in the Pastel division for "Great Egret with Full Plumage", 3rd place for "That's Close Enough" and 1st Honorable Mention for "Matagorda Dunes".  It was a great show with lots of wonderful artist.

In May, I organized a trip to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge located next to Lawton and Medicine Park, Oklahoma.  I chose this place because I used to live in and around the surrounding area.   My parents used to take me and my brothers to the Refuge all the time.  In those days you could camp for free and swim in many of the lakes.  Today you can only camp or swim in certain areas, and you have to have a permit ahead of your arrival.  My husband, children and I used to hike the mountains; and is still a favorite for all of us.   I wanted to share this glorious place with my painting friends, so I invited a group of Plein Air painters that I usually go with.  There was five painters including myself.  Our accommodation were wonderful as we rented a lovely house, just down from main street in Medicine Park.  

We arrived around 5:30 in the evening, making our 1st stop at the famous Meers Store & Restaurant.  They are known for their Meers Burgers.  Once a bustling town of miners seeking gold in the Wichita Mountains, all that remains of the town of Meers now is our world renowned family restaurant of the same name. Meers population has dwindled from the gold rush peak of 500 down to the present residents: one family of six people, eight cats and a dog. The Meers Store and Restaurant has became famous for our Meersburger, a 7" diameter burger made exclusively from prize winning Texas Longhorn beef raised on the family's own ranch. Beef that is actually lower in cholesterol than chicken!

After our wonderful meal, we still had a little daylight left, so we drove on top of Mtn. Scott.  The sun was setting, and the wind was getting chilled.  The view was magnificent as you could see everything including a beautiful sunset.  The natural attractions of the refuge are many and varied.  In addition to viewing and photographing wildlife in their natural setting, you will find lakes, streams, canyons, mountains and grassland.

Our first day out we headed to the riverwalk on Main Street in Medicine Park.  They were so excited with what they saw that we could hardly get out tripods and easels out fast enough.  Along the riverwalk, you see two waterfalls with the mountain in the background and bridges that go across the water and houses that hang on the side of the hill.  We drove around so that we can see where we would like to paint next.  Lots of Longhorn Cattle and Buffaloes.  The wildflowers were just beginning to open.   Of course our cameras were out and ready as someone was always saying "Stop", click, click.  So much beauty to take in.  

I had friends from Lawton that came to eat at "The Plantation" in Medicine Park, and we played games for the rest of the evening.  What fun seeing and visiting with my wonderful friends.

As much hiking as my husband and I did in our younger  years, I had never heard of the "40 foot Hole", so we talked with the Park Rangers, and he convinced us that it would not be a difficult climb.   The next morning we were off on our new adventure.  Now I was not experienced in hiking with 20 lbs. on my back!!  I did not have a back pack to put my "sienna" easel, brushes, camera and water in.  Plus I carried my tripod as well.  So I ended up putting these things into my overnight duffle bag and carrying it instead of what I brought.  I was not alone, another artist used a small ice chest that she attached to her belt and carried her painting gear that way.  One artist didn't wear the correct shoes, so she stayed by the river and painted while we went on our journey.  Big Lesson Learned. Even though I had the correct things for Plein air painting, it was to heavy for plain air hiking/painting.  So my plan is to find something much lighter weight so I will always have what I need.  Notice the double waterfall in the picture below.

Of course the rangers said beware of snakes!!  Guess who almost stepped on a black snake?  Yep, it was me.  I can't tell you how scared of snakes that I am.  We saw each other at about the same time.  I started backtracking real quick, saying Snake.  

That afternoon, we toured the "Holy City".  This is also is in the refuge.  They do two plays a year.  One is always at Easter.  People bring their chairs and sit on the small hill while watching the play.  

My friends were so thrilled to see that Oklahoma had such beauty.  We all agreed that 3 nights just wasn't long enough.  

I hope you enjoyed reading about my adventure.


Monday, March 7, 2016

February Happenings

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my blog.  In January I went through some paintings that I had not finished, and actually finished one.  I have been going to some workshops, so the other unfinished paintings will have to wait, but I will get back to them since I am motivated.  The painting below is called "Copper Tea Pot" it is a 8x10 inch Oil and is for sale.

I participated in the Brenham Art Show, which was held on February 20th.  It was a great day for two reasons.  First "The Great Egret in Full Plumage", won 1st place.  "That's Close Enough" won 3rd place and "Matagorda Dunes" won First Honorable Mention.  The second reason was, some of my art followers come to the show.  That really made my day when I saw the Millers.  Thank you so much for coming and your support. You can view these paintings here on my website.
I have been asked by several people to make prints available of some of my paintings.  I have achieved that, so if any of you are interested in a certain painting, email me at, and let me know which one and what size.  These are very inexpensive and look great.
Thanks for visiting my blog.