Thursday, March 31, 2011

Plated Mango

Plated Mango
This one is a little riper than yesterday's mango.
It deserves a plate and I started to include a knife but thought that
might be a rushing things a little.

6x6 in. oil painting
on museum quality panel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I have found the best fruit to paint is also one of my favorite to
eat.  The market on Beverly Lane has mangoes on sale and they
are beautiful combinations of red, green, and yellow.
But the best is yet to come...
6x6 oil painting on museum
quality panel

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Lettuce

Baby Lettuce
6x6 in. oil on
museum quality panel

This lettuce was started in the house
in little peat pots.  It is ready for
the garden and has now been planted between
two sections of beets.  I love the name of
the lettuce-it is called "Black-Seeded Simpson"
and it's the kind my dad always grew in our garden.

Monday, March 28, 2011


8x10 in.
Oil on Museum quality panel

I had fun painting this print
fabric that I put on the table with the
bowl and the sand dollar.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tarheel Game Day!

The Match Up
I love Tarheel basketball and as an
Alum I feel I want to show my team that I 
support them all the way.
Good Luck tonight guys!

Game Day Special
8x8" oil

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Big Flower, Little Pitcher

Big Flower, Little Pitcher

6x6 in. on 
museum quality panel


Honestly, the thing I am enjoying most about doing these 

small paintings is painting things I have never painted before.
I have a long mental list of items that I want to try.  Yes, I have
painted flowers before, but not Camellias.  Many people cut off the stems 
and float them in a pretty bowl.  Maybe I'll try that next!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carolina Camellia

Sold  Carolina Camellia

It's been a warm and sunny day here,
the temperature now is 82 degrees.
I couldn't resist plucking a cheery,
deep pink flower from the yard.

5x7 in.

Available framed at One Eleven Main,
Aberdeen, NC

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bright Berries

Bright Berries

This painting has been donated to 
the Daily Paintworks Challenge to raise money
to help the people of Japan following the
disaster of last week.  Please spread the word about
this auction format sale of donated paintings.
The challenge began on Saturday and has raised over $8,000
dollars already!  Click on this link to see the challenge

Friday, March 18, 2011

Make a Difference
Next week's Daily Paintworks challenge will be a fundraiser for the survivors of the Japanese earthquake.
It's called "Help Japan" and more information is available on the Daily Paintworks website.
I will be participating, both as a contributor and as a buyer.
If you have the means, I encourage you to consider one or the other. Or both.
Thanks so much.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Love Bug

The Love Bug

This is great to have around--what else could 
spread such happiness?  It makes you laugh, it's cheerful, waits 
patiently, never gets angry, and never shows you
anything but a smile!

6 x 6 in. oil

Friday, March 11, 2011

Forsythia In Delft

Forsythia In Delft

One day they are bare branches
and the next day you see them loaded with
cheery yellow flowers.  This happens in late
February in North Carolina and it
never fails to catch me by surprise.

8 x 8 " Oil

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sainte Crepin, France

Saint Crepin

We had a nice picnic in this village
last September and a very nice man from the 
neighborhood brought us several bottles of wine
to have with our lunch.  He liked the fact
that we were painting there.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Single Pansy

Single Pansy
6 x 6"

The pansies are now being
joined by other flowers beginning
to bloom in the yard.
They are still the stars of the show-
just wait til the azaleas come out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Knick-Knack, Paddy Whack

Knick-Knack, Paddy Whack

It seems Bentley the cat has been
spending a lot of time with me in my studio.
The dogs are both very jealous so I
came up with this little bowl full of treats to 
appease them.

6 x 6" Oil

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Two's Company

Two's Company

Ever think about how great it is
to have fresh fruit available
year round?

6 x6 " Oil

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spool Buddies

Spool Buddies
I have a strong connection with thread.
 It reminds me of all the sewing I used to do.
I'd pick up a Vogue pattern, some great fabric, and
I made everything I wore.  I even made some
clothes for my little ones.
My sewing machine retired a long time ago!

6 x 6 in. oil

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Last Of The Almonds

The Last Of The Almonds

6 x 6 in. oil

I love to eat almonds-they get me through
the day and keep me from getting too
hungry while I am working.  Now I
need to re-stock because these
were eaten after the painting was finished.