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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show

I am very excited that I have been juried into a prestigious show sponsered by the Oil Painters of America! Here is the painting that will be in the show, "Earthenware Pot with Fruit". The show will be at the Addison Gallery in Orleans, MA from September 17 and will run one month. If you are in the area, please stop by and see this wonderful show.

Tomorrow, I will post a new painting that is drying on my easel today.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Purple Roses

This mini measures 4" x 4" X 1.5", needs no frame. I paint a lot of gallery wrap canvases....just extend the painting onto the sides. Try will love it!

I actually have a lavender rose "tree" growing in a pot, just outside our front door. On the other side, I have a white one. The roses and the jasmine that grow on the entry columns, have a scruptious perfume and are very inviting. I planted dahlias, lavender, rosemary, lilies, daisies, hydrangeas, and more; everything is little "sensory" garden! I can't wait to paint more of these sweet flowers.

Plant something for yourself and enjoy...small or large, in the ground or in will be so happy that you did. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Florida Palms

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the states ravished by deadly storms and tornadoes this week. I grew up in Oklahoma and know the lifetime fear instilled by those big storms.
This is a typical hazy morning here on the Atlantic coast, with sun and graceful palm trees gently blowing in the sea breeze. I hope your day is full of promise...go make it a great day!

You can see this painting in my etsy store:

Monday, April 25, 2011

This is my Easter Bunny! You see that her hair is messed up....this bunny look wasn't easy!

My white lilies bloomed gorgeous...I plan to paint them soon. Hope you had a great Easter weekend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cup o' Tea

Hi all...what a beautiful and busy day! Now it's time to relax with a cup of tea. This little teacup is one I found in an antique shop somewhere in my travels. It is irridescent light blue on the outside and pearly gold on the inside; stamped on the bottom with "Made in Japan". I just love it and my tea tastes even better in it! Of course, I had to place a rose from my garden in the set-up and paint it. You can look for it in my Etsy store.

Hope your Easter is wonderful! I am hoping my white lilies will bloom tomorrow...T.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Morning Yellow

I just returned from Southern California where I taught for three days. Everyone had gorgeous and huge roses and this is just one of the beautiful roses that I saw. This vibrant yellow is one I hope to paint soon. Notice the early morning sun shining through the petals.

If you are interested in my April newsletter (late, I know!), go to my website ( and sign up. New painted class lessons coming out and more to come!

Hope your day is beautiful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Purple Petunias

Here are my purple "Wave" petunias. They are just starting and soon they will spread! They surround my water fountain and I see them from my window.

This has been a beautiful day here on the coast... my favorite day of the week! I participate in a class at the Daytona Art League; it is a time for "me". Three hours of uninterupted painting surrounded by friends and support, encouragement and learning. Just when I thought it couldn't get any husband made shrimp and pasta!!! More painting in my studio tonight while I watch "Idol"...yes, I am hooked! What a perfect day.  :)