Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tweet! II

It's so much fun to get to help someone complete their very first painting ever.  

This is my niece, and she's an artist now!  
In one afternoon she went from, "How do I hold the paintbrush?" to "I painted a bluebird!"

Great job, Karly!

I remember my first painting lesson almost 9 years ago.  It was so exciting to leave with a finished product!  (In my case it was a tree.)

I've painted this little bluebird a few times.  
He was facing left in 2012.  
He was one of the first the subjects for my Tuesday painting group in 2013. 
And this week he helped me help Karly complete her first painting.

Original Oil Painting - 6"x 8" 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Family

I love seeing families who enjoy being together.  
I think that's the story that this painting tells.  There's a fantastic bridge, a pretty creek, a leaf covered hillside, and a bright autumn day with a chill in the air. But, I don't think any of those is what this painting is really about.  
At the center of it all... is a family.  
I love that.

Original Oil Painting on 12"x 16"  Wrapped Canvas

Friday, December 4, 2015


Every season has it's flavor, and peppermint belongs to December.

'Tis the season!

Original Oil Painting on 5"x7" Wrapped Canvas