Monday, May 15, 2017

Cindy on the Sea


Oil on linen panel
9"x12"

I knew when I saw this photo of friend Cindy on Facebook awhile back that it would eventually make it to the top of my painting ideas list. She is a beautiful girl with a beautiful heart. I also had fun with the title alliteration -- could have even gone with Cindy Sipping Champagne on the Sea.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Birds of a Feather

9"x12"
Oil on linen panel

This was fun, pulling out some of my "old stuff," and throwing in a beautiful birds' nest that Joe rescued for me.  The old ammunition box is one that belonged to Joe's brother, Steve Prchal.  Edges of it have appeared in a number of my paintings.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Old Stuff

Old Stuff
12"x16"
Oil on Linen Panel

​I am a collector of vintage or "old stuff."  The pieces in this painting remind me of my childhood, when my Mom used to bake bread from scratch every Sunday.  Half of the kids in the neighborhood would be at our house for a hot chunk of bread or cinnamon rolls as soon as the aroma escaped our windows.  This was fun; I may do a series.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Braedan Study

8x10
Oil on canvas

I have been struggling with a larger painting of Braedan Marley (my great-granddaughter), which has turned out well overall -- except it doesn't look like her!  So I decided to do a smaller study of just her sweet little face!  This was not without its trials either, but at least I feel it resembles her, and I do like how it turned out.  So now, back to work on the bigger piece with the hopes of posting that soon as well. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Dylan Catching Air

Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
20"x16"

​Grandson Dylan doing what he loves best at Venice Beach, CA!  I left the palm trees out, but I'm still undecided as to whether or not that was a good decision.  You may recognize Dylan from a prior "Dylan Eating Ice Cream," post aka as "Yummy."

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Steve's Pots

6"x8"
Oil on linen panel

These are miniature Native American pots (plus glass spider), given to me in memory of Steve Prchal, Joe's amazing brother whose contributions to arthropod studies and nature in general were phenomenal and well-recognized.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Yummy

10"x8"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

I painted this awhile back for a Daily Painters' challenge.  I bribed grandson, Dylan, to pose for me with his favorite mint ice cream.  I thought I'd posted it here, but realized it was still in "drafts" -- so here you go!