Monday, November 11, 2013


15 x 19 in, pastel

Bodey is a standard poodle who is a gentle giant. He's very sensitive but can also be sassy at times (like all of us).


Friday, October 25, 2013


8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

When you start to receive catalogs in the mail with these beautiful flowers pictured, you know the holidays are approaching! I took some photos last winter of this blooming Amaryllis and I'm looking forward to receiving another bulb this year. Hint, hint to anyone in the family who's listening...

Friday, October 4, 2013

All Smiles

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

This little Corgi is all smiles because he just found his forever home!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Colorado Stream

9 x 12 in, oil on linen board

Reading about all the terrible flooding in Colorado made me remember our wonderful family vacations there. Such a beautiful area! I hope they're able to get back to normal quickly.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sled Dog

6 x 6 in, oil on linen board

This painting was taken from a photo I took at a dog show. I don't know if this dog is a Siberian Husky or an Alaskan Malamute. After researching online about their characteristics and differences, I'm embarrassed to say I still don't know! Anybody?


Tuesday, September 10, 2013


6 x 6 in, oil on linen board

Shelties are happy, eager to please dogs. And they'll herd everything from sheep to children!

Monday, September 9, 2013


6 x 6 in, linen on board

I took a picture of this gorgeous Borzoi at a dog show recently. He reminded me of our Alfie who was a goofy fun loving guy. He learned life in the country the hard way. Horses don't always watch where they step and cats tend to scratch you when they're irritated!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lazy Day

9 x 12 in, oil on linen canvas

Everyone needs a lazy day to read, relax, and enjoy some good company.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day at the Beach

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

August is here so it's time to hit the beach and make the most of what's left of summer! Here is our daughter enjoying the cool ocean breeze on the California coast.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bird Watching

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

Here are three very attentive birders squeezing together for a good look. Ordinarily they wouldn't like to be this close to each other but bird watching is a team sport!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

This is Oscar doing his "Jabba the hut" imitation. Oscar really does have a neck but sometimes he likes to scrunch his head down into his shoulders so he can look plump and strange. He's a big Star Wars fan.


Monday, July 22, 2013


8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

Boo is a cat with discriminating taste. He has a few close friends and he likes it that way. He's a very sweet cat but only when he wants to be. You don't want to mess with Boo!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sun Worshipper

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

Vinny is soaking up some rays. He lives in sunny California, the right place to be if you're a sun worshipper.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Green Eyed Boy

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

This is our green eyed boy, Oscar. His favorite activities are sleeping, sleeping on laps, and eating. He's not much of an exercise buff.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blowing Bubbles

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

Happy Fourth of July! Time to fire up the grill, enjoy the sunshine and have some quality family time.

Friday, June 28, 2013

On the Patio

8 x 8 in, oil on linen canvas

This was painted from a photo of my daughter taken many years ago. What's a better subject than a little girl wearing a crisp, white sun dress sitting in the sun next to some colorful flowers?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Explorer

9 x 12 in, oil on linen panel

It's summertime and this little guy is exploring the wonders of a cold clear Colorado stream.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Frodo Baggins

14 x 19 in, pastel

Although Frodo Baggins was a fictional character, this Frodo was a very real and beloved member of his family!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dad's Pie, Mom's Teacups

12 x 18 in, watercolor

I don't bake pies but I sure enjoy eating them! So I'm looking forward to eating all the freshly baked pies that will be for sale at Farmer's Market when it opens. This strawberry rhubarb pie was baked by my dad when he was still baking his fancy pies.


Friday, April 12, 2013

The Doodle

6 x 8 in, oil on linen panel

I'm not sure if this guy is a Labradoodle or a Golden Doodle but he's big and happy. He has thick wavy hair that I'd gladly pay a hairdresser to give me.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Girl and Her Horse

8 x 8 in, oil on Gessoboard

What is it about girls and their horses? I took this photo of a young girl and her pony walking in synch at a horse show a few years ago. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

KC the Cat

11 x 18 in, pastel

KC the cat is a much loved 17 year old blind beauty. She resides with 4 other cats in a house complete with climbing trees in every room!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Carmel Courtyard

18 1/2 x 22 in, watercolor

I came upon this lovely courtyard in northern California many years ago. And with all the winter weather we've had lately, I'm ready to go back for a visit.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Think Spring

oil on linen panel
6 x 8 in

If I concentrate hard enough on spring, maybe that winter storm forecast won't actually happen at all. It's worth a try.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


8 x 10 in, pastel

Mo was a cat with a big personality and she wasn't afraid to use it!