Wednesday, July 8, 2020


My Cousin Al visited this Bridge in Venice and told me how beautiful it was.  I of course, agreed, and decided to paint it on a canvas.  I didn't want to hide it with a mat and glass since it would hide the full beauty of this bridge.... I painted it in acrylics which I really enjoyed for a change.  I understand they have restaurants with delicious food as well as amazing views.  I hope you like this.

Monday, June 8, 2020


I thought I posted this portrait of Leila.  She was a model from my Friday Portrait group some months back.  She was beautiful and classy and the perfect model we love to paint. I hope that she comes back some day to model again.
This was painted on Canson mi-tientes paper using Rembrandt pastels as well as Terry Ludwig soft pastels.  I hope you like her.

Monday, April 27, 2020

View from window

This was a Christmas commission that I never posted.   A sweet little cat looking out of her window... I enjoyed painting this … I thought the sun catcher was fun to paint.
I hope you are all doing well in this nightmare that we're living in.  At first, I kept myself very busy with painting, cleaning but now I have become a couch potato .. something I never wanted to be. lol
In February, I lost my dog, Cali.  She died in her sleep and it left me heartbroken.  She was only 8 and healthy so it was a total shock when she died right in front of me.   I have never been without a pet so I'm fostering a chihuahua/dachshund who I named Bambi. She's 9 lbs.   The shelters are full so I helped with one! lol.  She keeps me busy now and happy.  Yes, I will be adopting her soon.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tennessee Beauty- 2nd Try

Thank God my eye surgery last Friday was successful.   Appointment for my left eye will be March 11th.  The worst thing is putting so many drops in the eye but I'm getting used to it.
I painted this horse AGAIN and very happy with it now.  I painted with goggles on to protect my eye from the pastels. I guess I'm a little obsessed and had to do it.  I hope you like it.
I will rest my eyes now.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Niagara Falls

It seems like just yesterday I visited Niagara Falls, but its been 6 years already... so time to re-visit.  It's such a beautiful place with breathtaking views wherever you look.  I painted this awhile ago and never posted it..  Tomorrow I go for eye surgery (cataracts...)  so I'm not sure when I'll post again or when I'll paint since with pastels you have to be careful.   But as soon as I can I WILL be back.   Meanwhile, I will be enjoying your beautiful work.  Thank you all for being there for me...You are the best!!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Tennessee Beauty

Did you ever do something and regretted it?  I painted this portrait and destroyed it before putting it aside and looking at it with fresh eyes.  Well, it's too late for this one but I would like to paint it again someday.  I used my soft Rembrandt pastels as well as my pastel pencils.... and I really liked cropping him.
My advice....don't be impulsive like me... lol