Monday, December 20, 2010


My Dad who will be 99 in March waits by the window for
the bus to pick him up and take him to spend the day at
the senior center. Of course, this was a great time to grab
my camera.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oceanside, New York

This is my latest commissioned house painting. The homeowner requested the house be painted in Black and White with only the flag and flowers in color.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Peconic, Long Island Vineyard

Passing through Peconic we noticed a vineyard with lots of grapes...all different in color. I stopped to take a photo for this painting and of course, I had to taste some of their wines. The Merlot was excellent! Don't forget to serve that Dry Rose' next week since it goes very well with Turkey. "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my friends.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


While I was at a barbecue recently, I saw a man who I just knew I had to paint. I finally mustered up the courage to ask this stranger if I could take a photo of him..and thankfully he obliged. I am really glad that I asked him and I am happy with the results.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Magazine girl

I painted this from a picture in a magazine which was advertising "watches" Yes, watches"..but I thought it was an interesting one to practice on shading as well as her hair.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tennessee Barn

On our way back from Tennessee
we stopped to take some photos of
old barns. I think they have such
character. Someday they won't be
around but hopefully I'll be able to
capture the moment of a few of them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010


This precious Sunflower is my friend Judi's granddaughter Valerie. I received the photo a few years back but I saved it because I knew I had to paint it someday.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is 3 year old Zoe Bella...granddaughter of my good friend Andy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Plucked from the " tree of life"

I always liked still life portraits of fruit. Apples are especially my favorite. Until you paint an apple, you don't realize how much color Mother Nature puts into the beautiful fruit. I had alot of fun doing this painting and had to eat one of my subjects when finished.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Not wanting the traditional wedding, Erik suggested
having a Halloween Wedding. Their guests arrived
in various costumes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010