Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Last Sunday, I went to my daughter's
block party and my niece Susan brought
her puppy Kipper. He is a MaltiPoo..a cross
between the Maltese and a poodle and
definitely a cutie.! I took a picture of
him and had to paint him.! Don't you
just love that face?

Friday, August 19, 2011

New York, New York

Last week, I spent the day in Manhattan with my
grandkids. First, we went to The American
Girl Store, then the Nintendo Store. We later
went to the Central Park Zoo. We decided
to take the subway there because we were too
tired to walk (Okay! I was too tired!)
This painting, believe it or not, was pretty
complicated for me.. I almost gave up
on it , but now I'm glad that I finished it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Huntington, New York

Coastal Designs is the name of
the landscape company that had
this antique truck based in the
front of their property. I took
my reference picture of this
truck looking through the white
arbors. Yes, I can't seem to get
enough of these old trucks ..but
this time I only had to travel
about 1/2 hour from my home...

Monday, August 8, 2011


I love Hydrangeas and I've tried
drying them in the past with no
luck..they wilt immediately. My
friend Maddie has beautiful
Hydrangeas in her yard and she dried
a bouquet for me with all these
beautiful colors. I never painted a
floral but thought it would be
nice to try in oil.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Sister

She is your mirror, shining back
at you with a world of possibilities.
She is your witness, who sees you
at your worst and best, and loves
you anyway. She is your partner
in crime, your midnight companion.
Someone who knows when you are
smiling, even in the dark. She is
your teacher, your defense attorney,
your personal press agent, even your
shrink. Some days, she's the reason
you wish you were an only child...
my favorite quote from Barbara