Saturday, July 27, 2013


This precious little girl is my brother-in-laws great grandchild, Hyla.
I found the reference picture so perfect for this portrait...why is it perfect? teeth!  LOL.  I feel so comfortable painting this in pastels but I would like to paint this in oils someday.  I'm still experimenting with colors and blending, but would love to at least try.....A definite challenge !!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dutch Country Road, PA

We were heading home from one of our vacations and decided to go through scenic Pennsylvania.  The reference picture was somewhere in Lancaster, PA.  Thank goodness there are still many farms and wide open land left in PA to enjoy. Unfortunately,
so many areas are being sold off to build more's
so sad!  Do we really need more homes?   I'd rather have the farms.  I guess I don't  like "change".   I really enjoyed painting this in oils.   A portrait next...

Friday, July 12, 2013


Cali is a 2  year old rescue dog that was found as a stray in the streets of California and shipped to New York because they claimed that they had too many small dogs.  We named her Cali for short!  She's a Chihuahua/Italian greyhound mix and she's a sweetheart.  She had some issues the first two weeks that she was with us but now she's a good little girl!!  Adopting from a shelter was the best thing I did because there are so many animals that need homes and lots of love!!!   She came to us already trained which was definitely a plus!  My heart melted when I first saw my little girl in the shelter ...I knew then that she found her "Forever" home.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

West Virginia

The reference picture for this oil painting belongs to my Nephew
who recently vacationed in beautiful West Virginia.  I love traveling through here but I'm so happy that he was able to take this perfect shot.  Maybe someday I'll find this place and enjoy the beauty as well.  I enjoyed painting this scene. !!