Friday, October 21, 2016

For Giselle

"Descarat: The Jewel of Spain"
30x40   Oil on Canvas

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Strong like Trees

"Evening Aspens"
 22x29 Watercolor and ink


Saturday, October 24, 2015

For Tami Jo...and other Angel Friends

"Angels and Sisters"
16x20 Oil on Canvas

 “…..What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? ….these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.   Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.   They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more….For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”                                                  
                                                                    -Revelations 7:13-17

This painting was born from a conversation with my friend, Tami.  We talked of angels, and blessings, and gathering storms that swarm around us....and in the end we decided that although an angelic visit is, of course, one of the ways that Heaven comes to help us through the storms of life, it might be more common than not that WE end up being the angels to help each other. This painting is dedicated to all my angel sisters who have helped me brave my storms, given the perfect example of lifting with love, and powerfully pointed to my Savior Jesus Christ.

Friday, May 1, 2015

For Roo

"Ten Little Toes"
5X7 Oil on Panel

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Painting through July

Did you think I fell off the earth? Me too. The last little while has been quite challenging, physically....but through the month of July, I was able to spend a lot of time painting with Donna and Sean Kearney, and my creative cup ran over. More blessings from above. Here is what was on my easle....
Watercolor and charcoal....Thank you Sean for the inspiration!

Oil painting for Ema and Toni...this was not the finished painting. (but I forgot to take a picture at the end...) I ended up adding in another little dog for them, and adding more details all around.
Love you guys!

Oil painting for my girl, Danielle.
This was so much fun!  got my loose on and let the paint fly!
 It seriously painted itself....I LOVE when that happens.
 Love you my friend.....

It was such a great summer!  Sending love to all! 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Something to Crow About

11X14 Oil on Canvas

I can't believe it is already the last little moment of June already!  Whaaa?  Where did...?  I'm sure you are all feeling the same way.  My summer is sacred, "don't bug me" time when I want to do things that I really want to do, like paint!  Not much of that has been going on, it's been replaced with wedding details.  My daughter, Mattie is getting married soon, so I went back to Utah for a couple of weeks in the middle of it all, to tie up ends. (long distance wedding planning is not for the faint of heart!)  However, some wonderful things happened along the way.  I dropped in on my Thursday night painting group to see Donna and everyone!  Wonderful!  I can't tell you how great it is for me to paint in a group of friends!  I got my "loose" on and snagged a picture of a rooster that Donna had in her stash to paint.  Then? 

"Paint a little, talk a little, paint a little, talk a little, 
talk a lot, paint a little more"....

I could do a musical, I loved it so much!  Every moment of it!  Here is to painting with does a body good!



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Over The Umatilla

12x16 Oil on Canvas

     There is a place in eastern Oregon that is one of those magical places.  My husband, Rob comes from Hermiston, a little town that we used to joke about...."don't blink, or you will miss it..."  It's a small town, known for it's watermelon and tough girls.  At least where I'm from, it was known for that.  His folks have a place overlooking the Umatilla River with a view that will take you from zero to zen in about 10 seconds.  I have great memories of this place, but they pail in comparison to the stories that Rob tells of growing up on this river.  He and Liz (his sister and partner in crime) practically lived down there on the banks, as they were growing up.  Rob was even baptized there in the river because the font at the church was broken.  This is one of the reasons why we paint....trying to capture on canvas a measure of the things in our world that are beautiful or meaningful to us.   So, here is to rivers and small towns...and little boys that grow up there.  Love them all.