Friday, August 4, 2017


24 inches tall x 48 inches wide 
cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

A wooded area along the road viewed often from your vehicle, or if your like me it comes while your hiking as you emerge from the woods.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sandy Beach

5 feet wide by 4 feet tall

Cold wax and oil on cradled hardboard

From start to finish my paintings average 6 months on my easel.  There are many layers to build the colors into the finished surface and complete the sides.  It was cold dark and snowy when thoughts of summer shimmered in my mind. 

That sandy beach has real sand added to the painting, how cool is that!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway

Deck and I are on our 8th day traveling in our RV.  Were on our way back to Michigan after visiting his parents in FL (80th birthday party) and hanging out in Savannah, GA.  Well had to see the Mercer House from the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, also a movie.

Tomorrow is a drive up to Lover's Leap in our Jeep.  This is not a road for an RV.  We did this drive a couple of years ago, it was soooo foggy, very nerve wracking-nail biting-foot braking (me) you get the idea, hopefully tomorrow we will get to see the sights.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017



12 inches tall x 36 inches wide

cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

waves crashing 
on an endless shore.

Friday, May 12, 2017


If you can imagine a little gem this is it, the size 
 12 inches wide x 6 inches tall.

Cold wax and oil on craddled hardboard.

I love the tree's and woods until we hit the 90's then off to the water I go.   

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Petoskey Michigan

Somebody's Gallery
302 E Lake St.
Petoskey, MI 49770

Now displaying my paintings.
Meet me at the gallery July 7, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017


24 inches tall x 48 inches wide x 1.5 inches deep 
Cold Wax Oil on Cradled Hardboard


Beautiful wetlands  approaching the trees.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Standing Birch

36 inches tall x 48 inches wide

cold wax oil on cradled hardboard

Beautiful textured background and trees 
ad exciting elements to the painting surface.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hither and Yon

16 inches tall x 20 inches wide.

Cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

A fantasy or dream some where nice.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Green Spaces

Cold wax oil on oil paper, 12 x 16.

Won't be long and will be missing our greens.

Flare Up

Back in the stuido after having a great summer full of fun and great weather here in Michigan.

Cold wax oil on oil paper., 12 x 16

 Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sturgis Michigan Art Walk

I am one of the artist in this event please stop by if your in the area it would be great to see you.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Twinkle Wtih Leaves


  There are many ways to paint trees.
I Sprinkled the leaves so they twinkled.

This is an 11 x 14 inch oil and cold wax on cradled hardboard. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Off the Beaten Path


3 Ft x 4 Ft x 1 5/8 inches deep
cold wax oil

Around my house are acres of state land to explore. Sometimes it's more fun to get off the beaten path and discover new places.   One time we jumped off trail and came upon thick brush almost impossible to get through yet sensing something ahead.  We broke through into a clearing and there stood an enormous oak tree almost six feet around.  Surrounded by the thicket and the canopy from the tree we were completely enclosed in the forest.  It became our special place to visit for many years.

Friday, February 5, 2016

After the under painting comes the color fields

The under painting was completed 9 months ago and then I worked on the color fields, being the background cloth, blue cloth, pear, milkweeds, water pitcher and table,   This type of painting is done in many layers which brings out the intensity of the colors.   This is my own reminder to get back at this one and finish it up.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015


4 feet tall x 5 feet wide, oil and cold wax on 1.75 inch cradled hardboard.

My first huge painting, it was wondeful working large, only a little awkward to move around considering it's wider than I am tall.

Come walk into my woods.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Work in Progress

On the 4th of July weekend while camping and kayaking on Lake Huron with friends and family drove right by this abandoned home.   Still working on values and color decided to put in the birds at the end of the painting session yesterday, now waiting for this layer dry before I go on.  

Painting these abandoned houses has turned into a great adventure for me.  Not really searching for them just keeping my eyes open. 

In 2005-2008 when the housing market went upside down so many people walked away from their homes this maybe the aftermath. To date I have photographed 11 different homes.

After telling my husband about stopping at these houses he suggested that I carry boots and my gun when I travel and be  more prepared approaching these places.   Most of these houses are hidden in tall grass that's creepy to walk through and wearing tall boots does offer some comfort from snakes and other things.  Sometimes they are in a remote location and that is part of the challenge.

 This will be the 3rd painting in the abandoned home series, would like to hear your comments about this subject and what effect this disaster caused on you or someone you know.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tire Swing

Echoes of another time, waiting for redemption. 

 Nestled in the backyard of an abandoned house, located along a well traveled road.

Friday, July 10, 2015