May 31, 2012

'64 Mustang with Hoodie and Hat

For some reason the tarp over half the broken windshield with the hub cap on top looked like a hoodie with a hat. This is my grandson Quinten's long awaited for project. He's in seventh heaven. I'll have to paint a portrait when it's up and running. Good luck Quinten.

May 30, 2012

Smith Rock State Park Sagebrush

This is the eastern ridge of Smith Rock State Park. The pathways have an abundant supply of sagebrush which always looks so exotic to this Willamette Valley artist. Don't you love the color?

May 29, 2012

Terrebonne Hiking

I have family members that live in beautiful Terrebonne, Oregon, across the road from Smith Rock State Park. Climbers come from all over the world to test their skills on these rocks(click here to buy this painting). The view in this painting is the back side of the rocks.

May 28, 2012

The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling, 6x6, oil on panel, SOLD

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It's no wonder that these little chicks might think the sky is falling. Their three predecessors did have the sky fall on them in the form of a great big hawk that swooped down from the sky! This trio is thriving under the daily care and watchful eyes of my two very capable grandsons.

May 26, 2012

Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive, Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin' Alive

This rooster started prancing back and forth, right in front of me. Suddenly he started looking like John Travolta and the chorus "Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive, Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin' Alive," started ringing through my head.

May 25, 2012

Hanging Out at the End of the Alaphabet: Tulip and Weigela

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Don't they look like great pals? Just hanging out together. Which is a great idea because their names are at the end of the alphabet so they'll be at the end of the line.

May 24, 2012

'Tween Tulip

The parade continues with a series of tulips. The first one seems to have turned her hearing off—just like a kid in the 'tween stage!

May 23, 2012

This One's for Mom

My Mom loved spring time and especially daffodils. This one celebrates every one of the 90 springs she enjoyed to the fullest. This one is for you Mom.

May 22, 2012

Two's a Crowd

Two's a crowd and this is the second in my daffodil series. My spirits always lift a bit when the daffodils start to bloom. Alas, they only hang around for a few weeks until the tulips come to town.

May 21, 2012

Blue Monday Lemon

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I couldn't resist painting this Meyers blue label lemon. Between the blue label and the bitter lemon I decided it had to be a blue Monday.

May 20, 2012

Sunday Morning Cheerfulness

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Daffodils make me smile, from the inside. You know that sunshine in on the way, and all the other flowers are lining up for the parade. That's what I call happiness.

May 19, 2012

Purple Onion Upstarts

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These were such beautiful little purple onion starts that I couldn't resist painting them. One was so eager to get started that it couldn't resist sprouting. I think spring has sprung.

May 18, 2012

Nana Nana Fo Fana

Remember that old song—The Name Game? For some reason that song was going through my head while I painted this study of bananas. And, then it got stuck in my brain and rattled around between my ears for the next week! It was fun painting bananas though.

May 17, 2012

Upstaged by Cutie, Again!

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Doesn't she look like a Rock Star with arms outstretched in the ultimate embrace of the audience?

By the way Carol Marine, thanks for giving me the daily painting bug—I'm having so much fun!

May 14, 2012


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