Monday, December 20, 2010

Handel's Messiah

Here is a lovely piece of joy that I would like to share with you, regardless of your religious persuasion.  this is uplifting and appropriate to the season of renewal of all faiths.  Turn up your volume.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas!

Very busy at my house getting ready for the joyous season of Christmas.  Here is a holiday greeting to all of you.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Change of Seasons

Things are changing and I like it!  I am happy to live in the midwest, St. Louis, where we have 4 true seasons.  The leaves are falling here now, just beginning. 

Here is "Leaves, Leaves", 14" x 20" original watercolor.  A bit of a change from the usual fall color palette.
Available in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nothing new

Wow summer is flying by!  We travel and spend a lot of time on our boat, so I have not painted anything new.  However, a funny thing happened.  While on a trip to Virginia/Maryland to visit my sister, I was wandering around Annapolis.  At the same time, a print of this painting sold on Ebay.  This is City Dock Annapolis.  Also available in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My first magazine profile!

I was honored to be interviewed for Lake Lifestyles Magazine, May/June issue at Lake of the Ozarks.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Showing Now in St. Louis

I am proud to announce that both of these paintings were accepted into the 11th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.  The juror was Judy Morris, internationally known watercolorist. The paintings will be for sale on line after the show ends, June 1, and are available now in the gallery.   The exhibit is at the Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe, St. Louis Mo, 63129.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Carondolet Park, St. Louis

Here is a look at a beautiful city park in St. Louis.  The fabulous boathouse and lake have been maintained for centuries.  In fact, my ancestors lived in Carondolet in the 1850's.  This is a print of one of my original paintings, available in my Etsy shop


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Coming Soon - Iris

Irises are my favorite flower, I think.  They are so self-reliant and reliable.  And majestic.

Here is a mixed garden of purple and golden iris.  15 x 20 original watercolor.  Available on Ebay and in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring has Sprung

It's a beautiful day in St. Louis, 70 degrees and sunny.  The daffodils are up and spring has sprung! 

Here is Daffodils IX, 15 x 20, original watercolor painting, available in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.

Friday, March 26, 2010

New paintings of Lake Of The Ozarks

Finally got over the winter blahs and winter projects.  Here are 2 new paintings for my "Ports of Call" series at Lake of the Ozarks.  Prints are available at Lake Galleon and ArtPho Gallery, both on 54.

This is Docknockers at MM 4.5

This is Coconuts up the Gravois.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fire in Winter

This piece is just a bit of fire in winter.  Color, drama, energy.

Here is Pot Of Crotons, 11" x 14", original watercolor available on Etsy and Ebay.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Think Pink

Pink in the springtime!  This snow will be gone before you know it and then.....  tulips!

11 x 14 watercolor, available in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Selkirk Range - Northern Rockies

Just finished this and had a great splurge of energy in painting it.  The drawing was done and it sat on the board on my kitchen island for a week while I walked by getting lots of other chores done.  Finally, tonight I just hit it.  And I think with some success.

Here is Selkirk Range, A Piece of the Rockies  11 x 14 watercolor available on ebay and in my etsy shop.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

White Peony

White flowers are a real challenge! I tried to exagerate the warm and cool areas of the very complex flower.  This painting is currently on display, and for sale, at the Saint Louis Watercolor Society exhibit, "Squares".  (My painting is a square shape) The show is at CJ Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves through April 20.  Stop in to see the great exhibit and enjoy some fine dining.  Unlike most of our other exhibiting venues, sold paintings can be removed from this venue during the show and replaced with another peice from the artist.

Here is White Peony, 13" x 13" watercolor

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Last Winter Scene

Here is more winter scene, and it will be the last one this season, I think.  This one was particularly challenging because I wanted a warm glow in a very cold atmosphere.  Hope you like it.

Here is A Winter Day, 11 x 14 watercolor

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Peaches and stuff

Hello there.  Sorry to be so other-wise distracted but it happens.  Completed a still life of peaches last week.  It was quite a challenge literally because it's from a challenge photo on  I think it is successful because the peaches look soft and the callendar looks hard. (and it was) 

Here is Peaches, Peaches, 11 x 14, original watercolor

And a PS to my Entrecard pals.  Is there any slower site on the net?  Drives me crazy!  I do get into seeing you all again when I have the steel to brace myself for wait, wait, wait.......... 

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Winter Scene

Happy New Year!  We had a wonderful holiday season here with family from out of town for Christmas and then local friends in for New Year's Eve.  My house is still decorated and I don't want it to end.  In between tasks, I love/have to paint.  I wanted hard bare wood exposed in the cold sunny day.  The snow is soft, but the trees seem hard in winter.

Like I said, I am alternating florals and landscapes.  Here is a new winter scene based on a reference of a cabin in Michigan.

Here is Snow In Michigan, 15" x 20"