Monday, May 15, 2017

Anniversary Frank

                                                              18" x 14" Oil on Panel

Last week Frank and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary!  I am so blessed sharing my life with this wonderful man!  Every day is an adventure and how the days fly by!

During our first year as husband and wife he posed for me as I created a quick portrait sketch for an art class.  Recently I ran across a photo from that session.  Not a good photo (actually it wasn’t a very good sketch then either)!  The picture was taken with an old film camera and a flash!  Oh well, why not use that reference for a new painting to celebrate the 34th!  We are both enjoying this painting and the memories.  He was wearing the bandana head band to tame his hair following a motorcycle ride.  

Friday, May 12, 2017


                                                             6" x 6" Oil on Canvas

This nest of baby robins in an old magnolia tree was inspired by a nesting dove in the Palmetto
palm outside my window.  Doves seem to be somewhat careless in their location choices.  Before
she had a third egg, the nest was disturbed possibly by the very high wind gusts we had, or maybe
by a snake?  Very sad.

This painting started out as an 8" x 10" but there were way too many blossoms - so - cropped.  Was fun painting but not much time was spent once I realized the format simply wasn't working.