Sunday, 19 November 2017

Salt Marsh Grass

6"x8" oil on gessoboard
This marsh grass is along the waters edge of a big Estuary across the road from where we are camping in Australia.The mud is an interesting red earth color. Still not much time for painting but I do what I can!

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beach Grass

6"x8" oil on board

I managed to paint this between travelling times! We stayed a few days at Shark Bay on the Western Australian Coast, a beautiful place with golden sands, turquoise blue water and patches of grass...just the subject I love to paint. Happy to get another painting finished!!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Waiting for Fish

10x8in oil on canvas
$180 +s/h

I loved the way these Pelicans were standing waiting patiently for fishermen to come in from fishing. I still don't have much time for painting and limited internet, so I was pleased to be able to get this one finished!!

Sunday, 6 August 2017


6x6in Oil on gessoboard
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It's been a while since I posted... time has been limited for painting while we travel! I picked this Frangipani while out walking in Emerald, Australia. It is a favorite flower of mine and the perfume is gorgeous... I had it in a small vase in the caravan. Whenever I get time I will be painting I love the colors in the landscape here and the light is beautiful!!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

White Hydrangea

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
$100+ s/h

Another flower from my garden! This will be the last painting I do for a few weeks...when I am settled in Australia I will start painting and posting again. I am looking forward to the different landscape and birdlife over there!!

Sunday, 12 March 2017


6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

This is one of only two flowers from my Gardenia bush this year, so thought I better paint it while I have the chance! It is a another favorite white flower of mine, the yellow pot was given to me by an old art friend.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Young Ones

9"x12" Oil on canvas
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I have been wanting to paint these two cows for a long time!! I came  across them when I was out driving in the country.... I loved the combination of the white and brown.  Cows are not easy to draw, I will
have to practice took a while to get these two looking right!
It was good for me to have a change anyway!!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Summer Fruit

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
 I have small amounts of time that I can paint until I move to Australia so I will post something when I can. These were the last cherries I bought this summer, so I kept it simple with the apples!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Shed Key

6"x6" oil on gessoboard

It has been quite a while since I have taken part in a Daily Paintworks challenge...but this week I had the perfect subject!  Even though it's black and white it's actually painted with three colors.The old key belonged to a shed in a previous house we owned but I have no idea where the chain came from!!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Clear Summer Day

6"x6" Acrylic on board

My first painting for 2017 at last! It has been a long time since I painted with acrylics... I thought I would be a good idea to get used to them again because we are moving to Australia and will be living in a caravan traveling around. I will use water soluble oils as well but they still take a while to dry. I still prefer oils and will miss them! The upside is I love the Australian landscape and will be able to paint more plein air!! This is about 10 minutes from where I live...a favorite spot of mine with Eucalyptus trees along the waters edge.