When I need to renew my creativity or clear my heart, I do an abstract painting. This one is still available!
I sent this one as a gift to my dear friend and New Orleans chanteuse extraordinaire, Leigh Harris, aka Little Queenie, when she was very ill with cancer. We lost her, but her spirit lives on in everyone who ever listened to her sing.
This painting, inspired by a John Snell photograph, was featured at Hotel Tango on Virginia Ave., near Fountain Square in Indianapolis on First Friday, September 7, 2018. It is now in my bedroom where I see it first thing every morning and I just can’t sell it!
Western Lake in Grayton Beach Florida, with its iconic stand of pines on the shore, is one of my favorite and most popular scenes to paint. This one sold before I had finished it and is already in its new home in Santa Rosa Beach.
I grew up in New Orleans and my grandparents lived just a block from Lake Pontchartrain. This reminds me of childhood days, looking at the sailboats from the sun parlor upstairs. Sold!
I worked on this for a long time, finally finished, signed, framed and hung it, but I still don’t like it!
This is another one I started as part of expressing my grief at my father’s death. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it became clear that the goddess wanted to be seen. I obliged! I don’t know how much my dad would like it, but it’s a tribute to him anyway. She now lives in the crafts room of a dear friend.
Another local artist whose work I love asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with her on some paintings for an upcoming exhibit. I jumped at the chance and had so much fun doing it. We decided that I would do the background paintings and she would add her whimsical surrealism to my landscapes. Here is the first one we did, signed and ready for submission. You should check out her work, too, at
I just finished this painting for my sister, who suggested I do a painting of this iconic scene in Grayton Beach, Fl. It’s been one of my most popular scenes and she was feeling a little unhappy that everyone else has a version of this, but she doesn’t have one. Soon she will!
This is a mini I just finished. I may give it to someone for Christmas if I don’t sell it. It’s 5 x 5″, acrylic on canvas.
As it turned out, they were not accepted this time. You can’t win ’em all, can you? I’m actually kind of glad. I wouldn’t have made any money considering the time and materials that went into them, and I decided that I really like them. I have them on little tiny easels in various rooms of my house, and I gave one of them (the colorful leaf , top right) to a friend who was quite taken with it. I’ve decided to do more of them to give as Christmas gifts, and I would encourage you to take me up on the 20% off discount I am offering to the first 25 people who take me up on it. These little paintings are 5 x 5 inches, and are so easy to ship, wrap and transport. Surprise someone with a tiny painting of his or her favorite landscape, tree or flower, but hurry, so that I have time to do your custom painting in time for Christmas. This offer is good from now until December 11, or until the first 25 people have made their requests.
This is from a photo I took of the sun coming up from behind a stand of sea oats in Pensacola Florida. I found myself waking up every morning just as the sun was starting to peek out from the horizon. I have a series of paintings of the sunrise from Pensacola beach that I will be working on during the cold winter ahead.
Hey! I sold the first painting I did of Western Lake almost as soon as I posted it, and I enjoyed doing it so much, I’m working on another one, from a slightly different angle and at a different time of day. Hope you like it, and please feel free to comment!
Edited 10-13-2016 : Sold
This is a view I’ve seen so many times, I almost took it for granted until my sister suggested that I might want to paint it. She sent me a photo and I did, and now all I want to paint are images of the lakes around the panhandle of Florida. I love the beach, but frankly, it’s not as interesting to paint. This just sold (YAY!!!), and may be one of my all-time favorites. I’ve found several other photographs of Western Lake at different times of the day, from different angles, etc., so I will probably do a series of these