Saturday, January 17, 2015

Coming out of the Woodwork

While I wait for approval to start painting the ArtWorks/Children's Hospital pieces (deadline now extended to May)  here is what I'm working on .  Exploring new palettes, pushing my lean toward cubism and dwellings to something less whimsical (although once the gig begins I'll be all about whimsy!)    Kudos to Alt-J who provided the soundtrack for this painting and the title, too.
Coming Out of the Woodwork  9x12 acrylic on basswood panel

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

There now, there now.....there now.

I began this painting about journey, sorrow, comfort and community months ago, when my youngest daughter was trekking through Europe. I collaged bits and pieces of an old Parisian map to mark that time. Little did I know that in this new year, the city of Paris would be grieving , as they are now.
12321-there now        22x28 mixed media on arches aquarelle 300 lb

Monday, December 8, 2014


Something new, something in a fresh  palette for these gray days......
OHIO 20x24 mixed media on 300 lb aquarelle

Monday, November 17, 2014

project progress

Here is a sample of some preliminary designs and color mock-ups for the Children's Hospital project.  The community engagement  sessions were  awesome and I am eager to begin on the 15 final paintings.
It's been a lot of work so far, but, also, such a gift to work with the talented and supportive ArtWorks staff and the amazing teen-agers that I've met along the way.  Stay tuned for progress reports!

city scenes

11x14 mixed media on panel  "blue city"

11x14 panel mixed media  "a new adventure"

Friday, July 25, 2014


I'm enjoying the challenge of this two-panel commission.  Images that mean a lot to this newly-wed couple make me happy to paint.   It's been a long time since I've painted a barn!

Here are the completed panels:

panel 2  mixed media on 24x30 birchwood panel

panel 1 mixed media on 24x30 birchwood panel