Boise Sky After Thunderstorm

30X48″ oil on canvas You know what they say about the weather in Idaho? Wait 15 minutes, it will change.  I learned quickly that Idahoans like to say that.  I’ve been living in Idaho since 2003 and I’m on board with that saying now.  When there’s thunder and lightning, it pours rain, hails, and randomlyContinue reading “Boise Sky After Thunderstorm”

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Plein Air Tree

9X12 oil on canvas I painted this plein air style tree shortly after I took the plein air class in the fall.  The leaves on the trees were a little yellower and were starting to fall.  I painted this one in a fast loose style with greens and blues that I love.  I like theContinue reading “Plein Air Tree”

Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills

30X24″ oil on canvas Last fall I painted several Boise landscapes.  These are the hills right by my house.  Boise is known for sudden thunderstorms that come out of nowhere, release all their fury, and move on leaving beautiful clear bright blue skies.  This painting is how I see the sky and hills after aContinue reading “Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills”

Pre Professional

Yesterday I started this new little painting.  It’s 11X14 oil on canvas.  There are 5 dancers altogether in the painting.  One girl is in there twice from 2 different perspectives.  Last year I took some pictures of a group of the oldest pre professional academy girls at Ballet Idaho who were rehearsing for an endContinue reading “Pre Professional”

Sweet Sixteen

18X24 oil on canvas A very happy birthday to this really incredible girl!  Miss Danielle, the Millwards love you so much. This painting is of my dear running partners daughter.  She looks just like her mom.  Running partners are something special, really good matches don’t come along very often and once you find one it’s likeContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen”

Jeni’s Peaches

I wish I had a better picture of this one!  it’s one of my favorites.  I painted this for my sister and her husband for Christmas and surprised them with it.  I was in such a rush to get it framed and in the mail that I didn’t take any good photos.  I had it framedContinue reading “Jeni’s Peaches”

Boys at the Fair

Last summer I took a million pictures at the county fair and then decided to paint this one.  These two had just bought homemade ice cream and were sitting outside the small animal petting zoo area.  I like their expressions in the picture with one blankly staring and brother pulling a face.  I love the colorsContinue reading “Boys at the Fair”

Senior Portrait

Last December my friend asked what I was up to with my art and I showed her a few photos of portraits I had just finished.  Later that day she asked if I would paint her daughters portrait before she heads off to college.  I was excited to give it a shot.  I am thrilledContinue reading “Senior Portrait”