Cupcake Still Life

5X7 oil on canvas Around the time I did the Thiebaud style Dress still life painting, I also did a few little cupcake paintings.  It was all sometime early 2015 and I was working on finding my thing. Here are a few Wayne Thiebaud paintings I love.  Back in college I borrowed from the artContinue reading “Cupcake Still Life”

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Dog Portrait

16×20 oil on canvas This is the rest of the dog portrait that I was talking about yesterday when I only showed the very top of castle rock.  I’ve been working away at the doggie and he is getting there.  I still need to put a fringe on his tail and work out a few more thingsContinue reading “Dog Portrait”

Lots of Stuff Going

  I have a bunch of stuff in the works right now but nothing completely finished to show today.  So I thought I’d show you all this new painting I started and a little about the process that I’ve started using more and more. Scraping back. The first time I tried scraping paint back IContinue reading “Lots of Stuff Going”

The Work of Vicki Hutchins

? Just after Christmas, I read a great book by Ian Roberts called Creative Authenticity.  I highly recommend it if you’re an arty farty type. Reading it gave me such a sense of affirmation and renewed belief that my approach to creating work and my processes were authentic, to me at least.  In fact, I would…

School Art Auction

There it is all framed.  I love the simple reveal “floating” frame, it’s my favorite.  This frame always makes a painting look finished and professional.  The little painting sold for what I would sell it for, so that’s great.  I also helped with the 4th grade class art project that was sold in the liveContinue reading “School Art Auction”

Rhino Portrait

  Just for fun.  I’m thinking of painting an animal alphabet.  I painted this pink Black Rhino a few months ago and hung it on the wall to dry and then painted my nephew and hung him to dry and noticed the 2 together.  It made me laugh.  I had to specify that  it’s aContinue reading “Rhino Portrait”

The struggle is real

Is there a painter out there that hasn’t struggled through the start of one painting or another?  Or struggled through the middle of it to push through the awkward teenager stage?  Or lost steam towards the finish and petered out?  Have you felt the let down of finishing a painting, even one that turned out betterContinue reading “The struggle is real”

Auction Piece & Marathon Monday!

Done!  Off to be framed today.  I’m so happy with how this little painting came together, it’s simple and sweet, and I hope it will appeal to a parent or two at my daughters school art auction this Saturday.  I’ll let you know how it does! I drove by the peak the other day andContinue reading “Auction Piece & Marathon Monday!”

Northeast Boise Foothills “Almost Spring”

The Boise foothills have my attention right now.  They are changing from the winter wheat color to a beautiful soft green.  Every day they are different.  Many times during the day they have a different feel.  I run out in the hills with my running group.  A few days ago I took my iPhone alongContinue reading “Northeast Boise Foothills “Almost Spring””

Sammy, Eowyn, and Ethan in the Clouds

Yesterday I got the call I’d been waiting for, my paintings were all framed and ready to be picked up!  I was so excited that I made my kids pose with the painting making my daughter late for ballet and my sons after school snack get cold.  They were good sports.  Great kids.  I loveContinue reading “Sammy, Eowyn, and Ethan in the Clouds”