Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow Passage

Snow Passage was recently accepted into the smArt Show in the Paseo during the month of January. The pieces must be 10 inches or less and be reasonably priced. This image is in my backyard during one of our few real snows. It was one of the beautiful ones, the snow rests gently on each branch and twig like powdered sugar, but is just as easily disturbed.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

On the Water

This is my first solar print. I would like to pursue this avenue in the future. The rower is one of our great junior rowers who has since moved on to row at MIT.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hope Written on my Heart

I love the heart form and  have been working on a series of hearts, inspired by my family in Tennessee. I am enjoying working with texture and acrylic paint.

Friday, December 11, 2009

...and now for something completely different...

This is Frost on Winter. I did this last month in anticipation of a show in Tulsa. Unfortunately, I was unable to enter the show as I was called out of town, but I really like the image and the poem. It is a great way to work. This is a textured canvas with a photograph printed on rice paper and the poem transferred onto the image and finished with a glaze of light golden color.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Toward Home

Last light in the afternoon, the boat heading for the dock.

Olympic Boathouse

The boathouse lends itself to graphic images and especially with all the extra colors and shapes present during the Olympic trials.

River in Winter

I enjoy playing with some of my images. I love the graphic quality of this image of the river in winter. Last winter the river was drained to allow for work to proceed on the foundations of the new buildings


A clean boat makes for beautiful reflections, as these will attest. I know the boathouse is celebrating the passage of MAPS 3. There will soon be more beautiful buildings to enjoy at the river.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Eight at Sunset

I will be posting more of the works from the Art of the River show this week. This was taken in the afternoon when the water on the river looks like liquid gold.

Monday, November 23, 2009


One of the junior boats during early morning practice. They are doing a drill, so they are not all rowing. I am looking for good composition and my daughter looks at the technique.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Sculler

I have finally learned the differnce in the sweeper and the sculler.
One of the images from my recently completed show. I hope to have the images up again in a different venue.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Native Crew

One of a family of ducks that populates the area, especially in the spring. The group was very somnambulant and allowed me to approach- must have had full bellies.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Chesapeake Boathouse

An image of the boathouse, that I have manipulated, I love the graphic look of the boathouse. The architect did a fabulous job of evoking the prow of a boat in a structure.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vespoli Racked

One of the altered images from my River show.  I love the look of the reflections with the yellow grass, red Oklahoma dirt and complementary bright blue sky.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

River Show in Paseo

I am getting ready for my opening on Friday for the Art of the River Show. I will post some of the images that I will have in the show here the next few days. I am hoping to sell some things so that I can make a nice donation to the Oklahoma City Junior Crew. Some of the images are printed on aluminum which gives a glow to the pieces.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Art of the River

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Photography on Paseo

The Paseo Arts Association is planning their annual photography show next month and this is one of the two entries that were juried into the show. The curator told me that there were over 260 entries for 60 spaces; a high level of competition this year. I will post another of my entries in a future post. The title of this image is Oklahoma Outpost.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Colorado Kid

Summer, as we know it, is over. The girls are both going back to school next week, one to high school and the other to college. The summer has not been easy and I have not been creating in the studio, but I did do some photography in Colorado when I was there for the Boulder Festival of the Arts. This little kid was on the edge of the Mt. Evans trail.
I decided that the perfect caption for my card with this image was "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." (Bill Cosby).
I will hopefully have more time in the studio for the rest of the month and will try to post more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sunrise on the River

I went to the river this morning and was there to see the sun rise. I do love that time of day, even if I am not really a morning person. The rowers have a beautiful setting; so peaceful despite the noise from I-40 and I-35.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wichita Plein Air

This is the first plein air painting I have done. It is daunting, facing the great outdoors and forcing yourself to paint only a small block of that space. It is hard to decide what to leave out!
The wildlife refuge was beautiful this weekend, although it warmed up quickly.

Friday, May 29, 2009


This is one of my most popular paintings. I sold the original almost immediately, but I continue to sell prints, both on paper and giclee on canvas. It frequently catches the eye of browsers to my booth. This time I added tiles, which I made with Lazertran. I am going to be using a lot of Lazertran in the future! With it I should be able to combine painting and photography.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The "Curious Scissortail" generated a lot of comments this weekend, including one man who said that he had lived in Oklahoma for 10 years and had only recently seen his first scissortail. When I leave my house in the morning, I usually see a scissortail within 10 minutes. Very curious!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Paseo Arts Festival

I had a great time at the Paseo Festival and met lots of wonderful people. I had a good show and was able to make and sell my own prints in a variety of forms as well as originals. I can't wait to get back to the studio, being around all the great art (and artists!) has really inspired me. Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Quail Creek Show

My work is to be included in a show at Quail Creek Country Club, a benefit for OVAC. The show is on June 12th. I am very excited to be included and I will give you more information later. I have seen a list of the artists participating and I am very excited to be included!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Another shameless plug...OVAC is a great arts organization (dare I say best) in Oklahoma. If you aren't a member, you should be. Their member's gallery is the place to be. I have been included in two shows because of their website. I have a link on my sidebar to their website which will link you to their blog.

This blog post is part of Zemanta's Blogging For a Cause Campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.

OAG Smaller Works Show

Hopefully, I will soon be able to direct you to the OAG blog. I am co-chair of this event occurring in August and we want to give information to the members about this show on this venue. Check back for more information soon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Texas and Neighbors show

This is the painting that was accepted into the Texas and Friends show in Irving, Texas. I went to Dallas for the opening and was amazed by the quality of the show. The organization did a wonderful job with the opening and the work is remarkable. I would urge you to attend the show, at the IrvingArts Center, if possible.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Orange Slices at Paseo

The opening at Dean Lively was last night and I am so appreciative of all the friends who stopped by to view the show. Elaine and Scott did a wonderful job with the opening; the art was well lit and displayed very professionally, the food was excellent and there was even music by a gentleman who said he had not played for an audience in 25 years! He played a mean jazz guitar.
The painting today is one of my still life series that is on display at the Paseo Art Association Gallery at 3022 Paseo, OKC. This is a 12x12 oil on wrapped canvas. I sold several of my still life paintngs last night so I will be doing some more of these small canvases. I love working with those colorful subjects.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Four Woman Show

I am being included in a four woman show at Dean Lively Gallery in downtown Edmond. The opening is next Thursday evening from 5-8 pm.
It is a new venue for me and I am excited to have the opportunity to show my work. I am will have a variety of work including some of my rowing pieces.
Over the next few entries I plan on sharing some of the paintings that I have included in a few upcoming shows. There is a lot going on in my art right now. I better get busy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Morn

This was taken from a photograph from the Different Strokes Blog of Karin Jurick. It is an oil painting on black gessoed watercolor paper.

I was very excited to paint it yesterday morning as I listened to the folks gathering on the mall for the inauguration. Watching all of the inauguration festivities reminds me of my time in DC as an adult and as a child. I can not visit the mall without crying somewhere, usually the Lincoln Memorial. I wish I could have taken the girls there yesterday to witness history.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Cox

This one is oil on paper and features the coxswain on the junior varsity crew. The light was just spectacular that afternoon. Everything was coated with the most glorious golden light.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

River at Sunset

I finished this painting before the holidays but did not have time to post before the holiday vacation. This is another of the regatta series which I will be working on in the coming year. This is a small 5X7 oil painting on board.