Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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A mother and daughter exploring the beach.  I wonder what wonders they'll find and cherish as forever memories.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ventura Fire

Our youngest daughter lost her house in the Ventura Thomas fire. Please keep her in your prayers.
In regard to emails:
Thanks to all. Your responses have kept us going and lifted our hearts!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bicyling to the Beach

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A sweet little painting of some very pleasant memories for one lucky lady!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cheeky Chickadee - SOLD

Perched on a pine branch and looking oh so chic, this gal looks like she's ready to burst into song.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Blue and Gold

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Abstracted layering swirls and drips and smears of oils, gold leaf, gold paint of it's own choosing. This work is on gallery wrap Belgian Linen, not canvas.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Floral Patterns

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An orchestration of colors, shapes and sizes of abstraction.  Flowers/plants are remarkable with a variety that's almost impossible to list.
It was fun to play with my globs of glorious paint.  Every time it's like a new experience.  I could say that I don't know what it is about oil that has always had me so enamored, but I do and really the list would and could go on forever and ever...  Great stuff!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ladybug - SOLD

This little gem would look great in a child's room.  Ladybug's are just so cool right.  Who doesn't love them...  Even squeamish little girls aren't afraid of them, but let them crawl around without a second thought.  

They're like little jewels.  Plus they keep my roses looking really beautiful.

However, I had to wonder why on earth I kept thinking that I 'had' to paint one.  I keep seeing ladybugs everywhere.  When on the beach with my honey, we saw a little boy flying a ladybug kite, I received some junk mail, yup ladybugs on it, etc etc.  Whenever this happens, I don't fight it.  I do believe that each painting has a person it's created for so I just go with it.  I'm always glad I did.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flip Flops - SOLD

So regarding flip flops, I literally wear them all year round, well sometimes I do need warm fuzzy slippers in our Cali winters, but most of the time these work.  Have them on right now.

I also wanted to share a super great tool below for cleaning brushes.  They're really for make-up brushes, but when I stumbled upon them I knew they'd be great for my oil brushes.  I have at times (my bad) been guilty (cause in a hurry) of cleaning an oil brush with my cleaning liquid in the palm of my hand.  Now I absolutely know NOT to do this, but we all get sloppy at times.  So when I found this, I was like, oh yeah I had to have it (think TV commercial).  Works really great!  

I put the link to Target below.  They don't sell it in the store so I ordered online and picked it up.  With that said, there are apparently lots of different models out there after a google search, but the options of different size nubs on this one as well as a better way to hold it, sold me on it.  Hope everyone has an accomplished day today, ta!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chocolate Ice Cream Cone - SOLD

Every summer I was (past tense) making my own chocolate ice cream in my KitchenAid Mixer, my fav.  I would have a cone every single night.  I was hooked... bad.  This piece of artwork is one of them.
However, I finally realized I had to stop making it cause well, one, it has too much sugar to eat on a daily basis and two, it has too many calories.
So now, when I really really need chocolate ice cream, I get my fix either at Ventura Harbor or The Collection's Ben & Jerry's.  B&J's has one called, 'Chocolate Therapy'.  Yup that says it all!  Happy yummy summer...