Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I meant to practice painting metal, but the flower was already in the vase and I decided to keep it. I want to paint some more metal objects and start drawing more regularly. This painting is oil on masonite and it's 8x10." $100.00 plus s/h.
While painting this picture I listened to Ha Jin's book, A Good Fall. This is a dour book of short stories that are read by different readers. The stories are realistic portrayals of Chinese people who've emigrated to the states and their circumstances. I'll finish listening to the cds, but I won't rush out to get another of his books.
Happy new year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


This painting is an old one that I reworked in grisaille. I have another week off and I was thinking that I should try to finish all the paintings that I've been unable to resolve this past year, which is about 5, or maybe I should just let sleeping dogs lie. Have a bonfire? Get on with things...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nutcracker II

How did nutcrackers end up looking like hippie soldiers and isn't that an oxymoron anyway? 
This painting is oil on masonite, 6x6" and $100.00 plus s/h. 
(I'm still listening to Cordoroy Mansions  and I'm still reading The Man from St. Petersburg, which is now reminding me of Downton Abbey. Not a bad thing. Why am I writing about books on my painting blog....

Saturday, December 07, 2013


I've been inspired by some of the paintings on the DPW site to paint a persimmon. It was fun to paint but I haven't eaten it yet and it's probably too late. This painting is 8x8" oil on stretched canvas and $100.00 plus s/h. Also, I found a new series by McCall Smith called Corduroy Mansions, which I listened to while painting this. I'm also reading The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett, which is really good but heavy after reading so much McCall Smith. It puts me in mind of Anna Karenina. I'll see as I'm only on page 12...


This painting is oil on canvas and 5x7" @ $100.00 plus s/h. Thank you.


 I have a hybrid fruit tree that produces lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges and it's now mature enough to be producing, only it's mystery fruit and so far inedible. I probably need to fertilize. The yellow lemon is from the store. This painting is  $100.00 plus s/h and 6x8" oil on canvas.


I listened to The Comforts of a Muddy Sunday, by McCall Smith while painting this. At this point I think I've read about everyone of his books, so good. I need another author. Any suggestions?
The painting is $100.00 plus s/h.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yellow and Gray

While painting this, I listened to Espresso Tales by McCall Smith. I love to read and paint, so I combine the two. The pitcher was my mother-inlaw's and I finally got around to painting it. $100.00 plus s/h.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Misfits

First of all, I listened to Espresso Tales by McCall Smith while I painted this. I'm currently addicted to his books and the great thing is the library has all his works, so I'm kind of in pig heaven. While I painted this it struck me that the white pumpkin is rare and the gourd is lumpy and weird looking, so I started thinking of them as misfits, thus the title. This painting is 6x8" oil on canvas and $100.00.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Black Grapes # 2

A micro mini @ 2.5x3.5." $25.00 plus s/h.

Black Grapes #1

A micro mini 2.5x3.5." Oil on masonite. $25.00 plus s/h. 

Lemon Peeled

4x6" oil on masonite. $100.00 plus s/h.

Pink and Blue Flowers

6x6" oil on canvas. $75.00 plus s/h.
Painted while listening to The Sunday Philosopher's Club.


This is a micro mini. 2.5x3.5." $50.00 plus s/h.
Painted while listening to the World According to Bertie, by A. McCall Smith.


4x6" oil on masonite.
$100.00 plus s/h.
I listen to books on tape while I paint and I thought I'd like to add the books I listen to along with the paintings. I painted the troll while listening to Alexander McCall Smith's, Unusual Uses for Olive Oil, which had a great reader and was wildly funny in a strange way. I discovered his books two months ago and I've been practically inhaling them ever since. If you haven't read him, you're in for a treat!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gray Vase

This painting is oil on canvas, 6x8"
$75.00 plus s/h.
Thank you.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Lure 1 and 2

This painting is 4x6" and oil on masonite.
$100.00 plus s/h.

Dad's Lures

This painting is 4x6" and oil on masonite.
$100.00 plus s/h.
Thank you.

Ellenton Palms

This painting is 4x6" and oil on board.
It's $100.00 plus s/h. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Patriotic Fruit

7 x 6"oil on canvas
$100.00 plus s/h.

Selby Garden 2013

9 3/4 x 8" oil on canvas
$200.00 plus s/h.

Water Park

10 x14" oil on canvas
$200.00 plus s/h.

Lemon and Cherry

 3 1/2 x 5" oil on board
$100.00 unframed plus 2/h.


3 1/2 x 5" oil on board
$100.00 plus s/h.

Odd Chick

6x6" oil on board.
$100.00 plus s/h.

Italian cookies

6x8 oil on canvas


6x6" oil on canvas
$75.00 plus s/h.

Peach and Grapes

6x8 oil on canvas.
$75.00 plus s/h.

Green Apple

Oil on canvas 6x6"
$75.00 plus s/h.



2 1/2x3 1/2 oil on panel
$75.00 plus s/h.