Category Archives: Paintings

Per Your Request

Some of you have requested that I paint ravens again.  So be it.  Mostly Madrid, the gallery next door to my previous studio in Madrid, NM, has wonderfully agreed to show them. I am working in two sizes at the

Per Your Request

Some of you have requested that I paint ravens again.  So be it.  Mostly Madrid, the gallery next door to my previous studio in Madrid, NM, has wonderfully agreed to show them. I am working in two sizes at the

Madrid Studio Closing

I am closing my studio in Madrid this summer.  I loved being here, but have been offered a wonderful opportunity to create large textile work for an exhibit in 2018.  I will forgo my retail space in Madrid to work

Madrid Studio Closing

I am closing my studio in Madrid this summer.  I loved being here, but have been offered a wonderful opportunity to create large textile work for an exhibit in 2018.  I will forgo my retail space in Madrid to work

Three Ravens in one

I have been doing so many things in the studio.  I am working on a new line…one of a kind clothing…for a show in October.  In my “spare” time, I did a few paintings, some small feathered quilts and some

Three Ravens in one

I have been doing so many things in the studio.  I am working on a new line…one of a kind clothing…for a show in October.  In my “spare” time, I did a few paintings, some small feathered quilts and some

THE ESCAPE

Oh my, another raven.  I have become interested in this bird and I don’t know why.  I like the bird in silhouette by itself, but I also like what it does to focus a small painting.  I think this bird

THE ESCAPE

Oh my, another raven.  I have become interested in this bird and I don’t know why.  I like the bird in silhouette by itself, but I also like what it does to focus a small painting.  I think this bird

Studio Open House

If you are in the neighborhood…

Studio Open House

If you are in the neighborhood…

The Raven has Taken Flight

   This painting began as a blue/gold/b/w limited palette piece.  As I looked at what I thought was the finished painting, for some reason I felt it needed something…my first instinct being the Raven atop the fence post.  WHAT????  

The Raven has Taken Flight

   This painting began as a blue/gold/b/w limited palette piece.  As I looked at what I thought was the finished painting, for some reason I felt it needed something…my first instinct being the Raven atop the fence post.  WHAT????  

EXHUBERANCE

   This piece, EXHUBERANCE, a blue/orange and black and white piece in the Limited Vocabulary series, found a new home.  I am very lucky…from the studio

EXHUBERANCE

   This piece, EXHUBERANCE, a blue/orange and black and white piece in the Limited Vocabulary series, found a new home.  I am very lucky…from the studio

INDUSTRIAL II

   This painting is another in my Limited Vocabulary series.  My pallette was limited to gold/magenta/black and white.  This is one of my favorite color combinations.  Unfortunately, the photo has a bit much light in the upper left hand corner,

INDUSTRIAL II

   This painting is another in my Limited Vocabulary series.  My pallette was limited to gold/magenta/black and white.  This is one of my favorite color combinations.  Unfortunately, the photo has a bit much light in the upper left hand corner,

A New Painting

This is the second painting in a new series I am calling “A Limited Vocabulary”.  My felted constructions have limited color and I wanted to continue this limited palette in my paintings.  I need to give myself “rules” when I

A New Painting

This is the second painting in a new series I am calling “A Limited Vocabulary”.  My felted constructions have limited color and I wanted to continue this limited palette in my paintings.  I need to give myself “rules” when I

Aloft

ALOFT is a painting I did a while back to hang above my dining room table.  It’s large…6 X 4 feet… and helps to bring the color I wanted into the dining room from the living room.  It has been

Aloft

ALOFT is a painting I did a while back to hang above my dining room table.  It’s large…6 X 4 feet… and helps to bring the color I wanted into the dining room from the living room.  It has been

Painting on Canvas and …

This small painting was done using the same palette knife technique I have used in my more recent paintings.  I have been pleased with this technique, have gotten comfortable with it, so why can’t I try using the same method

Painting on Canvas and …

This small painting was done using the same palette knife technique I have used in my more recent paintings.  I have been pleased with this technique, have gotten comfortable with it, so why can’t I try using the same method

3 Short Notes and Back to Painting

I’m ready to start painting again, but wanted to post a few notes first. A few weeks ago, I attended the SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) expo in Chicago.  Galleries from around the country represent their best fine craft artists in

3 Short Notes and Back to Painting

I’m ready to start painting again, but wanted to post a few notes first. A few weeks ago, I attended the SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) expo in Chicago.  Galleries from around the country represent their best fine craft artists in

The Best Part of the Tour

The studio tour starts tomorrow.  I am very impressed with the artists on the tour this year and how this tour is organized. I have attended other tours, but I think ours is the best for a specific reason.  Our tour

The Best Part of the Tour

The studio tour starts tomorrow.  I am very impressed with the artists on the tour this year and how this tour is organized. I have attended other tours, but I think ours is the best for a specific reason.  Our tour

Smalls for the Tour

This painting is a larger one for the studio tour this weekend.  It hangs above a display of small paintings in the Intervals Series.  The smalls are 8 X 8 inches, but have the same voice as the larger ones. 

Smalls for the Tour

This painting is a larger one for the studio tour this weekend.  It hangs above a display of small paintings in the Intervals Series.  The smalls are 8 X 8 inches, but have the same voice as the larger ones. 

Preparing for the Studio Tour

I’ve spent the last few days preparing for the studio tour next weekend.  This painting, METEOR SHOWER, is one of my favorites.  I am continuing to use the layered technique that I have been experimenting with along with some scratching

Preparing for the Studio Tour

I’ve spent the last few days preparing for the studio tour next weekend.  This painting, METEOR SHOWER, is one of my favorites.  I am continuing to use the layered technique that I have been experimenting with along with some scratching

Where Did This Come From?

This new painting has roots in other designs I used in my quiltwork.  For many years I did quilted and embroidered pieces that has the same linear layout as this painting.  For example, this quilted and embroidered piece from many

Where Did This Come From?

This new painting has roots in other designs I used in my quiltwork.  For many years I did quilted and embroidered pieces that has the same linear layout as this painting.  For example, this quilted and embroidered piece from many

A Gift Received

Sometimes a few spoken words can be a gift that is more special than anything tangible could ever be. A while ago, we were enjoying dinner in the home of a friend who owns a few of my paintings.  Another couple, fondly

A Gift Received

Sometimes a few spoken words can be a gift that is more special than anything tangible could ever be. A while ago, we were enjoying dinner in the home of a friend who owns a few of my paintings.  Another couple, fondly

A new painting

Another painting on canvas.  I don’t often use solid layering, but on this piece, I wanted to scrape into the paint to reveal the underlying color.  I used red oxide along with some yellow to give me a lovely background to

A new painting

Another painting on canvas.  I don’t often use solid layering, but on this piece, I wanted to scrape into the paint to reveal the underlying color.  I used red oxide along with some yellow to give me a lovely background to

Painting on Paper 1

Painting on paper…so different than painting on canvas. When I’ve been working on my quilts and turn back to painting, I start on paper.  I start on small pieces of paper to warm up and re-acquaint myself with the feel

Painting on Paper 1

Painting on paper…so different than painting on canvas. When I’ve been working on my quilts and turn back to painting, I start on paper.  I start on small pieces of paper to warm up and re-acquaint myself with the feel

You are my Sunshine

Yesterday was rather overcast, so this painting brightened up the day at the gallery walk and found a new home.  It is recent, done with the same layering technique as I have used in other paintings.  Much of the texture

You are my Sunshine

Yesterday was rather overcast, so this painting brightened up the day at the gallery walk and found a new home.  It is recent, done with the same layering technique as I have used in other paintings.  Much of the texture