Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Blog

Please follow me on over to my new blog...


Friday, September 5, 2014

From memory and feelings while...

traveling in California this past May. It was so cold and then the sun would come out and warm things up. Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18". $150 unframed. Shipping extra.

A bit of New Mexico from our trip. 18" x 14" unframed canvas. $100. Shipping extra.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Simple trees

Just a quick fun sketch of birch trees. This is on UArt 500 Board and done in pastels.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Followers, are you...

out there? I haven't had any comments since 2013. Just checking to see who is following me. Would like to get emails set up if you are interested. Let me know or fill out info on right side of blog.
Would love to hear from you all. Thanks.

Fred and Ethel

Fred and Ethel is finished! 

This was pure fun to do. I used watercolors and a bit of black acrylic to outline, then I will seal with a spray varnish. Canvas size is 24" X 18". Frame or not, that is your choice. $150 Shipping extra.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Work in progress

Colors are a little harsh. They are not really so yellow.  Really need to learn how to take better photos! I will get a better finished one to post later.

This is an 18x24 watercolor on canvas. This is so much fun. These creatures are typically
funny animals.

I am trying to get a bunch of paintings done for Art Guild of Paducah's festival in October. We'd love to have you join us, This is our 4th festival! And they just keep getting better.

BTW, it seems my blog is running better again. Sent a feedback to Blogger, so maybe they fixed it.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


It seems on my end, that all of my pictures are not showing up again.
Anyone receiving pictures when opening my blog?
If not does anyone know how to fix?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Work

I have been working on several pieces this past week. I have my guild show next month, an invitation to a show and guild art festival in October. So I am trying to get out some new work. Top three are mixed media on canvas. Gallery wrapped. All are for sale. Shipping not included.

View photo 1.JPG in slide show           View photo 2.JPG in slide show       View photo 3.JPG in slide show
Roses and Pears 12x12 $50            Oriental Garden  12x24    $75            Free to Fly  12x24   $75

View photo 4.JPG in slide showThis piece is in pastels. Lighting isn't that great.
Apple Blossoms  Matted 11x14  No Frame    $65

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Getting Better Everyday

I decided to stop the meds my Doctor put me on and check out acupuncture treatments. Wow! Have I been surprised at the results so far. Pain is to a minimum and so far today I haven't had any pain. I have only had 3 treatments. 

I hope to get back to my art and post more. Right now I am teaching in my studio and love sharing all the fun techniques I use.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Last few days have really been bad. I suffer from trigeminal neuralgia which is some kind of weird dis-ease that seems to affect the nerves in my left jaw. It has lots of symptoms ranging from hot tingling electrical sensations to feeling like someone has poured hot lava in your mouth. The meds the doctor put me on doesn't really seem to help. I am thinking that acupuncture might help.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tweet tweet

A little 4x5 pastel painting. Trying to get busy painting again. Studio is a mess. I need a wife! I hope you enjoy this sweet little bird. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tiger Lilies

These are beautiful. Need to paint them. I am glad to see my blog is showing the new photos. I don't think I want to go back and redo the others. 

Is photo showing up?

Hello from Ellie. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Closing this blog soon.

This blog has been having lots of problems. I will be deleting it soon, probably by July 15, 2014. I will be using an email format, so if you still want to stay connected with me post a comment with your email address and I will be contacting you via email. I promise not to sell or pass your email address to others.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

No Photos

I don't know why some of my photos are not showing up. If anyone knows why please let me know. This is very weird.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Watercolor Fun

Here are a couple of pieces I did at a workshop in Nashville, TN. Karlyn Holman was the instructor. I never had so much fun and met some really nice people. Karlyn is a great teacher.

This one below is one I did after I got home. It is more of a mixed media as is the giraffe because they are both outlined in black paint.

5x7 matted.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year everyone. Ours started out great. Raked leaves, trimmed roses and other plants. Then I decided I would work in the garage and go through some of our junk and mother's stuff. Well...guess what...clumsy Carol fell on her knee VERY hard. The knee that was fixed in 2000, then down came the knee that is getting fixed in February, then...there's more, slammed my nose against something and took a little chunk of skin of the top of it and then rolled part way over to get my right eyebrow scraped. Needless to say it HURT. Swollen and black and blue and grateful nothing got broken!!!

So how was your day?

I sold one of my fun paintings for a Christmas present. It's called Dancing in the moonlight.

I hope 2014 will be a great year for you. Praying for our troops safety wherever they are and for the families who lost loved ones this past year.
Peace, and Joy.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hubby's New Toy

My hubby's new toy, tho I being a good wife, traded in my Murano to drive this. Have to admit it is fun to drive around and get some crazy looks. Its a Ford Transit Connect Premium Wagon. Long name for little vehicle. Its not that small. Took girls (dogs) for their first ride. Got their okay. Guess it's a keeper. 

Guess this is my Christmas Present!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We had 4 friends over to share our dinner. Had a good time and played a game called Reminisce. A lot like Trivial Pursuit, but more fun. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Crazy around last couple of weeks. Hubby fell in love with a little red wagon! A 2013 Ford Transit wagon, that is. We hope to get it this weekend.

Trying to get some fun things made. Ordered a box of stamps from Scrap Club. I love stamps and stencils. I am also working on Christmas cards for Easter Seals and myself. Think I am moving over into the "crafter" area than fine art. Love it tho. It is very freeing.

Here is a pic of my stamps and Ricky the Rhino painted by me and the Easter Seals artist for ES child development center. I will get a full shot of Ricky soon.

Have a great week.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wow what a beautiful Friday. Started out really cold this morning, sun came out and it warmed up nicely. It really is a pretty fall this year. The trees are so colorful leaving lots of fallen ones on the ground. Guess there will be some raking for hubby tomorrow.

I have been busy helping our Easter Seals get ready for an art sale at Wilson's Office Supply Plus here in Paducah. This sale is to help raise money for the Easter Seal's artists with a percentage of the funds going towards art supplies for them. Easter Seals is a non-profit organization so it is a win-win situation for artist and buyer. Please come out if you are in the area. Sale starts November 12 - December 13, 2013 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On another note...

My student, Whitney has just about finished her painting. She is really doing wonderful work. Here is a painting of her latest painting.