Monday, April 27, 2009


This is an old self-portrait, it's 11 years old. People who know me would instantly recognize the red flannel shirt I wore all the time. I have a problem with distortion when I do self-portraits, and this painting displays my typical mistake of making my jawline and chin too small (and my neck too big). Probably from moving my head slightly while looking in the mirror.

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 20, 2009

Colored Glass Vases

Here is the painting that has been taking me so long to finish, you can probably see why.

Oil on wood
12 x 16

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I haven't posted here in a long time, mainly because I've been working on a slightly larger piece than usual, and it has taken me a while. It's done, but I'm waiting for it to dry enough so that I can get pictures of it.

So in the meantime, I thought that I would occasionally show some of my older works. This is a small, decorative squash that I painted in 1997. During that time I was being influenced by the work of Wayne Thiebaud, so wanted to explore repetition, color and brushstrokes. The repetition is in the circular shapes. This painting is about 12" x 16". I was very happy with it, and in fact it still remains as one of my favorite paintings, even though my style has now moved in a different direction. I like that the squash looks like it could be an egg. It was painted directly from life. It hung in my hallway for a few years, until my husband banged into it one day and put a huge scratch in it.