• Fall Reflections - Oil Painting, 12 x 16, 2011

    The scenery in our back yard of the river with the reflections of the trees are absolutly wonderful whatever the season.One morning I strolled down the hill and these were the colors that were calling me to come and paint. I quickly got my painting gear and started this painting. I actually put the finishing touches on it the next Spring.

  • One,Two,Three,Twirl - Oil Painting, 12 x 16, 2010

    I had been wanting to do a ballerina painting for some time. Somehow a friend mentioned that her granddaughter had just had a ballet recital and that she could send me the photos. I knew as soon as I saw this picture that I had to do this painting.

  • Flower Magic; Oil Painting, 9 x 12, 2012

    It was while doing a workshop with Kathy Anderson at the Scottsdale Artist School that I did this painting. She is a wonderful flower painter and a lovely lady. She had just finished a demonstration and made it look so easy. I was happy to finally capture of bit of magic!

  • Inspiration Cap St. Jacques; Oil Painting, 11 x 14, 2012

    Capitvated by the window flower boxes and the way the light was shining on the house, I decided do a painting of this building (the house was made of brown stones and was rather odd looking). A fellow painter who was passing by said “ that house is too ugly to paint” and I replied “beauty is where you see it”! A few hours later when I was finishing up, everyone gathered around amazed by the colors in my painting and said, “that looks like a house from Arizona”. I had not realized that I had choosen a color that I had been painting all winter!

  • Early Morning - Oil Painting, 8 x 10, 2010

    I was out really early that day and having already finished my first painting after two hours, I walked a few feet and saw this scene. The light hitting the road, trees and lighthouse were so inviting I sat down and did this painting.

  • Les Verges Cassidy - Oil Painting, 8 x 10, 2007

    Every year or so a painting group I belong to is invited to a small orchard to do plein air painting while families come out to pick apples. The small building was a restaurant (with wonderful home cooking) that I was painting when two ladies strolled over and sat down to chat. I quickly turned my attention to capture them before they returned to their apple picking!

  • Tranquillity; Oil Painting, 9 x 12, 2011

    While out with a group of plein air painters I decided to start this painting. We were in a small forest, with a lovely stream nearby, while the mosquitos were eating us alive! The light that was filtering through the trees were striking this statue and the bridge in a magical way. I was mesmerized! I started this painting but the mosquitos finally drove me away. It was the following year when we returned that I was able to finish my painting.

  • Encore des lilas; Oil Painting, 24 x 30, 2011

    For many years now whenever the lilacs are in bloom I can’t help myself from gathering a bunch of different color lilacs to do a new painting. Each time I bring a new lilac painting to an exhibition people will always come up to me and say, “ They look so real, I feel like I can smell the lilacs!”

  • Memories of Arizona; Oil Painting, 11 x 14, 2012

    Finding someone to join you paint outside is not always easy. I invited a fellow painter to join me on the golf couse to paint. The small waterfall was a scene I had been wanting to paint for some time. She had never done plein air painting. We both struggled at first trying to capture this scene but at the end of the day I was really happy with the results.

  • Red Beauties,Oil Painting, 12 x 16, 2012

    A friend and I decided to set out these beautiful red flowers as a painting subject on her back porch. We had a wonderful day but it was windy and cold outside. My painting started out really well, but as the day went on I started to run into trouble. It was a few days later that I was able to finish the painting to my satisfaction.

  • The Magic of Flowers; Oil Painting, 12 x 16, 2012

    Arizona does not have many gardens in the winter months, so I kept going out and buying various flowers. After having done a few flower paintings, I decided to gather a number of pots on my living room table to create this small garden. I set out to paint them and they became my magical garden!

  • Arizona Sky Oil Painting, 11 x 14, 2011

    The skys in Arizona are often breathtaking. One day I decided to take out my easal to capture this sky. There was a road in the foreground that was really bothering me so I decided to put a lake in it’s place. I was much happier with the harmony in the painting.

  • Golfing Palm Creek; Oil Painting, 11 x 14, 2011

    Early one morning I decided to sit among the trees to do a painting of the golf course.The palm trees and the far away mountains were a wonderful backdrop to the golfers and the little red bridge!

  • Painting Arizona - Oil Painting, 11 x 14, 2012

    Finding a shady spot to paint on a very hot Arizona day is not always easy. I set up in a shaded driveway with a fellow painter and this is the view we had. The wonderful colors with the light and shade were so interesting I just had to paint the scene!

  • Stop to Smell the Flowers; Oil Painting, 10 x 14, 2012

    While at a workshop at the Scottsdale Artist School I was looking for a still life that might be interesting to paint. While arranging this combination of flowers it reminded me how important it was in life to take the time to stop and smell the flowers.

  • In Bloom; Oil Painting, 10 x 12, 2009

    This house on a dead end street was surrounded by plein air painters. The red and white of the house against the background of the mature green trees was perfect and seemed to be calling to be painted. Later on while hanging in a gallery this painting became the subject for a short story. Both the painting and the story were later published in a book.

  • Sedona Red Rocks; Oil Painting, 10 x 12, 2007

    This painting was done just a few years after I had started plein air painting. We had traveled to Sedona Az. with friends and we were determined to set up in the early morning to paint the wonderful red rocks. Just thinking about that day brings a smile to my face remembering what a wonderful time we had!

  • From the Boat Club; Oil Painting, 16 x 20, 2010

    This is a painting that I had done a few years back. I wasn’t really happy with it, so in 2010 I decided to rework it to capture the atmosphere that I had been looking to achieve when I first painted it.

  • The Field; Oil Painting, 12 x 16, 2010

    This painting came together almost on it’s own. It was during a really beautiful sunny plein air day that I was sitting on the water looking at the field on the other side. Everything, the brushstrokes, the color harmony, the light and shadow and the composition somehow all seem to come together.

  • Sunburn and Friends; Oil Painting, 16 x 20, 2009

    It was at a plein air gathering in a marina that I first spotted this yellow sailboat named,” Sunburn”. So on our next plein air outing while doing a painting of boats I remembered the yellow boat. Needing a punch of color for my painting, I added “Sunburn” to my boat painting!

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