Sunday, December 29, 2013

Spoon Knife Fork

OK---not so much texture.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fork Knife Spoon

I'm trying very thick application of paint here to get an effect of texture.  The basis is drawing, as usual. What fun to paint with great piles of paint and to aim for design in the process.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Out of Bounds

These happy two pups are the loves of my friend, Carol.  They are actually both black, but the fellow on the top has turned a little brown, I notice.  They were frolicking in Cypress Creek.  Love the pooches!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


My hydrangea and reflected-light exercise gave all the beauty and much distress.  I believe it was worth it!

Friday, November 22, 2013


The little teaspoons danced right into my painting.  I like the way the shadows worked out with the overall design.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


This is part of my orchid series.  The structure and shape of the orchid petal is my latest obsession.  This one is part of a glorious couple of stalks of very prolific orchids.  Grocery store, of course!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


We are enjoying the last blossoms of the Tecoma Bells of Fire, a heat and drought-hardy plant which flourishes here in Austin landscapes.  Because of a little recent rainfall, we are blessed with many beautiful wildflowers out here in the country.  Lots of purple and gold, my two favorite fall football colors.  Geaux Tigers!

Saturday, October 12, 2013


I love her so well that I painted her again this week with a high-key palette.  These eyes seem not only more accurate but more soulful.  Sweet puppy!  Getting to know her has been fun.  I'm not a whole-hog dog person, but I do love a dog who will hold a pose like Lucy does.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Very Near

These last four paintings done in California were all painted on Arches Huile, a paper made especially for oil painting.  I loved trying this paper, most of all because the paintings were so portable.  This is painted in Carmel at the end of one of the streets.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


This pretty girl belongs to friends.  I've painted her as a surprise for Christmas...Shhhh!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Breakfast in Bed

Yesterday was my birthday.  I was surprised by breakfast in bed.  Mr. Wonderful went to the top of my list (his permanent spot!).

Thursday, August 22, 2013


We are all vessels, some upright, some rotund.  Some more fragile than others.  This painting gave me more ellipses to negotiate.  I'm looking still for the glow from within.

Friday, August 9, 2013


This orchid represents grace and light and a quality it is very difficult to express.  It seems to be lighted from within.  Nature provides the example.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Evening Roses

Here is my newest work.  I'm enjoying cool summer nights in Birmingham.  What a wonderful city.  The roses love it, too.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken---these beautiful orchids have cheered me on these long, rainy Birmingham days!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


'GoldLeaf' is from a trip to Lake City, Colorado, to depict the beautiful aspen leaves changing from green to gold.  What a fantastic phenomenon.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Junior League of Birmingham Exhibit

This collection of my paintings was displayed along with the beautiful work of members of the Junior League of Birmingham Sustainers.  It was a rainy night last Friday but a wonderful evening of art.
Most of the paintings have appeared on my blog over the past few months.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Le Bleu, Le Blanc et Le Rouge

This painting is dedicated to my mother, Meredith Miller.  She made all the clothes for her five girls.
What a fine seamstress she was.