• Black Raven acrylic painting

    8″ x 8″ acrylic painting BUY at Daily PaintWorks I love these birds . . to see and paint. Yet, I’m never really sure if it’s a crow or a raven. I’m assuming this fella is a raven since his beak is rather large. I worked at keeping this painterly, focusing on the general shapes more than the details. I’m…

  • Crumpled Dollar painting

    8″ x 8″ pastel painting BUY at Daily PaintWorks Daily PaintWorks, where I also have my work displayed, has monthly challenges for artists. This month’s challenge was to paint something crumpled. I pinned the dollar to my wall and started painting. I knew it would be complicated to draw and halfway through I thought “What was I thinking?”. I changed…

  • Strawberry Cupcake

    6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 – BUY at Daily Paintworks Once when I was visiting a friend she had these cupcakes and I took a photo knowing that one day it would be a subject I’d want to paint. They were so pretty against the polka dot placemats. I played with colors today and tried to abstract this…

  • Abstract Coffee painting SOLD

    6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this painting of a coffee cup. Abstraction was something I did a lot in my younger years. As I became more detailed with my work, leaning toward realism, painting in the abstract became more of a challenge. Although I want the viewer to recognize the…

  • Memories of New Mexico

    10.5″ x 7.5 pastel painting, unframed $150 – BUY at Daily Paintworks   One of my favorite places to visit is New Mexico. I love the landscape, the cities, the food, the architecture . . . the big skies. I’ve been there three times so far. The most memorable was a trip with my sister. We stayed in a simple yet…

  • Paper Folding Fan pastel painting

    9.5″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $100 + $10 for shipping in the continental US  I was looking through my files for something to paint and found this folding fan which I photographed many years ago. The background and the foreground have more of a pinkish hue. Sometimes Photoshop doesn’t play well. It’s close though!  I have a collection of…

  • Golden paint tube painting

    8.5″ x 5.5″ $100 + $10 shipping in the continental US unframed pastel painting BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks I had left this tube of paint on the drafting table not realizing that it was still open. I went to close it but then decided to give it a little squeeze to let a bit of paint flow out .…

  • 2020 Studio Sale

    Hi everyone! I hope your holidays were amazing and your new year will be the best ever. Although these paintings are relatively small they still take up studio space. So I’m having a sale on my outdoor paintings. Each painting is selling for $50 plus $10 for packaging and shipping. The size and media are listed under each painting. All…

  • Bowl of Yarn acrylic painting

    “Ramen Yarn” 8″ x 8″ acrylic painting on 3/8″ board, painted sides $200 with free shipping in the continental US I was going to knit and once I found this yarn ball in my stash I decided that I’d rather paint it. Since the yarn looks so delicious I named the painting “Ramen Yarn”.  I wish you could see this…

  • Reconstructed Peony painting SOLD

    “Reconstructed Peony” 18″ x 20″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD I started painting this Peony flower a few years back and never finished it. I’ve been eyeing it for some time and wasn’t sure what direction to today. I started working on it this morning, still not sure where to go, and once I got in the groove it took a…

  • ocean water painting SOLD

    20″ x 60″ x 1.5″ unframed acrylic painting, painted sidesSOLD To view a larger version click here. A friend is moving and gave me this canvas. I couldn’t stop looking at it and then realized that an ocean scene would be perfect for this size. I’ve been letting go of my self-branding and it feels really good to paint on…

  • shapes of water

    Shapes of water

    Lately I've felt the need to be more expressive and abstract works lend themselves well to that.