December 5, 2016

Several of My Paintings on Auction this Week!

I have been very prolific with my painting in the last few years, and it's time to let some of them go.

If you like my work, please take a look at my online gallery at
You never know, you may find a gift idea for a good friend or for yourself! ;)

This week some of my small paintings are on auctions, with minimum offers starting as low as $29.

All Paintings come ready to be frames (unless otherwise specified). If you are interested and would like it already framed, let me know and I'll show you what options I can offer.

If you plan to buy more than one painting, you can save on shipping by putting more than one in a box, just let me know. And if you are a local let me know as well, we might be able to skip shipping all together. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have  lovely day. : )

November 25, 2016

Red Berries, Small Oil painting

"Red Berries"
Oil on Gessoboard
On auction this week

Small oil painting of red berries.
I painted it from life at one of the Metro Parks here in town.



November 22, 2016

A Stroke of Spring, En Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting

"A Stroke of Spring"
Oil on masonite board
Ready to pop into a 9"x12" frame

Spring seemed to come and go this year in Ohio

A few days of warmth, and nature was rejoicing, tender green leaves were sprouting everywhere. 
Then winter seemed to come back, and it got freezing cold again, like on this c-c-cold day when I painted at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. 

But the signs of spring were there to cheer me up, and I enjoed every minute of it.

: )

October 25, 2016

A Great Day at the Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour

A couple of weekends ago selected artists opened their studios to the public for the first Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour, on 8 and 9 October, 2016.

What a great initiative!

As soon as I heard about it, I made sure I kept the Saturday open. I wanted to visit as many as I could in the hours that I had available.

My friend and fellow artist Dawn Petrill joined me in this adventure, and we toured several studios, talked to the artists, enjoyed their work, observed their storage solutions, and just had a great time driving around from place to place. So much fun to do the tour with a fellow artist!

We could not stop at all the places on our to-do list, but those that we were able to see were really great.

I took photos with most of the artists, but regrettably I am missing a few (my phone memory kept getting full, yikes!!)

Below are some pics to commemorate the great day.
Too bad that I don't have a photo for each studio we visited! Other artists we met on the tour and are not pictured: Katherine Crowley, Stephen Takacs, Joshua Stewar, Nikos Rutkowski, and Brooke Albrecht. 

Me with Laura Alexander in her Studio in Clintonville, OH

Carol Stewart Studio at Milo

Me and Dawn in Carol Stewart's Studio

Visiting Anita Dawson's studio, in Bexley, OH

With Katerina Harris in her studio.

From left: Donte Woods, Dawn Petrill, Richard Duarte Brown, Robie Benve

Me and dawn with George Leach in his studio.

October 10, 2016

Local Law Firm Supporting the Arts and Exhibiting My Paintings

One wall of the Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel
lobby with some of my sky paintings

A few months back I was contacted by a representative of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel. She had seen my work online and asked if I could exhibit in their lobby.
I went to see the space and loved it. It's a beautiful and big lobby with a nice hanging system that can fit several big paintings.


13 of my paintings are now on view in that great space.I am really excited and proud that Dinsmore & Shohl has given me this great opportunity.
My work will be on view there until the end of the year.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel

191 West Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

October 3, 2016

My 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge... How Did I do?

At the beginning of September I pledged to paint as much as I could during the next 30 days.
I joined the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and aimed to complete as many paintings as my super busy schedule would permit.

I fell behind almost immediately, but I knew it was going to happen.
Too many art shows, events, kids activities, back to school nights, and lots of stuff starting up again after the summer break.

I said I was aiming for 30 paintings, but in the back of my mind I thought I would be happy if I managed to paint 15.

And how did it go?

Well, not too shabby! I was able to paint 17 panels, of different sizes. they are all oil paintings, including two value studies that are divided into fourths (but counting then as four pieces would be cheating).

The 17 oil paintings that I completed during the month of September 2016

Now I look back and the month has gone in a blur!

With all that I had going on, without the incentive of the challenge I would have had postponed or canceled a lot of the painting sessions, instead I tried to paint as often as I could. I'm so glad that I did!
This is me on September 22nd while painting at Pickerington ponds Metro Park.

Thanks for stopping by!

September 13, 2016

Study of Clouds with Mowed Field - Daily Painting

"Cloud Study with Mowed Field"
Daily Painting
Oil on panel, 9"x12"

Here is another study of clouds, this time a little bigger (9"x12").
I kept the same palette of colors as the previous one, I figured if they came out well they'd look good next to each other. :)

I made this a few days ago, then fell behind with the postings.
I am also falling behind with the daily paintings, but I have this grand plan of catching up at some point this month.

September 12, 2016

Walks in Nature" Solo Show at Inniswood Gardens

I am very thrilled that I got accepted to show at Inniswood gardens!
It's an exhibit of my landscapes, 24 works in total, representing natural scenes and parks.

Yesterday there was the Meet the artist event, and I went there afraid that I would be taking home all the cookies because no one was coming, instead I came home with mostly empty trays and a huge smle on my face.

Friends, fellow artists, and park visitors came to the reception, and raised a wave of love, good vibes and wonderfully kind comments on my paintings.

What can I say?
In three words: I am grateful.


Here is a photo with just some of the artists friends that came to the opening
From left: Mary Nordstrom, Kathy Howard, Robie Benve, Kathy Moon, and Richard Clem.
To see a few more photos see the post on my fb page

The show will be up until 30 September, 2016, at the Innis House

"Unplanned Beauty"
Oil on panel

September 5, 2016

Study of Clouds - Daily Painting

"Study of Clouds"
Oil on panel

It has been a busy week and I am behind already on my 30 in 30 challenge, but I couldn't help it.
Sometimes a girl needs to sleep at least 7 hours a day! :)

Today I made it to the easel and painted this Study of Clouds. I also made a time lapse video of the painting session. I haven't rendered it yet, but I'll post on my facebook page soon.

September 2, 2016

"Sunset at Silver Lake" Oil Painting

"Sunset at Silver Lake"
Oil on Canvas

This painting reminds me of a wonderful mother and daughter weekend at a local camp site. The sunset was stunning.

My daughter made fun of me when I" had to" leave the dinner table and go out to take photos of the amazing natural show.

I enjoyed painting it as well as seeing it.  : )