New link for Works in progress

Since it is easier and quicker to update, I've started posting my works in progress on my blog

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Pet Portrait

Latest Pet Portrait finished

I finished the latest pet portrait. 5 dog heads 14x11 inches, pastel pencils. I'll be delivering it this weekend.
Comments always welcome  :)


Lighthouse Series

New Artwork - Lighthouse series

Last fall I tried to order some mats online for my 8x10 prints, but I ordered the wrong size by mistake, so now I have a pack of 25 8x10 mats with a 5x7 opening.
So, recently I've decided to paint some 5x7 paintings to fit in these mats. I thought doing some series would be a good exercise. My first series will be four Outer Banks lighthouses. I painted the first of these this weekend, here's how it came out. It is Ocracoke Island Lighthouse.


New ATCs

New Artist Trading Cards

I painted a few more ATC's to trade with the group I belong to on line. Click on the link below to see all four. Not only does doing these miniature paintings allow me to connect with other artists all over the world, but it's also a quick way to experiment with images, materials, and composition ideas.


Latest Artist Trading Cards


My painted crocus garden

After all this snow and cold, I'm ready for some spring, so I've been painting myself one - Crocus ATC/ACEOs. Each one is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 and painted in a variety of mediums and styles. Just experimenting and having fun. Happy Spring!


Christmas card painting

Here the painting I'm using in this year's Christmas cards. Soft paste on blue sanded paper.

watercolor bookmarks

Here they are finished, I will be selling these at the Craft Fair this weekend.


Painting OOAK original bookmarks in watercolor

I thought I would try painting some tiny works in bookmark size.


Texaco cat portrait finished

Finished the cat portrait 'Texaco'


Working on cat portrait

Working on a cat portrait