Thursday, July 7, 2016

This morning was pretty stormy so I just managed to get a few photos before the dark clouds moved in.   This is the Ozark Mill and Bridge, MO.   My friend Cheryl and I drove around and ended up at the Botanical Garden in Springfield, where we got some nice photos.   I also checked out the Butterfly Place at the Garden for the first time.   I love those little critters.....
Butterfly House/ Botanical Garden, Springfield, MO
Ozark Mill & Bridge, Missouri 
I've been out painting about once a week with the Springfield Plein Air group.   These hot days have had us getting up with the chickens to get started before it heats up.   Here are a couple of paintings from those two weeks. 
"Blue Door", 11"x 14, Oil painted on location. 


Morning Glow, 11"x 14",Oil, painted on location

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Young's Porch", 11"x 14", Oil, plein air
Here's another plein air painting I did at the Saunder's workshop, with Patrick's help....(brighter!  Brighter!)....  Thanks Desiree Young, tickled to have it hang in your home. 
"Artists in Residencey", 11"x14", Oil
I had a good time at Patrick Saunder's plein air workshop at friend, Desiree Young's farm for 2 days.   The wind was a little cool, but I managed to find a place protected by a shed.   Here is my painting of Patrick and Kimberly's home on wheels.   So cute!.  I worked a little more on this, adding some highlights.   I'll upload it when it's signed.  Thanks Patrick for sharing your painting secrets. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Morris", 6"x6", Oil on canvas
This kitty was a little tough to paint, but he's about ready for the ArtsFest in Springfield, MO May 7th & 8th.  
My paintings will be in the Ozark Gallery tent, so come on out and enjoy the day on Historic Walnut Street.   Lots to see and music to enjoy.   I'll be there 4pm to 6pm Sunday. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Solitaire", 11"x 14", Oil.

I was tickled pink to have this accepted into the Annual National Online Show with the American Women Artists.
And it will be shown on their website for an entire year.     This was inspired by my painting on stage
with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in January, 2016.    Contact me for purchase. 

"Pretty Kitty", 6"x6", Oil. 

"Puppy Love", 6"x6", Oil. 

These are the first of my series of Puppies and Kitty Cats, for the local ArtsFest, on Historic Walnut Street in Springfield.   May 7th & 8th, 2016.  Come by the Ozark Gallery tent.......