Myakka River #1

Myakka River #1

9 x 12 inches
oil on panel

I have a few more paintings of the Myakka River in the works. If you are ever in SW Florida it’s definitely worth a trip. I hope to do a lot more landscape paintings. If you have a favorite nature spot in SW Florida you’d like to see a painting of, let me know.

Reading the News

Reading the News

5 x 7 inches
oil on panel

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach

5 x 7 inches
oil on panel

I’ve never been to Rehoboth Beach. In fact, I didn’t even know where it was until after I painted it (it’s in Delaware). This is a painting I created for Karin Jurick’s new blog “Different Strokes from Different Folks.” Karin is a great artist and her success on eBay is a real inspiration to me. On her newest blog she posts a weekly photo and invites anyone to submit a painting inspired by the photo.
Check out her blog here.

Turnip

Turnip
8 x 10 in.
oil on panel

I pulled this from my garden this morning. It’s actually from my Fall garden and it was ready for harvest months ago. I pulled it out to paint it since my Spring garden is starting to sprout. Of course, it started to wilt right away. I thought it would be too stringy to eat since it was so old, but it tasted great boiled and sprinkled with olive oil and oregano.

Girl at the Beach

Girl at beach
8 x 10 in.
oil on panel

Shadow Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat
2.5 x 3.5 inches
oil on panel
signed on the back

Sea Turtle

Sea turtle
2.5 x 3.5 inches
oil on panel
SOLD

Girls at the Beach

9 x 12 in.
oil on canvas panel

Person Watching

6 x 8 in.
oil on panel

I’m always attracted to bodies of water. Maybe it comes from being raised near the ocean. I’m not keen on sunbathing, but I do like to go for a swim and people watch.

Goldfish

4 x 6 inches
oil on panel

This is a painting of my goldfish. The amazing thing about this goldfish is that it was entirely black when I bought it. Months later over a period of a week or two it turned into gold! After I finished the painting I thought about how a dark background, fading to black would have made it look more traditional. But I like the lighter background, it’s more fun.