Monday, April 30, 2012

Alder Lined Path

"Mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful" ...are the paths through alder groves this time of year :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Pacific Dogwood is blooming now.  It's one of my favorite trees that lights up the forest in the spring. This painting didn't turn out anything like I had in mind when I started (style-wise)  Sometimes the left side of my brain refuses to sit in the back seat, next time the right side gets to drive!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This will take a minute to load but then you'll be able to peruse all 80 small paintings in my newest book, enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eye See You


Ready to play or pounce?

Monday, April 16, 2012

One Oh Six


Then there are the cows, enjoying the succulent greens of spring!  Still a little wooly from winter but soaking up the rays through the multicolored blackness of their overcoats.

Sunday, April 15, 2012



People have the cutest dogs!  That's one of the fun things about painting on commission, you get to meet some real characters and bring back all those great memories for people.  Mo is a wire-haired dachshund, giving you his undivided attention!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fire and Ice

Going for the drama.  The saddlebred is showing here, even without these amazing eyes the breed tends to have a "fire breathing" presence about them.  I'm thinking this one might make a rather spectacular large painting.  Meantime I am putting him into my new book of small paintings coming out soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunshine Beach

And sunny it was over Easter weekend!  A welcome warmth, a low tide to explore and the Olympics are out, can't get much better than that.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sandpiper Pirouette

I repainted this from a while back... three was a crowd.  I like this version better.  Enjoyed a little summer like sunshine the last couple of days... and great tides for exploring the beach.  Happy as a sandpiper :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Biker Chick


Feeling restless and annoyed.... this was my Rx, it worked :)  Now to complete the treatment I'm going outside into the SUNshine!

Thursday, April 5, 2012



...They'll grow up together, one more tree planter from Kopachuck Park last weekend.  Check out the Kopachuck Trees blog to read a great poem about the replanting project, "In the Muck at Kopachuck".

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Up ears and Down

Recent portrait commissions from a family who loves their dogs!  These are small paintings (6x6" and 5x5")  It's a challenge to keep them fresh and still get a likeness but it's a great way to hone your observational skills.  The previous post of the red Aussie called "Courage" also belongs to this family.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Planting Their Future

6x6"acrylic, see DPW for sales information

I went to the re-planting party at Kopachuck Park yesterday... a bright spot on a rainy day.  This is one of the primary organizers getting down and dirty with her grandson.  Planting the seeds, literally and figuratively for a new generation of trees and treehuggers!  Hooray for actions that resonate more strongly than words :)