Monday, September 14, 2009


Well hello! Here is my painting submission for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks blog http://

What a fun subject to paint! It started off quite easy and fun - then I got to the frosting, lol! I didn't want to spend too much time on this as I should be working on the painting of Jamie's mustang "Montana" but I could not pass this up. Thanks Karin! A joy to paint and so fun to expand my subject matter. An excellent challenge.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Still life in progress....

This is a still life I am working on of vegtables taken straight from my garden. The wine is a riesling and I will taking both the wine and this painting to an Art/Wine party tonight. How fun, huh? I think I will call it "Art with Wine" for the party. Luckily I scored this gorgeous gold frame from Good Will for $8.99! So I'm all ready to go.....once the painting is done that is! Better keep working on it! I'll post it when it's done of course.....
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here is a painting "Partners". This painting has been accepted into a juried Art Show in Enumclaw, wa.! Special thanks to Charles Brooks for so generously allowing me to use his photography as reference. You can view his work at . What excellent work! And of course thanks to Wylene Wilson - a talented rider, trainer, and beautiful cowgirl! Check her out at - she is an extreme trail competitor and the cowgirl model. Thank you both!
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Monday, May 11, 2009


Well, my latest painting is a commission I'm doing for a wonderful lady who run a horse facility in Ethel, WA called Happ's. They have a magnificent facility and host multiple Trail Horse Challenges, Combined Driving Events, Gaming shows, and training opps. all year long. The painting still needs a little cleaning up but all in all is done. Happ's is purchasing prints of this painting for awards to be given at a Combined Driving Event. I'm so honored....visit to learn more.
My mothers day was fantastic! My girls bought me flowers and we went out driving around...ate was a really nice day. The weather was so beautiful - it's days like that, that make western Washington worth living in. But not today - it's back to the rain! Thats ok - hopefully my pasture grass will grow, and grow, and grow....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sun and Silence...ahhh

Well, it's 7:04am right now and it is actually a gorgeous day. I am also the only one out of bed which make this almost heaven. Times like this are very rare. So I get to actually drink my coffee and relax... second painting this's actaully a portrait of a beautiful Tennessee Walker gelding that my art teacher owns. I put some training on him earlier this year and fell in love with him. What a gentle, quiet spirit, with a strong desire to please! Apparently Walkers have this reputation - I'd call him the ideal "husband" horse, and if I ever buy a second horse for the kids and my husband to ride it will definitely be a TW. My art teacher Syd, actaully took a picture of him while I was working him under saddle and this is the painting of that can tell he looks very like he's focusing very hard and absorbed in whatever we were learning at the moment...hence the title "In Training".

Friday, May 8, 2009

Painting Away....

So here I am trying to paint between meals, dirty diapers, and endless homemaking tasks! I currently do have a community artists webpage but am not happy with the fact that viewers cannot comment on my work or just post me a hello! I hope this is a more family and friend friendly page.

This painting is titled "Crawfish Lake". It is a painting I started almost 2 years ago and did not finish. This year upon deciding my New Years resolution was going to be to start painting again, I decided finishing this was my first task at hand. This is an actual scene taken from a personal family camping trip at Crawfish Lake in eastern Washington. This is our boat in the picture. My husband loves this painting - so not for sale!