Tennessee State Capitol at dusk, 16×20 oil on canvas

I delivered this commissioned painting to one very happy client today! I have been working on this for the past several months and really pushed to finish it last week so that I can focus completely on the 5 Christmas … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday…fall foliage painting

I painted this 18×22 oil on canvas piece last summer when I took Dawn Whitelaw’s “Painting From a Reference Photo” workshop at Warehouse 521. I still haven’t written a blog post about that workshop but I intend to do so at … Continue reading

This week in my art studio…

I don’t have any new paintings to share with you all this week, but I hope to have one for next week’s post. I am working hard to complete my latest Tennessee State Capitol painting this week so that I … Continue reading

Bell pepper paintings; 8×8 oil on canvas

I painted this pair of bell pepper paintings as a commission for a repeat customer who I first worked with last year when she asked me to paint a portrait of her house as a Christmas gift for her husband. … Continue reading

Turkey in the snow; 8×10 oil on canvas

I finished this painting last week and delivered it to my customer, Debbie, on Friday. She loves turkeys so much and we spent a great deal of time choosing the perfect reference photo of a turkey. When I revealed this painting to her, Debbie … Continue reading

Fall Foliage and Pumpkin; 8×10 oil on canvas

I finished this painting last week and delivered it to the customer on Friday. It is one in a pair of fall paintings that were commissioned. I will post a picture of the second painting tomorrow! I painted this piece in … Continue reading

This week in my art studio…

I apologize for not posting lately, but I have been working frantically on 5 commission pieces. Yes, you read that correctly – 5! I am trying to get them finished by the end of October so that I can start … Continue reading

Nancy Seamons Crookston Workshop recap 

I had the privilege of taking a workshop from Nancy Seamons Crookston earlier this month and let me just start by saying that Nancy is the sweetest, kindest and most humble artist I have every painted with! I’m not saying that … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday…my first painting, ever!

Happy Thursday art friends! I thought it would be fun to do a weekly Throwback Thursday post. To start it off, I am posting a photo of my very first oil painting, circa 2006. This is the painting that my … Continue reading