Mattie; 12×16 oil on canvas

Happy New Year!! I can’t believe it’s 2016! Anyone have any good resolutions? One of mine is to complete 52 paintings – one per week. I’m writing it down here so you all can help keep me accountable! If you’ll recall … Continue reading

2015 – my year in paintings!

Today I am sharing almost all of the paintings I completed in 2015. There are 42 paintings below and I am sure there are a few more that I forgot to include…so it’s safe to say that I painted at least 45 paintings this … Continue reading

A girl’s best friends; 8×10 oil on canvas

This post features another one of the commission pieces I finished and delivered last week. My dear friend Andrea and her husband Noah asked me to paint this for Noah’s sister, Allie, as a Christmas gift. What a sweet and thoughtful present! … Continue reading

Cabin with a view; 11×14 oil on canvas

This is one of the seven painting commissions I completed within the last month to be given as Christmas gifts! This order came from my Etsy shop and was ordered to be given to the customer’s parents.  The parents have … Continue reading

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