Thursday, May 12, 2016

Back to the Birds!

I'm back to the bird paintings today. This one was from a photo I took on my birdbath. It was one of my favorites. I just loved the unusual pose that lent itself perfectly to this composition.
Don't forget to stop by Austin Java on Barton Springs to see all the paintings I have showing there this month.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


I'm not sure that this painting really expresses my feelings, but I know I was feeling loss when I painted this one. I took the photo reference at a lovely little lake in Denver near the home of my sister-in-law and her beloved husband, Ron.  We took a nature walk around the lake in Ron's honor, the morning after he passed away from cancer (a year ago next week). It was one of his favorite places. They had become avid bird watchers and this lake provides a huge variety of birds to watch including this American avocet. Ron was a very sweet and gentle soul and he is deeply missed by everyone who loved him.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


If you get the chance, please stop by Austin Java, 1608 Barton Springs, Ausin, TX to see 40 of my latest paintings on exhibit through May. The collection includes landscape, still life, wildlife, figurative and floral. It's a little bit of everything I've been painting lately. They are mostly oil paintings, but I've even included a few of my best pastel paintings for variety. Purchases can be made directly through Austin Java.