Monday, August 17, 2020

Big Horn

 I painted this after having the luck to snap a few photos of this guy, out near Pecos while we were looking for a place to go hiking. We didn’t find a good trail but the reference photo and the lovely drive was worth the trip. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Picked for Daily Paintworks Facebook Pick of the Day

Daily Paintworks picked my painting "Staring Match" for their Facebook Picks of the Day today! Check out all my art at and see my interview at

Friday, May 19, 2017

DAILY PAINTWORKS featuring me this week!

Read the full interview published on their blog by clicking on the link below.

DAILY PAINTWORKS News: DPW Spotlight Interview: Jane Frederick: Each week we will spotlight a different DPW artist who will give away one of their best paintings. To enter to win  Jane's painting, &...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Renewed Inspiration Comes from Great Podcast

This morning I noticed a little link on the bottom of Carol Marine's blog which linked to a podcast where Carol was interviewed by Jessica Watchorn on the ArtPro Podcast. I went ahead and clicked on it and listened to the interview. It was very well done. Jessica asked great questions and Carol was very generous with her answers. Listening totally renewed my enthusiasm for daily painting which had been lagging a bit lately. After listening I immediately pulled out some oil paper and cut it into small blocks. Then I painted five small oil paintings over the course of the day while listening to other episodes of the ArtPro podcast. The idea was that each small painting was not costing much in materials or time and it didn't matter if they worked or not. It was very freeing. As it turned out, I was pleased with my efforts and decided to post them on Daily Paintworks for sale with initial bid of $3.

Here's a photo of some of today's group drying on my mini washing line with tiny clothes pins which I'd had left over from a previous project.

If you want to check out the podcast go to . I recommend it highly. Jessica is providing a wonderful service with her podcasts and the artist who have agreed to allow her to interview them are also providing a great service to the entire artist community. Thank you for watching my work develop

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pastel Demo Painting

Against my better judgment I was talked into doing a pastel demo at the Central Texas Pastel Society booth at the Georgetown Market Days last Saturday. Surprisingly it went pretty well despite how rusty I was with pastels. I posted the resulting painting on Daily Paintworks today and was thrilled to have them make it one of their Facebook Picks for today. Guess it's good to step outside the comfort zone once in a while. I used my new easel which I had just bought from Joshua Been when we stopped and visited him at his wonderful gallery in Salida on our way home from camping in Colorado. Even though it wasn't designed for pastels, it did a superb job for me. I loved it. Can't wait to use it as it was designed for my oils.

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.