Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!!!! And to all a good week!!!!!!!

See you in the New Year!

Up Mount Vista Road

I love this road. I like to walk it, run it, motorcycle ride it , bike it and paint it. And paint it!!!! I never tire of this road!
11 x 14 Pastel Painting
$300, unframed

One Colorado Evening

View from Chatfield Bluffs. The painting resulted from several studies based on a commission from a realtor for the realtor's home buyer. This was a view from the buyer's new backyard.

16 x 20 Pastel Painting


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let Your Light so Shine

We were leaving Indian Mountain after a nice, relaxing weekend. Painted are the plains in the valley leading to the mountains off 285 heading towards Kenosha Pass.

9 x 12 pastel study

$200, unframed

Light the Night

Same evening, different location. I let Nick drive me around in the jeep while I took pictures. He's 12, but a good little driver out on the country roads. I got to drive a jeep on country roads when I was 12, too.
Pastel 9 x 12
$250, unframed

Night Sky Near Cabin

This is one of several night sky studies. It is good to stick to a theme until there is nearly nothing more to say, or until an artist gets bored....
11 x 14 Pastel
$ 300, unframed

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here, I changed the clouds, played around with the line of trees interfacing with sky and tweaked the color showing through the bark, which was the element that attracted me most to this scene.

Pastel 11 x 14 Study
$300, unframed

Backlit Eve ll

This is another study from a theme I'm still working with and learning from. I find it very helpful to stick with one subject and work it over and over, adding nuances, changing color, value , size and other elements. It's fun, and a great learning tool, too. Painting is a life long process - there is always room for improvement.
Pastel, 11 x 14 study
$300, unframed

This from an excursion with Rennie to Chatfield State Park, near the parking lot across from the entrance to Waterton Canyon.

11 x 14 Pastel

Sold! (To the nice man in the red hat)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Until Next Time

As we leave the cabin to head back to the city, this view off Antler Drive always gives me pause; it's hard to leave the peace, quiet and beauty of the countryside! Oh beautiful for spacious skies......I love this great country!

Oil, 8 x 10


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Icy Cold

Painting trip with friends at Lair of the Bear!
We are not just fair-weathered painters!
12 x 16 Oil
$ 95, unframed

Country Road

9 x 12, Pastel
$85, unframed

Friday, December 11, 2009

Beyond Day

This was another eye-catching scene in Indian Mountain . Fern and I were on one of our hikes after dinner , during the week kids were off to camp and we had the cabin to ourselves.
Pastel Painting, 11 x 14
$300, framed

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring in the Air

Each season provides abundant material for interesting and colorful paintings. I think late winter/early spring is one of my favorites.

8 x 10 Oil Painting

$85, unframed

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Returning from Nebraska

I risked life and limb for this image. It presented itself while I was driving 70 mph on I-80 coming back from a visit to Paola, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska.
Oil, 9 x 12
$95, unframed

Monday, December 7, 2009

Just Around the Corner

Painted in Ken Caryl neighborhood, right around the corner from my house.
Oil, 11 x 14

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Warm Against Cool

Fern reluctantly joined me on a bike ride along the Platte River on my new townie. Reluctant because he thought the basket, seat,tassels and bell ( which has a very nice tone that begs to be rung often) were a bit over the top. This scene brought us both to a quick halt! Colorado is endlessly gorgeous. We are on a perpetual vacation living here.
8 x 10 Oil on panel
$ 85, unframed

Monday, November 30, 2009


Walking along the river on a crisp, early spring day.......
Oil, 8 x 10
$75, unframed

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sundown in Indian Mountain

Sundown in Indian Mountain near Como is not to be missed. Time to stop whatever you're doing, grab a glass of wine, a lightweight fold -up chair, a camera and the dog ( to protect in case of bears) and head up the hill and enjoy the show!
Pastel, 9 x 12
$ 200, unframed

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lair from Above

I liked the abstract quality about the image- a challange to paint and a chance to take advantage of the grays.
8 x 10 Oil
$ 65, unframed

Monday, November 23, 2009

Through the Woods

Hiking through the snow on a crisp but not too cold late winter day we happened upon this lucky pattern of color. An artist should never be caught without her paints,canvas or camera!
5 x 7 Oil
$35, unframed

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fast Brush

Painting to fast 70's dance music definitely affects the outcome of a painting.

6 x 9 Oil


Friday, November 20, 2009

These Lofty Trees Wave not less Proudly

Another fall day jeep trip with Fern. Sometimes on these excursions Fern will fly fish while I paint. Works out well.
12 x 12 Pastel
$400, nicely framed

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lake Harriman

It's good to shake things up from time to time and paint an off-size work. Keeps an artist on her toes....... It takes me 15 minutes to jog around this lake. My son can run it in 10.
4 x 13 1/2

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We see these gorgeous little birds all over the Indian Mountain area. I love birds.

4 x 5 inch oil painting


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Time to Head Home

I was painting on location but just couldn't get "inspired" by what I was seeing. It was midafternoon and everything appeared "flat". This painting was done by using the elements available, then projecting onto the canvas an evening scene, which I think made for a more attractive painting.

9 x 12 Pastel

$300, framed

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Days Grow Short and Lovely

Another great "catch of the day" while jeeping up Four Mile! Oh howI love Colorado!

9x12 Pastel

$300, framed

Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter's 'Round the Bend

This view was found on a jeep trip near St. Elmo. Tincup Pass was closed but we took the jeep as far as we dared.
5 x 7 Oil Painting

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Autumn Cadence

These colorful trees overlying the dark, woodsy background remind of a musical score somehow!
8 x 15 3/4 Oil on panel
$ 75

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boy in Hat

Ted's face has such character. Particularly at this age, he had so many funny expressions! Kids are great, and quite a challange to paint.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Valley Sweep

I like the rust-red bushes that form an hour glass on its side and the yellow grass that leads you into the stream and back towatds the mountains. It's a peaceful , quiet scene that beckons the hiker to enter.
6 x 9 oil

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gently into the Night

The blue clouds over the strip of light sky over the mountains....That blue against the yellow-orange autumn foliage....the strip of highlights in the foreground grass and the red-brown earth underneath the trees.....light glancing off the trees in shadow on the left....these attracted me to this scene.
18 x 24 Pastel
$ 600 unframed


What beauty to be discovered in the Colorado landscape. I'm never at a loss for material in this great state!
11 x 14 Pastel on board
$300, unframed

Thursday, November 5, 2009

'Round the Flaming Bend

I like to go walking with Renoir (Rennie) along the meadering paths that wind throughout Ken Caryl. I love this wonderful neighborhood.
6 x 6 Oil Painting on canvas

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Up Four Mile

Fern and I drove our jeep up Four Mile Road. What a day! A painting around every turn. It was simply too gorgeous to stop and paint at any one spot so we kept moving and took lots of photos. Nothing beats painting on location, but time doesn't often allow for that.
6 x 8 Oil on canvas

Monday, November 2, 2009

Floral Study in Oil

Floral studies are a great chance to use bold, bright colors that you usually can't get away with in a landscape. I especially like doing small florals and varying the color combinations while keeping the other elements of design uniform.

5 x 7 Oil


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Human Head, first attempt

It's good to have fun! :>)

This may be "the most ridiculous item of the day" but what fun I had with this, my first(and possibly last) sculpture of a human head.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

On the Rocks, Oil, 9 x 12

This study was painted along Santa Fe River near Evans st. The way the light stuck the rocks turned ordinary rocks into jewels!