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.