Saturday, October 31, 2009


Tallgrass Prairie photos taken today. There are great hiking trails here.
This bison photo is from a previous visit a month or so ago.


Today was a beautiful day to visit the Tallgrass Prairie again. We had sunshine and temps in the high sixties. The bison have been rounded up and are corralled for their annual check up but I saw some mighty fine long horns today. You can see they were checking me out as I stopped to take their photo.
Now I need to go to my studio and paint.

Friday, October 30, 2009


8x10, oil on canvas board
$90, S&H included in
cont. U.S.

This scene is of a foot path on Hayward Hill Road. We have had rainy and cool weather and some autumn colors have faded. The leaves are swirling and falling in the wind and they rustle and crunch under foot......a nice time of the year. I think I will make a pot of chili. Chili and Fritos for dinner.


8x10, oil on canvas board

$90, S&H included

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


8x10, oil on canvas board,
$90. S&H free in cont. U.S.

I had to paint at least one more view off Hayward Hill Road. The autumn colors are fading in the country side but still quite vivid in neighborhoods where maples and Bradford Pears have been planted. I liked this scene for its simplicity. There are some orangey grasses and a purple flower I did not recognize.

We have enjoyed some sunshine the last two days and that is changing. Rain tonight and tomorrow along with cooler weather is our forecast. I am working at my co-op gallery tomorrow so won't mind the rain so much. We have preparations to make for some upcoming events. Our Gail Booth is doing a painting demo tomorrow evening at the gallery. On November 14, our jewelry artists, Silk Degrees, will have a Trunk Show and through November and December we will have our Christmas Invitational Miniature Show with a reception on December 3. I am looking forward to this interesting and fun season.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


5x7, oil on canvas,
$70, S&H included for cont. U.S.

I drove north, close to the Kansas border, last month to the Tallgrass Prarie Preserve. There were hundreds of bison visible from the road and sometimes in the road. I managed to get some pretty good photos of some and having never tried to paint a bison, I thought I might. Should I succeed it will be posted. I painted this little scene from one of my photos.

Monday, October 26, 2009



$90, S&H included in cont. U.S.

I was drawn to this area of the lake when I saw the reflections in the water and it was a protected area from the wind. There is a foot bridge to the right which is a painting for another day. I lost the sun and reflections before I finished but I did get a photo. I enjoyed my time there alongside the critters.....feeding fish, a variety of birds, and a frog. Thankfully, not a snake in sight.


Today was crisply cool with occasional sunshine and I was able to get some good photos since we still have some color in our trees. I was able to almost complete a painting and I had my photo to finish it in my studio.
Lake Bixhoma is south of Tulsa and not too far from my house, 20 miles or so. It is a small lake and you can find something to paint there any time of the year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

8x10,oil on canvas,


Another Wichita Wildlife Preserve painting. Different lighting, different mood, different me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


8x10, oil on canvas
$90, free S&H in cont. U.S.

I painted this from a photo I took at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in the southwestern part of Oklahoma. This is another Oklahoma treasure favored by artists and animals.

Friday, October 23, 2009

8x10, oil on canvas board,
$90, includes S&H in cont. U.S.

Another Hayward Hill painting.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Northeast Oklahoma in October

The views on Hayward Hill Road are exceptional this year. I took these photos a couple of days ago along with others and will use some for a painting unless the weather allows me to do one en plein aire. It is still rainy and dreary with grayed down color but the sun will shine again.


8x10, oil on canvas board
$90 (Shipping and handling included for continental United States)

It was raining this morning. I had my Morro Bay photos up on my screen and chose this one to paint. Nice photo and memory for a rainy day.

Morro Bay has been one of my favorite places in this world since I first visited about 20 years ago. I go there as often as I can, usually once or every other year. Five of us are going this January, all artists. We have a house rented for a week an I am so looking forward to it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


8x10, oil on canvas board. $90 , includes S&H in continental U.S.

I was not able to finish this on site this morning. The weather was going south and rain was beginning to fall. I got a good photograph before I started painting so I was able to finish in my studio.

Autumn in Oklahoma is very colorful, especially if we have had an adequate amount of rain and we have. The sumac is the first to show color, a red or burgandy, and the various trees follow on their own schedule. This is my favorite time of year and it never lasts long enough for me. I want to put it in a bottle and take it out in February.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


$90, includes S&H in continental U.S.

I worked at my co-op gallery (Water Street Art Gallery) today. I brought my painting gear with me in case I had time to get in a little painting.

I took a photo not too long ago of a view that pleased me on Hayward Hill Road. I drive this road to get to Tulsa from my home. The route is over hills, past horses and cows in the pasture, and distant hazy views of Sapulpa.
I got my painting done in the morning and in the afternoon one of the visitors to the gallery was Herb Robb (H. Robb Design Studio) and his friend, Rick Daughtry. I learned a bit about tessellations and could not begin to explain it. You should check out his website where you will see his work. It is amazing.
All in all, I had a very good day.
"Hayward Hill Road" is oil on canvas board, 8x10, S&H included.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Qiang Huang's Duncan workshop

I feel so fortunate that I was able to take Qiang's workshop last week end. I found him to be an organized, straight shooting, and generous, he can really paint! I am including a photo of him and of his first set up for a demo. You can see his finished painting on his blog. It is a knock out and already sold.

In addition to the painting instruction, he gave a blog marketing talk on Sunday afternoon. Since I am just getting started with my blog and learning how to use it, his information was very valuable to me. I picked up some pointers that I intend to put into practice.

I enjoyed the time spent in class and the visiting time after class. On Saturday evening, after dinner, we had a circle discussion and we talked about everything.......the workshop, artists we admire, Qiang and Song's recent visit to China, and many other topics.

Thanks to Jolene, workshop organizer, for 3 very good days. All of it was of considerable benefit to me.

Would I take another workshop with Qiang? Absolutely!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009



Last Saturday, October 3, was Tulsa's annual Art in the Square show in Utica Square. We had a great day for it, mild temperatures and lovely people to enjoy all the artwork. There were 86 exhibitors, all talented artists. I met new people and got to visit with those artists I don't get to see very often.

One of the people I met was Pattie Duninick from Rapid City, South Dakota. Pattie is a minister, a minister with a mission and a ship. The ship, named Uttermost Witness, was donated to support her mission to reach people in the remote islands of the South Pacific and bring them the gospel and humanitarian aid. Pattie purchased one of my palette knife paintings to hang in the salon of the ship and then was kind enough to send me a photo of the ship so I could see where my painting would be. I am posting the ship photos and a photo of my painting, her painting now. (See above) So........I may not get to sail to the South Pacific but my painting will. Best wishes to you, Pattie.