Red Jacket

Red Jacket was a still life assignment in class.  I usually don’t care for painting a still life subject, but this one I was eager to paint. I love Red and Jackets! I must own 20 or 30 (much to my husband’s chagrin!) I began the painting in class and then finished it up in […]

Bowl & Flowers

Bowl & Flowers is a still-life practice piece. My main purpose here was working the shadows, especially on the concave bowl. This is a complete learning experience, and I know that it will take time. Obviously, I am a complete novice with oils, but want to include all my paintings to reflect my journey. Hopefully, […]

I Do

After 16 years, I decided to try my hand at painting again. I knew it would be a challenge, but one I felt ready for. After a couple of practice assignments, I completed, “I Do”. During class, a wedding dress and a few other objects were set up as a still life. I chose to […]


In 1997 I took a painting class from a local artist. I was way out of practice and this was my first experience with painting using anything but cheep high school tempera paints. I didn’t know anything about acrylic paints or still-life and was surprised how difficult it was to get into the swing again. A […]