Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Today's slices are tomato. After a few hours painting RED I have to get away. I can't imagine painting red larger than this. 6x8 inches, oil on masonite.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


More slices of life: today it is apple. These little 6 x 8 inch paintings are experiments in oil, a medium I've avoided since an oil self portrait 200 years ago when I was in high school. I guess I've come full-circle from my precise colored pencil drawings of 20 years ago because I'm back to fruit/vegetables and having fun. 6x8 inches, oil on masonite.

Monday, April 28, 2008

orange slices

I've been contemplating life a bit more than usual lately. Thinking about slices of life. Slices of orange today. 6x8 inches, oil on masonite.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ginger pot

After a sleepless night pondering my connection to a friend of 40 years ago who is now in Hospice care, I began the day without the TODAY show and the newspaper. Into my silent studio, no audio book to keep me company, this morning I have found peace in painting. My little ginger pot has been in, then out, then back in my life for 40 years. A dear old friend. 6x8 inches oil on masonite.

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Lush Life" is one of five new paintings I'll have in the next Women Painters of Washington Gallery show at the Columbia Center, downtown Seattle. Each WPW member sits the gallery a couple days each month. If you plan to be in Seattle, email me for my days and I'll give you a tour of the show.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I've been playing with this little oil painting too long. Calling it quits...on to more vegetables in oil soon I hope, now that all new pastels year-to-date have been framed and scheduled for shows.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


This organic eggplant - a gift from my daughter - will be dinner tonight but first it is today's little oil painting.