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The Owl And The Clock

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The Owl And The Clock, oil on canvas, 10"x14".  Sold.

I seem to have developed an odd penchant for figurines lately.  This could be good?  I think that the occasional kitschy figurine tastefully placed in a still life could be quite acceptable.  It is an owl afterall.  If I start putting clown figurines in my paintings then maybe it's time to call it a day.

Posted & filed under Flora And Fauna, Interiors, Paintings, Still Life.


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Showstoppers, oil on canvas, 12"x24".  Sold.

The size of the canvas is long and more narrow so it doesn't show well on my blog because it doesn't like the narrow format.  If you want to see it close up, please visit my etsy store (link below) and click on image and etsy will enlarge it for you to get a much better view.


Posted & filed under shoes.

Shoe Painting Tomorrow………


I just thought I would mention in advance  (because my posts recently have been fairly erratic) that I do have a shoe painting almost completed.  It's larger- I think 12"x24" and it's been keeping me pretty busy, but it should be completed for Saturday.  Shoes are an odd thing to paint.  They seem to take on a life of their own.  Hopefully that's a good thing.

Posted & filed under Random.



Footsteps, oil on canvas, 9"x12".  Sold.

I don't know how widespread this amazing weather is today but I couldn't help but finish my painting of pretty spring shoes.  SPRING!  I was actually perspiring a little bit today on the dog walk.   I'm sure that no one is interested in my perspiration, but it was pretty exciting.  Although, the mucky grass and garbage everywhere isn't so nice, but at least the snow is meeeeelting.  Can anyone tell that I've got spring fever?

Posted & filed under Paintings, shoes, women.

The Columnist

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The Columnist, 11"x14", oil on canvas. Sold.

I can only wish that one day I'll have a studio that looks like this.  You know how writers are often told to 'write what they know'?  Hopefully, that statement doesn't have to apply to artists.  I think I paint the objects and places that I wish I could know.

Posted & filed under Interiors, Paintings.

The Fontaine Sisters On The Boardwalk With Their Dogs ‘Prim’ and ‘Proper’

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The Fontaine Sisters On The Boardwalk With Their Dogs 'Prim' and 'Proper', oil on canvas, 16"x20".  Sold.

I think that 'Prim' is likely the poodle, and 'Proper'  is the dalmatian.

It's been a week of larger paintings, so next week I'll likely work on  a few smaller ones as these bigger ones tend to exhaust me and make me kind of spacey.

Posted & filed under dresses, Paintings, women.

Butterfly Dresses

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Butterfly Dresses, oil on canvas, 11"x14".  Sold.

I think this piece came out of my deep 'Winter Despair'.  I know I shouldn't complain because here in Ontario, we haven't had it so bad this year, but I'm so tired of putting my winter coat and boots on every time I leave the house.  Bring on summer...or at least spring...a thaw... or maybe a tiny snowdrop?

I should warn everyone that I've got a big canvas coming up.  I receive a number of emails from buyers wondering why I don't do larger work, so I've got a big piece that is almost complete and will likely rear its head next week.  Oh, and I should also warn everyone that I watched 'Mommie Dearest' today- you remember, the one about Joan Crawford staring Faye Dunaway.  So one can only imagine how that is going to influence my work for the next couple of weeks.  Shoulder pads?  Big eyebrows?  Rage? And a closet full of wire hangers?  We shall see.....

Posted & filed under dresses, Paintings.