Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights, oil on canvas, 8″x10″. sold.
I’m a sneaky one today, posting this early. I’ve got a lot going on this evening, so I figured it would be better to post early rather than later. If you like this painting, I have something similar coming up for tomorrow’s post so please check back!

The Torch Singer

The Torch Singer, oil on canvas, 6″x8″. Sold.

Paperwork Day Blahhhh

I won’t be posting an original on etsy today because it’s the dreaded paperwork day. That being said, I have stocked my etsy store with prints so if you need a fix, please pop by the shop.


Lena, oil on canvas, 16″x20″. For sale on etsy.
I thought I would pre-post this on my blog since I’ll be an hour late posting it in my etsy shop tonight. She’s a fairly good sized painting, and unfortunately, getting a decent photo was tough today because she’s fresh off the easel and not exactly dry so there was quite a bit of glare when trying to get a good photo of her. And yes, that is a blue bird in her hair. Oh, and a shout out to my good friend Karen- thank you for my blue feathered hairband. I can’t wait to wear it!


The Parisian

The Parisian, oil on canvas, 5″x7″. Sold.

I too went grocery shopping in those shoes the other day. My feet still hurt a little.

Cafe Americano

Cafe Americano, oil on canvas, 16″x20″. sold.

Here’s a biggy!

High Street Shopping

High Street Shopping, oil on canvas, 8″x10″. For sale on etsy.

When I lived in England it took me a number of weeks, maybe even a month or so to understand what a ‘High Street’ was. In North America, we refer to a high street, as basically a main street, but even then I don’t feel it quite explains the same thing. It’s hard to explain, and I’m blabbering on. It also took me quite a while to understand what a stone was (in terms of weight) or a fortnight, or the idea of standing in a queue. For a long time I thought that people in England made the shape of Q when lining up for a bus. That was a real headscratcher.
Of course, I never said I was intelligent.

I’m working on a larger painting right now 16″x20″ which likely won’t be ready until Saturday, so please check back then for the next original.

More prints should be arriving this Wednesday for anyone who is interested.


Eliza In Madeira

Eliza In Madeira, oil on canvas, 8″x8″. sold.

The Country Hotel

The Country Hotel, oil on canvas, 11″x14″. SOLD.

Next Painting On Tuesday

I know I mentioned that I will post today at 6pm but I’ll have to postpone the next original until Tuesday. It’s turning out to be a hectic extended weekend with friends arriving, and birthday parties and craziness, so I’ll be taking the next few days off to get everything done. Summertime is always extra busy it seems. Anyway, I do have plenty of prints available in my etsy shop so if you need a fix you know where to go!


Lanterns, oil on canvas, 11″x14″. Sold.


Teacups, oil on canvas, 12″x12″. sold.

Sorry, I forgot to post this one yesterday on my blog. Technically, it’s yesterday’s painting.

The White Veil

The White Veil, oil on canvas, 11″x14″. Sold.

Avocados And Cherry Blossoms

Avocados And Cherry Blossoms, oil on canvas, 8″x8″. Sold.

I’m a big consumer of avocados, not only because they taste amazing, but also what they do for the skin and hair. One of the many drawbacks of living in a chilly climate for six months of the year is that I can’t plant an avocado tree in my backyard. Whenever I hear Californians bragging about how they just have to go to the backyard to grab an avocado or a lime or a lemon, I seethe with resentment.

Eleanor In Bombay

Eleanor In Bombay, oil on canvas, 8″x10″. Sold.

The Glums

This morning Finnegan had what I refer to as ‘The Glums’. He hates the rain and in protest planted himself firmly on the sofa that he’s not supposed to be on.