Lily No.2

24 x 18
Acrylic on Canvas
Original $425
Reproductions Available

Mother Nature •finally• cooperated by introducing snatches of Spring into this 2013 seemingly never-ending Winter scenario. So I moved a mini studio to a small corner on the porch. I can paint again!! Thank you Vicki Parent for the beautiful lilies next door under the weeping cherry tree that inspired this acrylic painting.

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Crab No.4

 

6 x 6
Enamel on Canvas

Finally got back to painting after the flurry of social and artistic activity at the beginning of the summer. Trying to paint smaller. Now working on a few 6″x6″ works for the Off the Bay Gallery here in Deale. This one’s my Crab No.4.

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View From Within

11″ Diameter Porthole
Enamel on Glass
$85

Bought a couple really neat portholes planning to paint water scenes on the glass. Here’s the first one (although it’s  numbered No.2…oops.) It was first hanging at an art gallery and gift shop in Deale, Off the Bay Gallery and Gifts.

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Orchid No.4

 

14 x 11
Enamel on Canvas
Original: $250
Reproductions Available

Trying out some new paints – water-based enamels. Love their brilliance because, as you know, I’m all about color 🙂 Used oil-based enamels on the exterior mural I created for a local resident and I liked their fluidity and full-bodied color. So tried out the water-based version to see if I liked them. I do! My daughter and I have many orchids between us and this is just one of our favorites.

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Esther's Pillow

 

“Esther’s Pillow” is the third and last of the three book covers I created for Marlin Fitzwater. The book was previously published, but Marlin wanted a flashier, b brighter and more contemporary cover for this electronic version. See CCB Publishing for Marlin’s three electronically available books.

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Sunflowers

 

This is the second book cover I created for Marlin Fitzwater, this one a collection of short stories based on his childhood in a small town in Kansas. For more information on Marlin’s books, see CCB Publishing.

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Triple Crab - Jimmy, Sally, Sook

Each 7 x 5
Watercolor
Reproductions Available

“Triple Crab” is actually three different paintings which I have matted into one framed composition. There is “Jimmy” – a male crab in the center, “Sally” – an immature female on the right, and “Sook” – a mature female crab on the left. I have sold some of the individual paintings but also enjoy the combination of the three in one composition. What do you think?

 

 

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Death in the Polka Dot Shoes

 

My next door neighbor, Marlin Fitzwater, has written a few books. Marlin kindly asked me to create the graphics for three of his books. This is the first cover. Death in the Polka Dot Shoes takes place in a town on the Chesapeake Bay, similar to where we live in Deale, Maryland. It’s a good read; I recommend it.

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Rockfish

48 x 20
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available 

This oil painting of a rockfish was done as a request for my husband. The original is quite long and is mounted in our kitchen between the windows over the sink and the skylight. Turns out I can paint fish — I had my doubts going in. My husband still has his doubts as he was expecting a realistic representation of a rockfish! Silly hubby…

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Orchid No.1

10 x 8
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available 

My daughter and I love orchids. This one blooms twice a year in my bedroom window. My daughter has the original of the painting.

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