Saturday, September 23, 2017

September Available Paintings and Updates

 - available upon request through email:

I redid these flowers. 5 X 7 (available $29)

Peony 5 X 7 (available $29)

Landscape study #1 8 X 10 5 X 7 (available $48)

Landscape study #2 8 X 10 5 X 7 (available $48)

Landscape study #3 8 X 10 5 X 7 (available $48)

Email me at if you have any interest in these pieces.


This month I posted some paintings on Etsy and advertised minimally.  It was a great experience to figure out how to move forward at a comfortable pace.  Selling some art, trying out some marketing, and then just really enjoying making it.

Commission finished! This took me several weeks, including a vacation in the middle.  This was challenging and rewarding. I had to drive up to Morgan, UT to take pictures of the valley for my client.  Then I spent some time organizing the layout in my mind.  It is pretty in this picture, but it's really awesome in real life.

This is an art project I helped someone with at church.  My goal was just to GET IT DONE in one morning, and we did.

This is a framed painting that has been delivered to a client for their office at work.  I love this painting and how it looked framed.  Love those gold frames.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

July and August paintings






Already sold.

Commission. 36 by 48 inches.  It's huge!


A lot of these paintings will be available for sale in a month or two for Christmas, except the red flowers and the large mountain commission. 5X7 will be $35 shipped and 8X10 will be $55 shipped. If you are interested, please email me.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

June and July 2017

The last couple of months I have been working on a couple of big commissions.  Now I'm finished!  I'm starting another commission more seriously today.  I am toying with the idea of doing a little online show with the paintings I have right before Christmas, but we shall see how I feel.

I have learned to wisely limit how much time a week I will devote to commissions, which is why they take a long time.  It's just nice to only commit to working on them once or twice a week, and then focus on my other paintings during the week for free expression.  Both are good for me.  The commission has structure and a challenge.  The fun stuff helps me practice skills and just explore different subjects how I want.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

May 2017

This is a painting I started and didn't finish.  I'm going to paint over it and and make something great.  I think it's good to see when a painting isn't working and just moving on to something else before trying to make it work.

I devoted this month to working on paintings for a fundraiser.  This temple was one of them and very worth my time!

This rooster is based on a another painting and the head looked so weird, so I looked up real pictures of a rooster and got a good idea of what it looks like.


 A Boat Watercolor:
This project was for someone specific.  I'm pretty pleased with it.

 Miramare Castle, a commission.  I did my best!  Commissions challenge me, but I really can't work on them every day or I get really stressed and unhappy.  I need to have a lot of projects that are fun and creative most of the time, and then really challenging commissions 1-2 days a week.  Then I don't get too overwhelmed.

I loved the way this turned out.  I had to change the tone of the color to a bluer color to work with shadows and not have it look so flat and black.  There is a lot of problem solving for picking out the right colors.  I hope it is as good for my brain as Sudoku or something, because I hate word puzzles.

This is my little artist that I let paint once in a blue moon.  (so much energy to get her set up and keep it safe and clean.)

This girl pretends to paint.

This is a painting that I am doing for a wonderful client.  (My mother-in-law).  I hope it turns out great.  I think it will be good enough.  My drawing honestly could be better.  I have learned that if it's not based on a really good clear picture, there is only so much you can do.