So Hard to Say Good Bye


Rabbit in the Pool Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

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Well, we did dodge the virus! Yea! Only two of the wedding guests contracted Covid and they are feeling better.

My Mother-in-law passed away Saturday morning from Covid. She was such a sweet lady and we will miss her very much. I wish she had been vaccinated but it was her choice not to get the shot.

She was isolated and did not leave the house but a guest came by and coughed all over everything. She thinks that was how she got the disease. I wish everyone would wear a mask. Anyone could have Covid and not know it.

One of my husband’s friends had Covid but did not have any symptoms. It is a good thing he was tested for it so he did not spread it to others.

We had so many great family gatherings at her house and she was one of, if not, the most gracious and diplomatic people I have ever known. Nannie-Lou Pendleton Kessler was a great lady.

My son was my husband’s parents first grand child and he loved his grand parents very much. I have included some of my favorite paintings of him.

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Birthday Party or A Child’s View Original 40″x25″ Oil painting $10,050


Alan Reading Original 14″ x 11″ Oil painting $5000.00

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My mother-in-law loved my chocolate cookies and brownies. I will always think of her when I make them.

Another Sale of a Favorite Mountain Oil Painting


Bull Mountain Original 14″ x 11″ oil painting SOLD

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Well, we did dodge the virus! Yea! Only two of the wedding guests contracted Covid and they are feeling better.

My mother-in-law is not doing so well. She refused to get the vaccine and now has Covid. She has been in the hospital since last Wednesday and she is very ill. Her blood oxygen is still too low so hopefully it will be up soon. She is on oxygen and that should help.

On a brighter note, I am so pleased to sell another mountain painting to a great Virginia patron! Bull Mountain is one of my favorite impasto oil paintings and I am sorry to see it go but, like I always say, I live to paint but I can’t take them with me. Glad Bull Mountain has a great home. The patron is very pleased and thanked me for selling her a beautiful painting.

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Porter Mountain in Fall Original 14″x11″ Oil painting $338.00


White Pine Sunset Original 24″ x 18″ Oil painting $1296.00

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Hoping my Mother-in-law will recover from Covid.

Covid Test Results Tomorrow


Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting SOLD

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We were all tested again today with the long test since our first test was so close to the exposure day. I think we dodged Covid. There are only two at the wedding that tested positive for the disease. We won’t know for sure until tomorrow but I think we are in the clear! Too much to do today so I am just going to leave the paintings up from the last post and go do something besides work. Very, very tired.

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Ocean Sunset Original 19″x11″ Oil painting $487


Morning Stroll at Isle of Palms Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430.00

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Happy New Years! We are eating up all the Christmas goodies!

Hope We Do Not Have Covid


Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting SOLD

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Yikes! We have been so careful about this virus and stayed away from groups, received our vaccinations, worn our masks and now we are worried we may have Covid.

Hopefully our tests will come back negative. We attended a very small friend’s wedding. There were only twelve people and we all wore masks until the reception.

My friend called last night to say her son and fiance have Covid. Anyway, I would very much to be some where else so here are some more beach scenes.

Be sure to check out this week’s Pittsburgh Skyline demo video below!

Ocean Sunset Original 19″x11″ Oil painting $487


Morning Stroll at Isle of Palms Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430.00

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Happy New Years! We are eating up all the Christmas goodies!

More Print Sales of Popular Shore Painting


Beach Houses at Pawleys Island Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting SOLD

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Not much to say today. I do know which wildflower painting I will be working on next.

I was real pleased with the fun reactions I received for my latest Youtube demo which is below. I love my Suggestion Series and this time a lot of forms showed up.

One viewer told me what he saw at different times in the video. I will have to go back and check out what he was seeing. At the end of all his comments he said he was sober. LOL!

I am very pleased to sell another print of my second most popular shore painting, Beach Houses at Pawleys Island to a great Virginia patron! So glad this painting is getting around. The original was sold years ago.

Be sure to check out this week’s Wildflower demo video below!

Morning Light Original 24″x18″ Oil painting $944


Sailboat Sunrise Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430.00

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Memphis Light

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Happy Holidays! I hope we get some snow!

More Skyline Beauty Paintings


Memphis Spine Original 12″ x 9″ acrylic painting $271

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I am back into my Skyline Beauty series and have completed two more of San Diego on Youtube. I love this series and have included some favorites here. I have used so many different approaches that I think are very creative.

I will never forget my third grade teacher telling me I had scored extremely high on a creativity test and she said I should tell my parents that. I just thanked her and smiled. I didn’t know what she was talking about.

I can’t seem to get it together to start a new painting. I guess I will get to a new one when I finally straighten out this house and get ready for Christmas. The days fly by way too fast. I will get to a new one soon.

I get depressed when I don’t paint. My weekly youtube paintings help but my main work will always be layered oil paintings that require a lot of more time.

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San Diego Flow Original 20″x16″ Oil painting $990

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Memphis Reflections Original 12″ x 9″ Acrylic painting $271.00

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Memphis Light

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Happy Holidays! I hope we get some snow!

More Sales of Richmond on the James


Richmond on the James Original acrylic painting SOLD

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I have finished my latest wildflower painting and I am very happy with it! Decades ago I destroyed paintings that did not turn out to my specifications. I am so glad I am able to accomplish what I was not able to accomplish when I started out in my art career.

I am still learning with every painting and they are never perfect but, all modesty aside, they are close!

So pleased to sell more prints of Richmond on the James to a great Virginia patron! This time they are on Christmas ornaments. Such a popular skyline painting.

It is ironic that the Youtube I filmed on Saturday is a Skyline Beauty painting. I decided I wanted to get back into those and I have some new ideas for them. I like to come up with different approaches and I think this latest San Diego one came out great!

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Wildflower Melody Original 20″x16″ Oil painting $990


Magenta Dream Original 7″ x5″ Acrylic painting $90.00

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Memphis Light

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On to the next painting! I am going to paint two more wildflower paintings and then move on to a portrait. Looking forward to the next one.

Fun with Wildflowers


Dusk Flowers Original 7″ x 5″ acrylic painting $90

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I am really into wildflowers right now and am happy with my latest one. I think I am going to paint two more from that patch, same size. Love to work with subject matter that is loaded with color and intricate textural surfaces.

Sometimes it gets difficult to get as much color modulation as I want because of the number of flowers. If a painting gets laborious, it starts to lose the spontaneity and joy that I insist on in my work.

I have one that required too much attention to each flower and it did lose some expression so I don’t let them happen anymore. Got to move the painting along!

I decided to do something completely different for my Youtube demo this week. Whenever I use that phrase I can’t help but think of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Those great comedians liked to introduce segments that way. Anyway, I forced myself to just use one color and tints of that color. Check it out below!

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Liatris Flowers at Doughton Park Original 40″x30″ Oil painting $2430

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Wildflower Meadow Original 24″ x18″ Oil painting $894.00

Memphis Light

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I am finding some recipes online that are good and not a thousand calories a bite! Love it! I have always said I would be a good cook if I could find recipes that don’t load on the pounds. Glad to know there are some!

Almost Done


A Circle of Coneflowers Original 11″ x 14″ oil painting $338

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Very proud of my latest wildflower painting! The colors and shapes are more vivid than previous wildflower paintings. I didn’t hold back at all.

I think I will do one or two more from this wildflower patch and then move on. So glad I took some files of this patch. It was in someone’s backyard and has been mowed down. I hate to see that happen and gladly preserve them in a painting.

I will have it up in my portfolio soon. I am putting the finishing touches on it now. Real pleased with my latest fantasy lily demo youtube below. Be sure to check it out.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate it! I know we will.

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Natural Rhythm Original 24 x18 Oil painting $2430

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Garden Swirl Original 24″ x18″ Oil painting $882.00

Memphis Light

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This won’t be me! We have an easy Thanksgiving dinner. Hormel turkey in gravy is great!

More Mountain Print Sales to Great Patrons


The Great Smoky Mountains Original oil painting SOLD

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Really into wildflowers right now. My latest wildflower oil painting is coming along and this week’s Youtube is a small wildflower painting that could be a detail of my large one but it is in acrylics and not as complex.

Wildflowers seem to dance to me. I talk about that in my Youtube. My most popular wildflower painting is Natural Rhythm. The way the flowers wind in and out of the space has always fascinated me.

I am really getting into many different types of paintings on Youtube and I love the comments I get! Such a great audience and I am so much more comfortable now then when I started posting demos. I have a lot of fun with painting and chatting at the same time.

Always great to sell original mountain paintings and prints. This time a great North Carolina patron bought a large print of The Great Smoky mountains.

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Wildflower Meadow Original 24 x18 Oil painting $2430

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Winding Magenta Original 24″ x18″ Oil painting $882.00

Memphis Light

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Working away! I really do live to paint.