This painting is named, appropriately, for a woman of strong faith in Christ.
Some friends brought over some Black Arkansas Apples from their orchard. I added my favorite jeans jacket to the composition.
Mixed Flowers on Blue
Detail of an iris.
Detail close up of the pasta machine.
Detail of Still Life with Pasta. Onions, garlic and tomatos. Still life’s area a study in composition.
Still Life with Pasta. I loved painting the heavy metal of the pasta machine and the soft tomato with the clear cellaphane garlic package.
Detail of a large painting, the young boy depicted is my father. He had just recently lost his mother. He is deep in thought, how confusing that must have been at the tender age of three.
Set in the early part of the 1900’s my father and his siblings had just lost their young mother to the influenza epidemic. Here they sit with their grandmother. A large painting and study in composition.
A study of color in shadows, the detail of this painting is of a young girl named ‘Penelope’ – which would have been my given name had I not been born with red hair.
A detail of a painting set in the early 1900’s. This detail is of a baby named William whom I renamed “Charlie” when I was a little girl. Uncle Charlie fit his personality better. Sure do miss him.
We live in a beautiful part of Northern California. This lighthouse is about two hours north of our home.
Detail of the Crescent City Lighthouse painting.
Autumn Still Life (detail)
The beauty in nature with it’s simple forms and compositions are a delight to paint.
A portrait of our dog, Mandy, on our back porch
This sunlit painting of ‘Peahens’ also comes with a memory of it being stolen from a local showing.
Jesus praying with a tear slipping down His cheek. Prayer will often bring me to tears. Prayer is opening our hearts to God and speaking out of the depth of our souls. Sometimes words aren’t enough in prayer. Sometimes tears say so much.
The shortest verse in the Bible, ‘Jesus Wept’ speaks volumes.
Remember Me was originally a gift to my church family. After it hung it the church sanctuary for many years, I gave it away as a prize for a series of creative community competitions called “INSPIRE.”
I love the harmony and beauty of the colors in this simple grouping of flowers.