"Wildflowers", acrylic on wood, 2014, $40, an attempt to try to paint flowers like Van Gogh.
"Falling", acrylic on 16x20" stretched canvas, $55. I painted this turned upside down, and had it laying down on the floor to dry. When I walked by and saw it this way, I decided that's the way I wanted it, as it truly feels like it's "falling".
"Flowers for Van Gogh", 12x12", acrylic on stretched canvas, 2019, $50. I painted this to resemble an oil painting with the same strong movements that Van Gogh used. I named it "Flowers for Van Gogh" because he painted so many beautiful flower pictures in his life ... but I bet no one ever gave him flowers.
"Blood Moon", acrylic on 8x10" stretched canvas, $40. Again, I was trying to be Van Gogh-y. I had originally painted a reddish fence, then painted over it. I was going to do a bright sun, then decided it needed to be darker. I chose reddish colors and called it "Blood Moon" because we just had one and it was on my news feed everyday for weeks.
"Who speaks for the trees", 11"x14", on stretched canvas, $45. Inspired by Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax", made with odds and ends.
"Waiting for you", 9x12 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2011, framed in silver, $50. This was originally going to be a big Hershey's Kiss as a painting for my husband. Then I turned it into a vase of flowers, but one flower has died and fallen onto the table as the person who set out the flowers waits for his or her love.
"Kansas", 16x20 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, framed, $150
This painting was modeled after a photo I took of a sunflower in Washington D.C. I felt I needed to prove I could paint "realistically". The majority of the painting is smooth but I felt it was kind of boring, so I made the center of the sunflower a highly-textured bumpy thing which is everyone's favorite part of the painting!!
"Winter Winds", 14x11 original acrylic painting with found objects on stretched canvas, 2011, $40. Yes, this is the stuff you put in the bottom of a cabinet. I had put some of the material into our cabinets and was going to through it out -- but changed my mind and thought "There must be SOMETHING cool I can do with this". And it became trees in winter with the winds swirling around in the back behind them.
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"March of the Sunflowers", 8"x10", on stretched canvas. Made with odds and ends, it looks to me like the sunflowers are marching through a field.
"Spirit of Autumn", 11x14 original acrylic painting with found objects on stretched canvas, 2011
"Summer Symphony", 6x6 original acrylic painting with found objects on ceiling tile sample, 2012
"Summer Storm", 8"x8", acrylic on stretched canvas, 2014. I love the feeling of this piece -- it really feels to me like a summer storm is on the way.
"Tropical Dreams", 16x20 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2002, This piece was commissioned by someone who liked "Night and Day" and wanted something similar. The person was an avid golfer so this painting was first the silhouette of a golfer with the setting sun behind him. I didn't like it at all, so I changed it into a palm tree. This is another "paint dot" piece, and. I feel like when you look at it you can get lost in the scene.
"Frolic", acrylic on 16"x20" stretched canvas, 2014
"Turbulence", 9x13 original acrylic painting on paper, 2003.
This painting was based on the same sunflower photographed in Washington D.C. as "Kansas". There's definitely a very different feel to it! I love the swirly colors that to me really evoke the feeling of "turbulence" that many of us often feel.
"Rome, Springtime" (NFS), 2001, acrylic on canvas board
"Ansel Dreams in Color", 8x10 original acrylic painting with found objects on stretched canvas, 2011 The amazing Ansel Adams was known for photographing the Western landscape in black and white. But do you think he dreamt in color?