Sunday, December 30, 2012

Root Canal Painting

 I haven't had time to paint this holiday season, I have had my Jana here and we have been  having so much fun together.  Yesterday, Jana went to dinner with her friend Judy and Harold went to  get a root canal so I had some time alone and decided to do a painting of a painting I saw at the Sego Lily Day Spa.  Julie, Jana and I  had a girls days and had massages there (our favorite SLC spa) and then lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and shopping at City Creek.  Every time I see this picture I will think of my girls and Harold's root canal.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Scott asked me to a paint this picture of Tyler while hiking the Pacific Coast Trail. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner is the first man to climb Everest without the aid of oxygen or sherpas.  Tracey and Chris have a great   photo of themselves with Reinhold that was taken when he was in town for the Outdoor  Retailers Convention.

 I wanted to  paint this very abstract but yet recognizable. I did this while in my class tonight. My teacher loved it, another student said I ruined it with the wild color I did over Reinhold. I think it is kind of fun, and Harold likes it.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rose and Snow

This is just a quick painting of a rose.

I  got this idea from a Robert Duncan painting.  I wish I painted as well as him.  This will be a Christmas gift for a dear friend. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rodeo Queen & Late night flowers

Harold had to make a trip up to the Boise Temple yesterday and  wasn't going to be home until late, so I decided to do a quick floral painting.  I didn't have a specific plan, and didn't sketch it.  I was happy with this little quickie.  I like the looseness ( is that a word?) and the colors. 

This was painted from an old newspaper photo from 1950.  My mother was a rodeo queen attendant.  She is the one on the left in the red and white shirt.  This painting was really way over my head and it caused me grief. I  spoke to several artist friends about their art and asked them if they ever re-paint a painting they are not happy  with.  They all said yes, and sometimes do it over several times. My personality will not allow that to happen, I don't have the patience to redo the same subject. So this is it.  Lots of flaws, but still a fun wacky painting I think my mom will get a kick out of.