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My Vegetable Calendar for 2017

Original painting for the 2017 Recipe calendar

You might have seen some of the sneak-peeks of my 2017 vegetable calendar. I’m so excited that it’s almost complete. It will be available at Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios in October. I chose vege…

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Decarli Restaurant and Catalyst Wedge

These are 3 out of 5 paintings that will be on display at Decarli Restaurant from July 8 – September 8, 2015.  Ominous48″ x 36″ x 1.5oil on canvas$1200Click here to purchaseGrasslands48″ x 36″ x 1.5oil on canvas$1200Click here to purchas…

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Randall Tipton Demo Using Yupo Paper!

Donna Sanson and I had the privilege to see Randall Tipton demonstrate at Museum 510 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He is a very accomplished and wonderful painter, and he is one of my favorite art friends!He was demonstrating  with waterc…

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Curiosity 18″x 24″x 1.5″oil on panel$625Click here to purchaseI can’t wait to take pictures at the summer farmers’ market. (The Beaverton Farmers Market starts Saturday, May 2.) I take pictures of people sitting on benches rela…

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Always Together

“Always Together”
12″x 12″
acrylic on canvas

I did this commission for a very dear friend who’s children were 8, 5 and 1 years old, and are now 36, 33, 29.
Growing up, we were neighbors and I was best friends with her little sister. I hadn’t seen them in over 20 years, and then they paid me a surprise visit at the hospital right after my stroke. It meant so much to me! I was thrilled to do this commission for Colleen and her husband, Jim, knowing that every time she looks at it she is going to remember that time in her life 

and think of me.

             “We had just moved to Honolulu and were staying in the Hale Koa, right next to the Hilton, which is the military hotel where we stayed until housing was available. I would take the kids to the beach in the morning, then nap time and when Jim came back from work we would go back down on the beach. It was not posed-they just ended up sitting like that and Jim just happened to have his camera with him. I think he just always loved the innocence and sweetness of it. We are so fortunate that they have grown up to be close as adults and it would not be a surprise to see them sitting together on the beach today. I should have added that the specialness of the picture is the reminiscing of a magical 3 years – the beauty and wonders of living on the island, the magic of kids growing up on the beach, and the memories of the making of lifetime friends! And all created by a very special lifetime friend of whom Jim and I have very dear memories!!”

Listening to while I paint:

The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum, narrated by Scott Brick
The Alton Browncast, hosted by Alton Brown
The Lede, hosted by Jerod Morris
Artists Helping Artists, hosted by Leslie Saeta
Social Media Examiner, hosted by Michael Stelzner

my iPod

I am having a Pet Sale! From now until the end of August 2014,  I will do any pet painting for 15% off the regular price. Just send me your photo of your pet and then we can decide on the size! I will take requests and photos all month long….To see more pets click here!

Really helpful: 
I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check! Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! 🙂

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Soldier/Dogs11″x 14″Acrylic on canvasSOLDI finished a commission for a client who has a lot of veterans come work for him. He offers them jobs because they have a hard time finding them elsewhere. My client shared some amazing stories with me, and I wa…

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Stroke Update – "Not Leaving"

Rose Bush11″x 14″acrylic on gessoboard$375Click here to purchase”The Book Thief”, an audio book by Markus Zusak, takes place in the fictional town of Molching, Germany between 1939 and 1943. Often, a little girl in that town had nig…

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NY City

NY City12″x 12″acrylic on gessoboard$375Click here to purchaseThis was a challenge for Daily Paintworks. I haven’t been to New York since I was 11? … I remember this one thing… my family and I were sitting at this cafe and this homeless man wa…

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Hawaiian Turtle

Hawaiian Turtle30″x 40″acrylic on canvasSOLDThis was for clients whose favorite vacation spot is Hawaii:”We go to Hawaii as often as we can- We fell in love with the islands when we took a Hawaiian cruise in 2006. Each Island is so unique. Our fa…

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Almost Spring….

Clouds6″x 6″acrylic on gessoboard$100Click on here to purchaseIt’s almost spring here in Portland, OR., and the clouds are gorgeous! Listening to while I paint:Audiobooks: Harry Potter Book #5, AGAIN! Read by Jim Dale. He is one of my very   …

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