Monday, February 21, 2022

L’Heure Bleu (The Blue Hour)

 The time of day when the sky turns this magnificent color is called “l’heure bleu” by the French. It was my mother’s favorite time of day and although she’s been gone for 15 years, I still think of her when the sky is this color. 

I painted this from a dear friends post on IG- something that I never do, which is to paint from a photo source not my own. Never say never! The exquisite camellia came from her garden;  she ended up falling in love and buying it before the paint was dry. 

I love it when everyone’s happy.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Winter Sky

 The clouds were swirling as the sun tried so hard to break through. The beach on Hilton Head is still cold in January, especially early when we are there to walk Cooper. It never gets old and even though this little painting is only 5x5- it’s full of drama! Available from my DailyPaintworks gallery for $95, which includes free shipping. Click on the link to learn more.Update!!! SOLD!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

It’s All in Here

 Back in the day- I carried a big bag. When I switched to something smaller- mainly for the sake of my shoulders- I wanted to capture this bag hanging over the back of the kitchen barstool. I love the rich oranges, creams, and browns of this palette! Update!!! Sold!!! A big thank you!!!

Friday, February 4, 2022



 Happy to recall in thick oil paint my experience camping in Maine with this being our campsite view. When the tide was low, these areas of water left behind were filled with the colors from the sky. What a magnificent sight and one that I knew I would paint one day. So many images, so little time!

Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Snowy Road

I don’t usually paint winter scenes, but the colors in the sky just spoke to me. I love too, the starkness of the trees without their foliage. This 5x5 oil painted on a cradled wood panel, can be found at my gallery on DailyPaintworks for $95, which includes free shipping in the US. Stay warm -friends! Update!!! Sold!!! A big thank you!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

After the Sail

 The sky is just magnificent at sunset. A perfect way to end a day out on the water. I took this picture walking my dog Cooper at the little beach near my house. It’s a sweet memory for me and it can be for you too. 5x5”, painted in oil on a wooden cradled panel- all ready to hang. Available from my DailyPaintworks gallery for $95. Free shipping in the US.