Got Grapes?

In our Seattle East-side eastward home, I had open shelves in front of the window above the kitchen sink, full of a blue glass collection: bottles and goblets mostly, in turquoise and cobalt blues. It was blue beautiful when the rarely-there sun shone in that window from our back secluded acreage yard. Almost like stained…

Peach Magnolias (Tiffany style painting)

This is the second large painting I did (a little while back) which was inspired by floral Tiffany glass works. I was really IN to and was collecting Tiffany lamps and have loved that colorful glass art medium for quite a while. I didn’t do as many Tiffany inspired paintings as I planned (the usual…

Irises on Blue (Tiffany Style Painting)

Because I love late Victorian and Edwardian Tiffany glass artwork (windows and lamps), and though I once thought I might like to, I’m not about to get serious about actually doing it myself at this point in life, I decided to try painting in the spirit of that style. This is my first attempt. I…

Zebra Stripes Painting

I would love to say that a camera shoot safari in Africa inspired this painting, but it was just another rainy day in Seattle when I conjured it up on a fairly large canvas. I love rainy days. I love Seattle. I love horses. I love zebras. I love blues and greens. Does the grass…

The Spirit of Lady Liberty Painting

The Spirit of Lady Liberty Painting A while after 911 happened, and the spirit of freedom and American patriotism was abounding, I did this quite large ‘essence of’ Lady Liberty painting. I know it’s not an exactingly true likeness of that originally French gal in New York. I never intended it to be. Because she…

(Red, White and) Blue Wolf Painting

Yes, this blue wolf is sporting a hint of a smile, possibly even a somewhat whimsical one. I like to think of the playfully wild spirit of the wolf in every dog I have ever loved, as this wolf was intended to suggest. Why is the wolf blue and the sky red? I was in…

Arches Painting

This is a little bit of a close-up look at a quick sketch of the Arches in Utah that I painted in acrylic on a pretty large canvas a number of years ago. I was in a turquoise and peachy mood when I did it. It currently hangs high in our entryway, to be seen…

Colorful Women Painting

This pan of ladies of various shapes in a rainbow of colors speaks to the ideal harmony between women that I believe could exist, no matter their differences, because we are more alike than different. (Acrylic on Canvas) In addition: Since I have been asked regarding this ‘Colorful Women’ painting again recently, I began thinking…

Red Monolith Painting

It was a little photograph in a travel ad relative to southern Utah, I think it was, that inspired me to do this playing with color experiment a few years ago. Of course, I pumped up the color as compared to nature. I did an original, my oldest son wanted it, so I did another…