"Los Tulipanes"

"Los Tulipanes"
48 X 48, oil on panel

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

house on stilts

My nephew asked me if I had ever done any paintings of "houses on stilts" , and I remembered doing this sketch while I was in Thailand. This was quickly done from a moving vehicle (hence the moving vehicle lines) . People often ask what pens I like to use, and the answer is: the free ones at my bank. This is ink and watercolor on paper, 5 X 8.25. I love Moleskine sketchbooks for many reasons- one of them is that the paper is nice enough to paint on.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

provo plein air festival

October 1-3 was the 2nd annual Provo Plein Air Festival, and since my daughter has just started to get much more mobile and independent- I was a little nervous to go out painting. I decided to paint the Provo Temple because there was a lot of space for her to play, while I was painting, a group of sister missionaries from the MTC happened by and took our picture. My husband made the frame for the painting, "Fall Session" oil on panel, 8 1/2 X 13

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008


my niece came over for an art lesson, she asked me to teach her to draw flowers, so we went outside and looked at the zinnias, I think this drawing is beautiful, so I asked her if I could paint on it - I would love to collaborate with her again!

red poppy

a quick tulip sketch

Friday, May 2, 2008

Painting at the Tulip Festival

Here I am painting (with my little daughter's help)

Here is the painting (in progress)- you can see the "zipp clamps " I was talking about- they are hard plastic clamps that are tightened when the "t" bracket is put in place- I love using them, they are so convienent and they do not mark the edges in any way

Purple Tulips

This is my painting from the first day of the Tulip Festival, since I had my daughter with me this year, I decided to do all watercolors this year. I did all quarter sheets arches 140 lb ( I typically prefer hot press, but I decided to give cold press a try again, and I like it, so I used both) I strecthed my paper using fabulous zipp clips

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Mother's Touch

This book just came out, it is a book that has beautiful images and quotes about mothers (a great  Mother's Day gift idea!) - and two of the images in the book are of my paintings.  (the cover is not mine)

Monday, February 18, 2008

More red tulips!

This is a detail of a painting I am working on - I started it the week before my daughter was born, I do love red tulips, and I feel like I have been painting so many other things, to give people who buy my work more options, but the truth is, I sell more prints and paintings of red tulips, so, I was 37 weeks pregnant, and I thought, I should just do something I want to do instead of trying to do something I think someone else wants me to do. We were in the process of moving, so I just used acrylic, it is 22 x 36 (I think)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Camille's childhood home

I was actually asked to paint this some 12 years ago, and I finally did it!
5 X 7, oil on panel