Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

A painting in progress: At the Nanny Park

This week I'm working on a painting from one of my Halloween sketchbooks where I get to indulge my fascination for all things Victorian and Gothic. I'm painting on an 11" x 14" cradled birch panel using acryla gouache, house paint and matte acrylic. Sadly, since the trees I planted outside of my studio a few years ago have grown in so beautifully, I no longer have as much natural light as I used to, so getting a nice tabletop shot is a bit tricky. But hey, I love trees.

At the Nanny Park, work in progress

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Florian is a police horse who decided to take a day off and see the world on his own.
It's Florian

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Last of 2017, First of 2018

The holidays are over now. But I'll continue to plug in the Christmas lights every morning until the tree grows brittle and threatens to become a fire hazard. Likewise, I'm only just now finishing up my holiday paintings in the ole' art journal. Here, the Dear, Departed Cap'n finds plenty of time to dawdle away a Christmas morning playing with the newest thing in electric trains. Another year steams into the fog, and a fresh one sails in. Happy New Year, me hearties!

The days that follow Christmas

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Another family portrait

Over the holidays I got behind in my posting because I was working on a couple of family portraits. here's one of a sweet family newly relocated from California to Texas. They love camping and the kids enjoy collecting wood for the fire and playing with lanterns and headlamps.
The Millers camp out!

Friday, November 24, 2017

20% off print sale through Tuesday!

Now that I'm over stuffing myself with fabulous tofu turkey and iterations of cauliflower, I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Football Sunday, you name it. It's on through Tuesday. Greeting card sets that normally include 3 cards and envelopes will also include an extra. By the way, you can mix and match your set. Just give me instructions when you order. Here's a new one, just added today.
Snowflakes greeting card set.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Go fish

Thanksgiving is a great occasion for a trip on a train. Along the way, a lady and her young cats pass the hours playing card games. Be warned — the youngest does not play fair.
Go fish

Monday, November 20, 2017

16 Jolly Holiday illustrations

Here's a set of Christmas and winter illustrations that can be downloaded and used for creating all sorts of holiday stuff, from invitations to emails to web pages. It's no surprise that lots of silly animals are included and a few retro elements as well. All are on transparent backgrounds. They're new in my Creative Market store.

Downloadable holiday illustrations

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In autumn, we winterize

A little knitting by the fire. What better bulwark against the coming storms than a snuggly woolen or two? It's terribly inconvenient when one gets the sniffles.

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