Kansas Peace

Kansas has had some rough weather this month. They have had lots of rain causing flooding and of course if you live in KS, and OK there are always the tornadoes. It seems they just can’t get a break. So that had me thinking of the peace I feel thinking of Kansas. The wide open…

California Poppies

I bought these oil pastels about two or three years ago. I never really played with them or use them seriously until today. My husband cut MDF board for me to paint so this seemed a perfect substrate for oil pastel painting. I like to tap and dig into the board with my pastels and…

Plein Aire Riverside

This paining is an oil from Riverside Missouri looking south to the Fairfax bridge or what used to be the Fairfax Bridge. We met here as a group for a Plein Aire group outing. You can’t tell from this but it was cold and windy. When I started painting Plein Air, it was with a…

After the Rain

Still working on this piece. It’s a little bit Branson and a little bit home.  I can imagine my husband Jon and I sitting here and listening to the sound of the water flowing around the rocks  

My Iris

I have been drawing, painting and creating since my father placed a pencil or crayon in my hand at a very young age. My father was an artist in his own right. He learned art painting and leatherworking while in the hospital recovering from tuberculosis back in the 50s. He and I shared a love…