Painted with the Plein Air Painters yesterday.  It was a great group.  We were down in Lakewood at the mouth of Rocky River where the marina and Sweetwater Restaurant reside.  I love painting with the group.  We have great comradrie and its such a pleasure to see all the different views and interpretations of a given area



My grandaughter, who is starting her Junior Year at Ohio University requested a black and white floral painting to hang in her new rental house.  I decided to try Ampersand black board with white gesso underneath.  I have always wanted to try this form of scratch art and here it is.  My first attempt.  It was really fun.  The next one I do, I will use the colored ink that is used specifically for this to color parts of the scratching.  Perhaps an animal portrait because as you can see, doing hair would be a snap with scratching



This is a painting I did while with our Plein Air Group PAPWR.  It was a lovely day in Sharon Center to be painting with friends.


Rent a Boat

I thought these boats make a delightful contrast to the water, trees and surrounding foliage


This house I painted during the Plein Air Competition in Peninsula.  It is downtown on Main Street.  I loved the old structured look with the flower bed in front.  Being on the side of a hill really helped the effect


This is my husband Denny.  This is my one and only pencil portrait.  It seems I lucked out on this one and the likeness of him is great.  Just don't ask me to do a portrait again as that is definitely not my specialty.  I have tried a few more and am not ready to boast about them.

Tommy Turtle

My grandson Michael graduated from High School this June.  His Mom requested a sea turtle to hang on the wall in their pool bathroom.  I used real sand and shells brought home from Gulf Shores to add to the ocean atmosphere.


Hen Pecked

I have always been fond of chickens.  I think they make very colorful interesting subjects.  These guys and gals were just pecking around the barnyard.

Pretty Bird

This colorful guy was a consignment for a gal's 70th birthday.  A group of her friends got together and had this painted for her

Alabama Gulf

Alabama Dunes at Fort Morgan

"I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree"

Abandoned boat at Billy's Seafood House
Last winter we spent in Orange Beach Alabama.  I met several wonderful artists there and spent time painting with them.  I look forward to spending more time with them this coming winter

Amelia Island


My husband and I have spent several winters in beautiful Amelia.  I did many watercolors at that time.  It is a beautiful Island connected by bridge that edges the Atlantic Ocean.  It has a historic downtown area that is named Fernandina Beach.  I have many fond memories there

Red Truck

I have always loved old vehicles.  You would think by now I would own one.  Instead I find myself often painting one or another

Burano, Italy

This was one of my favorite places in Italy.  Legend has it that a husband would go out with the boys and stay out all night.  His excuse being that he could not find his way home.  His wife solved the problem by painting their home a bright color.  The idea really caught on and all the wives painted their houses bright colors.  The streets are delightfully full of brightly colored homes surrounding canals.

Two wonderful places in France

Saint Cir Q la Popie
This is where I ate lunch 
I have traveled to France and have many paintings that I intend to do in the future from my photos and drawings.  Right now, though I only have two of France to show.