Tag Archives: oil painting

Self Portrait 1999

3 Jun

self portrait 2 oil on glass - Copy

“Self Portrait, 1999”, Oil on glass

I’m feeling a bit sad today. The past two weeks have been a struggle to frame the five portraits (including the one above) that were accepted to hang in a local restaurant. It’s been a lot of work, frustration, time, and money I don’t really have. I just received information stating that the restaurant is “closing for a couple of months”.  Ultimately what that means, I don’t know.


Now comes the part where I try to look on the bright side.

1. I was brave enough to ask if I could exhibit.

2. Someone said yes to me!

3. I got a lot of practice cutting glass and assembling frames.

4. These pieces deserved to be framed ages ago. Now they are officially complete.

5. They are ready for me to approach someone else and hang immediately with no more effort.


I will be sad for a little while. It’s ok to be disappointed. But I will try to remember  the 5 positives above and put one foot in front of the other and keep on going.





Girl Unfinished

16 Apr

Girl, Unfinished

“Girl” unfinished, oil on canvas,     2′  x  4′

I swear I must have ADD; I have  so much unfinished work!  I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous day. I am cooking, listening to vinyl records, and preparing to paint a seascape of Acadia National Park.

SCARY Self Portrait

31 Oct

scary self portrait


Here is a FRIGHTENING attempt at a self portrait painted many years ago. I often times call this one “Gorilla Girl”. I thought it would be very appropriate for Halloween. Have a  fun evening everyone!

Class Model

9 Sep

class model


“Class Model”

The required portrait painting for traditional art classes.

oil on canvas, 16″  x  20″

Girl With Guitar

22 May

Girl With Guitar

“Girl With Guitar”

Oil on panel,   12″  x  28 1/2″


22 May




Oil on Glass,  19 1/2″  x  35 1/2″



21 Mar




Mixed Media (gouache, oil on canvas),  12″ x 16″