Sunday, March 27, 2011


I've been making jewelry from recycled and found objects and have them for sale at the Blue Heron Gallery here in Winona,  Every pair turns out differently.  It's really fun to play with all of the different "stuff".  The black is bicycle inner tube.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I thought I would share a few more portraits.  Portraits are my favorite subject to draw and paint and possibly my most difficult.  I'm always drawn to people's faces and hope to capture more than just features.  Here are a few in order of hours worked on.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dreaming of Summer

This plein air painting was done in good friends back yard last summer.  I can't wait for warm weather again!

Figure drawing

One of the highlights of my week is an evening figure drawing group.  Our group shares a model and we do 5 minute to 45 minute pieces.  Right now we have an exhibit at the Public library in town, family friendly of course!


This is a portrait in oil of my beautiful mother at the young age of 86.