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Fresh ideas and painting itself motivate me. I am present in the studio, enjoying the space made for this calling and purpose.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Great Outdoor Show

We had such a great time at Tulsa's Garden Deva show last weekend.  I launched the collector sets of notecards and enjoyed all the wonderful comments and purchases from customers.

These are just a few samples.  Let me know if you want a set - from wine to poppy gardens, scenery to holiday cards, the categories are endless.

  It was so much fun to put them into groups, and there are plenty of singles to choose.

Thank you to all who came to the show
and to artist Jennith Moncrief for the sharing of space, ideas and work.  Congratulations!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's Time for Fall Art Shows!!

Very excited to invite everyone to the Utica Square Art Show this Sat. Oct. 5 (10 - 5). Paintings are fresh off the easel.  My spot is south of Starbucks beside Coach.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Painting Every Day

Committing to a regimen of daily painting was exciting.  We worked for approximately 5 hours each day.  It was quiet at times, tiring sometimes, very motivating all the time.

Work in progress
Work Space

New Work - Julie

New Work - Jennith
  Much was accomplished!   Thank you, artist Jennith Moncrief for working with me.  We will continue readying these new pieces for Utica Square Art Show on October 5, 2013 and Garden Deva Show Nov. 8 - 9, both in Tulsa, OK.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Garden of Poppies

Time for a new post!   This Garden of Poppies is from our trip to Bentonville, Arkansas to the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art.  You must go.  As soon as you can.
This is an 8" x 8" oil on canvas.  I love the soft blues intermingled with cheerful reds.  Hope you like it, too.  Contact me for purchase.  $155.00

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spring Promise

Jennith Moncrief brought the most beautiful flowers to the studio.  This iris is painted on a black background on Ampersand board.  6 x 6 Oil.  Thank you, Jennith!

Available unframed for $115 or framed for $150.  Contact jmstudio@juno.com.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Isn't this a beautiful palette - inspiration to put out fresh paint.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New 4 x 6 Christmas Painting

These three little ornaments seem to be having a conversation.
Who called this meeting?  Sold!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New "Prairie Tradition" Christmas Ornament

Here is an idea for new ornaments for your tree.  2" x 3" print on wood with twine and ribbon.  They are available from my studio and from Willowbrush Gallery in Tulsa, OK.

Willowbrush is having their Winter Open House from Tuesday, Nov. 27 - Sat. Dec. 1.  Hours are 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday until 8.  My prints, cards, ornaments, and paintings are in the gift shop.  You will love this spacious new gallery ~ make a time to stop and browse.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Exciting and Small

I love to paint on Ampersand Gessoed Panels and enjoy the fun of working small.  Seeing the brushstroke signature, the fresh color, and the intimate viewpoint is wonderful.  D.C. Apartment is an oil on board 6" x 6" original.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Successful Show

We had a chilly and overcast day for the Utica Square Art Show in Tulsa and it was fantastic!  Lots of visits and good interaction with customers.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

My heartfelt THANKS  to friends and fellow artists Jennith Moncrief and Pamela Winters for their early morning help in setting up the booth.  I couldn't have done it without you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

These are works in progress - small oils on board of scenes from some of our travels.  I'm really enjoying the architecture and play of the light and shadows.  These will be available in Tulsa, OK at the Utica Square Art Show on October 6; a beautiful outdoor show in Midtown.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fresh Paint

Painting on tile is fun and I think quite beautiful.  We had pears to paint and here are the results.
Mine on the left will be available at Space 35b at Windsor Market along with others I will post soon of onions, garlic, lemons, and plums.  The price is $35.00 per tile including a small easel for display.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Excitement at the Market

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oil and Acrylic Painting Workshop 2012

We had a wonderful time in Muskogee at the Art Guild Building downtown.  Such friendly and hard working artists.  Thank you all for the hospitality and generous spirit of learning and laughter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Mimosa Tree

This little house perches on the roadside near our turnpike entrance.  When the sun hits the weathered siding and the mimosa blossoms are next to the  gray and white colors, it is a magical sight.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Paintings

Just finished several 5" x 5" heart paintings for the holiday.  You can find them at Silverleaf Gems Gallery in Edmond, OK.  Ready to paint some more!!