Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Room no. 6"

3 1/2" x 5" oil on canvas panel

This is a small skeleton key I borrowed from my sister. It's fun to paint these little antique pieces. I painted the key first on a black background really not sure what to do with the background. I ended up using a glaze of yellow ochre and then lightening the key up a bit for it to pop. I'm going to hammer one of my real old square nails into this painting as well. Down to 2 nails left.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"Free To Go"

8"x6" oil on panel

I had a different title for this painting, but Megan came up with this title and it stuck. I think I'm pretty much done with this. Maybe a few small detail touches on highlights and of course my signature. This was fun to paint; I actually love to paint antiques. They have a history I can't see. My sister will be glad to know I painted it as I borrowed this lock and key from her. I also have a skeleton key from her. I should paint that so I can give them both back to her this summer.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Barn and Found Wood Frames

I wanted to show how I used barn and found wood and objects to frame some small paintings I previously posted. It's just a unique way to showcase my work. Not sure if you can see it in the photos just below, but I put actual old nails in the paintings. If you see and read my previous post you can get a better view and read where the nail comes from. I actually have 3 nails left and not sure yet how I'll use them.

6"x8" oil on panel ~ "a key to it all"

2"x6" oil on panel ~ "golden key"

8"x6" oil on panel ~"hugs and a kiss"

8"x6" oil on panel ~ "lucky shirt"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


6"x1 1/2" oil on panel - on found bark

My husband helped me one weekend finding objects I could use as frames or incorporate into my paintings. He climbed the hill in front of us and brought back old fence pieces, barbed wire, bark from the ground. Little by little I've been incorporating them, even creating the painting for them; like this piece. It's just something fun and different to do. Trying to think green.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


9"x12" - oil on canvas SOLD

Photo doesn't do her justice. I can't wait to deliver to two of them to the owner next week. I always love seeing clients expression. That's why I paint; to make others happy.

Friday, June 4, 2010


12"x9" - oil on canvas SOLD

Turtle is finished and her sister, P-Dan is coming along great. Will post her soon. I'm just giving her a tune up.