soft pastels on pastel paper, 21h x 16wI was fortunate to visit Monet's gardens on a family vacation. As my daughter was looking at the beautiful roses, she became an integral part of the garden scenery.
Still Life with Flowers
soft pastels on pastel paper, 14h x 11wIn this still life painting, I combined bold color and shapes that are almost abstract with realistic points of reference. The result is a space that is both recognizable and new.
Still Life with Bottle
acrylics on canvas, 20h x 16w I painted this still life at a workshop held at the Denver Museum of Art. I forgot to bring supplies. Luckily other particiants gave me a canvas sheet and swabs of paint.
Still Life with Cactuses - sold
oil on canvas, 11h x 14w While visiting my daughter, I took some classes at the Scottsdale Artists School. Instead of painting flowers in a vase, I preferred the AZ cactuses in my surroundings.
oil on wooden panel, 14h x 11wI love the power and expression of flamenco dance - undulating like the embers of a flame.
50/50 For the Score
oil on wooden panel, 20h x 16wThis painting was inspired by a bronc riding competition I was watching in CO. In a challenge between man and horse, each is awarded fifty percent of the score.
My Cowboy - not for sale
soft pastels on pastel paper, 16.5h x 12.5wI captured this image of my husband in his Western riding gear as he was headed back to the barn after a long ride.
soft pastels on pastel paper, 14h x 11w Our town puts on a yearly rodeo. I am drawn to the pagentry and raw emotions on parade. Here the cowgirl charges around barrels with grit as the cowboys wait their turn.
Jumping Into the Future - sold
oil on canvas, 20h x 16wCommission of a wedding in Telluride for a family member. The majestic mountains set the stage for the happy couple as they jump together into their future (their reference photo).
oil on canvas, 16h x 20w
Another painting I did at the Scottsdale Artists School (instructor's reference photo). The lovers melt into each other as the rest of the world fades into the background.
He Came in Peace
oil on canvas, 20h x 16wThe dignified chief is seated among abundant plains offering his peace pipe to an uncertain future. A reminder and warning for the West of a vanishing environment.