Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Grumpy Bunny - Chip, #21 through 24, 6x6, oil

Another painting of Chip.

Hoppy Holidays 2010, 10x8, oil

Hoppy Holidays to all!


Grumpy Bunny #25, Cashmere - 8x8, oil

I have been bunny-sitting over the Christmas holiday. Cashmere is one of the bunnies I am 'sitting'. She is a sweet little white dwarf. So precious and not grumpy one bit.

Grumpy Bunny - Chip, #21 through 24, 6x6, oil


Grumpy Bunny - Chip, #21 through 24, 6x6, oil


Grumpy Bunny - Chip, #21 through 24, 6x6, oil


Grumpy Bunny - Chip, #21 through 24, 6x6, oil

What a sweet grumpy bunny Chip is. He isn't really grumpy at all... he just has the grumpiest mouth. Here are 4 little painting of him.

Railroad Crossing Look Out for the Cars, 24x24, oil

Just so you know.... I can paint things other than rabbits!

I have always been fascinated with trains. I don't know why. Maybe because my grandfather worked for the railroad, Southern Pacific. I was in Lake Oswego photographing for the Art Council of Lake Oswego Invitational show when this train came right through the center of town. I thought it quite unusual that an upscale community like LO still has a train running across main street.

This painting brings to mind the little ditty we use to recite when we were kids.... "Railroad crossing look out for the cars, can you spell it without any Rs?"..... IT.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies #13, oil, 6x6

Bid on Grumpy Bunny #13 and help a rabbit in need. I have donated this painting to raise money for the Rabbit Advocates medical fund. To place a bid on the grumpy bunny go to You will find instructions for bidding on the home page. Check the site regularly for the latest bid. Remember 100% of the bid goes to help a sick bunny. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Esper, oil, 12x12

I am working on this painting of Esper, our sweet torby. As I said earlier, she has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma. She is putting up a great fight. It has been six months now since the first tumor was removed. She now has 3 new tumors. She looks me in the eyes and she asks me "Why". I can only tell her that the drug companies want all the money and don't care who they harm... cats or people.

Here are photos of my start. Not finished yet but soon to be. Sweet, Innocent Esper.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grumpy Bunny #19, oil, 6x6

Number 19 is Lesley's bunny Monkey.... a tiny little thing. It is very difficult, I have discovered, to paint black bunnies!


Grumpy Bunnies #18, oil, 6x6

Number 18 is another Dutch bunny. This photo is a bit fuzzy... I'll try to do better tomorrow and post a new pic.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies #16, oil, 6x6

Grumpy Bunny #16, Jackson, is also for sale directly from me. Contact me at

Grumpy Bunnies #15, oil, 6x6

Grumpy Bunny #15 if for sale directly from me. $75 + shipping.

Grumpy Bunnies #14, oil, 6x6

Here is very Grumpy Bunny number 14. This painting will be sold in a silent auction at the November 21st Rabbit Advocate meeting at the Oregon Humane Society.

Grumpy Bunnies #13 thru #16, oil, 6x6

More Grumpy Bunny paintings. These have been so popular that I have painted four more. This is number 13. This painting will be for sale on It is being sold as a fundraiser to help pay for surgery for Cyndy and Kirk's rabbit, Sylvie. Sylvie has cancer in her eye and needs to have the eye removed. 100% of the sale will be donated to Sylvie's surgery.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Small Treasures Show, November 2010

Thanks, everyone, who attended the November Small Treasures show at Oregon Society of Artists. The show runs until December 3rd. You can still see all the wonderful paintings.... over 500! The gallery is open everyday except Mondays, from 1pm to 4pm. The address: 2185 SW Park Place, Portland Oregon, just two blocks off of West Burnside.

I sold all twelve of my "Grumpy Bunny" paintings. I had several people voiced disappointment they didn't get to buy one. So, I will be doing commissions, as they bunnies are very poplar... that's a good thing. Size is 6"x6". Contact me if you are interested in a painting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies #12, oil, 6x6

Number 12 and the final grumpy bunny in this series. Based on my daughters big English Lop, Hugo Darling.

Grumpy Bunnies #11, oil, 6x6

Mr. Pastel. SOLD

Monday, October 18, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies... #10

Here is painting number ten in my Grumpy Bunnies series. This one is after my daughter's rabbit, Betty White. It will be for sale at OSA's November show which opens Halloween day, October 31st. SOLD

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies... #9

Rabbit painting #9 on the way to 12. SOLD

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Grumpy Bunnies... #8, oil, 6x6

Bunny number 8 is very grumpy today. SOLD

Saturday, October 9, 2010

CRANKY RABBITS, Three new bunny paintings for the Small Treasures Show in November

I have finished 3 more rabbit paintings for the Oregon Society of Artists Small Treasures show in November. The dutch rabbit is already spoken for. I have the fourth and final painting still on the easel. I will post it when it is completed. All 4 paintings are SOLD.

Friday, September 10, 2010

OSA Best of Show Award

Long Winter Shadows, oil, 20X18,
is my entry in OSA's September 2010 Juried show. The reception is September 12, 2010, 1pm to 4pm. Location: Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland. 503-228-0706. The reception is open to every one.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Art for H2O. Oregon Society of Artists Fundraiser

Oregon Society of Artists (2185 SW Park Place, Portland) is having a fundraiser to raise money to plumb water into the downstairs studio. The show will be held in November. First day of the show and reception date is October 30, 1pm to 4pm. Each artist will produce 4 6"x6" canvas of one theme. The four paintings will be hung together but each will sell separately.

The price tag on the paintings will be unbelievaly low. I will price my 4 canvas' at $25 each or buy all four for $90. The paintings will be price to sell! fast!

I have chosen RABBITS as my theme. What else!
All 4 paintings are SOLD.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Watering can and 3 eggs, oil, 20x16

The finished painting. This painting won a 3rd place ribbon at the North Clackamas Arts Guild show, September 2011.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Studio Rabbit, 20x16, oil

Eloise, one of my two rescued rabbits, lives in my studio, so, she is a natural subject for me to paint.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Painting in progress of a watering can and 3 eggs

This is a painting that I am presently working on. It is in the grisaille method and is 20"x16".

Step 1 - roughing in the layout.

Step 2 - painting in warm black and white.

Step 3 - starting to glaze in the color, soft brown for the eggs, pale peach for the silk drape, white table cloth, the ribbon is blue.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July Group Show, Oregon Society of Artists

The July show features LARGE paintings by OSA members. Show runs from July 11th through July 30th. For more informations check out the website:

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Closed Mondays.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July Show at New Seasons, Beaverton, Oregon

Fifteen of my paintings are being shown at the new New Seasons Market in the Cedar Hills Shopping Center, Beaverton, Oregon. The show runs from July 1st to July 31st.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rabbits at Starbucks

I have a small show for the month of June at the Starbucks on Scholls Ferry Road. The show features some of my many rabbit paintings. The location is on the corner of SW North Dakota and SW Scholls Ferry Rd. Just about 1 block from the McDonalds on the west side of Hwy 217 across from Washington Square.
Address: 12700 SW North Dakota, Tigard, OR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yaquina Head, Newport, oil 11x14

* Sold.
I am donating this painting to the Newport High School Class Reunion for the scholarship auction.
Date of auction is August 21, 2010.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Champ de Coquelicot, 12x9, oil

I painted this poppy field from I a photo I took when we lived in France. The poppies are wild. In the spring they bloom in a riot of red.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Best of Show, March 2010, Oregon Society of Artists

Close up.

Breathless: Field Burning, won Best of Show at the OSA Spring show.

Saturday, March 6, 2010