Sunday, January 27, 2008

Domes of St. Marks

This is more an abstract of the domes of St. Mark's Cathederal in Venice, Italy.

Painted with the brush and palette knife on boad.

8 inches by 10 inches. Available on Ebay.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sunday Morning

This is a bedroom of a B&B called "Il Rigo" we stayed at in Val D'Orcia in Tuscany. It was such a beautiful room, wrought iron bed and embroidered linen sheets.
"Sunday Morning" Oil on board, 6 x 6 inches.
Available on Ebay.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Home, Home on the Range...

Last year we took a vacation to Yellowstone. While there are Buffalos (bisons) in Texas, this fellow was from our vacation there.
"Yellowstone" oil on board, 6 x 6 inches.
It will be available on Ebay this evening.
Starting bid will be $30.00.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When It's Cold and Rainy Outside

The other day my painting friend Barbara brought these two huge lemons from her mother's garden. They actually looked as big as grapefruits. It was rainy and cold yesterday so I painted these bright fellows.
Since there are two of them I've titled this one "Together".
6 x 6 inches on gessoed board.
Available on Ebay - starting bid $24.99

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sailor's Delight - A Sunset

"Red at night, Sailor's Delight..."
Oil on Board, 6 x 6 inches.
Available on Ebay.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Nice Glass of Wine...Or Two

"Wine Aficionado" Oil on Board 5.5 x 5.5 inches.
Available on Ebay.

This is from the same photo I took on my trip to Italy and the Wine Tasting Shop in Buonconvento.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


A bunch of Peonies in a glass bowl , I just added the finishing touches on my newest painting, "Peonies". I do have one peony plant in my garden but I haven't got a green thumb and I've heard they are hard to grow in Texas. Well, if I can't grow them, I can certainly paint them,

Oil on board, 6 x 6 inches.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008


A small painting of a female torso, "Contemplation", Oil on Board, 7 x 5 inches.
Available on Ebay.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Little Chapel of Vitaleta

This little chapel is a great subject matter. Located between Pienza and Val D'Orcia, it is a little jewel.
Oil on Board, 5 x 7 inches.
Available on Ebay. Bidding starts at $25.00

A Touch of Pink

Bidding is already underway and ready to close on this painting of a blue vase with pink peonies. I liked the tans in the background contrasting with the sweetness of pinks.
This painting is 14 x 11 inches on stretched canvas.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


It felt like fire but then like a tornado - so I titled this little abstract "Turmoil".

6 x 6 inches on stretched canvas - the sides are painted so it can be displayed as it is. Available on Ebay.

Bidding starts at $25.00

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Swiss Guard of Vatican City, Rome

This young man standing proud and colorful is a Swiss Guard who watches the Vatican City in Rome. I love the shape of his uniform as well as the bright colors.

Small painting - 7 x 5 inches, on gessoed masonite.

This painting is from a photo Michela took while she was visiting Rome last summer.


Thursday, January 3, 2008


Enotecas are wine stores that offer wine tasting in Italy. There's one in Buonconvento, Italy which displays bottles on a shelf just outside their door. I took a photo of the wine bottle display a few years ago. There were eight bottles on display. Last year, when we visited Buonconvento and walked by the Enoteca there were a few more bottles on display...
This is a small painting on gessoed board, 5 x 7 inches, and shows only a portion of the whole shelf.

A Pair of Abstracts

Just finished a pair of abstracts on small canvas, 6x6 inches, a mixture of brush and palette knife painting. I love the soft muted grays of these paintings.
I have not come up with a title for them yet.
Any suggestions?