“Golden Dunes”

This little 5×7″ oil painting makes a big impact for such a little piece.  The dramatic sky and the golden sea oats combine to make a stunning visual in a small space!

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The Blue Bookmark

This photograph inspired me because of the books and the chinoiserie  – two subjects I always find inspiring!  The photo was very muted with a brown background so I decided to change it to a blueish background — more reminiscent of Van Gogh’s almond blossom painting.  I am pleased with how it turned out!

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Waiting for Dad

This photo just touched my heart.  My neighbor’s children are now grown and on their own, but this photo reminded me of just how fast that time goes.  I loved the light, the color on the water and how he put his arm around his little sister to let her know it would all be…

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Sand & Sun

One of my most favorite things in the world is heading to the beach with my grandson.  It’s our special time together where we both get to be “just us”.  I took the inspiration photo for this on one of those trips.  My heart is happy!

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Portrait of Megan

I loved this picture of my niece.  The sunlight was shining through her hair and it blew softly in the wind.  She a look of such genuine happiness that I couldn’t resist painting her!

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