The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spent the Weekend with a Handsome Redhead

Two of them, actually. This one is Timber.  You can read about him here:  Jelly Beans for Timber

Proceeds from this painting are also being donated to Adopt a Golden Atlanta, to the Timber fund.
Timber, 11x14" Oils on Board
$200, all proceeds to Adopt a Golden Atlanta for the Timber fund

And who might the second handsome redhead be?  Why, Beck, of course. Last night as I was finishing this painting, he sauntered into the studio after his after-dinner nap. After a moment's serious contemplation, he informed me that *his* nose wasn't quite that purple. Of course, he thought it was a painting of him. However, I take the blame for that, as I have been known to tell him he is the most gorgeous redhead ever.  It seems he believed me. I never knew he was quite so vain about his nose, though.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sea Cliffs

I have been painting a lot of small paintings lately, and got the urge to "go big" and a bit abstract last weekend. This is a palette knife painting that is 18"x24".

Sea Cliffs, Palette Knife Painting
18"x24" Oils on Canvas
For Sale $200, Free shipping

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Timber Update

While no one has yet stepped up to help this beauty and get an original Easter-themed painting in the bargain (hint, hint), many of you have asked about Timber.  He has had his first surgery and you can see how well he is doing here:


Since this is a family-oriented site, I should warn you, there may be a bit of canine nudity. ;-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jelly Beans for Timber

As you may know, I work as a volunteer for Adopt a Golden Atlanta.  Between now and Easter, if anyone purchases any of my jelly bean paintings, 100% of the proceeds will go to Adopt a Golden Atlanta to help Timber.  You can read about Timber here:


I will mail the painting to you at my expense, and send you a receipt for tax purposes.  Simply click on one of the Buy Now buttons under the paintings in my previous blog posts.

By the way, this was all Beck's idea:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ladies at the Club

Ladies at the Club
6x6" Oils on Canvas Board
For Sale $50

The ladies at the club always showed up for their golf lessons early on those days when Big Blue worked at the pro shop.

Ok, I'm done, I promise!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Green Bowl Incident

The Green Bowl Incident
6"x6" Oils on Canvas Board
For Sale $50

Family lore referred to it as "the green bowl incident" but Purple thought of it fondly as the day he learned he loved to fly. Perhaps there was some truth to those cruel schoolyard whispers about his mother and the local town jumping bean.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

All My Jelly Beans

All My Jelly Beans
6"x6" Oils on canvas board
For Sale $50

Who knew the complicated lives of Jelly Beans?
"Yellow," Blue said cautiously. "We need to talk. I'm in love with Orange now. She compliments me."
Yellow snorted derisively. "You always were grammar-challenged, Blue. It's complement, you idiot, not compliment." 
Oh dear. Perhaps I need to get out more.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Spring really is coming soon! The daffodils prove it.

This is a 6x6" oil painting done with palette knives.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Painting From Memory

Ran into an interesting series of blog posts by Gabriel Boray about painting from memory. Thought my fellow artists and art-lovers would find this interesting.

Painting From Memory

As a painter, memory is by far your most powerful tool.

In order to quickly gain confidence and develop your own painting style you should primarily paint from memory.
Click here for more....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome to My New Blog and Website

Hello all!  Thank you for visiting. Please click the "Follow" button to the right, so you don't miss a thing.

This site will replace my current blog called Bugs in My Paint, which started as a way for me to focus on learning about landscape painting. I discovered that I love painting many things including landscapes, and also enjoy sharing them with you. Since I also wanted to update my primary website, it seemed a good time to combine them.  All the posts from Bugs in My Paint are here as well, thanks to Blogger's import feature. 

So thank you for coming by, and please let me know what you think of the new site.