Apr 25, 2011

87th Annual Spring Salon

21x36" oils, sold
on display at the Springville Museum of Art through 3 July 2011

My above painting, Sunset, was juried into the 87th Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art. There were 1,008 entries and only 253 were accepted. It's an honor to be displayed alongside some amazing Utah artists.
This piece was purchased by a museum patron who visited the show.

Apr 13, 2011


10x10" oils

I love this background brown against the tulip's brightness. Surprisingly, there is a gob of brilliant spring green mixed in - the siennas overpowered that pigment but the green played it's part nonetheless.
This painting has already sold - thank you to my awesome collectors out there!

my mixing palette

Here is the newest member of the family- I picked this easel up yesterday while I was in Salt Lake buying art supplies. Totally impulse. I didn't mean to. It just jumped into my trunk (barely). The ledge that the painting sits on is adjustable up and down and my back is thankful - worth every single penny.

Apr 7, 2011


24" x 36" oil
I chose this title because these tulips are standing together alike and tall, like a family grouping. It's also a nice nod to the institution of families as close units, as dysfunctional and wonderful as they all are.
I really like how the light is shining on these tulips from the front. Usually my pieces have back-lighting or strong side-lighting. The light coming from the front makes these tulips a lot more confrontational and upright. Couple that with the burnt red background and visually it's very vibrant.

Apr 5, 2011

Listening for 5 o'clock

6" x 6" oil


This is my yellow lab, Buttercup. Alpine Art of Salt Lake City, UT is my exclusive carrier of little doggie paintings and I invite you to check out their website or better yet, visit in person. It's up in the Avenues area of downtown Salt Lake amid old trees and other old buildings. You'd never know you were in the middle of a desert.

Every day, my lab can sense when my husband is almost home from work. She'll wait and watch and listen. His truck has an old tick in the wheel and that's how she knows a block away that it's him. It's her favorite time of the day. (He's never home by 5, it's always later, but since 5 is the stereotypical "quitting time" I like it for the title better than another random number of hour.)

Enjoy! *bark*