“Cappuccino” Sunflower

I really tried hard to copy the picture I was looking at, but I did not manage it. I was very disappointed to. I’m not happy with this one at all. It really set me back to beginner, in my opinion.

dark colored sunflower


A Few Poppies

These turned out pretty good, though I really like the background and vase the most, I love abstract and I think the background and vase took the show on this one. I could be wrong, tell me what you think, please.


A Christmas Hat

A friend of mine wanted me to paint something with a Christmas theme. I’m not into Christmas and decorations like a lot of people are. I believe in the reason for the season, but dislike the commercialization, but things do change as we age. We see things differently and want to just be at peace and have a good quiet Christmas with immediate family and go home and take a nap. Ok, so that’s my version. 🙂 I don’t do a lot of decorating, I’ve no need to, no one comes to see it and I’m not big on the extra work for no apparent reason. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a Scrooge. So look at this painting from whichever point of view you would like to. Do you see Santa under it, or do you see Scrooge under it. No need to try to guess who I see under it. I just gave it away! ~Peace!

Christmas Hat

Abstract Music Note

I’ve always loved music, not just the sound of it, but the looks of the scores. I can read some of it, which comes for piano lessons when I was a kid and having played in the band while in school. I played the slide trombone. I would love to transfer my love of music to the canvas on a daily basis, but I’m afraid it would get boring. I haven’t completely retired the idea though. Thanks for looking at my paintings and please leave a comment. ~ Peace!

Music note abstract

Happy Halloween

I wanted to try to paint a spooky Halloween picture but I could not find one that was exactly what I was looking for on Pinterest. I use Pinterest for reference material. Since I’m just getting back in the groove of painting, I could not come up with anything original, so I relied on Pinterest. It didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to, but I think it will look ok to the grandkids. Thanks for looking and commenting.


Spider in moonlight

Getting Back in the Groove

I have not been able to paint during the summer months. I live in Texas and it has just been too hot to be on the back porch, where my lighting is the best, and I prefer to paint, so I’ve had to take a break. I have missed it so much. I am finally getting to paint again. Temperatures are starting to cool a little bit and the little AC unit I have on the back porch is able to keep up for a few hours in the very early morning.

The first picture I tried felt good, but was a fail because I do not know how to paint fur. It is something I will have to learn. I like the rest of the picture, just not the fur part.

Thanks for looking and sharing any helpful critiques you can.


Halloween Cat