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Tall Grass

I am done with this painting – there comes a point when you have to realize that putting more time and effort into a painting just isn’t worth it.   I’ve been using it as an excuse to not start anything else but now I can move forward because this painting is “fini”!! What a… read more

Painting in Progress

I usually do not like showing a painting in progress to anyone because:   (1) I never know exactly what it will finally look like, even though I have a plan in my head;   (2) I might throw it out half way through;   (3) Parts of the painting are not finished;   (4)… read more

One Month to HeART and Kind Words

Here is the latest update  on the HeART of the Horse dinner and auction to benefit Save A Forgotten Equine in Monroe, Washington.   The dinner menu looks wonderful.   Thank you, good folk at SAFE, for the nice things you said about my painting. 

Not Fade Away

That’s the title of my latest painting and it was my husband who suggested it after the painting was finished. It was the name of one of Buddy Holly’s songs and perfectly describes what I was trying to convey when painting this.   This painting was created to be expressly donated to the 2012 HeART… read more

HeART of the Horse

I received an e-mail the other day inviting me to participate in HeART of the Horse.   This art event raises funds to help neglected, abandoned and abused horses through the incredible efforts of the wonderful people at S.A.F.E. (Save A Forgotten Equine) in Washington State.   I participated last year and consider it an honor… read more

I’m Still Here!

I feel really bad for not blogging and posting my paintings as much as I should have. It seems like life in Costa Rica is distracting me a lot – even though I see horses and cattle all around me every day.   Having finished “Beach Dog”, I’m about ready to wind up “Beach Cat”… read more

Beach Dog

Okay, I have tried everything I can think of to flip this painting right side up.   No go.   So, if you just kind of turn your head to the left, you will see my latest effort.   If you pull a ligament in your neck, I’m sorry!   This is a small acrylic… read more

Welcome to 2012!

I just know 2012 is going to be a fantastic year art wise – because I’ve got my order of paints, canvas, etc. and I’ve already started two paintings thanks to Art Depot in Escazu which ships my supplies to me by local bus. I order on line and, presto, a day later my order is ready… read more

Paint Supplies At Last!

Yesterday I placed an order with Art Depot’s online store. It was so easy. Only one item was out of stock and they sent me an e-mail suggesting a substitution.   Just received another e-mail telling me the order has been shipped. It will come from Art Depot’s store in Escazu via the regular bus service… read more

Scammers Again!

David Osborne just sent me an e-mail!   Ha ha, I guess he’s not reading all the posts here about him and others just like him. Hmm, what kind of a response shall I blast him with ….    I think I’ll tell him the painting he is supposedly interested in has a price tag… read more