Sunday, April 27, 2014

Best Frame Source

When artists get together, we talk about materials and then the conversation centers around where to buy frames. At times it has seemed as though we've had only two big bucks for a high quality frame or go for the el cheapo which always looks like el cheapo sooner or later.
 I finally found a great source, Art Frames which satisfies both. The frames are beautifully made, pricing is quite competitive, and they will craft a custom frame at no extra charge. Lead time is 5-6 weeks, but my frames arrived within 4 weeks.
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Truman in the Wachtel Frame

Friday, April 18, 2014


I drove over to the farm yesterday hoping to see Julius but afraid he would not be there. He was there very much alive and bigger than ever and the farmer told me that Julius will live out his days on the farm. So expect to see some paintings in the future of this boy who is now a muscle bound bruiser and is king of the herd.  For now, another holstein dairy cow from Bucks County, PA.

11 x 14
Oil on board

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baby Julius

14 x 11
Oil on Board
Even when he was a baby, he had such attitude! I painted this from one of my first visits to see Julius and his cattle family.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jubilation Wins Best of Show at Meadowood Art Show

This was the first "real" painting I did this year....meaning it rolled around in my head for awhile before I began working on it. Plus, it was larger than the tiny pieces that I was doing before I could gather up the courage to face a larger piece of paper.
 2013 was a challenging year what with a concussion and other health issues, so this award meant much more than simply a wonderful prize. By the way, my friends Cathy Grygiel and Joanne Turner also won top honors in this show. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Getting back into the studio after battling a nasty flu bug and finally finished this piece. It was challenging (my euphemism for many brush offs and scrapings). She finally said, "Enough already, move on!" so there you go!

15 x 15
Pastel on Wallis paper