Saturday, May 20, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Nell Not The Movie

Nell is NOT named after the character in the Jodie Foster movie. The name actually derives from Greek and Latin for "horn" or "sun ray". I prefer sun ray since she is!

5 x 7.5 Pastel on paper

Saturday, April 8, 2017


If you love cows as I do (or am obsessed as some would say), you will love "One Good Mama Bone". Gene Bauer writes, "....never has the bond between a woman and a mother cow been placed front and center. It's about time...." I'm about halfway through and couldn't wait to share it!
Check it out on Amazon
And a small piece of a boy named Otto.

6 x 6 Oil on Board

Saturday, April 1, 2017


6 x 6 Oil on Board
This girl was named for a plant with beautiful white flowers aka the Marsh Mallow because it grows in wet soil along marshes.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


5 x 7 Oil on board

Finding a herd of White Park cattle not too far from home was thrilling after many years of searching for these elusive creatures. Now that I have spent some time with them and taken a bunch of reference shots, it's time to work. There is an inherent responsibility to try and come close to a representation of their beauty but also their individual quirks. Therein lies the challenge and perhaps some tears of frustration!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Olive (At Last)

6 x 6 Oil on Board

So many people tell me they LOVE cows. I simply love spending time with them, especially if it involves kissing, lying in the grass with them, and scratching their chins!

Sorry about the funky reflective marks...varnished a bunch of paintings before realizing that they hadn't been photographed. Lesson learned.