soft pastels on pastel paper, 21h x 16wI was fortunate to visit Monet's gardens on a family vacation. As my daughter was looking at the beautiful roses, she became an integral part of the garden scenery.
Still Life with Flowers
soft pastels on blsoft pastels on pastel paper, 14h x 11wIn this still life painting, I combined bold color and shapes that are almost abstract with realistic points of reference. The result is a space that is both recognizable and new.
Still Life with Bottle
acrylics on canvas, 20h x 16w I painted this still life at a workshop held at the Denver Museum of Art. I forgot to bring supplies. Luckily other particiants gave me a canvas sheet and swabs of paint.
Circle of Life
soft pastels and pastel pencil on pastel paper, 14h x 11wThis painting was inspired by the bud-bloom-decay-regrowth cycle in my garden. So it goes also with our lives.
soft pastels on pastel paper, 16.5h x 12.5wI captured this image of my husband in his Western riding gear as he was headed back to the barn after a long ride.
soft pastels on pastel paper, 14h x 11w The rodeo clown has a very important role. While he entertains the crowd, his main job is to protect the cowboys from flying hooves and horns.
Evergreen Rodeo Barrel Racer
soft pastels on pastel paper, 11h x 14wOur town puts on a yearly rodeo. I am drawn to the pagentry and raw emotions on parade. Here the cowgirl charges ahead as the cowboys wait their turn.
He Came in Peace
oil, 16h x 20w
Here the dignified Native American chief sits on pristine plains surrounded by wildlife. He looks at the viewer as if to question what comes next. The rest is history.