Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Peek into my Sketchbook

My sketchbook updates have been scarce lately because I have not been sketching!  Shame on me! 
I promise to do more this month and you can be sure their will be more border collies - kind of obsessed right now

Monday, February 16, 2015

2 at the beach super-sized! 02161536x36

36x36" oil $3,800
 I think we all could use a super-sized dose of the beach right now!  So here you go, soak it in
Inspired by last weeks little painting HERE.  I'm doing more of these - very fun.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Weekend Happy Valentines Day

this guy kind of sums things up doesn't he?
 the chickadees have been missing from our feeders this winter.  Happy to see this guy today.  Enjoy your weekend and Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

heart rocks

Sick at home again so no painting today.  I love this heart rock picture from last year so much I'm thinking about making it into a poster.  See more HERE

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two at the Beach, 21115

6x6" oil $100
Two at the Beach, another stellar title.
Often when I am painting a series of large paintings or a commission I will grab an old panel and just paint - sort of like doodle-ing.  This is one of those.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

untitled, swimmer, 21015

16"x16" oil on panel

Wicked bad cold makes my brain turn to fuzz.  Simply cannot think.  So here you go: untitled.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hanging Hearts

I know, I know it is supposed to be "fresh air Friday".  Whatevs.  It is cold out there!  I will bundle up later and take the little dog for a walk.  Right now, it is all about hearts.
 Hanging recycled book pages hearts.  Really you can make these with whatever paper you want.  Go ahead and use up some of your pretty scrapbook papers.  I have a thing for old book pages so that is what I'm going with.  Plus it is free and who doesn't love free?!
Pretty simple.  Gather your paper, as many sheets as you like. Stack, fold, trace
 -( kindergarten stuff people! I teach K art, trust me)
Sew a line up the middle.  I suck at sewing so you REAL sewers out there - just snicker and look away from my stitches.
Originally I was going to water color the pages after I sewed them so I glued 2 sheets together to make them stiffer.  Changed my mind but this is an option.  I did add a little bead to the end and doodled a bit.  If I had a stack of these in 10th grade math there is no telling what I would of come up with.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Valentine's Day is a week away.

 Holy Smokes this winter is cruising by.  Last year I was so on top of it.  Remember my   Cookies  and  Garland  posts?

Sheesh, I better get on it.
I am however a little ahead of my Feb. painting deadline, gotta love that!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard of 2015

Well we survived the big storm.  
Never lost power - which made all the difference!  
I had plans to paint today at home but that didn't pan out.  Far too much hunkering down to do.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow storm!

6x6 oil 
I painted this a few years ago after attending a sled dog race in NH.  
So fun.  
Happy snow storm everyone!  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Portrait sketch

Finally getting back into painting from the live model!  What has it been? A year?  
This portrait sketch was done in about an hour.  I forgot how fun it is.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


WIP work in progress.  One of my favorite parts of the process is painting the background color around the head.  
Often I do this upside down.  Habit, but it is also a great way to see the painting in a new way.  Flaws show and then can be fixed afterwards.  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Studio Peek


Update from the studio.  Prepping panels, starting paintings.
  I love this time of year - fresh starts all over the place.  Bring it. 

and here is my view - love this January light! and of course my little buddy

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fresh Air Friday - The Nature Trail at Patriot Place

Did you know there is a nature walk at Patriot Place in Foxboro?  Well there is - and its a nice little half mile jaunt around a cranberry bog.. Park your car in the lot to the right of the Bass Pro Shop. Walk too short?  you can walk another mile or so to the Pro Shop and pick up some fresh gear for the big game.  GO PATS!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snowy Owl 2, debbie miller 11515

6x6" oil on panel $100
 Here is another Snowy Owl from last winter. Here is the original post.  And below is my copy of the catalog with my painting on the cover - finally came!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Showy Owl 6, Debbie Miller Painting

This week I have a lot of shipping and lesson planning and painting and photographing to do.  So I am sitting here working on some blog posts for the week with paintings from my inventory.  This owl painting from last year is among my favorites and I chuckled when I read last years post about it since I am working with the Packers/Cowboy game on in the background.  Read the post HERE and also there is a link to purchase there too.