July 12, 2011

Standing Tall

Watercolor 7x22

This is unusual subject for me. The 7x22 size makes it a dramatic painting. Someone said there should be a poem to go with this painting. Any poets out there?

July 8, 2011


Dean Kimnuir


This young man left this world abrubtly in the prime of life. His parents requested this painting as a memorial to their beloved son, Dean.

July 4, 2011


I used a vintage photograph of my Mother as a young girl for this painting. The reference photo was sepia tone and I added the color, surrounding Mother in blue, her favorite color. Her parents came from Sweden and settled in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Ida Mae Eckberg was the youngest of six children. Isn't she sweet?

Kayla and Sonny

My grandaughter, Kayla, and her beloved cat, Sonny.

November 10, 2009

A Secret Place

11x14 Oil on Canvas

If Hats Could Talk

11 x 14 Oil on Canvas

I was intrigued by the weathered wool hat that this old timer is wearing. He is also wearing a cook's apron and I can imagine all kinds of stories to accompany this painting. I will leave the rest to your imagination.

November 6, 2009


This is a small oil painting I did many years ago for a housewarming gift for my friends in

Fountain Hills, Arizona. I asked them to take a photo of it so I could add it to my journal of paintings. Given the odd angle, I think she must have placed it on her table to take the photo.