Sunday, October 30, 2011


"Trouble"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)

"Trouble" is available at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas, through January 2012. ("Trouble" will also be the 'cover cow' for my new Blurb book - in progress!)

Friday, October 28, 2011


"Sly"  (oil, 6x6 inches)   sold

Here's another one I got started on at Cactus Jack's last Sunday and finally finished. I named her for the look in her eye...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


"Clementine"  (Pastel, 7x5 inches)   sold

Here's another of the cows leading up to 100 from earlier this month. Her orangy glow reminded me of the sweet fruit I named her for.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


"Hugo"  (oil, 6x6 inches)  sold

Well, after the marathon of 5x7 pastel cows last week (most still to be posted) I had a hankerin' to use a paintbrush and give my dry, cracked fingertips a rest (pastel artists, you know what I'm talking about!) So this past Sunday at the bovine paint-out at Cactus Jack's I took along my oils and a photo of this handsome fella'.
Sometimes I really love oil paint  ...when I can manage to make it do what I want!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


"Flekk"   (pastel, 7x5 inches)

"Flekk" is available at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas, through January 2012.

"Prince of Thieves"

"Prince of Thieves" (pastel, 8x6in.)   click here to inquire
Such a noble face for such an ignoble profession; I knew he must have been a prince among thieves.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hazelnut - my 100th miniature cow portrait!

"Hazelnut"  (Pastel, 7x5 inches)    available at Cactus Jack's

Well, here it is! My 100th miniature cow portrait! Admittedly all have not been cows, about a dozen have been other miscellaneous animals; goats, donkeys, bison, even a camel, and a few others. I'm so excited to have gotten to 100 without getting BORED!! I'm amazed that I'm actually still pumped to do some more! (Ok, probably because it took me 2 years and several wanderings into other genre...)

I have some here at home leading up to this one, that I will post in the next few days. I debated holding off on posting this one until the end, but I don't believe this will be the end.... so... I wanted to commemorate the moment!

Next I'll make a blurb book like everyone else! Can't wait!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Washing Up

"Washing Up"  (pastel, 8x10 inches)   sold

Here's a painting I did as a request from an admirer who saw my first duckling painting "Safety Net"  at the IAPS convention silent auction and missed bidding on it.  This painting now happily has a home in Canada!

I was looking for a posting of "Safety Net" to link to it, and realized I had never posted it! So here it is below. This was a part of the "Pastel Pics" Silent Auction at the International Association of Pastel Societies biannual convention in Albuquerque last May.

"Safety Net"  (pastel, 8x8 inches)   sold

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Red Robin - New Award!

"Red Robin"  (pastel, 8x6 inches)

I'm excited to announce that my painting "Red Robin" has won the CPS Founders Award at the Connecticut Pastel Society "Renaissance in Pastel" National Juried Exhibition.  The show, at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, continues through November 13, 2011.

Monday, October 17, 2011


"Bodyguard"  (pastel, 17x10 inches)   sold

Here is my third and final painting for the ASBA Show at Cactus Jack's, coming up this weekend! I think this one's my favorite.
(10/21/11 Update! This one Won First Place! ...AND sold! Woo hoo!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Grazing Oreos

"Grazing Oreos"  (pastel, 10x20 inches)

These adorably fluffy cows are frustratingly shy of roadsides. This composition was created from two long zoom shots very far from the fence line. But I do like how the back-light almost completely obscured the center cow's face. I think it helps with the impression of incredible furry-ness.

This will be one of my paintings in the American Society of Bovine Artists third annual show, at Cactus Jack's from Oct 22 through the end of the year.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Aunts

"The Aunts"  (pastel, 24x24 inches)

Here's my newest medium square in my cow series. This will be for the upcoming show of the American Society of Bovine Artists at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas, Oct 22- Jan 1.
I couldn't resist these ladies when I saw them. Their expressions have such personality! The title came at me right away.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Almost a Teeneger

"Almost a Teenager"  (pastel, 30x18 inches)

(My daughter, at 11.) This painting just won the Sponsor Award at the New Braunfels Art League ARToberfest Regional Juried Exhibit. The show continues through November 12.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Leader of the Pack

"Leader of the Pack"  (pastel, 32x32 inches)

I'm happy to announce that these cute fellas won First Place in Pastel at the New Braunfels Art League annual ARToberfest Regional Juried Exhibit this month. The Show continues through November 12, at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, Texas.