Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wild Bird Art Festival submissions

Top Left, "High Stepping Heron" by Carol Fisher, Top Right, "Red Robin, Yumm" by Loretta Sampson.
Bottom Left, "Woody Red Top" by Donna Cardoza and Bottom Right, "On Snowy Perch" by Mary Ramona Stafford.
This was our first time to participate in the Wild Bird Arts Festival presented by the Audubon Society.  The Festival will be Nov. 20-21st.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beautiful afternoon ride

My submission to the Sept. 2010 Studio Atelier challenge: "Garden of the Gods" Colorado.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Robin

Red Robin was my submission for the Audubon Society Wild Arts Festival held here in Portland, OR on Nov. 20-21st 2010. Artist check out a canvas and donate their painting to be sold at the festival. There are 180 available canvases at the beginning. All finished works are photographed and will appear on a poster which will be available at the festival.
I will post three more paintings, once they are completed by three of my sisters.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

peaceful pond

Peaceful pond was my submission to the July Studio Atelier monthly challenge. I enjoyed painting this piece.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

For the birds beach

This was my submission to the June 2010 Studio Atelier challenge. paintingchallenge@

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rolling Thunder (Studio Atelier challenge)

Rolling Thunder is my submission to the Studio Atlelier May art challenge. I prefer to paint the four legged horses. This was my first attempt at the "steel horses."

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This was my submission for the April 2010 Studio Atelier painting challenge.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DSFDF portrait challenge

This was my submission for the most resent DSFDF portrait challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed painting her. My painting buddy & I exchanged the portraits we did of each other.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This moose was a joy to paint.

Trail ride near Mt. Hood Oregon

I painted this piece as a donation to the Columbia County Sheriff's Posse/Oregon Equestrian Trails, poker ride 2007. For 2 cans of food or monetary donation to benefit the Columbia County Food bank, participants received one raffle ticket to win the sawblade painting. There were hundreds of tickets in the can, with a little girl pulled out at random to draw the winning ticket......the ticket drawn belonged to my sister. Go figure. I loved painting this. There are two blue jays in the near tree that the second horse is startled by.
Additionally, to cover up a 4" center hole in the blade, I welded an 8" circle blade in the center. Take another look and you'll see it take shape.

Knife scabbard

I custom made this simple knife scabbard to fit this 10 inch bladed knife. I carved the picture of a yellow lab from a photo. Sorry that it's sideways.

rifle scabbard for saddle

This scabbard was handmade & hand tooled by was not a kit and was not precut. I made this for a 22 rifle.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Max's Moorage

We went for a drive down by the Columbia River in St. Helens one summer day 2009. As we passed by this moorage, I saw all the wheel barrows lined up by the gang plank and called out to stop the car so I could take a picture.

White Tail Deer


Floral w/Black Beauty per Columbia Arts Guild challenge

Streets per DSFDF

Streets of San Francisco as inspired by DSFDF in Water color. My sisters said I painted it wrong....So the image with the Van is how they remembered the ride. :o) It was done in colored pencil on 11x9 drawing paper

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tipsy Barn

This barn is located on Hwy 30 in between Scappoose and St. Helens, Oregon.