Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Daughter's New Interior Website

Not all my children have a talent for painting, but they sure
are talented in other ways besides a paintbrush. My daughter,
Aundra Skinner, has started her own business in home
interior and helps others beautify a room or the whole
house. She is now well known in here area for her interior
style and is requested to work on many projects. I love it
when she comes to visit and switches around my decor in the
house or we comb vintage and secondhand shops together
looking for treasures. Check out her website:

Aundra Skinner Interiors

The Peas Have It

6x6 oil on gessobord

A painting I did as the season for cherries was here this
summer. I love cherries! One of my favorite fruits to eat.
I miss Montana's Flathead cherries, they are the BEST!
The cherries grown here in Washington state are just ok.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worn Out


5 x 7 oil on gessobord

We have plenty of subjects like this dry docked
boat here where I live. May do one like this on
a bigger canvas someday.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pink Glove

8 x 10 oil on gessobord

I had fun doing this one of a mannequin
in a window of a store. I painted gold
acrylic over the gessobord to start. I
used a painting knife on the background
and some finger smears to soften a few
edges. She looks confident in her stance.

Monday, July 20, 2015


oil on gesso hardboard 6 x 6

Always enjoy painting a water lily.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fishing- Reflection Challenge

oil on gessobord 5 x 7

I wanted to do the Daily Paintworks challenge,
but had other paintings I was in the middle
of painting so this one is a little later to
the posting.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

On Top Of It

oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

Still doing goats around the theme of
"trouble makers". Mischievous and full
of energy! Having fun painting these
little guys.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

I didn't feel I could paint all those
spokes of the wheel without running
out of patience. I had to mark the
points of the spokes on the wheel
frame as I painted the blue inside
the wheel. I was glad it turned out
and I didn't give up and scrap all
the paint off the canvas.


Monday, July 6, 2015

More Trouble

oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

I enjoyed painting this subject of goats
and how the light laid across them. I
painted a gold acrylic on top of the
gesso and the blue is manganese blue,
which is a good compliment to the yellow

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Barn Door

oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

Tried a new subject, old barn with fun
shadows. I have painted the past week
only to end up scraping the canvas
clean of wet paint to try again or
just give up on a particular subject.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Oil on gesso board 4 x 4

I thought I'd try a very small painting
and decided a small bird would be a good
subject matter. I think I'll stay more
with the canvas sizes larger than this

Monday, May 4, 2015

Windows Rolled Down

Oil on gesso board 5" x 7"

Thought I had taken on too hard of a subject
with this one...a lot of detail. I stuck with
it and finished it in about 4 hours.
This subject reminded me of the song by
Amos Lee, "Windows Rolled Down" and driving
around in a vintage car in the summer months
with the car windows down.

Monday, April 27, 2015

It Gets My Goat

6" x 6" oil on gesso board

Loved the reference photo of this goat
standing in the sunshine with her floppy
white ears. Goats are so playful but can
be so mischieveous. I understand they can
really cause havac if you don't have the
right fencing to keep them contained.
Had fun painting this portrait.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Container Ship

8" x 10" oil on gesso board

We usually have one or two container ships
that come into the port each week for
repairs, fuel, or supplies. I liked the
reflections off the water of the red color
of the ship in the port this day which was
very calm.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Port Angeles

8" x 10" oil on gessoboard

Painted the city of Port Angeles from Ediz Hook
looking south. A friend suggested I paint Port
Angeles, this is what I think of when I think of
my town I live in. I will try to do others in the
coming months as we get more sunshine. On
this day there was two container ships in the
port. The composition on this one is not the
greatest, but I learned more on painting in oil,
just suggest details in the distance...little
dots of paint will suggest a house or group of
buildings. A very gray but calm day, with no
rain or marine layer.