Portland Streetcar 2

6"x 6"

acrylic on masonite

I do love the Portland Streetcars. Their ray of color always makes the day less dreary.
I took this picture, a year and a half ago, while cruising around Portland, with a friend, looking for things to paint.

This painting is going to be in the Randy Higbee Gallery 6"x 6" show. The opening is December 3, with a Gala Artists' Reception, and it will go until December 23.


Shea Center

14"x 11"
acrylic on masonite

Here is the painting I finished for the auction at the Shea Center where my sister works.

"The Shea Center offers classes that focus on a broad range and combination of disabilities. These classes fall under the general term "therapeutic riding" but each class is a sophisticated program developed to address the needs of that small group."

Here are some pictures of our visit there this summer:

They have several talented trainers.

The horses lined up and ready.

Getting ready to ride....

The riders get their awards!

It is a beautiful center!


Elk, Washington

6"x 6"
acrylic on masonite

This is a view from my in-laws' ranch in Elk, Washington.
It is the first painting I posted....
To answer my art friend's question, I don't have any real movement in my right hand...but it's coming!
Done with my left hand.


Paper Head

It is clear to me that the images are in my head, I just need them to come out!

I need to work on my pencil work and my brush work.

Done with my left hand. (off-hand)


I'm back!

I'm back!

For those of you that don't know, I had a stroke October 14, 2010. I wasn't able to speak for a week, but I am working with a speech coach, and my right side was paralyzed, but I am getting better. I only use a wheel chair when I am going shopping, and I can also walk around my house without my cane. I work out every day: lift, swim, spin, and I go to physical therapy every other week.

The support has been amazing! Friends, people I don't know, and relatives have donated dinners, supported the Art Walk, posted on Facebook, helped give my kids rides to sports and school, and just shown up!

I have started to draw and paint, and even though my right side is paralyzed, all of the information is still in my head and I just have to train my left hand.

The picture I put up here is my work with my left hand....
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