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Monday, December 29, 2014


7" x 7"

A friend of mine recently had to put his dog down.  I had to do this years ago too and I know how hard it really is to do.  I am sure if you ever had to do this you would also agree.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Merry Christmas!!  Hope you are enjoying the company of family and friends.  Blessings in the New Year!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thornton Quarries II

14" x 21"

Here is another view of the quarries. 

Been busy getting ready for Christmas.  We were off this week so we were able to take it easy and do some fun stuff.  Now back to work and getting everything ready for the 2 big parties that we are having.  So much to do...lots of baking...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thornton Quarries

14" x 21"

These are some quarries that are in Illinois and you can see them as you drive on 80/294.  They are really neat but I think they are now done mining them and will be used for an over flow of water from Chicago.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cardinals III

5:" x 7"

Here is #3 in my series of cardinals.  This bird even though it is our state bird always makes me think of winter.

Well, all the Christmas trees are now up...one in every room.  Time to take a little break and hit the studio.  I have a new challenge to do for the Daily Paintworks... a group that I belong to online.  Check me out there.....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cardinal II

5" x 7"

Next in my series of cardinals....enjoy!!  I sold this one right after I painted it.  Someone saw it on Facebook and decided they needed it for a gift :))

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cardinal I

6" x 7"

Started to paint some cardinals.  It is the state bird of Indiana...and a few other states, too.  I want to do a painting of a cardinal for a friend for Christmas.  You will see a few that I will be painting as studies for the final one.  Enjoy and stay warm.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Cheer VII

5" x 7"

Time to paint some Santa paintings. 'Tis the season.....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Cheer VI

5" x 7"

This is our local grocery store's tree stand with my embellishment of snow and shopper.  Enjoy and stay warm.