Tuesday, April 29, 2008


These are four 12 x 12 paintings of the Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. What a novel idea! And they loook great hanging together. I did these as a commission...but I plan to do more "Seasons" paintings in the future. Perhaps in a 48 x 48 size, next...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Autumn's Reflection" 60 x 48

This is the third time I've painted this particular scene...but in my opinion, this is the best rendition yet. The texture on the tree in the foreground is extremely thick--the black knobs literally jutting out of the canvas three-dimensionally. I did this piece as a commission, and am waiting to hear back if all is approved. I hope they like it!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In the Press!

I just wanted to pass along some exciting news! In this month's publication of Art Business News (a top magazine for the art world) I was quoted several times in their article, "Time Honored Appeal". Also, I was delighted to find that Art Business News spotlighted me in an online exclusive, where I talk all about my painting technique, "Textures of Life".

I must say it is pretty exciting for a little girl from Southern Oregon to be getting some national attention! I just wanted to share the news with you...

"Fall Breeze"

This a 24 x 36 autumn scene that I intend to make into a "Season" series. I will do 3 more of this size; Winter, Spring and Summer!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Final Result!

This is "Lavender Summer II" hanging up in Wade and Karen's master bath. What a gorgeous bathroom! Karen says she loves looking up at the lavender as she relaxes in the tub. She 'gets lost in the field!' It's a real treat for me to see the final result of project that took weeks of collaboration! This is the end result to Wade and Karen's vision...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Grandma's Funeral

On Friday, April 4th 2008 Dorothy Sophie Kreutzer Vranes, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Here is a link to read her obituary. Grandma "Dotie" will be deeply missed!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Lavender Summer II"

This piece was commissioned by Wade and Karen Watson. I met them at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, where they commissioned this lavender painting for their gorgeous custom master bathroom. They wanted it similar to the first "Lavender Summer" but in a smaller size (36 x 48). They also requested that I add "puffy white clouds" to the blue sky. Karen and Wade sent me pictures of their bathroom to give me an idea of color scheme, and I saw that they had a beautiful stained glass window above their spa tub. I decided to surprise them, and added the window to the painting. You can see it in the small structure (the "bath house") to the left of the house. They approved the piece, so I'll be shipping it off tomorrow!