Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Songbird Quartet

A new commission for four paintings of songbirds. The cardinals reference is from right outside my back window, and the cherry blossom reference is from a dear friend, Debra Trent. She took the photos during a trip to Washington DC and was kind enough to share them with me. Check out her beautiful paintings at
This is oil on board and is still a work in progress.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring in Minnesota

I love spring, especially here in Minnesota. The fields around us are full of new babies, the trees are full of birds, and nests are well underway. I put up my first wren house and it already has occupants! This is my husband, John, with a new baby at our barn. They fell in love immediately and played together in the arena.
A local farm has new babies all over the place. There are lambs and calves everywhere.

Spring is full of wonderful surprises and this baby was one of them. He was as comfortable in my arms as he was running around the farm. Needless to say...I am off lamb chops for a while!!!