daily paintings

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Having grown up in the Midwest & Northeast where the landscape is lush and rolling, I find the South Carolina Lowcountry other worldly. I am ALWAYS amazed at this landscape–it has such a primitive and raw feel to it. And the more time I spend here, the more I love it. It really does remind me of the jungle. And speaking of the jungle, the movies the Jungle Book and Forest Gump were filmed out here on the Sea Islands … and the Prince of Tides too. So cool! This little scene is from a nearby pond that is often full of egrets, herons … and gators too. I so enjoy observing it … from a distance. 🙂

Coastal Bliss x3

Happy Harbor • 8×8 • oil on wood
Morning Meadow • 8×8 • oil on wood • SOLD
Morning Rock Hop • 8×8 • oil on wood

Time to get lost in the magic of the Maine coast! Here are 3 recent paintings from walks along the Maine Coast. All beautiful, all so different. I love the cheer of the boats in harbor with the light sparkling on the water, the softness of the morning light in the field that lies near the shore, and then the colourful rock hop offering scenic views of the hill and rocks ahead. Such a treat!

Marsh Beauty

Marsh Beauty • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Witnessing the changes on the marsh throughout the day is soooo cool. The tide moves in and out, the light shifts, the grass blows and all kinds of wildlife comes through. What an amazing place. Just today I watched the egrets fly right in front of me, the fiddler crabs scurry at the sight of my shadow, a racoon meander through at low tide, a deer grazing at the edge, turkey vultures circling above, a juvenile eagle soaring high, painted buntings and blue birds fluttering by … and I could go on. There is SO much to observe and every day is different and so very special.

Spring Sunrise

Spring Sunrise • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I’m down in the South Carolina Lowcountry soaking up the morning sunrise magic on the beach with my pups and morning dog walk friends. There really isn’t a better way to start the day than with the sun on the beach and pups bounding about in pure joy. And the warm air temps aren’t bad either! 🙂

Sea Smoke I & II

Sea Smoke I • 5×7 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

Sea Smoke II • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I’ve been meaning to finish these paintings of that incredible sea smoke from the arctic blast we had back in February, and I figured today’s snow day was the perfect day for it! That weekend of the deep freeze we headed out in the car for some frigid sight seeing and it was so gorgeous. We sat at Fort Allen near the Eastern Prom and watched the sea smoke dance across the water as the sun come up over the clouds. It was magic.

Morning Light Show

Morning Light Show • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Last week I took the pups out in the yard for an early morning tinkle and I could tell that the sky was working on something spectacular. I bundled up and headed down to the Eastern Prom where I was treated to the most incredible light show–the sky was on fire! And it lasted for a good 20 minutes or so. So special!

Afternoon Cove

Afternoon Cove • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

What a beautiful day we had today–mild temps, sunshine and more daylight than yesterday! One step closer to spring. Ahhhh. And I just felt like getting lost in the beauty of an afternoon walk on the shores of a lovely island cove. The light, the colors, the water were just what I needed to surround myself in today.

Winter Head Light

Winter Head Light • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

We had a nice little stretch of winter weather complete with snow storms and a cold snap. It was so beautiful. After one of the storms we decided to go for a spin and see our favorite places covered in snow. Here’s the Portland Head Light basking in the morning light after a fluffy snowfall. Dreamy!

Cardinal in Snow


Cardinal in Snow • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

The snowfall on Friday was so beautiful! I was sitting at the kitchen table looking out the window and a cardinal popped into the frame. I just love cardinals. They are so vibrant in our winter landscape and so sweet to watch. This one sat on the branch for a minute and then hopped around poking at the lilac limbs. I had just been thinking about my mom, so maybe she stopped by for a visit. 🙂