When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

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Paintings on canvas are on sturdy home-built stretcher frames, 2 to 3 inches deep. For images of the quality, see the blog post, ‘Behind the Scenes‘. Framed works on paper have plexi-glass protection. Most canvas paintings have wrapped sides painted, some are trimmed with a narrow frame and for some frames are necessary.
Hanging apparatus: D-rings, screws, and weight-appropriate wire crimped inside metal sleeves – no twisted, fraying wires. All work includes written notes about process and progress unique to each piece and a short Bio inside a clear sealed pocket.
Prices are based on skill level, amount of work involved, and dates created. Prices on older art are adjusted annually.

Special orders: personalized canvas paintings, fabrics, and illustrations of favorite landscapes, pet portraits, custom-designs to coordinate themes and colors, and special requests for most any subject, any size. However, I no longer accept orders for human portraits. I happily accept commissioned art from Interior Designers also. If interested in purchasing work that is listed but sold, please feel free to contact me at nikki_coulombe@hotmail.com. Work can always be recreated – not exactly to detail, but certainly in the same spirit as originals and with its own unique character.



Trees



Birch, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 120 lb cold press 100% cotton paper    
     
Birch, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 120 lb cold press 100% cotton paper, framed    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sounds of Silence, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics over resist medium on wrapped canvas, sides painted, narrow frame    
     
Sounds of Silence, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics over resist medium on wrapped canvas, sides painted, narrow frame    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Dancing With Trees 03, 85H x 45W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trimmed with narrow frame. Signature piece for the Majesty of Trees exhibition.    
     
Dancing With Trees 03, 85H x 45W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trimmed with narrow frame. Signature piece for the Majesty of Trees exhibition.    
$1,100.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


 The Campsite, Maine USA, 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 140 lb. acid free cold pressed premium, professionally framed, 22H x 28W inches total size    
     
The Campsite, Maine USA, 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 140 lb. acid free cold pressed premium, professionally framed with brass title plate, 22H x 28W inches total size    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

 


Salt Spring Island Fog (B.C. Canada) 18H x 24W inches graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 29H x 35W x 3D inches    
     
Salt Spring Island Fog (B.C. Canada)    
18H x 24W inches graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper    
Professionally framed 29H x 35W x 3D inches    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Norway Maple, 36H x 48W x 2D inches acrylics, modeling gel on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
     
Norway Maple, 36H x 48W x 3D inches acrylics, gel paste on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Norway Maple, phase 01, acrylics used like watercolors Norway Maple, detail of gel being applied Norway Maple, finished detail image  


Dawn At Bell Rock, Sedona Arizona, 18H x 12W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trim frame    
     
Dawn At Bell Rock, Sedona Arizona    
18H x 12W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trim frame    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

 


Northern Delights 02, acrylics on canvas, 36H x 48W x 1 inch outer canvas frames a 24 x 36 x 1 inch central canvas    
     
Northern Delights 02, acrylics on 36H x 48W x 1 inch outer canvas framing a 24H x 36W x 1D inch main painting central canvas    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Neighborhood Heron, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted    
     
Neighborhood Heron    
Magic Square Series, all 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides are painted    
Hang on a wall or also look great displayed upright on a surface    
$350.00 each   Buy Now Using PayPal

Sweetgum Seed Capsules - Autumn in Texas - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, sides painted Young Howler Monkey, Dallas World Aquarium, Texas - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, sides painted Winter Reflections, Coppell, TX, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted    
Kookaburrahs at the Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Queensland, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted Bird's Eye, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted Raccoon, Ottawa, ON Canada, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted    
Saint Catherine's Sunset, Ontario, Canada - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted Saint Catherine's Sunset detail image - all paintings in the Magic Squares series are wrapped and painted this way Paint Arson, Sequoia and Redwood National Forest, California, 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted    
Jack Pine, Banff, Alberta, Canada - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted Redbuds - Spring in Dallas, TX - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted Redbuds, detail image - all Magic Squares series paintings are wrapped and painted this way.    
Myrtle At The Zoo, Crepe Myrtle Seed Pods and Zebra in January, Fort Worth Zoo, TX - 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, sides painted Myrtle At The Zoo, phase 02 detail Iguana on Strangling Fig - Costa Rica, 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, sides painted    
Jone's Falls, Ontario, Canada - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted - sold. Decaying Ceiba Leaves from the Mayan Tree of Life, Costa Rica - 11H x 11W x 3D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted - sold.  Chapala Wind, Mexico 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted - sold.    
         

Jones’ Falls, Cieba Leaves, and Chapala Wind – sold


Deciduous Forest, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on paper    
     
Deciduous Forest, 9H x 12W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
$150.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Magic Hour 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, sturdy home-built core stretcher frame, wrapped sides painted    
     
Magic Hour, The Gitxsan Pole in Thunderbird Park, Victoria, B.C. Canada, 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow trim frame    
$1,100.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Shadows Of Summer, 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Shadows of Summer, 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow trim frame    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Dancing With Trees 02, 48 x 48 x .5 inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Dancing With Trees 02, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sumac , Fairy Lake BC, 12H x 16W inches oil pastels on paper    
     
Fairy Lake Sumac - BC, Canada - 12H x 16W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
$250.00 mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
$550.00 framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Bigleaf Maple,12H x 16W inches  watercolors on 140 lb cold pressed premium with white mat    
     
Bigleaf Maple, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 140 lb cold pressed premium with white mat,    
or with wood frame with antique crackle finish, 22H x 26W inches total    
$250.00 mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
$550.00 framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Polypore Fungi, 58H x 41W x 2D inches acryilcs, modeling paste on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
     
Polypore Fungi, 58H x 41W x 2D inches Acrylics and modeling paste on canvas, narrow trim frame    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Polypore Fungi - Detail of 58H x 41W x 2D inches acryilcs, modeling paste on canvas Polypore Fungi - Detail of 58H x 41W x 2D inches acryilcs, modeling paste on canvas Polypore Fungi - Detail of 58H x 41W x 2D inches acryilcs, modeling paste on canvas  


Bonsai Garden, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Singapore  9H x 12W inches graphite on paper    
     
Bonsai Gardens, Singapore, 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, white double mat, white crackle frame size 15H x 18W inches total    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Takkakaw Falls, Yoho National Park near Field BC Canada, 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite study from antique books of hand-colored Vandyck Photogravures of Canadian Rocky Mountains scenery. Study, private collection. cards only    
     
Takkakaw Falls, Yoho National Park near Field BC Canada    
12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite study from antique books of hand-colored Vandyck Photogravures of Canadian Rocky Mountains scenery.    
Study, private collection. cards only    
Set of ten 4 x 6 inch signed cards with envelopes    
$25.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Mt. Assiniboine, Alberta 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite study from antique books of hand-colored "Vandyck Photogravures" of Canadian Rocky Mountains scenery, cards only    
     
Mt. Assiniboine, Alberta, Canada    
12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite study from antique books of hand-colored Vandyck Photogravures of Canadian Rocky Mountains scenery.    
Study, private collection. cards only    
Set of ten 4 x 6 inch signed cards with envelopes    
$25.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Cedar, Stony Swamp Ottawa, ON, Canada 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite on 40lb cold-pressed premium    
     
Cedar, Stony Swamp, Ottawa, ON, Canada 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite on paper    
Custom built wood frame with antique crackle finish, total size 22H x 26W inches    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Nature Insists, growth through rock, North Carolina 9H x 11W pencil, watercolor, dry pastel on paper wood frame with antique crackle finish, 22H x 26W inches total size    
     
     
Nature Insists, growth through rock, North Carolina - graphite, WC pencils,    
dry pastels on paper, wood frame with antique crackle finish, 22H x 26W inches total    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sun Shower 01 85H x 45W x 2D inches masking medium and acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted. Sold    
     
Sun Shower 01, 85H x 45W x 2D inches acrylics and resist medium on canvas. Sold.    
Blog post, finished December 1st, 2006    


Sun Shower 01central detail Sun Shower 01detail Sun Shower 01detail  


Gold In The Mountains 01, 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, antique frame 28H x 24W inches total    
     
Gold In The Mountains 01, 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, antique frame 28H x 24W inches total    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sun Shower 04, 45H x 85W x 3D inches watercolor resist medium with acrylics on canvas, sturdy custom built stretcher frame with wrapped sides painted, framed with narrow trim    
     
Sun Shower 04, 45H x 85W x 3D inches watercolor resist medium with acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow trim    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sun Shower 04 upper left detail Sun Shower 04 upper center detail Sun Shower 04 lower right detail  


Spruce, 24 x 24 x 1 inches acrylics on canvas, painting extends onto frame    
     
Spruce, 24H x 24W inches acrylics on canvas, painting extends onto narrow trim frame    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night - day look - 57H x 20W x 4D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, LED light system, 12V rechargeable battery    
     
What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night - night look - 57H x 20W x 4D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, LED light system, 12V rechargeable battery    
     
What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night    
Hangs 4 ways, vertically or horizontally    
57H x 20W x 4D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, LED light system, 12V rechargeable battery    
$2,500.00 special order   Buy Now Using PayPal

What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night process detail What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night process detail What Big Leaf Maples Do At Night, rechargeable LED light system in back  
What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night - top, left, bottom or right detail of 36 x 12 x 3D inches acrylics on canvas What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night - central detail of 36 x 12 x 3D inches acrylics on canvas What Bigleaf Maples Do At Night - top, left, bottom or right detail of 36 x 12 x 3D inches acrylics on canvas  


Eastern White Pine, 18H x 24W inches oil pastels on paper    
     
Eastern White Pine, 18H x 24W inches oil pastels on paper    
Sold    


Morning Light, 59H x 40W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Sold but a similar one can be replicated. Please allow 7 - 14 days to create before shipping.    
     
     
Morning Light, 59H x 40W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Sold    
$1,100.00 special order   Buy Now Using PayPal


First Snow, 40H x 27W x 1D inches acrylics, crackle glaze on canvas, box-frame.    
     
First Snow, 40H x 27W x 1D inches acrylics, crackle glaze on canvas, box frame. Sold    
$550.00 Special order   Buy Now Using PayPal


Windswept, North Carolina, 24H x 18W inches Oil Pastels and colored pencils on paper    
     
Windswept, North Carolina, 24H x 18W inches Oil Pastels and colored pencils on paper, white mat    
$150.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Multnomah Falls - Oregon - 18H x 24W inches Oil pastels on 100% cotton paper    
     
Multnomah Falls - Oregon - 18H x 24W inches Oil pastels on 100% cotton paper, white mat    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


A New Day, 20 x 26  inches dry pastels on scarlet orange charcoal paper, cream colored mat    
     
A New Day, 20H x 26W inches dry pastels on scarlet orange charcoal paper, cream colored mat    
$150.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Rocky Mountain Vista, 48H x 24W x 2W inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Special order    
     
Rocky Mountain Vista, 48h x 24w x 2d inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame    
Blog post hereDonated to VAST Arts, Denton, TX. A similar one can be replicated by special order    
Donated to VAST Arts, Denton, TX. A similar one can be replicated by special order    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


White Pine Bows, 20H x 34W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas. Sold, can be replicated special order    
     
White Pine Bows, 20H x 34W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, sold    


Oak Leaf End Tables, set of two 24H x 12W inches with a 20 inch glass top    
     
Oak Leaf End Tables, set of two 24H x 12W inches with a 20 inch glass top    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


2D Pinecone, diagonal 24H x 24W x 1D inches, acrylics on woven canvas strips. Sold but can be replicated, allow 7 days before shipping    
     
2D Pinecone, diagonal 24H x 24W x 1D inches, acrylics on woven canvas strips    
Sold but can be replicated, allowing 7 days to create before shipping.    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Sumac Bushes, set of four 6 x 4 inch acrylics on canvas paintings with red frames hang above the Sumac Bushes director's chair    
Sumac Bushes refurbished Director's Chair, acrylics on canvas, 48H x 23W x 16D inches    
     
Sumac Bushes, coordinating set of four 6 x 4 inch acrylics on canvas paintings, red frames hang above the refurbished Director's Chair, acrylics on canvas, 48H x 23W x 16D inches    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal
     
Sumac Bushes refurbished Director's Chair, front, back and seat detail, acrylics on canvas, 48H x 23W x 16D inches    



The Up-cycled Vintage Chairs
Functional, durable repurposed vintage chairs, 29H x 29W x 29D inches mixed media. Strips of canvas are woven with white glue in a paper-mache fashion, thin layers of plaster are gradually applied, allowed to cure, then sanded in between coats. Designs are finalized on paper then drawn freehand on the dried plaster surface with graphite and/or marker, then painted with acrylics. Carving is done on cured surfaces, intermittent with layering and sanding. Each chair is finished with coats of varnish and waxed for durability and to enrich the colors. Each is truly one-of-a-kind, completely functional, and are the ideal place to portray historic art themes, ancient artifacts, myths and legends. Read more about the Chairs.


Mayan Bowl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, Vintage chair, canvas strips, drywall compound, acrylics, varnished and waxed; durable, functional    
     
Ancient Mayan Bowl Replica, Birth of the Maize God    
$2,000.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


1960s vintage chair example Chair transformation process, layering woven canvas strips with white glue and plaster Chair with cured and sanded plaster surface ready for painting  


Salish NW Pacific Wooden Whorl Replica Chair, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, Vintage chair, canvas strips, plaster, acrylics, varnished and waxed; durable, functional    
     
Salish (Pacific Northwest) Wooden Whorl Replica chair - Vintage 1960s Chair and mixed media, finished 29 x 29 x 29 inches    
$2,000.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Salish Spindle Whorl replica started, layers of woven canvas and drywall compound, dried and cured, then 1st graphite design outline Salish Spindle Whorl replica - adding texture with heavy gel - dry wiping thinned burnt umber produces an antique patina Cured drywall compound, acrylic paint over graphite, and carving started  
After some carving, further applications of drywall compound build up some areas, also fill in others Front, Salish Wooden Spindle-Whorl replica chair paint inlay details Back and underside details, faux carved effects  


The Tree of Life Chair, -our spiritual and cultural connections with trees - 29 x 29 x 29 inches, completely functional refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, plaster carved and sanded, acrylic paints, varnish, waxed    
     
The Tree of Life Chair - our spiritual connections with trees    
$2,000.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Initial sketch idea for The Tree of Life Chair Finalized design sketch for The Tree of Life Chair The Tree of Life Chair finalized design sketched onto the cured plaster before painting  


Cycad Leaf Fossil Chair, Homage to the history of Earth, 29 x 29 x 29 inches, refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, plaster cured, sanded, carved, extinct Myalina fossils, acrylics, varnish, waxed. Functional, durable.    
     
Cycad Leaf Fossil Chair, Homage to the history of Earth    
Partially carved, has extinct Myalina fossils embedded in back    
$2,200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Starting to carve front right detail of Fossil Chair Cycad Fossil Chair, first paint application after first carved surface Fossil Chair, Homage to Earth and Trees, carved front left detail  
Fossil Chair, carved front right detail Fossilized Myalina shells and stones, back details of Fossil Chair Back details of Fossil Chair, fossilized shells and stones, painted patterns of Paleozoic Lepidodendron - first trees on Earth - bark with leaf scars  
Myalina Fossils I found in Dallas, Texas USA Encyclopedia Brittanica entry about the extinct Myalina fossil    


Chrysanthemums Chair, 29H x 29W x 29D inches refurbished vintage chair, woven canvas strips, layers of plaster cured, sanded and completely carved. Painted with acrylics, varathane, and waxed to enhance colors.    
     
Chrysanthemums Chair, entire surface carved, back and front.    
$2,200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Chrysanthemums Chair, initial sketch on plaster, detail Chrysanthemums Chair front detail, paint outline Chrysanthemums Chair detail of additional plaster petals  
Chrysanthemums Chair front sanding after 1st paint Oct. 2015 Chrysanthemums Chair back, layering more plaster Chrysanthemums Chair finished, back detail  



The Zen Garden series



     
     
     
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Four Corners is part of the The Zen Garden series which is listed on its own page.



Flowers



Monarda finished, 24H x 28W inches acrylics    
Monarda, 24H x 28W inches acrylics on heavy bristol board. Gold frame, total size 32H x 36 inches with black velvet mat, gold trim then 4 inch red velvet mat    
     
$750.00 framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Angels Trumpet (Brugmansias) San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas 14H x 22W inches watercolors on paper    
     
Angel's Trumpet, San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas - 14H x 22W inches watercolors on 140 lb. cold pressed premium, white mat    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Transplanting Daisies, 12H x 36W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas wrapped sides painted, trim frame    
Transplanting Daisies, 12Hx 36W x 3D inches graphite and acrylics on canvas.    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal
Transplanting Daisies, work in progress 12H x 36W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas    
Transplanting Daisies, work in progress 12H x 36W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas    


Lilacs, 36H x 24W x 2D inches  acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
     
Lilacs, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
$550.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Chrysanthemums, 85L x 45W x 3D inches, graphite, charcoal and dry pastels and primer on 100% cotton, fixative    
     
Chrysanthemums, 45H x 85W x 3D inches graphite, charcoal, dry pastels, primer on 100% cotton, fixative. Posted on May 30th, 2012    
$1,100.00   Buy Now Using PayPal

Chrysanthemums, color, May30th, upper left detail Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, upper central Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, upper right  
Chrysanthemums, color detail, May30th, left central Chrysanthemums, central color detail Chrysanthemums, central right color detail  


Violet Garden, 24H x 36W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat or framed    
     
     
Spring Garden Mix, 24H x 36W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat or framed    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Shavingbrush Tree, 85H x 45W x 3D inches, acrylics on canvas, sturdy custom built stretcher frame, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
     
Shavingbrush Tree, 85H x 45W x 3D inches, acrylics on canvas, sturdy custom built stretcher frame, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame    
$1,100   Buy Now Using PayPal


Shavingbrush Tree detail, acrylics over masking medium on canvas Shavingbrush Tree detail, acrylics over masking medium on canvas Shavingbrush Tree detail, acrylics over masking medium on canvas  


Blue Hydrangea, 18 x 24 inches graphite on 80 lb premium    
     
Blue Hydrangea, 18H x 24W inches graphite on 80 lb premium, white mat    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Blue Flag Iris, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper    
     
Blue Flag Iris, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper, white mat    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Gladiolas, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper    
     
Gladiolas, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper, white mat    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Zinnias, 24 x 36 inches graphite on paper    
     
     
Zinnias, 24 x 36 inches graphite on paper, white mat    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Firewheels, 18H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted and extending onto narrow frame.    
     
Firewheels, 18H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted and extending onto narrow frame.    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


The Fourth Of July, 36H x 48W x 2 inches, Acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame. Sold    
     
The Fourth Of July, 36H x 48W x 2 inches, Acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow frame. Sold. Blog post here    
$750.00 special order   Buy Now Using PayPal


The Fourth of July 03, 27H x 33W inches Oil Pastels on 140 lb cold pressed premium watercolor paper, brassy-gold frame    
     
The Fourth of July 03, 27H x 33W inches framed size oil pastels on 140 lb cold pressed premium watercolor paper, brassy-gold frame    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


The Fourth Of July 02,15 x 22 inches watercolors    
     
The Fourth of July 02, 15H x 22W inches watercolors. Sold.    


Flamboyant Tree in Bloom, 9H x 12W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
     
Flamboyant Tree Flowers and Seed Pods - Chapala, Mexico - 9H x 12W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Bearded Iris, done plein aire, 44 x 18 inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Bearded Iris, done plein aire, 44H x 18W inches acrylics on canvas    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Flowering Eucalyptus Bush, 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, weathered-look wood frame    
     
     
Flowering Eucalyptus Bush, 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, weathered-look wood frame    
$300.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Texas Bluebonnets, 16H x 12W inches Dry Pastels on paper, wood frame with white crackle finish, 26H x 22W inches total    
     
Texas Bluebonnets, 16H x 12W inches dry pastels on charcoal paper, off-white mat, 26H x 22W inch white custom wood frame with crackle finish    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Bluebonnets Abstract, 36H  x 24 W inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame    
     
Bluebonnets Abstract, 36H x 24 W inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Bluebonnets, Marble Falls, Texas 85 x 45 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Bluebonnets, Marble Falls, Texas 16H x 20W inches acrylics on canvas    
Donated to Engineers Without Borders    


Heliconia, or Lobster Claw, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas, frame unnecessary    
Heliconia, or Lobster Claw, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas, frame unnecessary    
Blog post February 25th, 2006    
     
Heliconia outer edge detail Heliconia, or Lobster Claw detail    
$300.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Blue Iris, 24H x 18W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
     
Blue Iris, 24H x 18W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Blossomania, 12H x 16W inches oil pastels painted with oil blending and glazing medium on 80 lb acid free premium, white mat    
Blossomania, 12H x 16W inches oil pastels painted with oil blending and glazing medium on 80 lb acid free premium, white mat    
$150.00   Buy Now Using PayPal



Birds, Animals



Cardinal, 24H x 24W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Cardinal, 24H x 24W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas. Posted October 6th, 2007    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Cockatiels, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 12H x 9W inches graphite on paper, white double mat and white 18H x 15W inches frame with crackle finish    
     
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 12H x 9W inches graphite on paper, white double mat and white 18H x 15W inches frame with crackle finish    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Dusk, singing sparrows, 8 x 10 inch graphite and dry pastels on charcoal paper, cards available only    
     
Dusk, 8H x 10W inches dry pastels, graphite on charcoal paper, cards only    
$25.00 - Set of ten 4 x 6 inch cards with envelopes, signed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Young Howler Monkey 11H x 14W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat    
     
Young Howler Monkey 11H x 14W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat, white wood frame with crackle finish, 22H x 26W inches total    
$350.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Koala and Eucalyptus, 16H x 20W inches acrylics on canvas, framed    
     
     
     
Koala and Eucalyptus, 16H x 20W inches acrylics on canvas, framed    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Emerald Tree Boas -Dallas World Aquarium - 24H x 57W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Emerald Tree Boas - Dallas World Aquarium, 24H x 59W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, narrow trim frame    
$750.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Detail images:      
Emerald Tree Boas, left detail of  24H x 57W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas Emerald Tree Boas, right detail of  24H x 57W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas    


Guanaco - Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, Glenrose, Texas - 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, framed    
     
Guanaco, 20H x 16W inches acrylics on canvas, framed    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Emu, Kangaroo Island, Australia 6H x 4W inches acrylics on canvas board    
     
Emu, Kangaroo Island, Australia, original sold. Set of ten 4 x 6 inch cards with envelopes    
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Grackle Party, Dallas Texas, 11H x 9W inches graphite and colored pencils    
     
Grackle Party, Dallas Texas, 11H x 9W inches graphite and colored pencils, white mat    
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Jabiru at the Dallas World Aquarium, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper    
     
Jabiru, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper, white mat. Blog post September 1st, 2006    
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Dawn, 13H x 37W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas    
     
Dawn, 13H x 37W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas. Sold    



Series: Children, graphite illustrations



With this series I re-experience the discipline that drawing commands, because portraits are the perfect challenge for that. When drawing with graphite/pencil, the eraser is used just as much because negative spaces are as important in composition as the subjects themselves.


  Adrian in the Muddy Field, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper   Adam, three years old, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
         
  Renee at Dance Class, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper    
         
  Lucas at the Museum,11 x 14 inches graphite on paper   Joseph at the Park, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
         
  Evelyn, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper   Brittany at the Beach, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  
         
  Alexander's Cat, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper   Andra's new hat, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper  


$25.00 Set of ten 4 x 6 inch signed cards with envelopes   Buy Now Using PayPal
     
$100.00 each 11 x 14 inch prints, white double mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
     
$350.00 framed prints, white mat    
and 26 x 22 inch white wood frame   Buy Now Using PayPal



 

Paper Places

Home is where the heart is.

Eucalyptus Tree, Queensland, Australia 14 x 11 inches Oil Pastels on paper, framed size 26 x 22 inchesThe Paper Places series portray landscapes across U.S.A. and Canada, parts of Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Singapore. Styles are an intuitive response to place, emotional memories, subject, media, etc. so  are deliberately varied to impart the unique nature of different subjects and locations.

All pieces in this collection are 11 x 14 inches oil pastels on paper as verticals and horizontals, framed with 3 inch wide double mats and brass title plate, 22 x 26 inch custom made wood frames with a white crackle finish. They can hang closely together in limited spaces and still be appreciated individually.

During 2002 we changed residence to Texas from Canada. Moving to a new country offered the opportunity to fresh-start my career in new directions. A move to Oregon in 2011 had me re-orienting once more, reestablishing home and business. Presently, with travel still so much a part of my life, the series is ongoing. At a personal level every piece in this series celebrates an appreciation for the places I’ve been fortunate to visit or live. Home is certainly where the heart is. The series inspired the following poem:

January Thaw - Willow saplings, Fallowfield, Ontario, CanadaJanuary Thaw - The Evolution of a DrawingIt remains
when things are gone
and people passed
and roads and paths
and places we belong
to the essence.

Using oil pastels in particular feels like sculpting, when the colors are layered then scratched away using pottery tools, fingernails, or whatever else works. Surfaces are built up, removed and rebuilt again; a process typical of all my work no matter what the medium. Pure bits of color showing through the layers emphasize textures and liveliness. Each piece undergoes fairly dramatic change from start to finish, some more than others, as with “January Thaw”, shown in progress here.



 

March Winds, Coppell, Texas - tribute to Jackson Pollock with oil pastels



Calgary In September - Elm tree leaves, neighborhood by Memorial Drive, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Moon Over Cypress, Neighborhood Cypress tree in Lewisville, Texas USA, 11 x 14 inches Oil Pastels on paper - sold -   Silent Witness - Grand Canyon Juniper, North entrance, Arizona USA -14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Lake Cote Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, 14 x 11 oil pastels on paper
             
Moon Over Myrtle - morning moon over Crepe Myrtle tree, Lewisville, Texas - 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Wild Canada - Stony Swamp Trail, Ottawa, Ontario Canada -14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Galahs in Traffic - flocks of Galahs fly in front of cars, many laying dead beside the road to the Kangaroo Island ferry, South Australia   Coconut Palm - Costa Rica - 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper
             
Red Rocks in Southern Utah,, 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Arkansas, July 6:25 a.m. 14 x 11 oil pastels on paper   Goldenrod, late Summer in Southern Alberta,14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Southern Spring - Scurvy Peas, Grapevine, Texas USA, 14 x 11 OIl Pastels - sold
             
The Twelve Apostles, Southeast coast Australia, 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on pape   Gold In The Mountains, Kananaskas Valley, Alberta, Canada 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Dancing With Trees 01 Cedar hedge, Coppell, Texas USA 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Texas Paintbrush, Fort Worth, Texass - sold
             
Eastern Redbuds, Coppell, Texas USA 14 x 11 inches soft pastels on paper   Speeding by the Poppies, Hwy 40 Tennessee 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Tennessee Poppies, Hwy 40 Tennessee 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper   Weathered, The Great Ocean Road, eastern Australia - sold

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$25.00 - Set of ten 4 x 6 inch cards with envelopes, signed   Buy Now Using PayPal
     
$100.00 - 11H x 14W inch print with 16 x 20 inch white mat   Buy Now Using PayPal
     

Sold: Arkansas in July, Tennessee Poppies, Texas Paintbrush, Moon Over Cypress, Scurvy Peas and Weathered, Australia. All are available as signed quality prints and cards.



Miscellaneous Subjects



 A Heart Filled to the Brim, Portrait of Alzheimer's, 36H x 48W x 3D inches water soluble graphite and acrylics on canvas    
     
A Heart Filled to the Brim,    
Portrait of Alzheimer's, 36H x 48W x 3D inches water soluble graphite and acrylics on canvas    
Blog post January 17th, 2010    
sold    


Buildings in San Antonio, Texas, 22H x 15W inches watercolors on 140 lb. acid free, cold pressed premium    
     
Buildings in San Antonio, Texas, 22H x 15W inches watercolors on 140 lb. acid free, cold pressed premium, white mat    
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At the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 80 lb premium acid free paper    
     
At the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 80 lb premium acid free paper, white mat    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


At The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 11H x 14W inches graphite on paper, 3 inch wide white double mat, 22H x 26W inch white frame with white crackle finish    
     
At The Alamo, carved stone detail on a window of the main building at The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas - 11H x 14W inches oil pastels, 3 inch wide white double mat, 22H x 26W inch white frame with white crackle finish    
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Masjid Sultan,  (Malay for Sultan Mosque) Kampong Glam district, Singapore,  9H x 12W inches graphite on paper with white mat  and 15H x 18W inch frame    
     
Masjid Sultan Mosque 01, 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame    
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Masjid Sultan Mosque, Singapore 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper    
     
Masjid Sultan Mosque 02, 9H x 12W inches graphite on paper, white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame    
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When Life Brings You Lemons Draw Them, 11H x 14W Soft Pastels on paper, cream colored mat    
     
When Life Brings You Lemons Draw Them    
11H x 14W soft pastels on paper, cream colored mat    
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Dragon Fruit, 9H x 12W inches watercolor pencils, graphite on paper    
     
Dragon Fruit, 9H x 12W inches watercolor pencils, graphite on paper, white mat and 15H x 18W inch frame    
$250.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Red peppers and pear study 02, 14H x 11W inches watercolors on 120 lb premium    
     
Red Peppers and Pear study 02, 14H x 11W inches watercolors on 120 lb premium, white double mat    
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PHUN, 24H x 36W inch acrylics on canvas mounted inside a box-frame, 30H x 48W x 2D inches total size, narrow black trim    
     
PHUN, 24H x 36W inch acrylics on canvas mounted inside a box-frame, 30H x 48W x 2D inches total size, narrow black trim    
$300.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Artini, Shaken Not Stirred - 24 x 24 inches acrylics on stretched canvas, hung diagonally    
     
Artini, Shaken Not Stirred, 24H x 24W inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, frame unnecessary, hung diagonally    
$200.00   Buy Now Using PayPal



Encaustic



Conifer, Encaustic, 6H x 6W x 2D inches    
     
Conifer, Encaustic, 6H x 6W x 2D inches    
$100.00   Buy Now Using PayPal


Branching Out, 6H x 6W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
     
Branching Out, 6H x 6W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
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 Flamboyant Tree Seed Pods design, 10H x 8W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
     
Flamboyant Tree Seed Pods, 10H x 8W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
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Windy Maple Leaves 8H x 10W x 2D inches encaustic    
     
Windy Maple Leaves 8H x 10W x 2D inches encaustic    
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 Maple Leaves, 8H x 10W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
     
Maple Leaves, 8H x 10W x 2D inches, Encaustic    
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Dahlias, Encaustic, 8H x 10W x 2D inches    
     
Dahlias, Encaustic, 8H x 10W x 2D inches    
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Older work before 2006
2016: Prices lowered for older work



Aspen, Maine, USA, 50H x 28W inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Older work, 1996    
     
Aspen, Maine, USA, 50H x 28W inches acrylics on canvas, narrow frame. Older work, 1996, price lowered    
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Bald Eagles, Prince Rupert BC, Canada, 44H x 30W inches, acrylics on canvas    
     
Bald Eagles, Prince Rupert BC, 44H x 30W inches,1993 acrylics on canvas, narrow frame, price lowered 2016    
     
Bald Eagles, Prince Rupert BC, Canada, central detail of 44H x 30W inches, acrylics on canvas Bald Eagles, Prince Rupert BC, Canada lower detail of 44H x 30W inches, acrylics on canvas    
     
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Dandelions Among the Tulips, 16H x 20W inches acrylics on canvas, framed size 22H x 28W inches    
     
Dandelions Among the Tulips, 16H x 20W inches acrylics on canvas, framed size 22H x 28W inches    
Available with or without frame. Prices lowered for older work 2016.    
     
Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, detail Dandelions in the Tulips, 16 x 20 inches acrylics on canvas, details    
     
$150.00 unframed   Buy Now Using PayPal
$250.00 framed   Buy Now Using PayPal


Loosestrife and Oak tree, Fallowfield, Ontario, Canada, 41H x 58W x 2D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted. Older work, 1996    
     
Loosestrife and Oak tree, Fallowfield, Ontario, Canada, 41H x 58W x 2D acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, older work, 1996, price lowered    
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