Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm listing a lot of art books, art, prints & more on eBay.

If you'd like to take a look ...

CLICK HERE! (eBay listings)

I'm clearing out my closets. It is absurd to have books nearly 30 years, and haven't even read them. Some really great books, and bargains to be had.
Thanks so much for looking - and sharing in you would, please!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
All the best for 2012!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday - eBay - Secondary ID

I'm tired of changing prices. CYBER MONDAY ... 10% off my 2nd ID Ebay store - except the baseball cards - I've changed them. Just email me, and I'll honor the 10% off.


Cyber Monday - eBay - main ID - art!

Still more ... CYBER MONDAY SALE - eBay, main art store - 10% off all art.


Cyber Monday - My personal art website

Well ... I'm celebrating Cyber Monday in a BIG way. Discounted my art like never before ... Please share!


Cyber Monday - Etsy 2 - arty/crafty, supplies, vintage, antique.

Etsy2 - my artsy/crafty store - supplies and more ... CYBER monday 10% off. CODE ... 2CYBER2011. Thanks. Please share!


Cyber Monday - Etsy - artwork shop. CYBER MONDAY 10% of entire store - even custom house/pet portraits! CODE ... CYBER2011. Thanks everyone. Please share!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Victorian scraps and advertising.

I love these things from the Victorian age.

I have to clear my stash. Lots of scanning, so it takes time.
Here is the first of some of it.
Absolutely darling images of children.

Making the world a lovelier place, one image at a time ...
Super by themselves, or as part of your art or craft project.

Happy Thanksgiving all!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Western Window Dressing" SFA 5x7" Watercolor

Just listed: 5x7" watercolor "Western Window Dressing".

Love this window box flower display. It's in a working mill - historic Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, Oregon. Personally, because of the weathered wood, and my treatment of it, I consider this "highly detailed"!

I'll include the frame if you mention this blog. The frame is professionally made. Priced WAY below gallery price.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

5x7" Original Watercolor for sale - Pink Rose Royal Doulton Teacup & Saucer.

Original watercolor for sale - original of my most popular image:

Some of my other listings have been relisted - so check ALL my listings.
I'm also about to add this to my website..


Sunday, November 06, 2011

FOR SALE: Celtic Design Dover Art Book - includes CD.

Love Celtic Art Designs? This could be the book for you! Includes CDROM. Have to clean out my closets. My loss could be your gain ...

More coming.


Saturday, November 05, 2011

ACEOs for sale.

For personal reasons I'm selling up some of my art collection ACEOs. These are some of the pioneer artists of the ACEO movement, 2005, 2006.

More coming soon.
This is on my 2nd eBay ID, so that it won't get mixed up with my artwork.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Someone is getting a custom house portrait!

Just sold on Etsy, a custom pen & ink house sketch. 5x7"
Fun, even though I suffer angst that the buyer won't like it. I'm silly that way!!!

I guess it's getting to be gift-giving season. Orders need to come in early in case they intend to frame it.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Miniature watercolor - old steam train - Great Smoky Mountains Railway

This watercolor is 3.25 x 1.35". I photo'd it with USA 1 cent coin, for size comparison.
"Fading Past 0702" - From what I understand, this train no longer runs through Dillsboro, NC. So it's a glimpse of our fading past.
This painting is on it's way to a miniature exhibition in Pennsylvania.
Seems so funny at times how art traverses the world. From conception in NC, to birth in OR, now to PA, and who knows from there. Probably back to OR, unless sold - which would delight me no end. I never know what is better - win an award, or sell your work. Both are an awesome acknowledgement to an artist.


Monday, October 03, 2011

New ACEO watercolor painting of Pumpkins for the season.

I did this one last night. An ACEO (2.5x3.5"), in watercolor.
Just right for the season. Getting in the fall mood!
I've listed it on eBay.



Saturday, October 01, 2011

My blog won an award - I just found out! 2010 Top Watercolor Painting Blog Award!

2010 Top Watercolor Painting Blog Award WOW! Fun!


Update: March 2013 - got a request to remove this link. Not sure why - something about backlinks. Oh well...

Feature on my new art website: Weekly Clearance Special

Weekly Clearance special on my artwork, is now a feature of my new-look website.
This is this week's special
Thanks for checking it out!
I appreciate your support of my art endeavors.


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New ACEO watercolor - just listed.

"Dreams & Promises" ACEO watercolor:
Just listed on eBay ...

2.5" x 3.5"

Thanks for looking.


Monday, September 05, 2011

My new site is now emerging ...

Still some glitches and some additions and housekeeping, but the basics are there!
SO easy to navigate - see what you think!


Thursday, September 01, 2011

SALE: SFA - Roses "Late Bloomers" Framed Original Acrylic art.

SALE: $130 off! Original acrylic FRAMED painting. "Late Bloomers"


SALE: SFA - Fuchsia "Dancing Flame" Original Watercolor.

OK. I'm trying this. This is listed $70 below my regular selling price. I need to get things moving so I can do some more art.

Just listed on eBay:

Thanks for looking and sharing.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Please vote!

Even though I don't have a website with them FASO (Fine Art Studios Online), on impulse I decided to pay to enter this month's contest. If you're on FACEBOOK, I'd love for you to 'like' my entry. It is a juried contest and likes don't help me win, but it's fun! I entered "Sunkist Starburst", an 11x14" acrylic on canvas.

I would be most grateful if you would 'like' my painting:

If you're an artist - check out the site - they have great art websites - easy to manage, etc.


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Aug 3rd: Last day - 15% off custom gifts, apparel & more.

15% off custom gifts, apparel. LAST DAY. Code: 15BEATDAHEAT -*

Fun stuff!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

You could make a difference to someone.

Please share this. It is a fellow artist's sister - just happened this past week. She was instantly blinded and is fighting for her life. Just $1 would help or even an encouraging word. I have an address if needed. Email me.

You can donate on that site.


A sincere thank you to all that helped in this quest. It is really unfortunate that Rory did not make it through. Condolences to all.

Thank you.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Watercolor ACEO 2.5x3.5" Cupie Dolls

Just listed: "Cupie Dolls" watercolor ACEO - 2.5x3.5"

I adored these as a kid. I still love their glitter and colors.
Thanks for looking.


"Relax" Acrylic ACEO.

Acrylic ACEO 2.5x3.5" "Relax". A man enjoying his Sunday newspaper and coffee one early summer morning on the beach. Thanks for looking.

Ace of Spades released for sale. ACEO playing deck original card (watercolor).

Listed my Ace of Spades from the 2011 ACEO card deck: ACEO watercolor - 2.5x3.5" Cowboy card game shoot-out. Listed HERE:
I was selected to create the card for Ace of Spades, I decided to show it how I knew it - as the death card in a cowboy's card game hand.
Thanks for looking.


Monday, May 30, 2011

A month of give-aways - JUNE, 2011

I promised a give-away for the entire month of June. Sometimes life gets in the way. I fell at work last week and injured my right arm so use of it is limited. Anyway - enough of that .... Here's why the giveaway - I've had a website since 1996, but had my domain name and website since June 2001. So this year is my 10th anniversary!

EDITED: 2012:
Thank you to all who participated. I am removing all posts relating to this, as they don't need to be on my blog. Participants sent me daily emails, and I drew names out of a hat to be fair to all and some days we had duplicates.

The prizes were art related, art, vintage papers, fabric remnants, scrapbooking supplies, craft supplies, ACEO related. Old paper - retro, ephemera, images. Participants had to to tell me 3 things they loved and 3 things hated. I have lots of these things on hand, so the giveaways are things out of my art/crafts cupboard. This helped me choose what I was putting in the packages. All done for fun!

If anyone has any questions regarding this, please let me know.
Thank you.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

ACEO original watercolor FUCHSIA lore "Bella Rosa"

This is the beautiful fuchsia "Bella Rosa".

Watercolor painting 2.5x3.5" - ACEO.
Just listed on eBay:

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

ACEO watercolor - Palamino Horse 2.5x3.5" My latest artwork.

My latest ACEO watercolor. "Peaceful Pastures". 2.5x3.5"

Listed on eBay.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My heart's delight - fuchsia - watercolor - ACEO 2.5x3.5"

"Heart's Delight" (fuchsia) just listed. Done tonight - 12th April, 2011. ACEO watercolor 2.5x3.5"

Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 04, 2011

"The Glory of Autumn" original watercolor ACEO 2.5x3.5"

I was lucky enough to discover this display of autumn leaves in the Rogue Valley. Makes a great art subject. Amazing colors.

Just listed it on eBay. ACEO watercolor 2.5x3.5"


Saturday, April 02, 2011

"Cheep Rent" - ACEO original watercolor - birdhouse.

"Cheep Rent" - watercolor ACEO - 2.5x3/5" Just done today - 2nd April 2011.

"Cheep rent ... seems all the birds have flown south for the coming winter - a lone leaf remains on the Japanese maple - so my guess is that this darling birdhouse has cheap rent rates!
Vintage character home in historic landmark town, Jacksonville, Oregon."


Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Can I?" Yellow house watercolor ACEO 2.5x3.5"

I'm trying to keep at least one ACEO listed at all times. I missed today by about 10 minutes or so, I think.

But here's my latest (not counting my Ace of Spades - not yet listed). Still in the 'series' of houses/porches...

ACEO 2.5x3.5" original watercolor.

"Can I?" (Can I live here, PLEASE?)

Thank you for looking,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Ace of Spades" ACEO watercolor for 2011 ACEO card deck

I signed up to produce an ACEO for the 2011 card deck.
My card was the Ace of Spades.

I couldn't get past my original fascination with this card.

I grew up in the age when we played cowboys and Indians, and there were westerns galore on the TV. To find out that the Ace of Spades has such a shady history with the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok, I never could get out of my mind.

Attending a western re-enactment last year provided some wonderful images, so with a bit of manipulating the pose, etc. This is what I came up with. I did a bit of this under magnification. And I deliberately gave it a very muted color scheme.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Rhythm and Blues" - new watercolor ACEO painting.

ACEO - "Rhythm and Blues" 2.5x3.5" watercolor.

Another porch in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 18, 2011

"Strawberry Fields" WIP watercolor painting video.



New ACEO, watercolor. Magnolia Inn, Jacksonville.

Already listed on eBay - Another patio/porch - this time at an Inn. A sunny/shady retreat ... "Let the Sunshine Inn". The Magnolia Inn, Jacksonville, Oregon. I love the palm shadows and the scrolls on the chair. Watercolor ACEO. 2.5" x 3.5".


Friday, March 11, 2011

My latest ACEO in porch series. Watercolor "Strawberry Fields"

Just listed - Retro/Vintage porch with strawberries. ACEO watercolor. 2.5x3.5"

"How about sitting on your retro furniture of a century- old house,eating fresh strawberries and enjoying the semi-rural view. Another rendition of a summer porch in
nearby historic Jacksonville, Oregon."


Sunday, March 06, 2011

3rd ACEO in a week "Autumn Wind" watercolor painting.

"Autumn Wind" (There's an Autumn wind, blowin' in ...)

Watercolor - 2.5x3.5"
Another porch in Jacksonville, Oregon. Wonderful autumn colors.
My THIRD ACEO in a week! Now listed on eBay.


Saturday, March 05, 2011

March 2011 Newsletter now available.

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Read this month's newsletter online:
Thank you.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Another new ACEO "Evening Shadows" watercolor 2.5x3.5"

Another ACEO watercolor "Evening Shadows". It's ACEO sized (2.5x3.5"). Cat sitting on the edge of his porch. Very cozy looking, eh? Love that red door! Jacksonville, Oregon.

Just listed on eBay ...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New painting - ACEO 2.5x3.5" Landscape "Stormy September"

Just finished this painting tonight. Watercolor on 300 lb paper. ACEO 2.5x3.5" A landscape "Stormy September". A southern landscape. I found the colors amazing. At some stage I'll do this bigger, and also, maybe, in oils.

I'll probably list it for sale tomorrow, on eBay.
UPDATE: Now listed on eBay ... HERE.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Something different - Scratchboard - 'dark' art - published illustrations.

I did these quite some time ago - a couple of scratchboard illustrations published in 'Futures' magazine - an 'alternate' story magazine. Stories of intrigue, murder, mystery, and more.
Now up for sale on eBay.


Thursday, February 03, 2011

Buy direct from my website - oil painting.

"A Private View" - at a very 'affordable' price. Now my art is gradually going onto my website. Oil painting 8.5 x 14" on canvas.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Big changes in 2011...

I'm revamping my website - and putting up all my original artworks for sale. I'm also doing a slide show of them, for people to browse.

My website will be 10 years old this year. I did put art up for sale, but gradually used other sites for convenience. Now I'm not so sure that my web might be best. I've used PayPal instant buy buttons.

My color combo may not be the best, but, for now, it's what I want. I have sold miniature (dollhouse-size) paintings off my website previously, but that was years ago. Times have changed, so now is time for change. I need to get on to painting some more, too.

Click on the link under the image to visit my website - go to left side 'buy my artwork' (click on the clown image). The painting is a 5x7" watercolor "Dancing Flame - Fuchsia".


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Anyone in Pomona, CA area? Love horses?

The Equine Affaire ( is on Feb 3-6th 2011 at the Fairplex. The company I work for will be there with some awesome new products.

Hope to see you there!