Facial Close up

Closeup FaceAfter painting my brightly colored drag queen individual I feel inspired to paint different facial features and body parts.  Soon to come is a close up of a human eye.

Man in drag with parasol

Man with parasolIn early June I worked at Denver’s PrideFest which was a colorful and flamboyant event.  I got to watch this man dressed in drag perform a rendition of Amii Stewart’s hit Knock on Wood.  Here is my rendition of his colorful outfit.

Driving Along the Coastal Road

I decided to create a vacation-type scene and made up the image as I went right before I went to Oregon for vacation.  I like the colors and lighthearted feel of this painting.  Driving along the coast

Impressionist Scenes from Memory

rsz_ladies_at_a_partyLately I have been creating compositions using my imagination and memory of scenes.  I think they came out quite well.  This painting is of two ladies at a party, and was inspired by the happenings at my friend Kim’s 40th birthday party.  Below is an imagined city scene of Denver, Colorado.  Denver city scene

Thanksgiving Break

I wanted to rsz_1228151720_2have fun with this painting.  Usually I start my paintings with an end product in mind, however this time I added components to this lake front scene as I went along.  I started with the lake, mountains, sky line and wooden deck.  After that I added the fishing boat and other decorations.  Since Christmas was coming up I added some hanging light bulbs across the top of the deck.


Whole Foods Market

Grocery.StoreThis summer I spent countless hours in grocery stores in the Denver metro area conducting product demonstrations so I decided to paint the inside of the Whole Foods Market on Colorado Boulevard. There are plenty of colorful grocery items, flowers, cars in the parking lot and customers of course!

Summertime Painting Fun

Now that summer is here and school is out I get to have some fun and finish a painting I started in January.  I had a lot of fun with this one although the colors didn’t come out as I intended.  The summer poppies were inspired by a family roadtrip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado and were really just for fun.

Tango dancers  Summer poppies