Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Third Time's the Charm

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.” 
Rumi, 1207-1273
hydrangea 3 | oil on cradled panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan $150
There are paintings in an artist's studio that beg to be revisited. So when a friend surprised me with hydrangeas, I was convinced it was a sign to paint over my shy attempt from a few years back. : )

hydrangea 2 | oil on panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan 

Monday, January 15, 2018

100 Miles Across

"One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions.
Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shy on Flamenco Beach | oil on panel | 6" x 8" Flanegan $150
Lin-Manuel Miranda raps a gift for Puerto Rico. 
Please pray for these American families and contribute what you can to help them rebuild.
50% of the sale price of this painting will benefit our fellow citizens displaced
by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It's been four months since Maria devastated Puerto Rico and NPR reported this evening that 40% of the residents still have no electricity.

Monday, January 1, 2018


Boots | oil on panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


"They are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love. And it is very true that the most tender, uncomplicated, most-generous part of our being blossoms without any effort when it comes to the love of a dog."

from Maira Kalman's 'Beloved Dog'

elf | oil on panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan
Have you ever fell into bed at night absolutely exhausted, yet you were unable to sleep
because you felt so grateful for everything?
Wishing you all hope and belonging this holiday season and always.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017


"Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two."
Winnie the Pooh
 A Four-Legged Word for Love  |  6x6 oil on linen panel  |  commission

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Double Trouble

Birthday Girl | oil on Belgian linen panel | 6" x 12"  Flanegan  commission
Last week a friend and I were talking about projects we've worked on together and about plotting ventures in the future. Then I thought about this painting she commissioned last year and realized I hadn't posted it.

My tendency is to amp up the saturation so this was a welcomed exercise in muting the scene, tightening the values on this cloudy day. The reference photo depicts a race at the Heart of Texas Regatta. The red buoys mark the last 250 meters of the course where many a race is decided, merciless in revealing the fitness of the athletes.

Austin's Lady Bird Lake is a rower's paradise. I was a competitive rower in what seems like a lifetime ago and I miss my crewmates. :)