The Princess and the Pea

This is my granddaughter, Emma. And I love this photo of her. It's like a surrealist painting.

Pictured is a very large pear that she is featured on, and there is a Statue of Liberty resting in the background, shades of Dorothea Tanning. 


An Artist's View


All are oil studies painted outdoors in Plein Air. They are framed and ready to hang. The price is $150.00 each. 

Hay Bales

What is fall without hay bales. I found the bales on Old Massey Ranch Road, Pearland, TX.

11"x 12 1/2 " Old Massey Ranch Road 1

11"x 12 1/2 " Old Massey Ranch Road 2

12"x 12 1/2" Old Massey Ranch Road 3

Spring Wildflowers at the Nature Center

This spring, I painted the wildflowers at Pearland's Nature Center. There was an over abundance of pink evening primroses. I think of primroses as the "bluebonnets" of Pearland. Not that long ago, when Pearland was mostly rice fields and pasture land, the fields looked like a sea of pink cotton candy. Now they are relegated to the ditches and alleyways....and, of course, Pearland's Nature Center. 

11"x 14" Evening Primroses

10"x 14 1/2" Coreopsis and Evening Primroses

11"x 12 3/4"  Coreopsis at the Nature Center

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Mornings with Grandma

Pictured is Emma my granddaughter. We sometimes spend mornings together. On these occasions, we build stages for performances, swimming pools with cabanas, and caves for unicorns. We build our fantasies out of colored paper, cardboard, and scotch tape. Of course, with all of this building, we get hungry. So strawberry and chocolate donuts is a must to sustain all of this activity. 

Tinged with a touch of envy, It is enjoyable watching a child dream. To go to a place where morning glories truly do become fashion statements. 


Silver Sable German Shepherd



Super Sally

Sometimes we make the wrong assumptions. She was playful, gentle, and patient  


Colby's Charolais Fred

Handsome Fred is huge, but also sweet. This is due to a lot of pampering. This is reasonable because what is there not to like about Fred.