Saturday, September 11, 2010

And He shall lead them

This the beginning of a painting I am working on. Right now, it is at the base coat.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Winter's Chill

This was inspired by spending many winters in Michigan. I love weather of all kinds; including winter!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A painting I did awhile ago. This post is for my sister, Beth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This painting is in the private collection of the Ramos family. I was greatly encouraged when they chose this one. Hope you enjoy it.


This is a close-up of an oval painting that I did. I was amazed how just a couple of strokes gave the seagull a face. I love art! It is magic!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Good morning! Placed first in a juried show on Saturday with "Valley View" Unfortunately, the whole painting cannot be uploaded, but you can get an idea from this blogspot. The actual work is 18 x 36, oil on canvas. I am so grateful to God for the encouragement!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I had a wonderful surprise this afternoon. A dear friend from Dearborn, Michigan, that I went to school with, found me on Facebook! Now that makes it worthwhile. Her name is Linda Morely Brown and I am happy to report she is still married to George Brown and has been for 44 years. I find that deeply impressive. Lovely woman and still connected to many old friends of ours. This could be a re"start of a beautiful friendship" as Bogey would say.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


This is my final for the Art House project. The subject is "Danger" and I was inspired to paint what I know. Back in the East and Midwest, these are fairly common occurences and I have lived through a couple of them.

Any constructive criticism is welcome as the prints are not due to the Project until July 20th, 2009. It sure was fun to do!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I have just joined the Art House project and entered to participate in the print exchange. One paints the theme which is "Danger" for this project, then makes 22 prints and sends them back. One will go into the Art House gallery and the other will go onto the Atlanta Airport wall. At the end, each of us will receive 20 different prints from some of the other artists who were involved. It is a fun thing and they offer a whole lot of other things to do.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Carolyn's Clouds

In every cloud and color scheme
We see God's artistic flair
A place to play and a place to dream
The clouds speak to us there

Rest upon Me, child of Mine
Let your troubles drift away
Thank you, Father God, Divine
For the time I have today

A moment to reflect and ponder
All the things that You have done
A moment to appreciate in wonder
That all creation in Christ is one

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I hope you enjoy some samples of the work I do. Please contact me at the email address provided on this blog if you are interested in copies of my work.

Also, please feel free to make comments on the artwork. We all need to know where we can improve and what makes the viewer want more. Thank you for taking the time with me!

Best Regards,


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Love is Eternal

Love is Eternal
The strength and beauty of love is long lasting
The emotion of love never dies
Only the people involved change
A myriad of faces flowing one into another
Love searches, seeking for another heart to enter
Another life to fill
Love is not patterned
Its swift flow is free and unstructured
Like a melody it flows across space
Never to be halted by time or place
Reaching out it has touched me
Leaving me breathless in wonder
At the magic it has brought into my life
Love has colored my world in soft translucent shades of muted blue
Joyous in its quest for satisfaction
It has touched me and left me here
In love with you
copyright 1975, 2008

Valley View

The valley in early spring takes my breath away, particularly after a wonderful rainy season. We are so blessed to live here in Northern Calfiornia. I hope this brings a sense of peace to your heart.

Pajaro Memories

This painting was done after spending two weeks with my recently widowed friend. It was so inspired by God that I felt the brush strokes take a life of their own.
It was a gift of love and bittersweet memories.
Now, almost ten years later, it brings a quiet joy to our hearts.

Friday, November 7, 2008


This painting was magic for me. Much of the trees and rocks were things I carried the images of in my heart and mind. Even having the tree leaning over the water in the background was a spontaneous action on my part. My mother shared her love of nature with us and I was fortunate to have the eyes to see the beauty and diversity around me.
I pray this scene brings peace to you.

Sunset Cove

This work was a challenge in that the sunset light and the waves and rocks needed highlighting, but muted, instead of the normal daylight works I had done before.
I love how the sky turned out and every once in a while, I will see clouds just like these. It is a confirmation from God that I am on the right track, although nothing man does can ever equal the beauty of natural creation.
I love painting a place where the viewer can walk in and feel as though they are the only ones there. Enjoy!

Maine Moose

The background was swirled with fall colors and left in a stack of unfinished work until I discovered this moose on a calendar. I decided to have some fun and do an impressionistic background to the realistic moose. This work has been chosen for cards by the Moosehead Coffee Shop in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
The moose is noble, though outwardly unattractive to some, and he brings joy to my heart when I look at him. Hope some of you feel the same way.

Sunset at Pemaquid Beach

We were needy of sand for a change and discovered this wonderful beach down the road from the Pemaquid lighthouse on Pemaquid island. Beth was in her element and Judy and I enjoyed her enjoying the beach. Later on, we watched the sun set and took photographs as the sun went down. This is my watercolor interpretation of that time.

Angel Unaware

This painting is an experiment in using watercolor in an abstract way. When I had finished, I noticed the angel below. Can you spot it? My friend and teacher, Beth, showed me how to use masking fluid and I had a ball doing this one!

Beth's B & B, Auburn, CA

This is the scene on my friend's front porch. Amazing day and lovely weekend with 3 very special women. We painted, we laughed, we ate great cuisine, (thank
you, Beth} and generally just enjoyed our
selves immensely!

Joyous Autumn

This is a watercolor I painted in Boothbay Harbor, ME in 2006. My friend, Beth, and I searched for natural flora and fauna and dipped it into our watercolor paint and applied some of the shapes to our paintings. Mine became an abstract and I love it; hence, the title "Joyous Autumn" as it was a magic time and uplifts my spirit each time I see it.
May it bless you, also