Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lucky Bird in Paradise

Inspired from an afternoon of painting with my friend Tara – this Crane Flower emerged.  My sister Amy says they are weeds, and she is right about that – once they take hold, they’re everywhere – but oh so beautiful.  

When I ran my art school, I must have drawn hundreds of these with my students, so the “bird” comes easy to me.  You can find this one for sale in my HobsonFineArt  shop on  Everyone needs a Bird of Paradise gracing the wall – don’t you think?


Bird of Paradise, Original Oil Painting, 6 x 6, gessoboard


Portrait Painting on Wednesday Afternoon

When I feel content – the art flows out with no effort at all.  I love the magic of creating art.  Beyond expressing – it is really the feeling that makes it so much fun to create!  

This is a commissioned painting of Lana – Lynda’s great granddaughter.  Lynda is my dear Colorado friend who loves to garden and is thinking of growing onions from seed this year.  She and her husband – sweet Enzo from Italy – are staying warm while watching the deer nose through the snow outside – in search of food.  Lynda reports that Enzo is in the kitchen cooking cippoli ripieni for dinner.  All this is going on while I painted Lana this afternoon and now I have just enough time to walk the beach before the sunset!  

Life is good.

Lana, original oil painting, gessoboard, 6 x 6  – SOLD