Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Portrait of a City Planner SOLD

6x6 acrylic on canvas board

Commission for retirement of Wood's Charitable Fund Board member

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Globetrotters SOLD

Oil on 6x6 canvas Woods Charitable Fund commission



Counting Ballerinas SOLD

Acrylic on 36x53 canvas
This commission request was to copy a painting found on the internet.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bekah and Dyani SOLD

acrylic on Bristol board



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Maggie Flowers SOLD






22x33 oil sold to Jane at Metro Gallery on First Friday, November 3, 2017, for $200.
It depicts my fifth grandchild in her many stages of growth along with her brother, sister, and cousins.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Snockerville aka Modern Versailles

                                                       
16x32 oil

That's my granddaughter Daisy and grandson Eldon in the center. Aaron, daddy, on the left, and  me, gramma, to the right,  and my daughter Rose, mamma, with my grandson Calvin to the right.
I had these characters in mind while drawing out the painting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

House Divided

12x12 oil
When I painted this image the first time I was thinking about life and the seeming solitude one lives in A butterfly appeared unexpectedly in the first one, bringing delight and symbolizing constant companionship with our heavenly Father. This painting continues joyfully in that direction, though the title "House Divided" brings a new dimension to joyful solitude.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seeking Direction

14x18 oil on canvas
My first grandchild, Weston, inspired a painting that turned me to this new direction of paintings. This painting is the third oil painting done with him in mind. There are two acrylic paintings with him as the main character. One of them sold at it's first showing.

First Grandson

12x9 oil on canvas
The inspiration for this painting and three previous paintings with this little character is my first grandchild.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Farewell Mr. Jones SOLD

Oil on 6x6 canvas board 
September commission for Woods Charitable Fund
for retiring director Orville Jones

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August commissions

after 2 yrs the stucco got removed


fun paint over a factory painting 

Two August commissions





Monday, February 1, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mussel SOLD


                                                     22x30 watercolor by Helen Shideler, shown here.

John and Annie SOLD

14x11 acrylic on canvas board

Sophie, Ava, Jack and Stella the cat SOLD

Acrylic on 14x11 canvas panel

Friday, December 4, 2015

Jack and Stella SOLD

10x8 acrylic on canvas board

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ken's Selfie SOLD

10x8 acrylic on canvas board

Friday, December 12, 2014

Faceplant SOLD

30x22 acrylic
Third painting makes everything worth the struggle. This is the one for this family!









This was their first Platte painting.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Susie and Jeanie

Detail

photo taken in 1955  Walthill, Nebraska
Progress shot

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sunbrella Shadow

Digital photo

Wall painting in Lincoln Flats private residence SOLD




 after two years the commissioner requested a change, covering the stucco with brick.

Godzilla Takes Sower SOLD

8x8 acrylic on canvas board

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ed and Bill

 Two 8x8 acrylic paintings placed side-by-side.

There's a story here. But beyond that, look how the tail and the blue 'flames' flow from the first to the second painting! I didn't plan that. 

I had the idea to put the perspective on the first painting and all the rest fell into place. 

The second painting shows Godzilla after he's taken the sower, thus the title, "Godzilla Takes Sower". After painting the second panel, I see that the first painting shows Godzilla protecting the sower from the helicopter, though I wasn't aware that was happening till painting # 2 got well into the painting. Now I see that Godzilla has been Ed all along and the sower was Bill!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Godzilla Encounter SOLD

8x8 acrylic on canvas board

Godzilla Attacks Nebraska State Patrol Copter

Kathleen Rutledge SOLD

14x17 pastel/acrylic on paper
 retirement gift for Woods Charitable Fund Board

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Self portrait January 2010

6x6 oil
gifted to Bill Snocker

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