OVERFLOWING TEA PARTY, 24"x 36", Oil, 2010
OVERFLOWING TEA PARTY has Lily sits looking at the sunset amongst a whimsical display of garden bridges, waterfalls, teapots and neatly trimmed topiaries.
Feelings of peace and joy overflowing when reflecting on God as in Psalm 23, my cup overflows!
BY CANDLE LIGHT, 16"x 20", Oil, 2010
BY CANDLE LIGHT a little one leaves the safety of her home to venture into the unknown. The light from her faith in Christ guides her to go into the world to face whatever circumstances happen on life's journey. She knows she is never alone, that the Lord is always with her.
By Candle Light
LILY'S GARDEN, 30" x 24", Oil, 2008
LILY'S GARDEN is place where lily dreams and reflects about God in solitude and silence amongst a whimsical garden of neatly trimmed shrubs and topiaries.
FOUR SEASONS, SPRING 16"x 20", Oil, 2007
Spring was the first painting of the four. The lines were extended to provide the basic design of the other three paintings.
Summer spirals out of Spring. The butterfly shape, lush growth and flow of bright colors remind me of Summer.
THREE TREES, 2005, Original Oil SOLD
THREE TREES stand grounded, in awe of God's beauty and the wonders that are to come just over the horizon. Their viewpoint encourages the viewer to look into the distance, to hope in God and that vast beyond which we all lack the ability to comprehend by our own means.
FOUR SEASONS, WINTER 16"x 20", Oil, 2007
Beneath the Spring was the cold of Winter. The seasons change like clockwork...clockwise around and around. Time is like a spiral, created by God. God started it, understands it and is beyond it.
FOUR SEASONS, FALL 16"x 20", Oil, 2007
Fall flows clockwise into Winter. The Spring of life starts to store away in the Fall. We are reminded of death in the leaves of the trees in the Fall. It is a time to reflect and think of what really matters.
TREE OF LIGHT, 28"x 22", Oil, 2014
TREE OF LIGHT stands on scenic edge of a cliff that overlooks a golden magenta sky. The abstract landscape has swirling clouds, trees and the silhoute of a tree against a large white moon in sky.
Tree of Light
LANDSTAGE VIEW, Oil, 28" x 22", 2006
Rolling whimsical landscape in plums and green tones.
Land Stage View
THE FLUME, 28" x 22", 2007. Original Oil Painting
THE FLUME is a fast flowing aquaduct with italian trees lining the water channel. Colorful sky with clouds on a farmland also pattern the abstract landscape.
TULIP, Oil, 16" x 48"
TULIP is larger than life. Red and pink tulip flower makes a room beautiful.
WHIRLY WORLD, Oil, 30" x 24", 2006
WHIIRLY WORLD is a whimsical landscape of topiaries land divisions and puffy clouds on a small world. Plum, Gold and green are the main colors.
DOORWAY, Oil, 24" x 12", 2003
DOORWAY was my first painting, when I began focusing on painting.
CANOPY SKYWALK, Oil, 24" x 30", 2009
CANOPY SKYWALK oil painting has Lily up on a walkway in the sky. She has balloons as if waiting for a party to start as she looks into the distance.
SPIRAL GARDENS, 20" x 16", Acrylic, 2004
One of the first paintings. A whimsical garden of spiraling bushes, topiaries and arches. A cat sits at the top edge of a rolling hill overlooking a view. Colors are magentas and greens.
BETWEEN HERE AND THERE, 24"x 20", Oil, 2014
BETWEEN HERE AND THERE has Lily sitting in an surreal whimsical world looking towards a checkboard pathway that meanders into the distance. The image is set halfway between space and earth as if in a dream. A feeling of being in a place of limbo between here and there.
WINDY WAY GREY, Oil, 20" x 16", 2008
WINDY WAY GREY is a very windy day with a pathway near the ocean.
Windy Way Grey
FISH PIG, Oil, 16" x 48"
FISH PIG is and abstract dream-like landscape in orange and blues. It has a floating fish pig creature in a sky with bubbles and diamond shapes.
TOPIARY PARTY, Original Oil, 20" x 16", 2003
TOPIARY PARTY is about topiaries having a great time inside a cake and others want to join, but they are left out.
BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW, Acrylic, 24" x 28", 2005, Original SOLD
Inspired by Casper David Friedrich. This painting shows the silhouet of the cross on top a mountian against a majestic sunset.
All Things New
GERANIUM BLOOMING, Oil, 36" x 60", 2011
Pink Geranium during blooming process. The buds look like roses before they open.
TREE CROSS, Oil, 20" x 30", 2013
The TREE CROSS is a painting of a tree in the shape of a Cross. Jesus died on the cross for our sins so we who believe can live forever. The doorway represents the opening now into heaven that Jesus Christ, the son of God has provided for us to pass through. When a person believes and follows Jesus Christ they have passed over from death to life. Painted for Easter at Eastside Christian Church.
In My Heart, Oil, 20" x 24", 2014
IN MY HEART, Valentines painting, has Lily sitting in a huge heart looking into the beautiful sky. A checkboard path folds over the hills. Trees cast long shadows and spiral puffy clouds float in the sky. A Lovely Valentine. Also called God is Love.
In My Heart
PORTAL, Oil, 20" x 16", 2014
There is a small PORTAL at the end of a pathway in this colorful whimsical landscape.
CASTLE, Oil, 24" x 30", 1993
CASTLE was painted during my days at Illinois State University. Cubistic Castle Painting in purples and blue hues.
THE VINE, 20"x 16", 2008 Acrylic
THE VINE is an abstract painting about remaining in the vine.
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