Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hello to everyone ... here is a smaller oil painting I recently completed. It's a bit of fantasy around the horse theme I've been into lately, Pegassus in the night sky. I've always loved mythological creatures and may expand upon that subject a bit before I'm through. Stay tuned ...

This piece measures 12 x 20 inches. If interested in purchase contact me here. $125.00 U.S.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Season's Greetings to all -- I've been busy this last while painting this group of 5 for a client. Not my usual style but then one must give the client what they ask for.

Back soon with more of my own... E.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Hello to all -- here is my latest oil painting done on canvas which can be hung with or without a frame. These two horses cavorting in the surf take me back to a time when I was horse-crazy in my youth when I would draw horses unendingly with all the passion I had for these lovely creatures. It's a feeling I've never quite departed from.
This measures 40 x 24 inches. Anyone interested in purchasing can contact me here. $250.00 + shipping.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hello ... I recently worked on this project for a client who requested a painting of a regatta ... he had a photo and wanted it converted to an oil painting for his new home, still in construction. So I worked studiously every day for 5-6 hours amidst all the workers, noise (buzz saws!) and flying debris (dust galore!), sometimes on a scaffold to reach the higher aspects, and completed the entire project within 8 days. Not bad.

These photos show the work in it's entirety, a shot with me in it (in my grubby painting garb) to show the scale of the work, and some detail shots for a closer inspection.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Finally! -- a new painting. Calla lilies abound here in this humid tropic zone and they are often the subjects of painters both Mexican and otherwise. Here's my version; they just lept out at me from a somewhat dense and dark background as I walked a jungle path a while back, begging to be painted!

This is acrylic on canvas measuring 24 x 38.5 inches. Anyone interested in purchasing this painting please contact me here.

Monday, August 30, 2010


August is growing to a close but September will continue to swelter by the feel of things. We're in the midst of hurricane season and so far so good, not one of them has touched land yet.

I've immersed myself in this triple panel acrylic painting of four Mexican Charras (rodeo riders) putting their horses through their paces. Their costumes seem terribly cumbersome but provide a flash of vivid color as they stream past in a cloud of thundering hooves and dust.

I enjoyed this project although it took me a while to get it right ... I must have worked the background over at least three times before settling on the current combination of hues and texture.

This measures approx. 54 x 36 inches including all three panels, quite large actually with impact. Anyone interested in purchasing please contact me here. On to the next ... will post again soon. Cheers, E.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Hello -- this year we're having a bonafide rainy season and everything has become quite lush. The itch to paint becomes intensified by the lure of vivid flowers all around. These hibiscus blooms poke their heads through the palm stalks seeking their share of the sun, offering themselves up, opening fully to bask in the summer warmth. I'm especially intrigued by the veiny detail of the soft petals ... they are strikingly bold while retaining their delicacy.
This is a large acrylic measuring approx. 31 x 43 inches. Anyone interested in purchase can contact me here. $300 U.S. + shipping.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Hello, it's been a while as life has kept me away from the canvas for a bit, but finally here's my latest painting endeavor, a group of flamingos doing their thing in a sun drenched grove. I photographed these graceful birds in a man-made setting at X-Caret eco-park and the plants in the foreground weren't part of the original photo but I thought they might add a little punch to the scene.
This is acrylic on wrap-around canvas measuring 17.5 x 13.5 inches and l.5 inches deep. Anyone interested in purchasing please contact me here. $250.00 U.S. + shipping.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Hello, here's a painting in acrylic I created for an animal portrait poster showing the inclusion of the "human element", precisely... me! Okay, admittedly I took the liberty of painting a few years off of myself, but what the heck...!
If you'd like a portrait of your pet with or without you (or another family member perhaps) please contact me here. I'm reasonable about pricing and a portion of the proceeds will go to the (much needed) dog shelter here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Good day to all -- here's a head shot of an orange beauty, an option for those interested in having their pet's portrait done. If so, please contact me here.
Onward to the next ... E.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hello again -- haven't posted for a bit due to a nasty flu-bug going around that hit our family hard and had me playing nurse-maid. Luckily so far I've dodged it and am keeping my fingers crossed that it's not just hibernating!
This post is all about my latest project, putting together a poster that will be plastered in vets offices and pet stores in an effort to drum up pet portrait business, a portion of the proceeds, if any, to be donated to our local shelter. The poster will have at least four examples of my work on it and this is the first. Gypsy is a beautiful gray lab with inquisitive eyes that bore into your soul. What do you think? ... E.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Greetings to all -- The strip of land that juts out into the ocean that makes up the hotel zone in Cancun has no unspoiled beaches left due to the "resort invasion". But on the Riviera Maya that runs the length of the Yucatan Peninsula starting from Canucn all the way to Chetumal (including such well-knowns like Playa del Carmen and Tulum) these types of beaches still exist if one travels off the beaten path. It's not often one finds one self alone on such a strip of paradise but it does happen on occassion.
This is acrylic on canvas, a large piece measuring 47 x 32 inches. Anyone interested in purchase please contact me here. $375.00 U.S. + shipping.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


A good Sunday morning to all -- here's my latest endeavor, a larger piece measuring 23 x 48 inches, acrylic on wrap-around canvas, meaning it won't require a frame, although one can be used if desired.
There are no such waterfalls nearby and so I let my imagination fill in the blanks, keeping the entire composition loose with dark, moody overall coloring off-set by white gushing water and brighter reflections in the pool at the base. My husband says he sees the face of an old woman in the rockery mid-center, and now that he's mentioned it, so do I!
Anyone interested in purchase contact me here. $225.00 U.S. + shipping.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hi again -- I'm surrounded by so many coconuts, it's hard not to put paint brush to canvas on a subject so close at hand. I seem to be bouncing around a little theme-wise these days but when inspiration hits there's no sense ignoring it.
This one is acrylic on canvas measuring 20 X 40 inches. A curiosity about this painting is that it can be hung either vertically or horizontally as both make perfect sense in terms of how coconuts hang on a palm. (The signature however is on the lower right hand corner but this can be easily overcome if someone wants to hang it that way.)
Anyone interested in purchasing please contact me here. $250.00 U.S. + shipping.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hello -- Thought I'd get this last one in before the month ends. I had abandoned this one some time ago to attend other works but now it's done.
This is acrylic on a single sheet of canvas (for ease of shipping). I've been asked how one goes about framing a canvas sheet as opposed to canvas on stretcher bars, so I've included two images to illustrate how it would look once matted and framed. This can be done two ways: it can be stretched onto thin stretcher bars and then mounted into a traditional frame, or it can be treated as one would frame a print by adhering it to either a wood or cardboard backing to make it sturdy, then simply placing a mat and frame over that. (Don't recommend using a glass cover as this diminishes the impact regardless if it's non-reflective.) Any professional framer should be able to tackle it without mishap, and if you're a do-it-yourselfer, it's not too hard; I framed this one myself.
Anyone interested in purchasing contact me here. It measures approx. 22 x 16 inches. $120 U.S. + shipping.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


This one took a while as "life" got in the way of my painting sessions, and then the fine line between working on the details and knowing when to stop began to blur. What happens to me is that sometimes when I'm painting one thing, my mind begins to wander toward another idea and I have to force myself to shake off those meandering thoughts and concentrate on the matter at hand. There have been times (although not recently) that I've had as many as three or four paintings going at once, especially when working in oils due to drying time, and it takes a mental slap in the face to get your concentration level to where it needs to be, namely on the current painting. Anyway, here's my latest: "Follow the Leader" -- it's acyrlic on canvas sheet (no stretcher bars) measuring approx. 11.5 x 15.5 inches.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hello everyone -- The color!, the movement!, the visual bedazzlement of Mexican fiesta dancers! This region is teeming with authentic dance troupes representing the different states of Mexico in their tipica clothing as they tap out rythms, swing and sway in tandem, thoroughly enjoying their art as they entertain the thousands of visitors who flock to our area every day. Who can resist painting them? Not me!

This is an 8 x 10 inch acyrlic on wrap-around canvas.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hello -- this cenote differs from the previous one in that it is fed by a purely underground water source. From above hang the various tree roots and creeping foliage that thrive in the damp atmosphere. Some of these cenotes often have unseen depths to them while in others the bottom is clearly visible. To swim in such a scenario is a treat beyond measure.

This is acrylic on canvas measuring 20 x 13.5 inches.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Hello -- this is one of those paintings that you keep working on when you should really put your brush down and STOP! The challenge here was to stay loose and not get too, too detailed, as I was tempted to do. I mostly wanted to portray the depth of the cavern and the feeling of awe one experiences when standing inside a grand cenote.

The Yucatan peninsula is riddled with cenotes, or underground water wells, many of which were sacred to the ancient Maya. This particular one is different than most in that it's water supply comes from above as well as below.

This is acrylic on canvas measuring 14 x 18 inches. If interested in purchasing please contact me here. $125.00 U.S. + shipping.