A few of the different series of works I’ve painted in the last few years. Enjoy
A Wild Hare
A Wild Hare is a series of Rabbits painted in acrylics from photographs. Each rabbit is detailed and personalized. I always paint the rabbit’s eyes first so I feel like I’m communing with them while I paint. This group of rabbits are all named after gentlemen in my life. I have enjoyed working on these paintings and they each have a special place in my heart.
Named after my father-in-law, Harry Easter
Robert is named after my Dad, Robert Stover
Named after my Grandfather, Wallace Stover
Rex is named after an older siamese cat of ours.
Oscar was a sheep farmer and neighbor growing up.
Named for a friend of the family, Charlie Kramer.
Painted from a photo of friends.
Named after my sweet husband.
Animals are one of my favorite things to paint. Growing up on a large dairy farm in West Virginia, I’ve always been surrounded by animals.
If I’m painting in Oils I always have more than one going on at the same time. That way I can work on one while the others dry. I usually start with the eyes, they convey the personality of the animals and are therefore one of the most important elements.
Please enjoy visiting with my animals and feel free to drop me a line with suggestions of animals you’d like to see painted. Pet portraits done on commission.
This Way Girls
These geese are following the leader. They are painted in oils on a deep gallery wrapped canvas ready for hanging.
48” x 24” deep edge
Close Up of This Way Girls
A close up of the girls in the larger painting of This Way Girls.
Hedwig was painted for a Harry Potter Halloween party and decided to hang around. He is painted in Oils on thin canvas, and can be framed or left as is.
24” x 30”
Sherman on the Easel
Sherman is sitting on the easel drying, waiting to be varnished. His straight forward gaze is arresting. Painted in Oils on canvas.
18” x 24”
One of a set of three large colorful herons on canvas.
30” x 42”
Second in a series of three blue Herons done in bright watery colors.
30” x 42”
Third in a series of colorful, bright blues, greens and reds.
30” x 42”
Portrait of Sadie
Pet portraits by commission.
Landscapes always evoke a feeling or a memory. I enjoy painting landscapes from photos of places I’ve been and places I’ve yet to go. Most of my Landscapes are painted in acrylics and gel mediums with a red or purple toned canvas. Working with a toned canvas gives a depth to the painting and since the background is painted last, some of the toned ground may show in spots. The gel mediums mixed with the acrylics give the painting a luminous finish. I love the texture the mix of acrylics and gels provide.
Flowers are one of my favorite things to be surrounded by and to paint. The currant serious of florals are painted in acrylics and gel mediums and usually painted on a toned canvas. Every flower painting is my favorite at that time.
36” X 24”
A large acrylic painting on canvas.
24” x 42”
Acrylic on cradled board. 12” x 18”
Painted from a brides bouquet photo.
Fine Art Resins are a fascinating collection of multiple layers of an artist grade, two part resin. I use Art Resin for its clear finish and museum quality. I use many types of pigments and paints to color my resins, oil paints, powdered pigments, inks and numerus other ingredients.
I use pallet knives, an airbrush and propane torch to move the resin around and create various effects and styles. The resin is temperamental and must stay above 70 degrees while curing, so it is a seasonal method that leaves me waiting for warmer weather to work with it.
Always studying and experimenting, I am constantly trying out new methods and techniques. Art Resin is an ever evolving painting style and I look forward to continuing the exploration, trying new substrates, silver trays or hand built wooden canvases, and developing interesting color combinations. Resin paintings can be commissioned, but no two will ever be the same.
A large round resin painting on canvas. 36 inches across. Deep layers of ocean inspired Resin. The Resin is tinted with inks, pigments and oil paint. The painting has a glass like finish and is ready to hang.
24” 2” deep
A large round Resin painting on canvas, ready to hang. A 36” circle painted with black, white and aqua. The layers of bright shinny resin are tinted by adding inks, pigments and paints. 36” 2” deep
Resin painting using my favorite blues, whites and greens. The middle of the painting has shape that reminds me of a phoenix.
36” x 24”
A big beautiful Resin painting accomplished with many layers of pigmented resin. 24”x36”
This is the first large size I painted. My daughter helped with the mixing and heat so we could achieve this effect with one layer. This will always be my favorite.
30” x 42”
A mid sized Resin painting on canvas. There are many dark and bright layers to this painting. Metallic it gives it a rich appeareance. This one looks best with plenty of light to show through the layers.
12” x 24”
Resin on canvas with silver leaf edges.
Purples, blues, greens and golds with gold leaf edges.
A beach inspired painting with blue, white and tan tinted resin on canvas.
24” x 18”
Beautiful layers of quartz style colors on canvas. 12” x 40”
A large, multi layered Resin with beautiful white webbing throughout. This piece is fairly heavy, given all the layers.
36” x 42”
A tall skinny resin painting with stunning black and white layers. This piece is 24” x 36” on a deep canvas, wired and ready to hang.
A 12’ x12’ four layer resin painting in reds, oranges, yellow and white with splashes of gold glitter is already framed in a black wooden square frame.
A multi layer painting done with ArtResin on canvas, using blues, one and metallic gold on a black background. 12” x 18”
Blue, white and green Resin on canvas board, framed.
A single layer of lavender, purple, white and silver on canvas framed.
24” x 36”
Resin on vinyl.
An upcycled record, covered in Art Resin with multiple layers of blues, purples, silvers and white. 16”
Up cycled Vinyl
A view job the age of the small Resign canvases
Resin on vinyl record, wired and ready to hang.
A mini canvas painted with pink, white and silver Resin. A perfect shelf sitter.
6” x 6”
Both rom an art show.
Silk Painting is an adventure in textile and color. I use 100% white silk, stretched on hand made frames, the highest quality French silk dyes and soft Chinese brushes to create the vibrant silk paintings. After the painted silk has rested for a few days it is pressure steamed for hours to make the dye permanent. When I take the finished silk out of the steamer its like Christmas morning, hoping everything is perfect and beautiful. If one drop of moisture gets through the wrapping the dye separates and is ruined. but when its right, it’s magic. The silk comes out glowing and bright like it was when the dyes were first wet.
The finished painting is applied to a deep gallery wrapped canvas with a waterborne varnish and is ready to be hung. Pictures just do not do the silks justice.
Striking pinks with orange accents and bright white highlights from the 100% white silk surface work together to form a perfect flamingo. 12” x 18” framed.
Dark black background and bright yellow and oranges and reds pop on this 24” x 30” deep edge canvas.
This happy painting has great contrast with the bright yellows, oranges, reds and a deep black of the background.
Painted with French Dyes on 100% silk and mounted on gallery wrapped canvas. The hot pinks and white highlights are striking in this one.
A large bright silk painting mounted on gallery wrapped canvas ready to hang.
A deep black background shows off the vibrant reds and pinks in this hand painted silk painting.
One of my first silk florals, Sunmmer Rose is charming. Pinks in various shades and contrasting yellows make up the perfect combination.
A deep navy blue background and layers of silk dye, pressure steamed for permanence. Framed.
This silk painting is done in a cold batik method. The picture is drawn with gutta, a type of liquid rubber. French dyes are painted in in layers and pressure steamed for permanence. Shelly is mounted on white gallery wrapped canvas, ready to hang. He would be adorable in a Child’s room. 24” x 18”
24” x 42” Silk painting mounted on gallery wrapped canvas.
The whimsical series came about this summer when I needed new paintings for an art show. They were extremely popular and I’ve painted a new series of the happy animals with wallpaper like backgrounds and charming nests, flowers or dishes on their heads, ready to have fun with friends.
A large acrylic painting of zebra and her friend collecting cups for tea.
Ricky is a mischievous little raccoon with a friend on his head.
18” x 24”
A sweet pig with a nest on her head. What more could you afford?
18” x 24”
A sweet calf on canvas.
18: x 24”
A charming bunny, painted on thin canvas.
18” x 24”
Bunny’s other side. Acrylic on Canvas
Bessy is ready for a party. Original an canvas, unframed.