Tag Archives: painting

John the Painter

 John Lee spent about two weeks painting the interior walls of my home. I spent quite a bit of time talking to him. He loved talking about fishing trips with his Dad. Sadly, his Dad got sick and passed away. He asked me if I had the ability to paint his Dad’s portrait. He had […]

Love painting…

Finished a large canvas painting … of three who had (and still have) great power to influence through love , peace and quiet strength. #threelittlebirds #imagine #jackieo

Feeling Good Music

I created an original piece for the Symphony. The piece titled “Feeling Good Music” and sized at 18 x 24″acrylic painting on Birchwood.  I planned a juxtaposed composition. I used three elements. A music stand, a piano and a violin.  To me, this is a visual interpretation of feeling good music. For instance, if you […]

Bunnies and Butterflies and Daisies…Oh My!

I just finished this painting for a baby girl. It is for her nursery. Her Mom wanted something fairy tale like…and to use the colors from her bedding. It makes me feel happy when I look at it. I am hopeful it does the same for Mom and baby Sofia. Have a colorful day…xox lisA

Flowers for Her…From Start to Finish

Pieces of a Birch Tree keep appearing near my front door.My friend, Renee told me that Birch wood is a Native American symbol of “new beginnings”.I felt compelled to use the Birch wood that came to my door. I cut out heart shapes and attached them to the backside of the Birch wood panels that […]

You are Light and Love…

Message to my girls…everywhere. “Don’t ever doubt your ability, or the difference you are making, or the way you light up the world.” -MR I painted this image of a butterfly to remind us all that we are magnificent. We are beings of light and love. Keep on keeping on! xox lisA

Flowers for Her…Number 5

The world around us and the world within us are both brimming with potential. (-written by Nancy Rainwater) Every moment has potential. Carpe Diem!

Morning Sketches…

I enjoy feeling free to paint my true thoughts, ideas and feelings. For those of you who follow my Facebook and Istagram page, you are familiar with my “Morning Sketches”. Each day I wake and sketch an idea with soul. My hope is to reach and inspire you to go forth into your day and […]

Flowers for Her…Number 4

You are present. What you do today, will soon be history. Clear the trail… and create a path for others. Pay it forward. Be present.

Flowers for Her…Number 3

Be blessed. God’s light lives in us. He gives every one of us the gift to bless others. To honor him is to use the gift. When you bless… you change the world. (- written by my friend, Anna Pereira) Be Blessed.

Flowers for Her…Number 6

The “Flowers for Her” exhibit opens on April 11th. I am working everyday on the pieces for the show. I feel so happy when I am painting. I know this is my true calling. I have completed another piece for the installation.

Flowers for Her…Number 2

Flowers for Her…Number 2. Mom has this warm and happy way about her. If you stay with her for a while you will notice a certain twinkle in her green eyes… highlighted by her frosted blue eyeshadow. She wears make-up less and less these days and that is okay. Hopefully this bunch will help her […]

Flowers for Her…Number 1

Flowers for Her…Number 1. Long winter. Short days. Record breaking cold days. Mom loves flowers. I’m hoping if I paint flowers it will bring Spring sooner. I’m hoping if I paint flowers it will bring joy to the world. I’m hoping if I paint flowers… it will bring her back. I’m losing her you know. […]

Land of Lincoln Girl

I’m from Illinois. My husband is a lawyer. I have a huge affinity for Abraham Lincoln. Tonight we are attending the President’s Ball for the Bar Association. I am donating this special painting. On the backside I wrote this famous Lincoln quote, “A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade”. (And of course […]

My painted Christmas Gift…

I love to paint portraits. Ever since I can remember I have loved painting portraits. In fact, Mom and Dad have a family portrait that I created as a child still hanging in their home.There is something about it that feels so natural to me. This Christmas, I struggled about what to give (the hardest […]

I’ll stand by you…

My January heart told me to paint these birds. I felt inspired by looking out the big picture window at the place where I get my hair done. The window overlooks the woods and the creek. The cardinals love that spot. This couple reminds me of an old married couple. (Kind of funny how I […]

Memory Stone

My oldest daughter, Maddie is a high-school swimmer. So I know first-hand that the swim team is a close group of folks. The coaches, kids and other parents become part of your family. So I was very saddened to receive a message and request this week to create a piece for a swim coach from […]

Planting the Seeds of Hope…

I received a special request to paint a piece. I immediately knew where to start…in my garden. It is a painting of strength, optimism, heart and hope. I LOVE the way it came forth from within. It will be part of a raffle that can be bid on and will be displayed in the breast […]

Here’s to waiting for good things to arrive!

My Robin painting is now on display through August 4th at the Rockford Art Museum What was in my heart while painting this piece?  I was thinking about this photo my friend  Jane Apitz Doran had posted of a robin in the snow. It made me feel a connection to the robin.  I thought to myself…”while […]

Maddie’s Room…

This is my Maddie girl. She is 15…and tired of her room.  The cute and colorful soccer balls that I hand painted on the walls had spent enough time with her.  Time for a new look, she said! Maddie gave me a litte direction. She said she wanted it to be more “grown up” looking […]

I Have A Dream…

New painting…  

I Love Us…

As I was painting this piece…this song played by Dave Matthews.  It inspired me. Since then I have painted it many times for weddings, anniversaries…and for just because. xox lisA “Wanna pack your bags, Something small Take what you need and we disappear Without a trace we’ll be gone, gone The moon and the stars […]

Be Yourself

Today’s Self Portrait…

LOVE

My whole life I have felt connected to painting. It is very emotional for me. I try to paint with all the love, joy and gratitude I can muster…and do it with no thoughts of getting anything back in return.  When that happens, I feel like in my head I can take off the lid […]

Wine and Cheese Party

The levee breaks and the wine flows…feels like a party. When I paint, I stand.  I dance. I put my whole body into it. I created this piece in early May 2012 while listening to the music of John Lee Hooker. Salute! lisA  

Birds of a Feather…

My new painting makes me want to sing… “Stars shining bright above you Night breezes seem to whisper, “I love you” Birds singing in the sycamore tree Dream a little dream of me!” Have a great night… xox lisA

The Moon has my Heart

I took a walk in the woods on a cold winter night. The sky was so clear. The air so cold it made my toes ache. The moonlight made everything a brilliant shade of blue. I thought to myself, you and I may walk down a similar path but each see something completely unique. I […]