Homage to the BeautyMakers
Since ancient times the "beauty makers" have made women feel good. There are skills, trends and products to enhance "beauty." This diptych is an Homage to the BeautyMakers. Let's recognize these talented people, essential for our well-being. Light a candle and join me in honoring them. Each is 24"W x 30"H. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. Custom wood frames with assorted objects. available.
Dreaming of the WASP
Inspired by the WASP of WWII, the 1.000+ courageous women pilots who served in the Army Air Corp. (Yes, women pilots flew planes.) At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASPs were finally granted the veteran status they had been promised. In 2010, they were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! "WASP"=Women Airforce Service Pilots. Acrylics on dyed canvas. 30"Hx24"W. available.
Women in Men's Jobs - 1942
During WWII women did essential jobs like this machinist is doing to keep factories running. When the war was over, the women went home and the men got the jobs (with a higher pay.) This machinist sports an ERA button. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1923 and has yet to be ratified to make it an amendment. I hope it is ratified in my lifetime. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas; framed with a coordinating metal frame. 30"H x 28"W.
"Switchboard" was inspired by a 1960 photo. At that time, switchboard operators who manually connected the calls by electric wires completed phone calls. Today, mobile phones make and receive calls by radio frequency. Since 1983, virtually 100% of the global population are reached by mobile phones. My, how communications have changed! Acrylics on a procion-dyed canvas; framed with a metal frame. 24"H x 30"W
Eliza said,“I knew he would be acquitted. I knew it!"
Eliza said,“I knew he would be acquitted. I knew it!" This painting was a part of the First Ladies project. It is of Eliza McArdle Johnson, wife of Andrew Johnson, #14 President of the USA. Married at 16 to the love of her life, Andrew Johnson, Eliza taught him how to do math. She owned enslaved people, liked her scrapbooks and had tuberculosis. Also, there was that impeachment problem… 12" x 12". Acrylics and collaged elements on procion-dyed canvas.
Top edge of the Eliza painting
Left edge of the Eliza painting
"Remember When We Were Young"
30"H x 24"W. Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas framed in a tasteful metal frame. These gas pumps are reminiscing about their bygone days when they were shiny and active. They dream of the cars and oil companies they served. These gas pumps were active 1938 to about 1958. available
"All Gas Pumps Go to Heaven"
30"H x 24"W. Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas framed in a tasteful metal frame. These gas pumps are remembering bygone days and hope they can be all shine, new and productive in heaven. These gas pumps were active 1938 to about 1958. available
Hallelujah! The gas pumps believe they are going to heaven where they will be beautiful, shiny and new again. The angel and putti will help them. They will see the brands, buildings and vehicles of their lives. Heavenbound Hallelujah! 30"H x 24" w. Acrylics on Procion-Dyerd canvas. available
"End of Daylight Savings Time"
Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas. Framed in a simple, tasteful brown frame. 30"H x 24"W. Tranquil, moody. available
I See Random Acts of Beauty
I look down a lot to navigate our world. I found that beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a wet driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find beauty everywhere. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 20"H x 16"W "Precious Ground" series. available.
Small Random Acts of Beauty
Beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas; framed with a tasteful wood frame. 14"H x 11"W. available
One in the Bunch
Mini acrylic painting. 8" x 8". You know that there is always at least one grape that is slow to ripen. Or, looking closely, another "one" in the bunch. Fun. SOLD
Legacy of a Family Farm
"Legacy of a Wisconsin Family Farm" tells the story of a place. It shows 4 generations of the family and the ways the land was farmed around the view of the farm itself. This is a special place, and loved by me and my family! 30"H x 26"W NFS
Ready for Winter
Mini painting. Acrylics on dyed canvas. 6" x 6". sold
Windows to the Past
With a nod to Rothko. A time-warp with windows looking to people of the past. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 30"H x 24"w. sold
There's People in the City
You may just see the buildings in the city, but there are all sorts of people in them. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 30"H x 24"w. sold.
"There's Always One in the Bunch"
Acrylic paint on procion dyed canvas. 11"H x 14"W. Framed in a brown wood frame. See the contrast between the grapes-that-look-like-you-could-pick-them-off-the-painting and the flat circles in the background. Nice, rich smaller painting. SOLD.
Another One in the Bunch
I sure like painting grapes. Especially when I see who is in each one. Acrylics. 4" x 4". sold
I Wonder How the Last Piece Tastes?
Mini-painting. Yum! Chocolate! What do the pieces taste like? This painting gives an idea. I wonder how the last piece will taste? Acrylics. 8" x 8".available
Here's Looking at You
The gas pump is looking at YOU. What is it thinking? Do you impress the gas pump? Acrylics. 4" x 4". sold.
"Delivering a Load of Trees"
Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas. 24"H x 30"W. Nicely framed in a simple and tasteful, brown frame. Tire tracks from the truck which jumped off the canvas and rolled over it accidentally. Old iron that has become a plant container on a large scale! SOLD
Outstanding in its' Field
Acylics and Mixed Medium. Framed in a simple, tasteful brown wood frame. Old iron respected for its contributions. Tire tracks running over the page. 24"H x 30"W. available
Sweet Dreams Grace
"Sweet Dreams, Grace" is about my granddaughter and her favorite stuffed animal, books, and her kitty. Grace is in high school now, and this painting helps us to remember the little girl who is growing into a remarkable young woman. 20"H x 16"W. NFS
Meghan Plays Hide-Go-Seek
Here is granddaughter Meghan at 5 years old hiding from her sister Grace, cousins Chloe and Molly, and Winnie the Cat, behind the crazy coconut tree from "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" while dogs from "Some Dogs Do" appear in the sky. Meghan is now an 8th grader and a sweetie! 20"H x 16"W. NFS
One in the Bunch
This is a mini painting. It is 6 inches x 6 inches. Acrylic. SOLD
Two multi=medium pieces that go together. Each is 10" x 10". Dyes, oil crayons, and acrylics. sold.
My Heroines: the WASP of WWII
Acrylics on dyed canvas. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII, the 1,000+ women pilots who flew planes in the Army Air Corp, inspired “My Heroines.” The WASP program was a huge success. At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded, and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASP were finally granted the veteran status they had been promised. In 2010, the WASPs were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! 18"H x 20"W. sold
We First Met in Chile
This picture is of me holding my 2-month-year-old son, Peter, the first time we met in Chile in 1987. I hope you can feel the immense joy of the occasion. How lucky I am that he came into my life! 20"H x 16"W. NFS
Grapes in Color
Small acrylics on procion-dyerd canvas. 8" x 8". available
Leaves Gone Buggy
!6"H x 20"W. Acrylic s on procion-dyerd canvas. Vibrant complementary colors. From actual leaves after insects have had their gourmet delight. YUM! Left are lacy, interesting leaves. Framed in a bright green metal frame. It may sound gauche, but is pretty funtastic.