Food Glorious Food

Three paintings submitted to Cathy Boyd’s “Food Glorious Food” exhibit. Two sold “Small Potatoes” and “Winter Picnic”. “Dinner for Ryan will be going to Harmony & Ryan’s camp.

Small Potatoes, Oil paint on wood panel, 6 x 6, sold
Winter Picnic, Oil on wood panel, 8 x 10, sold
Dinner for Ryan, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Silver Lake

My daughter is starting a tradition. Every fall we visit Silver Water to pick sweet apples from a roadside tree, followed by a hike along the shore of Silver Lake with my grandson Cole. Traditions create a rhythm of seasonal life. Last year I painted Cole on the beach with an apple. This year he leaped and danced along the shore with an apple in his hand. I have an idea for my first triptych inspired by those photos. This painting here is a warm-up… so stay tuned.

Materials: Oil paint on canvas, 12″ x 16″


This little stray showed up at our place about 4 years ago. Unfortunately, our older cat Spike (very territorial and now 17), did not want to share his home with her. The only solution we found was to keep her in the spare room in the garage which we called the taj and is now known as Mocha’s apartment. The room is also my painting studio/guest room and Gary’s favorite napping place so she gets lots of company. Mocha loves to stalk and hunt outside.

Materials: Oil paint on Canvas 10″ x 10″




A bit of summer heat stored up in this painting. The subject was dried and placed in the box. This is a playful painting… the little pepper was freshly picked and really quite cute. So I painted ‘er up just in time to take down to the Cathy Boyd Fine Art Gallery in Midland. Cathy is one of my teachers and she is having a student art show this November. Thanks for the encouragement Cathy, we are all very excited!

I am currently reading “Vincent Van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonnism” (another loan from Gerry). I used this technique in this painting where you see the black outline.

Materials: Oil on paper covered canvas 10″ x 10″


A painting inspired by the image of a freshly picked pomegranate from Bahji posted by Sandra Lynn Hutchison. She was on a pilgrimage of healing for her beloved sister Heather Hutchison. I painted it all in one session. I had created the canvas with the little box with the orange and pine cone (both from the holy land) a few years back but it never quite worked out. Then this beauty of a pomegranate appeared and I made the connection.

“Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.” – ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Photo credit: Sandra Lynn Hutchison. Materials: oil on canvas 12″ x 12″