Sunday, April 24, 2011


I love stripes! Whether it's a traditional stripe on a chair or a funky striped scarf, I just have to have them. And why just have one stripe when you can mix more than one into the same room. Lately, I have wanted to paint black and white harlequin on my wood floors which makes Mike cringe so I settled for this fun horizontal stripe in my great room. It is just a couple of shades darker than the original wall so I just had to tape off the space for the darker color. It only took me (and by me I mean Mike) an hour to tape it and a couple of minutes to roll on the paint.

This chandelier painting is the only piece of Mike's art left in the house at the moment. They are all in a studio being scanned to create prints or in Off the Wall Gallery in Moab.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Two New Projects

I have a love/hate relationship with Ralph Lauren. While I admire the empire he has built and the timeless look of his style, I think alot of his product misses the quality/price ratio. Recently, I saw a chair from his collection in Elle Decor that inspired me to paint an upholstered chair in my bedroom that had long ago worn out it's welcome. I found a can of white primer, grabbed a brush and 5 coats later, my toile chair looks like matte leather. Do I want to paint a stripe down the inside back, like Ralph or freehand a Chinese character? Please comment. The paint in the gallery is Martha Stewart and it really shows the paintings so much better than neutral Sienna Sand.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day weekend. Sam was done with his 2nd year of Law School (now a 3-L) so everyone was here. We pretended that it was warmer than it really was and even ate outside for the first time this year. Val wore her cowboy hat which Grace stole and then they all wanted one. Five kids (four years and under) running and yelling yee-haw? Priceless.

Zoom in on this picture and look at Millie's cute grin!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Paintings from the "Old West"

These two paintings are a couple of Mike's latest works. They are both 4'x4'. My two oldest grandkids, Grace and Malachi are the subjects along with Vi, our horse. The bulls are from a stockyard not far from our house. Mike is in the process of building his website. He has the pictures posted so...soon. We are running out of wall space so he needs to enter some art shows!