Happy National Cat Day! Painted rocks with my daughter! 😂 😁 🐱

I just posted my scrimshaw mountain lion for sale. If you’re looking for something special and know that fine art does’t always go on wall, you should check this out.

Pumpkins! Made by my 2-3rd graders at Fatih Community Academy with oil pastels. All laminated and looking pretty in the cafeteria.

“Through Fire and Water” Acrylic paint pour 10”x10” SOLD

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2

I love how painting causes me to slow down and look, really look deeply into something. Take time to slow down today and notice something new. There is more to wonder at in the “ordinary” than we think!

I have a new online shop! For those of you who love my paintings, but can’t afford an original, or would like it in a different form, this is for you! Prints, framed or unframed, even iPhone cases! Take a look and find something you like. (Christmas is right around the corner and these would make great gifts!)

Eyes tell a story. But you must take the time to notice. ✨Detail shot of barn owl eyes ✨

“Vigilance” Acrylic on gesso board 8x10

The one and only “Cholulacaster”! A hand-painted, customized, electric guitar, based on Cholula hot sauce. 🔥 Finished this commission last year. I think I’ve painted on just about every type of surface now. 😄

“Abstract Spoonbills” is available! Acrylic on canvas 24” x 24”

“Saguaro Sky” is available! Acrylic on canvas 24” x 48” Message me for more info!

I’ve discovered a love for a new medium today: resin! The meditative pouring method and glasslike finish are wonderful. I’m already planning my next one. On top of that, this makes the ocean feel so close! 🌊

Psalm 95:5 “The sea is His, for it was He who made it, And His hands formed the dry land.”

Amos 9:8 “He who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth, The Lord is His name.”

Dancer sketch…should I make this into a painting?

2020 Abstract Spoonbills

24” x 24”

Acrylic on canvas

Sneak peak of my new piece! To be revealed soon…

The process is a messy one…but that’s what I love about it! Should be done soon with this beauty.

Another one of the murals I got to paint for the Tucson Dance Academy.

And a little closer…

My First Prints: Clair de Lune

Exciting news! For the first time, I’m going to sell some prints of my art, and I’m really proud of how they’ve turned out.

The prints are of Clair de Lune a piece I made this last summer while in the pines of the San Bernardino National Forest. It features the silhouette of a dancer in front of an enormous, beautiful moon. It’s extra special because I made it with white charcoal on black paper.

Sometimes when I make art I already have an idea of what I’m going to make. Then, I buy my supplies and get to it. Other times, I buy the supplies first because they inspire me, and then I see what I can do with them. That’s what happened with Clair de Lune. I was wandering the aisles of Michael’s before our family vacation when I spied this beautiful pad of black drawing paper. I was smitten and took it with me on our trip. Drawing the brilliance of the moon on the black paper seemed like just the right thing.

The dancer is actually my eldest daughter and so I’m going to keep the original for now. But so many people have loved this piece that I thought I’d make some prints available.

They are $39 each, numbered, dated, and signed by me on the back. 8” x 10” in a clear plastic sleeve. Shipping is included.

I hope you get inspired to make something today!

I loved drawing this very special baby shower gift for my client. I can tell these two are going to be amazing parents! 8” x 10” drawing, pencil

Drawing of couple with newborn by Della Chelpka