Alliums in the Garden- In this garden oil painting, the sunlight shimmers on this beautiful old house. Overlooking the lush garden are huge purple alliums.
The large purple heads of the allium flowers bob above the garden. Nicknamed the Giant Onion, they are a member of the lily family.
Aspen – This watercolor painting is a plein air interpretation of being among the aspen trees. The cool inviting colors give you the feeling of being under a clear, blue sky.
It is a joy to hike in the aspen. If I painted this watercolor painting again the next year, the aspen forest would be different. They change quickly with new growth and loss of old trees.
The Bear Lake oil painting shows the Bear Lake Boardwalk built by Garden City from the park to the shores of Bear Lake. It is a scenic and accessible pathway especially beautiful in Autumn.
The paintings in this collection are on the Products Page which is organized in alphabetical order. They are also shown on the Mountain Oil Paintings Gallery.
Summer Day On Bear Lake $29
Bear Lake Boardwalk in Autumn $29
Winter Clouds Over Bear Lake $29
Spring At Bear Lake $29
Bear Lake Collection $100
Blacksmith Fork-To the left of this little island is the perfect fishing hole. I wanted to paint this mountain oil painting, because of the color changes of the afternoon light on the layers of the mountains.
This beautiful river reflects many shades of greens, turquoise, blues, and browns. Mountain streams evoke serenity and peace. They are often lined with willows–moose habitat.
The Children’s Garden-In this children’s wall painting I created a children’s garden to stimulate children’s imagination. This watercolor painting shows children that the world is filled with splendid things to do and wondrous things to learn.
As a first grade teacher, I wanted to design a watercolor painting that would be a learning tool that children could talk about and use to tell stories and ask children’s questions.
Corner Garden-This garden painting shows a corner in this city where there are many unique old houses and tree filled parkways. The owners take pride in filling their yards with gardens. I like to park and just walk for blocks looking at each individual floral garden design.
The morning light creates pale orange highlights and cool blue shadows in this garden oil painting. The deep colors of the porch set off the scarlet roses.
Counting Sleep-When sleep doesn’t come, I imagine myself floating in the star-filled sky up and around my favorite constellations. This whimsical watercolor painting is delightful in a children’s room or baby nursery.
The blue night sky filled with twinkling stars and sleeping children is a delightful painting for children’s wall art.
Cutting Roses for Mother-I have a climbing rose in my front yard that is so bountiful in early summer that people park to look at it. I enjoyed painting my front yard for this garden painting.
My neighbor’s children loved posing for this garden painting in their filmy, fairy-like summer dresses.
Garden Gate-I was intrigued by this old stone wall and the pioneer style garden gate. I looked forward to painting it in this garden oil painting.
My friend bought this home from a horticulturist. Her property has many species of trees, separate gardens, rock walls, gates and arbors. As she shared it with me, my mind saw many paintings.
Garden Umbrella-I wanted the sun to glow through the umbrella in this garden painting as an invitation. Climb the path in this garden oil painting and enjoy serenity under the garden umbrella.
As a child I loved secret hideouts. I felt this as I enclosed this garden hideout in trees and flowers with a garden path leading you there.
Into the Woods- This mountain oil painting catches a moment when a jack rabbit decided it was time to run.
Between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming there is an area named Vedauwoo, an Arapaho word meaning “place of earthborn spirits”. It is my wild backyard where I have spent many hours painting and studying the animals and wildflowers.
The lilies and strawberries grow together in my garden–the white trumpets proclaiming the berries are ready!
A young friend won several barrel racing competitions with this saddle. This watercolor painting shows her competing in her lucky shirt.
This print is the original size of 30″ x 22″.
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I so enjoyed doing a watercolor painting of the leather on this saddle. The hot press paper allowed blending and layering of the watercolor and the composition of the saddle and the barrel racer.
This watercolor painting is of a delightful cabin in Stanley, Idaho right on the Salmon River. It is a perfect cabin for fishing.
Mountain Sunlight-The Snowy Range, which makes up one edge of the Laramie Basin is crisscrossed with logging roads. My husband and I like to take our four-wheel pickup and explore. This mountain oil painting is an early summer scene when the larkspur is in bloom.
This mountain oil painting features a high altitude garden of cool blue greens, purples in the deep shadows, and sunny yellow highlights.
Neighborhood Friends- This garden oil painting is filled with sun splattered sidewalks, cool, purple shadows, and terraced gardens filled with flowers. The children complement the composition.
While photographing yards and gardens, I noticed two little girls crossing a street with their old dog. I hurried to the corner and almost missed my opportunity, but the timing was perfect.
Scandinavian Bonnets- As I study my Norwegian heritage, I am attracted to the beautiful embroidery on the Sami bonnets. The bonnets of Norway make a watercolor painting filled with vibrant color.
I enjoyed researching the patterns and colors of the traditions of Scandinavia, especially Norwegian traditions.
A Bear Lake oil painting shows the aspen forest on the western bench above Bear Lake, Utah welcoming Spring with new shimmering green leaves.
A canyon stream flows down off the mountain over moss covered rocks, under shady branches carrying autumn leaves into the Logan River.
Bear Lake, Utah with it’s exquisite and unique blue green color is nestled in the Bear River Range.
The Neighbor’s Apple Trees-I discovered this yard on a cool summer morning. I received permission to sit in a yard across the street and do an oil painting of this inviting scene.
The trees were covered with green apples and the sprinklers had been going, making the colors intense.
Treehouse- This watercolor painting expresses the joy of children’s imagination. When children see this, they say, “I wish I could be there!” I grew up with huge old trees that I would turn into houses with each branch becoming a room in my pretend house.
I enjoyed creating different kinds of treehouses for this watercolor painting for children’s wall art. Children would have fun inventing and drawing their own treehouse.
Tulip Gardener- This garden oil painting was inspired by a yard that is truly beautiful in the Spring. In one window of the home are many, many houseplants and grow lights. Someone has a green thumb.
In the summer this old house is surrounded by a wild garden and large shady trees.
The saddle and tack of this rodeo cowboy is a well used favorite.
This watercolor painting is a tribute to the courage of the rodeo bronco rider.
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Watercolor is the perfect medium for layering the saddle, tack, chaps and images of the rodeo bronco cowboy in order to tell his story.
This Bear Lake oil painting shows the winter clouds hanging over an icy Bear Lake in Utah surrounded by snow covered mountains under a brilliant sky.