“Koi Reunion” Oil on WC 300lb paper

8 by 10 inches $75.00 5.50 for postage in US.
I have been painting this painting in bits and pieces for weeks. It started out as a pink painting, went to green and ended up here as an ultramarine blue and red painting with the hits of pink and green peeking thru here and there.


Koi Friends, A tribute to the Earth

8 by 8 75.00 watercolor on gessoed Masonite. 

  I use my aquarium water to water my plants because it’s great fertilizer and my plants thrive.  Koi are a great example of living within an eco system and being able to be a part of  the system without ruining it.    They live in the water and yes they dirty the water but as long as all the other things, plants, air, other fish are all in balance they will be able to contribute to the environment rather than take away from it.  If only we could do the same.

One of my fish gave birth to about 30 little babies ( platties) and just the other day she did it again.  Wow so many babies…. I need to find someone who wants to raise these little guys.  At the very least, I’m going to have to separate the parents.  Things always get fatter around me.  My husband was a tall thin guy when I met him, My dogs were all strays and you could see every bone, now the vets says they could lose a few pounds.    Two months ago I bought 10 little feeder goldfish for 12 cents each… now they are about 4 inches long…   I didn’t think they would grow so big!  They are so big they have outgrown the tank.  I considered buying another aquarium but I can’t see spending $50.00 for $1.20 worth of fish.  Thank goodness,  I did find someone who wants them.  Lets hope they show up to take them home.  People tell me to throw them in the lake and I can’t do that, not only would they be food for a Heron, you should never introduce a fish to a lake, they don’t belong and if they survive, it could hurt the delicate balance that exists.

“Koi Revisited ” Beautiful Earth Tribute


This daily painting is 5 by 7 watercolor on canvas panel. $45.00

It’s raining!  yeah, we need it and I was able to get my painting completed by 5 pm which is always good.  This little panel is a canvas panel covered in light gesso. I painted it with water color and if the client who buys it, wants to frame it without glass, I will seal it for them.  This offers more versibility in framing.

Back to our save the planet water conservation tips…

Up grade Appliances  and bathroom fixtures that save water,  especially your toilet… or put a brick in your toilet tamk.   if you have an older toilet, it may use as many as seven gallons of water per flush and you only need about 3.5 gallons for a flush.  That’s a lot of water!

Creme of Koi – no need to frame with glass

7.25 by 11 

Watercolor on gessoed watercolor paper. $75.00

My brother named this painting because I was temporarily out of names. He thinks he’s funny but I must admit, it is kind of a funny play on words.  The problem is I think of koi like pets and don’t like the idea of eating them.