Thursday, December 10, 2009

Little Baby One

6x8 oil on linen, This was so cute I could not resist painting it!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Some Progress...

I keep telling myself, "keep focused" Safari Club is around the corner and the holidays really get in the way! I'm working my way up this painting through the mid ground and next the sky.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Last Friday

I have been working but slow posting as usual. I've worked pretty well This week but now interrupted by a holiday! I love Turkey but hate taking breaks from a painting just when I'm getting really into it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


10x8 oil, Another 2-3 hour Thursday night session.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

King of the Hill

I have decided to paint King of the Hill from my earlier study. I thought I would document the progress on this painting and this is how it looks a few hours in. My paintings don't look pretty from the start like my husbands (Matthew Hillier)!!

Elephant Family

10x17 oil on linen This painting was completed a while ago but never got posted!

Lone Bull

10x8 oil on linen Another small work......I'm hooked on these mini's......I'm stretching a large canvas today!!

Friday, November 06, 2009

10X8 Oil on Linen A perfect lookout spot that I think is a favorite for cheetahs in the Mara. He spent a long time posing for me.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Yellow Billed Storks

36x24 Oil on Linen

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

King of the Hill

12x9 oil on linen This is another possible biggie. I can't decide what to do next but I'm having fun playing with these little ones!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Two Brothers

8x16 oil on linen I have endless ideas from my last trip to Africa. I'm having trouble deciding on a centerpiece for SCI so I keep painting these small studies until a settle on something for a large piece.

Syncerus Caffer

9x12 oil on linen This African Buffalo was madder than was either the flies or us. Maybe both!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Reclusive Beast

22x36 oil on Linen. The midday sun was long and hot. The most excitement would be seen in the early morning or late afternoon light. By 3pm I prayed for either clouds or rain, or both. Most often my saviour was a lone buffalo Male. He seemed to epitomize the hot, angy sun.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New small works!

9x12 Oil

8x16 oil

6x8 oil

Friday, August 14, 2009

In this world nothing is certain ........

but death and taxes! 24x46 oil I still need a title for this one. Hoarding the Prize? This lioness brought down this full grown Zebra with her two small cubs. It was a training experience for the cubs and an experience to watch!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


28x36 A Baobab is like a tree from a fairy tale. They also call it the "Upside down Tree" When you paint one you have to forget everything you ever knew about a tree.

Monday, April 06, 2009


One of the nice things about Spring is the fog that hangs around in the morning. They even delay schools because of it. Another nice thing is the arrival of the Osprey. They made it back, safe and sound and are fast to work making nest improvements. Soon the female will be sticking to nest and we will know we have eggs!

Friday, April 03, 2009

My Beach Baby

8x10 oil on linen board. Matthew and I share a favorite subject. Our son Patrick. Shout out to Naples Florida!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Oil on linen, 8x10 Matthew dragged me to a portrait session and I had such fun he doesn't want me to come back! I haven't done a life portrait in many years!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Masai Tribesman

18x28 oil on linen This painting was a great excuse to use some different colors like a super red!! I did lots of figure painting in college so it was fun to brush up on some skills.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Centurion

26x18 oil on linen. This re-visits a theme I have painted in the past. Wildlife as still life.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


It's January and it's coooooold! The news is obsessed with this story. I know here in Maryland we are not suffering as much as other states around the country. But it is winter, after all! This morning our thermometer read 10 degrees. I took this photo from the front porch, still in my PJs. This pair of Swans and waterfowl mix are out there in the elements, everyday!