Monday, December 20, 2010

Randy on his rocking horse......

I painted this portrait of a young boy on his rocking horse for a customer from Colorado was quite a challenge as my reference material was a small black and white photograph.

Monday, November 22, 2010

George, Champ and Sage

I completed this portrait last week......wishing as I was working on it that I had completed it prior to my left hand surgery.....even though I'm right handed!!!!!! I'll get my cast removed Dec. 7th......(I had a new joint made for my left thumb.....I have a genius surgeon......hopefully, I'll have a bad memory so I will be able to have the same done to my right hand.....right now that does not sound like a very good idea!!!!)

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I just completed this adorable pooch!!!! He's been delivered and a spot has been chosen in which to display him. He was fun to work on.

I have just been commissioned to create a portrait of two dogs with their owner! It will be quite a challenge and I look forward to getting started on it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kayla's portrait

Kayla's portrait is coming along nicely.....just a few more strokes and she'll be complete!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sherman and Annie

It was pointed out to me that I had never blogged about two of my very very favorite dogs in the world....."Sherman" and "Annie".......they live with my buddy, Cherie' and her husband Pittsboro, North Carolina. They both guard the miniature horses that Joe and Cherie' raise.....last time I checked they had over seventy of them on their horse farm......a beautiful place. Sherman and Annie and I became good friends on my visit out, how time flies!!!! I was afraid of Annie at first but we buddied right up......I better start making some travelling plans!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Pet Portrait - Kayla

I thought I would be able to get the wood floors completed in this portrait today....however, I chose to work some more on Kayla.....she's coming along nicely.
I hope if you read my blog that you will scroll through a few posts and then leave me some comments.....please. I'd love to hear from you!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Latest Pet Portrait

These five beauties live with a friend of mine in Washington State.......they obviously adore her.....look at them posing!!!!! I had a wonderful time painting each of them. Their names are .... the orange cat is "Jr", the grey kitty in front is "Misty", the black cat is "Boots", the kitty on the left is "Jade" and the middle kitty is "Romeo".......they all live in Yelm, Washington with Inger and Lily.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mask Project Denver 2010

I just checked the bidding history on the two masks that I created for the Mask Project Denver 2010 and found out that the Blue Bear mask that I did on behalf of Richard Scharf, President and CEO of the Denver Convention and Visitor's Bureau sold with fourteen bids for $350.00. I'd love to know who the anonymous bidder was!!!! The mask that I created for Dana Crawford of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame sold online after two bids for $70.00......what a bargain!!!!! All the proceeds benefit Denver Hospice......makes me proud to be a part of such a great event. If you scroll through my posts there are pictures of both masks.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Online Auction to Benefit Morey Middleschool

I have donated a small abstract painting and a pair of my abstract earrings to the Morey Middleschool's Online Auction. All proceeds benefit the school. You can go to their site at: to participate. The online auction ends this Sunday the 25th at 11 p.m. I have posted a few other new posts so please scroll down to the other postings. Thanks, Marlene

First Friday - May 7th

Currently I am showing at D Gallery, 3558 Navajo - some aspen scenes which will be showing there for another week to ten days. All of these paintings were painted in plein air. I'll be hanging new work for the next First Friday on the 7th of May. Come join the party. If you haven't been to D Gallery as yet you will be delighted with their presentation of all the artists' works.

I am also showing a group of paintings at Sports Optical. They are located at
4337 Tennyson ...... just a few buildings south of the 44th Street intersection on the west side of the street. They are open Tuesdays through Saturdays....closed on Sunday and Monday. They will open, too, on First Friday, May 7th. Most of my work there has been painted en plein air in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Strolling the riverbank......

I'm "workin' the park"......taking a walk near downtown Denver on the banks of the Platte River.....handing out brochures with a dog cookie.....trying to drum up some Pet Portrait business!!!! Lots of fun, exercise, sunshine and, hopefully, great response.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Dakota" complete......"Smudge", too.......

The final touches on a portrait are always the most important ones. What gorgeous animals!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dakota In the Wintertime

I had such a great time working on this painting.......Dakota looks like a very special pet! I'm also excited about doing another portrait of him....a headshot.....I'll post it once I get it done. Please check out my website to see more pets, landscapes and urban scenes: !!! Let me know if I can create something special for you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Baron" Lives in North Carolina!!!

"Baron's" owner has her own petsitter business in North Carolina.....she takes care of my girlfriend, Cherie's miniature horses when she's out of town...."Baron" is a beauty !!!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pet Portraits

I have been very busy creating dog portraits and also creating two masks for the upcoming "Mask Project" which benefits The Denver Hospice. One is on behalf of Dana Crawford....she pioneered the redevelopment of Denver's historic Larimer Square in the mid l960's. The other one is on behalf of Richard Scharf, President and CEO of the Denver Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The Gallery of Masks opens in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center on April 1, 2010 and the online auction will be unveiled and open for bids April 1 - April 20, 2010 at Contact me via e-mail if you would like me to create a portrait of your pet!!!(

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I have been making some fun earrings. I paint colorful combinations on linen canvas, glue it to finished leather, embellish some with line drawings and/or stones, put on the wires or studs and voila'!! I have been wearing them myself...they are lightweight and colorful. (You can order a pair for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping if you so desire. To see the full line that is currently available just drop me an e-mail at They are all different and delightful!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Longhorns in Parade

For some reason the photograph of the painting did not show up when I originally posted it. Hopefully, it will this time.

"Longhorns in Parade"

The 2010 National Western Stock Show is on the horizon....I sure hope that the weather is warm, sunny and clear for this year's parade. I'd like to get downtown while it's on to snap some new pictures to work from in the coming year!!!!