The Red Iris – Oil Painting

This 36″x36″ oil painting of a red iris is the largest I have painted. I enjoyed the challenge of enlarging the size and still maintaining the correct perspective. I painted this especially for a spot in our family room, which after hanging it up it came out much better than I envisioned.

IMG_3762Interesting facts about Irises:

The word Iris means rainbow. It was named after the Goddess of the rainbow because Irises come in many colors.

The Iris has been the symbol of France as far back as the 6th century AD. It became known as the “flour-de-lis” or flower of Louis, in honor of the kings of France.

The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. It’s also the national emblem of France.

Iris Flowers are associated with twenty fifth wedding anniversary. 

Meaning of the Iris:

Your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope

The flower symbolism associated with the iris is faith, wisdom, cherished friendship, hope, valor, my compliments, promos in love, wisdom.

Giving someone an Iris says “Your friendship means a lot to me.”

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Reflections Abstract Painting

Here is a 20″x24″ abstract oil painting of Cityscape Reflections that I recently completed.


“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~ Shakti Gawain

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Embracing One Moon in the Many

The one moon reflects itself wherever there is a sheet of water, and all the moons in the waters are embraced within the one moon…One Reality, all comprehensive, contains within itself all realities…

~Yoka Daishi~

Here are a couple of my abstract oil paintings and one still life. I find flowers as the subject of my paintings more enjoyable because of the detail versus the free flowing of abstract.



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Infinite Possibilities





Every moment of our existence holds an infinite number of possibilities. — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. — Aristotle

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Tomorrow’s Flowers


“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Proverb

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New Year’s Reflections


“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes

Going into the new year I reflect the fact that the content of our mind determines our experience in life. Holmes points out that it is we, and we alone, who have absolute control over the content of our mind and, therefore, how our thoughts and beliefs out-picture themselves in our daily life.

May we all out-picture an abundant, joyful, peaceful and blessed 2014!

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Happy Holidays




Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear.

Happy Holidays and have a Prosperous New Year

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Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

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ImageThought, like the seed, germinates and comes forth, like the tree, in the form of an idea. It then waits like the fruit to be eaten. —Phineas P. Quimby

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Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”      –Joseph Campbell–


“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”  –Joseph Drake–

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