Saturday, December 19, 2009

KMD2427 Hen in Turquoise (Chickens, hens, landscape, China, animals)

I found this scene while on my trip to China in the ancient village of Zhouzhuang, an ancient water city that is called the “Venice of China”.
We spent over 3 hours in this amazing village with a plethora of painting and photographic subject matter. My travel companion Pat was amazed at how many pictures I shot of this one scene with roosters and hens, but the light was perfect and I had to get every angle!
Although hens and roosters aren't my usual fare, when I saw this hen surrounded by the colorful background I had to put it on canvas!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

KMD2426 View from City Park (landscape, sunset, urban, oil painting)

I have had this painting in mind for many years. I was plein air painting at City Park here in Denver one fall afternoon when a passerby offered to send me a picture he had taken with his new panoramic camera (film of course, so this tells how long I have held on to the picture). It was such a kind gesture and I regret that I don't have his name to thank him again and let him see what I created from his picture!

6"x12" unframed original oil on linen
$150.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

KMD2424 Pretty in Pink

As the days grow colder and shorter I seem to be drawn to the colors and warmth of summer! The rose is one of my most favorite flowers (second to the poppy of course!)
I am always drawn not only to colorful flowers but love fragrant flowers as well.
This is a quote that sums up the heavenly fragrances of flowers for me:
"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat".
Beverly Nichols

5"x7" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

KM2420 The Red Barn (landscape oil painting)

Here is another plein air painting done last fall. I went to Prospect Park in Lakewood, Colorado on a hot, sunny morning with artists Anita Mosher and Wes Hyde. I usually paint the creek that goes through the park but most of the trees had been decimated by a serious tornado several weeks before we went. Luckily, this nostalgic barn remained untouched and a lovely sight to paint.

11"x14" original oil
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

KM2423 Summer Hibiscus (Floral, garden, landscape oil painting)

I painted this scene last August in Washington Park near our studio with my fellow painter Anita Mosher.
I have been inspired to do more plein air painting as I love the time to be outdoors and one with my subject.
Of course, I am a "Fair Weather" painter and only enjoy painting outdoors when the temperature is comfortable, not too many bugs or wind!
I was amazed to find Hibiscus growing in Colorado, they are a different variety from what I have known in the tropics.

8"x10" unframed original oil on linen
$750 + $10 S/H

Friday, December 4, 2009

KMD2422 Fall's Last Hurrah (original oil painting, landscape, fall scene)

I came across this picture while attempting to get organized at the studio. I have wanted to paint this colorful scene from the Botanic Gardens here in Denver for some time now. I was drawn to the bright contrasts of yellow orange fall trees whose leaves are turning to the purple late blooming flowers. It feels so warm since our outside temperature at the moment is 20 degrees!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

KMP5105 In the Spirit (Holiday, Christmas pastel painting, Santa Fe)


I love the simplicity of this scene, as only I can hope the Holiday Season would be!!!
Every year I say the same thing, where did this year go and how can it be Christmas again and every year it comes faster!

5"x7" original pastel painting unframed
$100 + $10 shipping and handling
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

KMD2421 Montana Light (Landscape, barn, oil painting, Montana)


I took another break from China and painted this scene that I found in Montana several summers ago. The afternoon light was exquisite as the sun started down leaving long, warm shadows. I have painted this scene many times as it always takes me back to an incredible moment that was shared with my friend and fellow photographer Pat!
6"x6" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Monday, November 23, 2009

KM2419 Washington Park Boathouse (landscape, Denver, CO, lake, original oil)

This painting was done "plein air" at Washington Park here in Denver, Colorado. The boathouse in this painting is an historic landmark that was built in 1913. In winter, it served as a warming house for ice skaters. It is located on Smith Lake and has a two-story lakefront façade and an open pavilion over enclosed boat storage. Currently, in the summer, boats are rented out from the boathouse to paddle around and enjoy beautiful views around the lake.

9"x12" unframed original oil on linen
$850.00 + $10.00 Shipping and handling

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Saturday, November 21, 2009

KM2418 Mama's Little Helper (children, China, oil painting)

I had such fun painting this little Chinese girl who was helping her Mom with the daily chores. They were cutting and cleaning vegetables and so engrossed that this little one hardly noticed the sound of cameras firing off all around her from all the artists and photographers in our tour group. Although she sat on her haunches to help, I'm happy to report that her Mom was sitting in a chair! I can't wait to look through my reference for more of the children to paint. Doing some figurative work is a fun, new experience for me.

This painting is for sale in the 19th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend Gallery here in Denver and is sized 10"x8".

Monday, November 16, 2009

KM2417 Reaching Out (oil painting, child, China0

Everywhere I travel I am fascinated or even mesmerized by the little children, they are so pure and full of wonder. China was no exception and the parents were all so proud of the little ones, just beaming, as we photographed them.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Friday, November 13, 2009

KMD2416 This Little Piggy (original animal oil painting)

We found this cute little piglet with his siblings while venturing around the outlying villages of LiJiang on my China tour. All the other piglets were shy and ran out of sight while I photographed this fellow. It was amazing morning light that lit up his pink ears!


7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

KM2414 Afternoon Break (landscape, figurative, original oil, China)

This is a scene from outside of Shanghai. I didn't get it finished in time for our show last week but put the final touches to it and it is ready to be added to my body of work from China.

18"x24" unframed original oil on linen

Sunday, November 8, 2009

KMD2412 Just Glowing (Garden, floral original oil painting)


I have been so busy painting China for last Friday's show at Brushstrokes that I am finally coming up for air and have lots of new subject matter to explore in the days to come. This little floral scene is still China, at the end of the day in a marketplace where these mums were lit up from the setting sun.

8"x6" unframed original oil on linen
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Monday, November 2, 2009

KM2400 Glowing August Day ( landscape original oil, Montana, fall scene)

I haven't found time to paint my little ones as I am still painting for our upcoming show this Friday in addition to supplying my galleries with new work. This, of course, is not a is wonderful to have such a variety of venues to show my work and such variation in subject matter. I painted this for my gallery in Evergreen, Colorado: Evergreen Fine Art
I have painted this barn in a variety of compositions as it such a beautiful scene I found outside of Bigfork, Montana while visiting a few summers ago. It is available for sale from Evergreen Fine Art or online.

11"x14" original oil on linen
$1200 plus $10 S/H

Thursday, October 29, 2009

KM2405 Black Dragon Lake (Plein Air painting, China)

Here is the 2nd of the plein air paintings I did in China. This is probably my favorite and it was painted as I was succumbing to the 24 hour virus that flew through the group of 18 that I traveled with!
This great scene was walking distance to the village of Li Jiang that was one of my favorite stops on our trip.
I am madly painting for our upcoming show at Brushstrokes Studio opening on November 6. I am having so much fun with all the incredible new subject matter from China.


Monday, October 26, 2009

KM2390 Otto (original oil painting pet portrait commission)


This is a commission of this wonderful dog named Otto. He is no longer with us but he lived and loved for 17 years and was half mountain goat. He climbed hills and rocks with amazing ease in pursuit of deer and fox and anything else he might sniff out!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

KM2404 Li Jiang Village

It's been a whirlwind of a week between the openings for the American Impressionist Society show and the unveiling events of the Denver Young Artist's Orchestra Painted Violin fund raiser. I am finally posting one of my plein air paintings that I painted on location in China. This was a quaint village where people still live as they did many years ago with few modern conveniences except possibly cell phones and dish antennas!!! It is an odd combination of the old and the new, but the old is dying out fast that I am glad I got to see some remote villages before they disappear!

8'x10" original oil on linen
$750 plus $10 S/H

Thursday, October 22, 2009

KM2402 Ever Changing (butterfly oil painting from nature)

This painting was painted for A fundraiser, "ONE HUNDRED ANGELS" for The Butterfly Program which is a Children's Hospice International Program for All-Inclusive Care for Children and their Families. It will be in a show where proceeds of the sale go to this important program at our newest gallery on Gaylord St. - Arts at Denver. The show from more than 50 artists hosts original works inspired by butterflies or angels and runs November 6 - 21.

Opening Reception at Arts at Denver on Friday, November 6, from 5 to 8 pm

If you are in town, stop by for this show and Brushstrokes opening reception of "Artist's Focus". It is going to be a grand show, I will be showcasing work inspired from my recent trip to China! I will send more info next week on our wonderful show.

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
It is $850 sized 10"x8" framed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

KMD2403 Homeward Bound (landscape painting from China, original oil


It has taken awhile to sort thru my 1000's of pictures and figure out where to start painting again for the Daily Painters exercise. I am also painting for our upcoming show so won't be posting as often as I have in the past until I catch my breath.
My favorite part of China was the countryside and small villages where we saw a way of life that is disappearing rapidly. I shot this photo while doing a painting on location, as this person rode by I had to quickly get my camera out before they disappeared on they rode by. It was amazing to see these 3 wheeled bicycle trailers being used still and even in the Beijing and Shanghai.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Friday, October 16, 2009

KMD2401 Amidst Chaos (Still life original oil painting from China trip)

Back to the routine after an incredible 2 weeks in China with a
lifetime of painting subject matter to explore. I have finally recovered
from jet lag and am busy painting for our upcoming show
"Artist's Focus" on November 6 at Brushstrokes Gallery.
I photographed this unusual still life while touring the Cloisonné Enamelware
factory in Bejing. It represents a setting I found next to where all the
amazing hand work is done.
I will be posting the larger paintings that I am doing for the show as I finish them.
It is great to be back!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I am on my way to China for 2 weeks of touring and painting in a workshop with Kevin MacPherson. I will be back the 2nd week of October and will be a painting fool getting ready for our show at Brushstrokes in early November. My theme will be......surprise......China!
See you then!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

KMD2276 Wild and Brilliant Impressionistic floral landscape original oil painting


Still love the poppy gardens. Am a few days away from my trip to China so there will be only a few more daily paintings until I return in October with lots of new and exciting reference materials and ideas.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Thursday, September 17, 2009

KMD2398 Busy Mom (Nature landscape painting in oil)


While walking my dog Farley at the park last spring, we came upon this Mama duck trying to keep her ducklings swimming in the same direction. I can't believe I was lucky enough to be carrying my camera on the same day they floated by.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KMD2397 Red and Yellow Poppies

This brilliantly colored scene is from a picture taken by my friend Pat on one of our many photographic journeys. We take so many pictures that I never seem to find the time to sort through all of them but Pat found this one and sent it to me to paint a few years ago. I finally interpreted it on canvas!

5"x7" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Sunday, September 13, 2009

KM2396 Paris, This Must be Heaven

I created this painting to be auctioned off in the Gilcrease Museum's American Art in Miniature Show to be held this November at the Museum in Tulsa, OK. This invitational show is one that I have been honored to be invited to participate in for the last 4 shows. I am proud to be part of this show again this year.

American Art in Miniature is one of Gilcrease Museum’s annual fundraising events that raises money for the Museum’s educational programs and events. All images submitted are no larger than 9"x12" framed which is the size of this Paris scene.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

KM2393 Shy and Curious

Project Education Sudan Art & Artifacts Event
Project Education Sudan,Building Schools and Hope in Southern Sudan

This is a painting done to be placed for sale in an auction to support of Project Education Sudan.
The mission of this great organizarion is to fund and assist indigenous Sudanese organizations and communities that create educational infrastructure in rural southern Sudan. They support the building of primary and secondary schools, as well as adult education and teacher training.

To help generate funds for these endeavors Project Education Sudan invites a talented group of artists to paint works of art depicting life in the Sudan. This years exhibition and auction is being held on

September 26, 2009, 6-9 P.M.
Further information about the show and auction can be seen on their website:

16"x12" framed original oil on linen canvas

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

KMD2395 Wild Pink Poppies

I was drawn to these poppies as they are growing so wild and free. Their coloring was so intense in the early morning light, a favorite time to photograph the wonderful contrasts.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Friday, September 4, 2009

KMD2394 Morning on the Meadow


Pat and I loved this scene with the early morning light reflecting shadow off the fence onto a meadow filled with a rainbows of flowers. We went to photograph it two mornings in a row because it was so beautiful. This was Crested Butte, Colorado.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

KMD2392 Poppy Jubilee

I really was drawn to the pink and orange combination of the poppies in this painting. I found this colorful scene last July in Crested Butte. Wow, where does the time go as it seems like yesterday I was just there!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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Monday, August 31, 2009

KMD2391 Pathway to the Cotswolds


The Cotswolds are such a charming region in England. Located in the upper part of the southwest region of England the Cotwolds are the country's largest officially designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’) and charming limestone villages. I found the subject of this painting while wandering the pathways around Chipping Camden.

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Friday, August 28, 2009

KM2352 Dancing in Delight

This painting was painted for an upcoming show at my gallery here in Denver; Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery. I share this space with 2 great partners, John K. Harrell and Anita Mosher who are always an inspiration and keep my creative juices flowing. With all my commitments to my gallery and the galleries around the country who represent me I sometimes fall behind in my Daily Painting efforts!

24"x24" original oil framed
$2600.00 + $30.00 S/H

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

KMD2389 Paris After the Rain


There is nothing more visually exciting than the colors and reflections right after a small rain shower. When I visited Paris for the first time we had the perfect fall weather and photo opportunities with small rain showers intermittently passing over followed by the sun throughout the day. It was a feast for the eyes and very expensive as I was there before the advent of digital and spent a fortune on film!!!

5"x7" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Sunday, August 23, 2009

KMD2387 Illuminated Path

I am always drawn to pathways and roads, perhaps because of the mystery of what might lie beyond. It is a bonus if it is a garden path lush with flowers!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Friday, August 21, 2009

KMD2386 Afternoon Snack


How could I resist this little fellow? We came upon him while taking an ice cream break in the little town of Gothic outside of Crested Butte here in Colorado. After photographing wildflowers all morning, we stopped to indulge in an ice cream bar and this little guy decided to join us!

7"x5" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

KMD2384 Essence of Summer


There is something just visually exciting about the bright cheery Black Eyed Susans nestled in a sea of purple. Nature's flowers never cease to amaze me which is probably why I keep painting them, knowing I can do them justice but never be as rich as mother nature makes them.

5"x7" unframed original oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Sunday, August 16, 2009

KMD2369 Wandering the Museum

This painting was accepted in the American Impressionist Society show to be held here in Denver, Colorado from October 23rd -December 1st, 2009 at Saks Gallery. I am thrilled to have been juried in.

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