Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sheep With Attitude

Sheep with Attitude
8 x 10 inch original oil on linen

I used a rough linen for this one.  The rough linen means you need to use thick juicy oil paints to over and that gives it a richness I like for farm animals.  This will be auctioned at my Daily Paintworks.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cow #1 is an oil original

12 inch square oil painting on board
Will be for sale on my website or at Daily Paintworks by auction

Monday, December 24, 2012


My daughter in law and one of her dogs.  This was a gift to my son for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


For sale at my Daily Paintworks auction.  Link to the right.  Acrylic on board 8 x 10.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Accepted Into Randy Higbee Show 2012

This piece was accepted into the prestigious
Randy Higbee 6 x 6 Inch Show
The show starts December 8  at the Randy Higbee Gallery
Costa Mesa, California

I am very pleased with this piece and its acceptance!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Samta Claus

watercolor on Arches 300 lb.
9 x 12

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Loose and fun watercolor
6" square
For entry into Randy Higgbee show

Saturday, October 20, 2012


This is a 6" square watercolor for entry into the Randy Higgbee show in December (Los Angeles area)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Knit Cap

This is a large watercolor done in a Ted Nuttall workshop.  Though it doesn't look a lot like Ted's work (no sloppy dots),  I did learn a lot.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

They're Off

6 x 6" submission to the Randy Higbee 6" Squared Show
Los Angeles, California

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thailand Elephant

My daughter went to Thailand on vacation and got some amazing photos of elephants.  This is my take on one of them.  Watercolor on paper.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Show and Talelfeathers

My show at the Cherokee Gallery in Murphy NC started today and will continue for the month of September.  And, my work is now carried at Talefeathers in Southport, NC.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Batman (watercolor on paper)

This is a rather large still life work for me.  It is about 16 x 20.  Had fun and learned a lot about hot pressed paper!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vineyard Beauty

This is a 9 x 12 inch watercolor on paper.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Charleston Basket Artist

Painted for my upcoming show (September)
Cherokee Gallery & Winery
This is an original watercolor painting depicting the amazing
craftmanship of the basket weavers so famous in 
Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Puppy

9 x 12 inch watercolor on paper.
Auction at Daily Paintworks

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy 4th of July from Melonmutt!

This is a 10 x 14 inch watercolor on board.  Melonmutt can be purchased at the Daily Paintworks auction.


This is a 9 x 12 inch watercolor on paper.  This will be in my gallery show in September unless it sells prior to that.  This is Hound.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I got a strange size of Arches block paper (4 x 9 inches) and came up with this unusual crop.  This is watercolor on paper.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


This is a watercolor on 300 lb. Arches paper.  It was a commission for a dear friend.  This is Rudy, a Jack Russell who had a great life and will certainly be missed.  I hope this painting gives his person a great deal of good memories.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

This is a 9 x 12 inch watercolor that will be in my upcoming gallery show in September.  This is Sleeping Beauty.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Redhead, watercolor on paper

Contact artist for purchase information -

Monday, May 28, 2012

Easy Going - watercolor on paper

Watercolor figurative by Anne Marie Propst.  Size is 10 x 14 inches.  For Sale  Here

Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Dogs (oil on board) NFS

This was a request by my husband for his office.  These are our two dogs, Sam and Archie.  It is large (about 4 feet square).

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Old Fashioned

9 x 12 inch watercolor on paper.  This is Old Fashioned.  For Sale at my DPW Gallery - link on the right.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Bella

This is my son's dog, Bella.  This is a 18 x 24 inch pastel on suede matboard.  NFS

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Gentle Touch

This is another attempt at learning watercolor.  This is a larger 12 x 16 inch watercolor on rough 300 lb Arches paper.  I am still struggling to keep the highlights unpainted.  That is so different from other mediums.  I do like the looseness of this one.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trying Watercolors...

Not sure what made me want to give them a try, but this is my first attempt.  This is George and he was all dressed up for his parents wedding.  This one is sold.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

THANK YOU to the Cherokee Gallery in Murphy, NC

Just asked to present my works in September in a one artist show at this wonderful gallery and winery in the mountains of North Carolina.  Thank you so much to this gallery for their support.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Dip by Anne Marie Propst

Available by contacting the artist directly (

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Here Boy! (NFS)

This is a 9 x 12 inch in my series of dog paintings.  This is for a show so is NFS at this time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Beagle Buddy

12 inch square original acrylic painting on panel - This is Beagle Buddy!
Purchase HERE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012


This is a small original painting of a beautiful dachshund with the sunset coming over the back of his head.  The orange glow made for an interesting idea for this painting.  This is a 6 inch square painting of a dachshund.  This is acrylic on linen board and will be for sale at my ETSY.

Friday, March 9, 2012

This is Lucy (Commission painting)

Lucy is an 8 x 10 boxer painting with a bit of whimsy in colors and off center border. (SOLD)

Sunday, March 4, 2012


This was so much fun.  These dogs have the most gorgeous colors in their coats!  This is a 6 x 6 inch oil painting original on board.  This will be available at ETSY.  It is drying on my kitchen table.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Terry Muira Challenge

Terry Muira is a great tonalist painter that I have admired for years.  If you want to get great advice from a truely talented and successful artist, follow his blog.  This month, he posted a photograph of a simple traffic scene and invited fellow artists to interpret it into a cityscape.  Cityscapes are quite intimidating with the myriad of shapes, colors and detail.  The key, according to Terry, is to simplify.  So, this is my submission to the challenge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Group Mass

Edgar Payne describes the use of groupings to develop a perspective of depth.  This painting uses that concept as well as atmospheric perspective.  In this painting, the further from the view, the less detail is seen.   My goal was to bathe the painting in golden light while developing the perspective.  Hopefully, I did that.  This is an 8 x 10 inch painting entitled, Crossing The Street.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coastal Rocks, An Ell composition

As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying to gain knowledge from the famed book on landscape composition by Edgar Payne.  This painting could be considered a Steelyard composition which has a large tall mass on one side, but a smaller on the other; however, I think it fits the Ell (rectangular) compositon more completely.  The Ell basically is shaped like the letter "L" with an extended bottom line.  Hope you enjoy my compositon.  This is a 9 x 12 inch seascape based on the California coast.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Diagonal Line Landscape

I am reading Edgar Payne's book entitled "Composition of Outdoor Painting."  It is always recommended by landscape workshop artists.  It is extremely helpful in finding the composition that works for your art and your vision.   In an effort to learn and improve (we all want that!), I am going to paint a landscape from each of his compositional types.  This one is the diagonal and is entitled "Downhill".  This is an 8 x 10 somewhat tonalist painting.

For sale at my website or Etsy shop 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Point - A Cold Wax Painting

Artists have many choices of mediums or additives to change the way paint is manipulated and the way it appears when dry.  One choice I discovered recently is Dolands Cold Wax.  It is basically a wax product that can be used for abstraction and impasto effects.  It also leaves the finished painting with a beautiful matte finish.  When totally dry, it can be rubbed with a soft cloth to add a sheen.

The attached painting, Point, is done totally with cold wax medium, oil paints and a palette knife.  The strokes are buttery soft.  The medium also allows for gradual value changes.  I did three paintings with the wax before I got the hang of it.  I hope you enjoy seeing this unique medium at work.

8 x 10 inch cold wax and oil painting on linen board - for sale at Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tie My Sash

Two little girls get ready for dance class.  Tie My Sash is an 8 x 10 inch impressionist figurative.  This painting is for sale at My Etsy Shop.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lotus Chef

This is a larger painting for me.  It is 12 x 16 impressionist painting with an abstract background.  It is so hard for you to see the abstract strokes but that is my favorite part.