Hoar Frost

I was able to buy these frames that were meant for two 5×7 pictures.  I decided to put a painting in one half and a mirror in the other half.  It can stand… Continue reading


My 2019 calendar is now available.  Its theme this year is Benches through the different seasons.  Each bench has a visitor be it animal or human.  A quote from a poem by Sally… Continue reading

Bill and Bess

This is a 16×20 oil painting on canvas done by Winnie Hettinger, a student here at Auntie’s Place.  This is a picture of her neighbor’s horses, in her own setting.

What a Hoot

As you may know on July 14th (10-3) we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Auntie’s Place with an “Art and Garden Show”.  The theme of my 2019 Calendar is benches, and… Continue reading

Come rest with Us

October 3rd 1998, Auntie’s Place opened for the first time.  Sarah was joined at the event by a number of her friends from Canada and the U.S.  The studio has been open for business every Monday… Continue reading

I Give A Hoot

This is a 8×10 inch scratch board.  I find them fun to do because you can get such detail.   A little color was added with transparent water color.  Imagine it is night… Continue reading

Fading light

This was an experiment of trying to catch the fading evening light, something I had not tried before.  Plus when I saw the picture by Jim Montanus I feel in love with it.… Continue reading

Puppy Bench

This is the year of the DOG, in Chinese tradition, and I thought this would be a good painting to share today.  It is 11×14 oil on gessobord.

Happy Landing

This is an eagle that was engraved into a piece of stained wood.

Upcycled eagle

It has been fun upcycling various toilet seats.  This is an oak one that has been, sanded, finished and then engraved.  Once engraved color is added into the engraving.