Scottie Murphy, Private Collection, Sold

Workin’ like a dog

If you are a “dog” in my family, then you are “royalty”.  To them I am not an artist, I am their personal chauffeur, cook and chambermaid!  They get home-cooked gourmet meals and fluffy beds of comfort.  They even go to the “salon” more often than I do for their hair and nails.  I sure love these special little
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Happiness in a Jar, 12x12, Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas by MilessaHappiness in a Jar, 12x12, Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Milessa

Breaking News!!!

I am very happy to announce that my solo art exhibit date and venue has been finalized.  Mark your calendar for November 28, 2015, at the Frisco Discovery Art Center.  Along with that, I plan on benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center in Collin County.   I would love to hear from you so that I can place you on the invitation list. I
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Frisco City Hall/Art in the Atrium

This is a special week…but yesterday, May 4, 2015, was even more of a special day.  Three of my oil paintings began their six month exhibit at the Frisco City Hall Atrium.  The one you see here, is called Mother of Pearls and hangs on the 5th floor at the door of Mayor’s office (Maher Maso).  He is the
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Poppy Love, Sold

Does your Mother deserve the best?

All mother’s like getting flowers for Mother’s Day but they don’t like it that they “die”, so instead of giving her the same old thing you do every year give her a different kind of flower…an original painting (by “milessa”) that she can look at and remember how special she is and you made her feel.  She deserves it!  And
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Waterford Tulips

Spring has Sprung!!!

I can’t believe it’s almost Easter.  Last Sunday was Palm Sunday and I was in West Texas for an exhibit.  It was a very interesting and “serendipitous” week…I will blog about that in a few weeks. The tulips are in full bloom and painting them is so much fun!  Bright colors, sunshine, freshness!  Better catch
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Besties, Sold


I painted these elephants with oil.  The effect is almost like a watercolor, though!  I really love the way it turned out.  The inspiration came from an image that my friend, Lisa Curry, took while traveling to Thailand and Laos.  The elephants were feasting on a pile of watermelons…it was quite a scene.  You could tell
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Shopping for Renoir

Is Art Playing or WORK?

Let me start out by saying, it’s my “passion”.  I would rather paint, than eat, sleep or watch television.  My connection to my artwork is emotional.  I work hard to make it work for me…but it’s fun.  I wake up in the morning and can’t wait to get to my studio and before I know it,
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Under the Tuscan Sun, Sold

Daylight Savings Time!

Another season full of holidays and family fun are past us since the time “fell-back” and now it’s “springy-forward”.  Springing forward??? shoot, I don’t want time to go any faster!  I really don’t understand it because as a child I thought time was slooooow.  I can’t get enough done in a day, now, to satisfy
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Flying over the Canyon Waterhole, SOLD

Understanding Abstract Art

I was recently told that I was a “real” impressionist artist.  Funny being told that because I feel it but never thought “why”.  It was explained to me something like this:  “For most of history, the primary purpose of painting had been to portray images, rather than to evoke feelings and emotions. Starting with the Post-Impressionists,
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The Ocean's Ridge

Mixing media

I had a lot of fun painting this.  Most of the time, I will start painting with a plan.  The plan may change and often does because a painting will take on a life of it’s own after a short time.  But this particular painting began with no plan!  I had no idea if it would
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