About Me

Hello and welcome to my painting blog!  I am an illustrator, a graphic designer, a wife, a mother, a gardener, a cook... and someone who loves to paint in oils.  Painting has always taken a backseat to my other jobs and interests... but no more!  After recently discovering the amazing online community of artists (especially "daily painters"), I was inspired to make painting a priority in my life.  I fiddled around with acrylics first (I use acrylics for my illustrations due to their quick drying time), but soon picked up some fresh oil paints — my true love.   It's been eight years or so since I've painted in oils... it's been fun rediscovering them.  I created this blog to have an online record of my progress, to share with others in the artistic community, and to sell my work.

If you would like to purchase a painting, you can click on the link below the image on each blog post and you will be taken to that painting's listing on my Etsy shop.  All the paintings that are available for purchase can also be found on My Available Paintings page here on this blog.

My paintings have been created in oils on archival museum-quality artist's panel or stretched canvas.   If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me by email at beckymalone@yahoo.com.  I will be updating this blog as often as possible, so please check back in soon.  Thank you!