Tag Archives: painting

Stepping Out

Holy Moley. Blogging again after a 3+ year gap is not even half as easy as I’d anticipated. Technology changes all the time, doesn’t it? My PayPal buttons are ugly with bits of text sticking out, but I believe they are functional. Here is a little painting I made while thinking about post pandemic re-emergence, and a song Joe Jackson made when music videos were a new thing and I was a relatively new thing myself.

Stepping Out, oil on canvas board, 8″ x 6″
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Be Still My Heart

Oil on cradled wood panel, 8″ x 8″

Katie Hoffman, 2021
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Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.


The Voice in Vernie’s Head


It’s true that I frequently don’t know what I’m painting, at least not in the beginning. Sometimes the imagery becomes clear long before the title and finding a title is a struggle. Sometimes the title pops into my head fairly early in the painting process. I was listening to the Blind Melon songs “Vernie,” and “Mouthful of Cavities” over and over while I was painting this one.


Capric Bondage

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 12″ x 12″.




Not that it has anything to do with goats or gold leaf, but I am happy, relieved and proud of my country.

Wake to Sleep

Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.

Diablo en Todas Partes

Our Cat Diablo shows up everywhere, unexpectedly. Driving my daughter to Spanish class, we heard hair-raising noises coming from underneath the back seats. Having recovered from the psychological trauma, he served as my inspiration. Oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″.

Buttercream Dragon

Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.

Paint-In for Peace

I’ll be painting for pledges tomorrow (John Lennon’s birthday) at Civic Center Park from 10:00 till 3:00. All monies raised go to local organizations that work for peace. You can see a full schedule of events here.

Imagine Peace Paint-In


Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.