Pistachio Strawberry Dacquoise

Pistachio Strawberry Dacquoise art
Gayle Wheatley, Oil on Canvas, 9″ x 12″
Enjoyed at Pistacia Vera in the German Village, Columbus, Ohio.

(If you were wondering what dacquoise is, wikipedia describes it as “a dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream.”)


Mickey’s Halloween Party: SoCal’s Best Halloween Bash

Mickey’s Halloween Party: SoCal’s Best Halloween Bash art

G & T dressed to impress as Scooby Doo characters Daphne and Fred.

Halloween has come early this year! Disneyland’s got a fun new event going on Tuesdays and Fridays leading up to Halloween where you are free to don a costume, trick or treat openly, and enjoy the unique experience of reduced crowds and no wait time for rides! (At least, that is the way it was on the rainy night we went.)

It was kind of an amazing night with both T and I hand-picked by Disney staff to ride on a float in the Disneyland parade with a select group of costumed partygoers, and a bunch of fancy Disney monsters and dancers. What are the chances of being picked out in a crowd of hundreds of thousands? Anyway, all the kids loved our costumes, and we got frequent requests to pose in other people’s pictures. Now I have the unique challenge of coming up with an idea to top this amazing party for the actual Halloween…


New Portfolio Artwork

New Portfolio Artwork art

I’ve just finished a massive update of my artist portfolio. Under “paintings,” you’ll find dozens of new images, all organized by series. Plus under “illustrations,” you’ll find an entirely new third page of traditionally rendered illustrations that include some of my favorites—created with either watercolors or colored pencils. Additionally I’ve organized my digital illustrations into categories to make browsing easier. Click here to have a look!

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake art
It’s been a long while since my last oil painting! But in the tradition of my Daily Paintress series (100 paintings in 10 months), it felt great to whip out a painting with a deadline of one hour. Ok, more like an hour and a half, but I was a little rusty.
Gayle Wheatley, Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

Birthday Cake art