Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I am participating in an art show this weekend and so i have been busy getting ready;adding finishing touches,sorting and pricing. My space is roughly the size of a door-so i arranged my paintings on the floor to see how the paintings will fit. I have additional small watercolors to hang or set on a shelf . This should be a fun weekend i am anxiously awaiting the show. Happy summer.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dog days

Happy weekend-i have been painting nearly everyday and enjoying it thoroughly.The top painting of the bull dog is a gift for a friend who just lost her beloved Lily. The second painting is a reworked painting that was posted in the previous post. The third painting is mixed media,very crude but the colors call me;not sure why? I am still working on the bottom painting.  I found the dog painting rather enjoyable and i think i will be doing more-perhaps my two beasts:)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paintings in progress...

I am working on the two posted paintings. The top painting needs something-the colors are off but the composition,i feel, is good. So i am working on solving the problem. The best part of solving a problem is learning something new-such a pleasant path to be taking. The bottom painting need only a few changes and is less problematic to me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Small things....

I bought these frames at a church rummage sale and decided to paint on small mixed media paintings on canvas paper.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

daily painting

12x14 painting finished. I started out painting from a photo and then let my imagination take over
. 5x7 birds nest is really a delightful little painting it is a painting redo of god knows what!
5x7 purple explosion -painting redo.
another small redo, using my imagination and playing .
5x10 redo actually this didn't photograph that wekk
5x7 redo
In progress 5x10. Painting daily has really helped me develop my painting style. I am more confident and generally begin my paintings with a photo or an idea -perhaps colors or shapes then i let the painting evolve. At times i let the painting find itself -by that i mean i apply color until i find shapes and get ideas. Mainly i try to not be a slave to the painting, i worked far to long to let this pleasure become that - work that is.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Busy brushes

My obsession with flowers continues. I have been painting throughout the month -almost daily. My class encourages me to pursue my art. I am so thankful to have time to paint,read and walk my dogs. I am more than blessed.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Don't bother me i'm busy painting!

Portrait-my darling grand daughter.
Portrait -unfinished from painting class.
Using my new square brushes....
Palette knife painting- unfinished.
This didn't photograph well -i really like it-abstracted i like to call find a painting.