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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

playing with new brushes...

I bought a few new brushes-some soft and supple others stiff,most of them bigger than what i have used in the past. So of course i had to  play- swish and swash- play all day. These are a few of the products , Freezing in Michigan-waiting for spring!

Monday, February 23, 2015


The top painting is almost done just a few more embellishments and it's a wrap!
The middle painting is complete it is inspired by waterlilies but as with most of my paintings it evolved throughout the painting process. The last painting is a still life from my painting class.We used a limited palette for the still life itself but we could choose the background. I still have a few things to add,such as, work on the tall vase and add fish to the lid;but this requires my being in class to see it:)  It's freezing in Michigan and,while being a fan of winter, i can honestly say that i am ready for spring:) Pray for Peace.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Good morning paintings. These paintings evolved over time;the top painting is a 10x10 and the bottom painting is yet another 5x7; which i find perfect for practice, and to both  learn and experiment with new techniques.