Sunday, January 30, 2011


There was a little something missing in this one and I wasn't up to posting it on my website. Then today, a nice sunny day, I am looking at it and a couple of specks later and full sunshine and now I am happy. CIAO.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weather Front

You saw this image on Monday. Of the weather front images, I like this one the best. It was truly spontaneous or intuitive, whichever you wish to describe what it is I am doing. Since Monday I have stretched it and placed it onto a 10X10 canvas that is 1 1/2" deep.. Then with the medium and varnish on top it is soft in appearance but hard in surface. Ready to hang. I am asking $150 for this painting.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mixed Media

On this one I have added paper and pastel. The pastel I added when the medium was wet to see what would happen. This process is interesting because it is very dark and it isn't until everything is totally dry that you know what you have. The pigment of the pastel gets absorbed by the medium so it is quite permanent.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weather Front VI

This one has pastel on top of the mixed media. I like the way the pastel blends in with the paper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weather Front IV

This one is very similar to the first two. Minor changes. I look at the three together and I like them all for different reasons. This one is more true to reality. In the others I like the strong color and color surprises.

What do you think?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Weather Front III

This one is done on a different surface. One I am particularly fond of. It absorbs beautifully, almost the same as rice paper.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weather Front II

Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper

I am experimenting on this subject. Trying to use the same theme but experimenting to see if I can get the effect I am aiming for.

Weather Front

Weatherfront 7 1/2" X 11" Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper

This is the first in a series of paintings that I have done on this subject.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Red Door

Here is my door. It's a mixed media painting with a lot of writing with the liquid acrylics. Love doing that.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Red Door

This is the start of my Red Door painting. When I was in Europe with my Mom I became obsessed with all the lovely doors people had. They painted them in many different colors and styles. I believe this door was actually metal. I had no idea how I would tackle this one.

I will post the updated version tomorrow.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today's Weather

I debated whether to put this one out there or not and decided I would to show that not everything turns out. I will keep working at it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I love doing these types of misty landscapes in oil and so I am trying to find an effective way of doing them in acrylic. This one is done on gessoed fomecore with a lot of texture underneath. I have used a lot of medium to try and get the same blending as oil. I have also gone back over with quite a few layers of glazing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year

I thought I would start the New Year with Hearts. The hearts are for the many friends and kind comments that I receive. I appreciate it more and more each day. I feel blessed and the best way to describe that is with hearts.
This one particular image is a card which a dear friend will receive. That is why there is a line down the middle.
Best wishes for the coming year.