Friday, December 30, 2011


It's the time of year when I spend time looking over the last year and ahead to directions that I wish to go. I have been scanning sketchbooks looking for ideas that were forgotten that can now be built on. It's an interesting exercise looking over many years of ideas. There are echoes that repeat and ideas that I wonder why I didn't pursue. Maybe the phone rang?

Happy New Year Everyone! May it be as wonderful as you dream and plan for.

Abstract ideas. I have a series of these that I like a lot.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love To Dance

Love to Dance 7"X5" Art Card

Today is my Birthday and we are going out to Harrison. These flowers make me feel like dancing so that is what we will do.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Spring Art Card

Spring Art Card 7"X5"

Time to look ahead to New Year and Spring

This card is already folded and comes with an envelope.

Happy New Year Everyone.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Beach Fodder

Beach Fodder 18X36 Mixed Media on Canvas Please enquire by email on price.

This mixed media has paper, gauze, crushed beads and lots of medium for texture.
I have added a couple of detail shots so you get a good glimpse of the detail.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

First Snow

First Snow 12X9 Acrylic on Canvas $125

What can you do when the radio is belting out Bing Crosby? I have fun with my cake decorator tubes doing these paintings. Then layers of transparent paint and medium.


Saturday, December 17, 2011


Duo 30"X15" Acylic on Paper, Stretched onto a canvas frame $450.00

This painting was done by first soaking a large sheet of watercolor paper in the bathtub. When it was well soaked I stretched it onto a frame that I had left over from a painting that didn't work. I stretched and stapled the sides and let it dry. The result is an incredibly taut work surface. From there I gessoed the paper and used acrylic paint.

This surface is very different from canvas or paper that lies flat.

The painting needs to be framed, either on the structure it is on or it can be cut off and framed as normal paper. The painting is varnished so it does not need glass.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Art Card Sold

Merry Christmas everyone. May the magic of the season bless you and your family. Peace on earth and prosperity for 2012.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Morning Mist

Morning Mist 24X36 Oil on Canvas $864

This painting has many layers of transparent oil. The image is from one early morning when Spirit and I got up early and went down to the lake and sat and watched the sun come up over the mountains. It was magical.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dappled Light

Dappled Light 14X11 Acrylic on Paper $150

This is mostly negative painting, in that all the splashes of blue, green and purple went on first. I then went in and painted the lighter colors to get the actual shape of the painting. This is fun to do but takes a lot of practice.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the Rocks

On the Rocks 11X14 Mixed Media on Archival Paper $150

Play on words. What better than "On the Rocks" from a cruise ship looking at such amazing rock structure.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Beach Candy

Beach Candy 10X10 Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper $100

Eye Candy, Beach Candy?!?! How to title a painting? It's an interesting exercise having to find a title to a painting where I don't want to describe the place since it may be an impression in my mind. I am always open to ideas, if you have any.

This painting is done with paper on paper and then transparent washes. That way you see the paint strokes of the gesso put on the paper. It adds texture which I like.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Reflection 10X10 Acrylic on Archival Paper $100

Reflection can mean so many things -deep thought, mirror image, memory and so much more. This painting means all those things and more


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tropical Day

Tropical Day 11X14 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper $150

This painting was done on a cruise ship sailing from Hawaii to Mexico. I was
on the Lido deck, bar about 15 feet away, band playing, buffet around the corner
warm ocean breeze. What a wonderful experience.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Indian Summer Revisited

Indian Summer 30X30 Oil on Canvas $900

I had posted a former image of this painting at the end of September. I kept looking

at it and yesterday- out came the cadmium red, cadmium orange and naples yellow.

The original didn't have the "Bente" punch and so I went for it. This morning I was

outside waiting for the sun to come around in order to photograph it before heading out

to work. The bottom right may be a little darker than it actually is.

Hope you like the change.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Times Gone By

Times Gone By 10X10 Acrylic and Oil on Gessoed Paper $100

The first photo is taken with the sun shining on it. And the second without!

This painting is on Fabriano paper which is solid and has been coated with Gesso and then given an underpainting in acrylic. It will be varnished so it can still fit into a standard size frame without glass. Bente

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree Card

Tree Card Acrylic on Archival Watercolor Paper $10

This card is done on Fabriano paper. The paper has been gessoed. The top coat is acrylic varnish. The image that appears here has not been folded.