Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fall Light

Fall Light 24x24x1 1/2 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped canvas SOLD

This painting is a commission I received just prior to Christmas.  I painted a smaller version of this 3 years ago.  My style has changed quite a bit since then so it was a challenge.  I am always up for a challenge and it was a good way to end the year.  Lots of splashes and drops of paint.  Layers and layers.

Blessings for a great New Year.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ewe Who

Ewe Who  Oil on Linen Gallery Wrapped Canvas  Sold

This is a "Black Sheep" version of some ewes I did a few years back.  Lots of fun.

Blessings for a great New Year to come.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Echo of Colors

Echo of Colors 12x12x 1 1/2 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

This is an acrylic painting with many splashes of color. The vibrancy is in the many layers of transparent paint and medium.  I haven't painted in this manner for some time so it has been an interesting exercise.

Blessings for a great day.


Thursday, December 17, 2015


Bouquet 12X12 Acrylic on Canvas  $150

I am revisiting a technique I haven't used for almost three years.  I realize that I haven't really painted with a brush for a considerable period of time.  I have mostly used palette knives and other implements that go with oil and oil wax combinations.

I am glad I can still do this.  Its quite a brain challenge.

The colors are cheerful, happy and hopefully will make someone very happy.

Blessings for a great day.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Gray Day

Gray Day Encaustic on Mat Board 5X7

Day two of playing with encaustics.  I started this one with india ink.  Included is watercolor, pastel, india ink, oil sticks and encaustic wax.

The day outside was gray so I used Payne's Gray.

Blessings for a great day.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces Encaustic Wax painting 5X7

This is my first go at painting with encaustics.  
I used archival mat board and of course I had to stray from the ordinary by starting on black instead of white.   Quite a challenge.  When I am painting the colors are clear and beautiful and then as it cools it gets WAXY!  Of course.

The biggest learning is that when I am watching instructions from the United States I need to remember that they are talking Fahrenheit and not Celsius!  That's pretty obvious but it just didn't occur to me until I saw the wax starting to bubble.

Oh dear!

Maybe I shouldn't admit that kind of an error.
Every mistake is a lesson learned.
I should be smart pretty soon.

Blessings for a great day.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fall Sky

Fall Sky 10X10 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper $100

This is an intuitive painting done using layers of paint, molding paste, rubbing alcohol and varnished so that it may be framed in a standard 10X10 frame without needing to use glass.

Blessings for a great day.


Friday, December 4, 2015


Coastal 7X7 Acrylic on Watercolor paper 10X10  $50

This is a more traditional painting done mostly with a palette knife on watercolor paper. I taped the  paper on a 10X10 square so that the image would fit inside the frame without needing a mat. This image appears blue in the white border but it really is white.  You can see the tree reflections in the water.  That is molding paste.

This painting would be a suitable gift for someone that has a more traditional taste.

Blessings for a great day.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Starry Night

Starry Night 11 1/2X 10 1/2 acrylic on watercolor paper $100

I don't know about you but for the last month or so the sky has been beautiful with the moon and stars shining through.  I often wake up during the night and when I gaze out and look at the beautiful light generated by the moon and stars I wonder how a person could go about capturing the impression.

That is what I am doing here.

Hope you like it.

Blessings for a great day.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winters Day

Winters Day 10X10 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper  $100

Painted to fit into a standard 10X10 frame.  It will be varnished so that no glass is required.

Blessings for a great day.