Friday, September 30, 2016


Love  6x6 oil on Premium quality Gessobord

Being a little stubborn, I was wanting to do a word painting without using my brush.  In thinking about it I wondered what would happen if I used the old credit card trick on this wonderful Gessoboard.  Since I had a few small boards I gave it a whirl.  I rather like it.

Blessings for a great day.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Silver Creek

Silver Creek 8x8 Oil on Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Paper  $55

In preparation for painting on Ampersand Gessobord I thought I would paint another painting on the W&N oil painting paper which is the closest I can come to the Gessobord.  Gessobord is not available in Canada, to my knowledge so I need to import from the United States which makes an expensive product even more so.  If anyone knows of a good Canadian supplier I would truly appreciate that info.

Blessings for a great day.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Gold

Fall Gold, oil on W&N oil painting paper  7 3/4 X 11 unframed

I am showing you this image framed and unframed.  It is painted on paper so I was able to cut it to fit a cherry red wood frame that I had.  It looks great in this frame and the two would need to go together as it is no longer a standard size.

Blessings for a great Fall.


Monday, September 19, 2016


Joy 12x12 Oil on Canvas $150

I do love colors.  I am happy to be back playing with color and thick juicy oil in combination with my palette knife.  Here I am working towards doing a larger 40x40 gallery canvas so I am playing with paint and colors.  It feels good and it feels right.

Blessings for a great day.


Friday, September 16, 2016


Sunflowers 8x8x1 1/2 Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas  $110

Painted on the sides so that it can be hung without a frame.

It's fun playing with my oils again.  Must be the time of the year or season or light or mood that makes one medium more of a draw than another.  I have been asked how I decide and all I can say is it depends on my mood.  I wanted to paint a bright and cheery painting that could bring a smile to someone's day.

Hope you like it.

Blessings for a great day.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Akee  8x10x1 1/2  on canvas  $110.

This one started with random acrylic underpainting with a coat of gesso on top.  It reminded me of our trip to Uculet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, now affectionately called Ukee.

It is painted on the sides so that it may be hung without a frame.

Please know that there is thick oil paint so it would need to dry before being able to be shipped.

Blessings for a great day.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Mystery, oil and mixed media on canvas

Mystery 9X12 oil and Mixed media on canvas  $110

This painting started with random strokes of resist when I was painting some collage paper.   I didn't want to waste the paint that was going over the edge of the paper so I grabbed some gessoed canvases to use as the table top.  Then I randomly added some aggressive strokes of color that worked very much like a Notan. The next step was to add collage paper in areas.  When it was dry I topped the surface with clear gesso. Then I painted the intuitive landscape with oil.

I have decided to join Dreama Tolle Perry in her online oil painting course.  The colors that I've used here are her color selection.  I am hoping this will bring me back to my oil paints with a lot of vigor and intuition.

Blessings for a great day.


Monday, September 5, 2016

A Bit of Whimsy

A Bit of Whimsy

Watercolor on cold pressed watercolor paper.  A small watercolor that could be a card.

Someone asked me at my studio tour how I decide which medium I am going to paint with that day.  For me it has everything to do with mood.  If I feel like flinging paint around it's usually acrylic.  This card was a quick sketch of towns in Denmark. For experimentation it is likely encaustic or cold wax and if it is the scenery that is calling me that day out come the oils.  They all get used but for different things and different moods.

Blessings for a great day.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Early Morning

Early Morning  10X10 Mixed media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas  $110

It is painted on the side so that no frame is needed.

I have used painted textured rice paper, acrylic paint, fineline bottles with fluid acrylics, alcohol and an oil pen.

Blessings for a great day.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pear son

Pear son  12X12 Acrylic on Canvas  $145

Continuing with the pear theme.

Happy long weekend everyone.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Pear of Us

Pear of Us  9X12 Acrylic on Canvas $110.00

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pear 8x8 Acrylic $100

Summer holidays are over, visitors on their way home and now its time to look forward to Fall.  One of the great treats are the garden harvest.  I thought that would be a good subject to get to my painting.

I usually paint in oil but thought I'd give my acrylics a whirl.

Blessings for a great day.