Thursday, November 16, 2017


This is a paper painting ..... Color aid papers, beads, specialty glitter paper, origami paper, eventually I want to translate this into oil and mixed media.....I began this process with several detailed drawings.

New work and re-do's on some older works

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New work

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.


New work

For me it's all about simplification....

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

Friday, November 3, 2017

#9 of 30

Moving right along with my 30 portrait studies.  I am learning and growing as I go along.  I use from my sources of inspiration ....Sarah Sedwick........John Singer Sargeant.....what better artists to help light the way.  I enjoy the challenge of age as well as ethnicity.  Because I must work from a photo it is important to not draw as though it were as paint by number.  It is difficult.   I try very hard to look at light and shadow shapes and lay the value in as I see it....working quickly and decisively.......

 " Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."

Friday, October 27, 2017


My objective today was to work as quickly and objectively as possible and paint an image that felt, smelled, and tasted like a pomegranate.  Rendering what I saw was really secondarily an goal.  It was hard because I had to stay in the moment as much as possible.

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. Hans Selye


Trying some new collage work....It is stimulating and I want to see where it can take me.  This is paper and bling...of course a little bling
Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.     
Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

#8 of 30

Moving right along with my sketches.  This gal was from 1924...isn't she a beauty?

You Cannot Have A Positive Life and A Negative Mind
                                                                                         Joyce Meyer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

#7 of 30

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”– Martin Luther King

#6 of 30

Moving right along....still had to do this one twice.....I must remember that a light touch is required and not to draw the image in, no , is important to make marks spontaneously as you see each value and contour line.  I am looking at the drawing of Sargeant.....good place to start?

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”– Chinese Proverb