Sunday, February 11, 2018

Portrait #12

This portrait went a little easier....I will do #11 over again....I learned a great deal from this one.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Portrait #11

This beautiful woman captivated my attention.....I found her on Pinterest....She is from the Beja people .....a true Egyptian.....I didn't capture her exactly....but I caught some of her beauty...

Saturday, January 27, 2018


New work.....revisiting some lessons from Dennis Perrin classes......this reminds me of the song from long long ago.....they brought her tea and oranges that came all the way from China.....does anyone remember? I remember the night vividly....

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Mary.....when called

I am taking a class by Kara Bullock titled 'Let's Face It'.  I am going to explore the portrait and figure in this class which is a direction I have wanted to explore for a very long time.  In this painting I used the Zorn palette which is a palette of only 3 colors and white.  The colors are Vermilion, Ivory Black, Yellow Ocher, Titanium White.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sweet Grass

Finished this painting today....this lady was making her baskets and selling them at the South Carolina Artisans' Center....I loved the light in this image.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Reworked this painting and am greatly pleased with the result.When do you know when a painting is done.  I used to have an instructor in school that said "when a painting breathes on its know the painting is done."  I think you can just feel it when it is complete...........

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

Thursday, November 30, 2017