Friday, October 21, 2016


This is our Sadie dog...a very sweet and gentle creature.  I am beginning to work again...Hurricane Matthew was so disrupting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Good Morning Everyone,
We are back having evacuated during Hurricane Matthew.  We have a home to come home to with minor damage.  I will be back painting in a few days when all of the cleanup is done.  So grateful to come home.......

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spring Landscape

This small 6"x 8" oil painting is painted on Gessobord.  I enjoyed the entire process from the notan to the finished stroke.  I concentrated my attention to my brushstrokes keeping them to a minimum.  It was an exercise in discipline. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Fun, fun painting to do.  I used a simple palette of Vermillion, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Cad Yellow Lt, and Titanium White.  Well, I did use a touch of Dioxazine Purple.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Daily Sketch #53

This was a pretty difficult shoe to sketch with all of the straps and glitter.  It feels a little wonky and I may have to try this again to get a good drawing.  I bought this pair of shoes for $1.00....I love these crazy high heel shoes which I don't ever nor would I ever wear!  But nonetheless they are very fun to draw and paint.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Abstracts

Neutral Nirvana

There are times when all I want to paint is an abstract.  Yesterday I decided to use 3 colors and explore the neutrals that I could obtain.  I used Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, and Yellow Ochre.  I know a strange combination....but look at the gorgeous neutrals!  Ahhh makes my heart go pit a pat!!!:)
I am actually going to pursue this further because it has sparked an idea that is just frantic to get out!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Daily Sketch #52

Sitting in my studio this afternoon and relaxing with my sketchbook and pencil....quiet afternoon.....

Daily sketch #51

I went treasure shopping yesterday and found this small earthenware decanter which I believe may be raku.  It is lovely.  It isn't crooked it is the way that the paper folded when I photographed it.  Anyway the shape and decoration make this a very special piece.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Chocolate Cherry Bliss

This was a fun painting....I gave myself 30 minutes and limited my strokes and tried not to work over an area more than needed.  I used a simple palette of Vermillion, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Titanium White.  I love the color harmony when using a limited palette.