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Showing posts from 2016

Winter Blooms

Very last painting in 2016.....on to a new year and hopefully a productive one!

Daily Sketch #74

I am continuing my exploration of working women at the turn of the 20th century. 

Daily Sketch #72 & #73


Love, love, love this little painting....sometimes things just happen right.  This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop ......


This oil painting is 6x6 inches on Gessobord.....finally getting back to painting after the loss of my dog.  It just takes time!!  Wishing you all a joyous season as we go through the coming days....

Winter Rose

This is a 6"x 8" oil painting on will be available in my Etsy shop.

Daily Sketch #71

These vintage glass Christmas balls are always fun to draw......

Daily Sketch #70

These are the craziest shoe find this past weekend.  They are acrylic and all fun to draw.  I want to try more drawings of these shoes.

Daily Sketch #69

This was a very FUN sketch to took a while, but I am happy with the outcome.  Now I want to do a series of them.


New work....this oil painting is about 18"x 24"... stretched canvas....

Daily Sketch #68

I love the old glass ornaments from the mid century era.  These were fun to draw...feeling a little rusty but I'll get back in the swing of things...

Daily Sketch #67

A quick little sketch...

Daily Sketch #66

Hmmmmm there is something good in both......

Daily Sketch #65

I'm a little rusty....will try this one again.....

New work.....

Do overs........

Sweet Stella

This is an older drawing that I worked back into....promise I am going to produce soon...having a bit of a time after the hurricane which greatly disrupted our lives.....


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


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.......

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. 


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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Daily sketch #50

Sushi...I have to say this was so much fun to I am going to work on a larger large?  I just don't know yet....


I gave myself about 30 minutes to complete this painting.  I wanted fresh, loose, and full of energy...sometimes I think that I paint too much.  I worked to lay down each stroke and not work back into it too much.  I enjoyed this process and will try again.  With this palette I used quinacridone Red, Azo Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium white.  In particular I loved the neutrals that I was able to get.

Daily sketch #49

Today a white chocolate meringue cupcake...

Daily sketch #48

Sushi....this was fun.......

Daily sketch #46 & #47

Worked very hard on these drawings....feeling that I am making gradual progress and feeling comfortable.


This is a 7"x 5" oil painted on Gessobord.  I used a controlled palette of Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red Med, Ivory Black, Naples Yellow, and Titanium White.  I did mix my red with a bit of Cad Orange.  My apple melted under the bright light.....the candy just slumped off.....:)

Daily sketch #45

I have been working on some daily sketches and this one was the only one I care to show....I need to keep working on the ones that didn't cut the mustard....


I enjoyed this painting and once again I need to photograph under natural lighting tomorrow morning.  The palette that I used was Cerulean Blue, Cad Orange, Cad Yellow Lt., Alizarin Crimson, Titanium White, Ivory Black, and Naples Yellow.

Daily sketch #44

This was a bit more challenging than I thought it would is a jar of honey with honeycomb.