Wednesday, August 21, 2013


                                                                                Acrylic,  8x8"

For this image, I decided to try my scanner.  The good news was it was quick and it was totally square when I went to crop.  And I know by definition, the lighting was decent.  The colors are still not quite right, but the worst part was the SOUND the poor painting made as it was removed from the scanner bed!  Scary!   I thought I had left half the painting behind.  Strangely, the painting was completely unharmed.  I did the scan after the painting was already dry for a week, but apparently it still had some objections...

Today, two people I care about very much had surgeries.  Here's to knowing all is well again....

Sunday, August 18, 2013


                                                                            Acrylic, 12x12"

Another one of my larger ones.  I offered to buy this bouquet, but then it was given to me (thanks John and Emily!).  I tried to paint my feelings about the bouquet rather than just how it looked.  I really loved this bouquet!!  Dedicated to my mother, who could use some flowers this week...

Friday, August 2, 2013


                                                                           Acrylic, 6x8"

I thought I would finally show you one of the studies I have been alluding to.  I am trying to learn how to paint people and abstract backgrounds from my own photos.  This study is part of the project I am working on with others on-line, limiting our palettes to learn more about choosing colors to interpret photos.  This study is the first one I did that went beyond monochrome.   I really didn't want to paint the parking lot that was behind the subject in the reference photo, so this is what I came up with.  New territory for me, and I had just about a half an hour to work on this one.

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