Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Trees

This is what I am drawn to now; the promise of warm weather.

Wonderful fragrance!

Mystery tree
The most amazing smell!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Garden Blog

Pictures From the Summer Garden

Spring desert wild flowers that grew everywhere.

They were the result of a wet fall.

This is the new arbor that Dave built.

The previous one blew down in a fierce wind storm

The happy farmer sowing his crop.

Herbs, radish, lettuce, cabbage, and more.

Look at the grapes now!

Here is where we have breakfast!

Melons, Marigold and Morning Glories

Mostly herbs and flowers

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

thinking-daydreaming a painting

Acrylic, pastel and colored pencil on paper.

Measurements: 11 width x 15 inches 140 lb watercolor paper.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Acrylic pastel colored pencil, on 140 lb watercolor paper.
Measurements: 11-1/2 inches width x 11 inches height.

Monday, September 3, 2007

more paintings

Acrylic, pastel, and colored pencil on 120 lb watercolor paper.
Measurements: 9 inches height x 12 inches width.

New Painting

Acrylic, pastels, colored pencil on 140 lb watercolor paper.
Measurements= aprox. 9-3/4 x 9

Friday, August 31, 2007

Mixing Media

Acrylic, pastels, and colored pencil, on paper 11 x 15.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Three graces - yellow and pink

Two more paintings:

Acrylic, pastel,colored pencil on 140 lb watercolor paper.
Measurements are: 11" inches x 15" inches.

These will be on sale at Art by Us soon.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Summer Flowers

I am having fun painting children, gives me an excuse to paint
polka dot dresses, which are still my favorite by the way.

Acrylic pastels and colored pencil on 1/4 inch wood,
measurements: 9 inches width x 11 inches height.

This one is on auction, buy it now at Art by Us

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

at the beach

This was inspired by a bridesmaid picture I saw.
It is acrylic with pastels and colored pencil

Friday, June 29, 2007

Latest paintings

These are both acrylic, pastel and colored pencil on watercolor paper.
This is a series of paintings dealing with letting go of old dreams and making way for new ones.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What to do?

This painting has been a work in progress for a long time. I really need to either finish it, or start over. I painted it on particle board and I was going to make a folding screen, but the "wood" is way to heavy. I also chipped it when I moved (3 times) and have basically been in a block trying to decide what to do. Here is the painting:

On one hand I need to finish it. I am open to what finishing it could mean.
- It could mean finishing this one and repairing the chip and coming to terms with the weight of it and creating a stand for it.

- It could mean finishing this one (u)and creating another one like it that is lighter in weight and could be either a triptich and hung or a folding screen.

- It could mean getting rid of the heavy one and not finishing it and just making a new one using the old one for a reference, but changing some colors and updating the painting with techniques and skills that I have learned since I made that one.

it is Mercury Retrograde and I am using the energy to "re-" do, review, re-think.... you get the picture.

I am posting this on my other LJ blog because I would like suggestions brain storms or votes, I really can't make up my mind what to do. I love this painting... HELp!!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Last night's work

Last night I really felt in the mood to paint. I have a large bin of sketches for future paintings. I decided to pull out a couple randomly and work on them.

and a smaller Artist Card:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New painting

I love painting faces:

(acrylic on paper with crackle finish 9" inches x 12" inches)

Most of the faces I paint are mixtures of people I have known or seen. I love trying to capture the in-between moments of a change of expression.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Inspired by Fraktur:

I have always liked the beautiful combination of Pennsylvania German and Dutch folk art. I love the way handwritten text is combined with drawings for legal documents, and for family records. I am playing with using elements of this style in some of my work, just playing around.

I also love the German Fraktur Blackletter style Fraktur. I have never been able to learn it.
An example of Fraktur document: here

I will be posting my paintings here:

I will start with some older paintings and as I make new ones I will showcase them here.

This is an acrylic painting on wood. The sides and the back are painted black.There is an old world crackle finish applied. It is sprayed with a light acrylic gloss to enhance the colors and protect the surface.