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.