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Friday, January 13, 2017

Updated version

Hi! I reworked the painting I posted last and thought I would share the new version with you.  I added a lot of texture in the grass and cleaned up the sky.  Hopefully I improved it, sometimes you don't. I heard a great quote last night from Susan Carlin "why paint just enough when you can paint too much". Don't you love it? Lol  really I think I am happy with it and thank you for visiting me, 

Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I am still around

Hi Friends, I am so sorry I haven't been posting just lately.  I have been very busy with shows, the holidays and I am working on a commission.  This one may need a little tweaking but I wanted to post something to show I have been working.  This is a 16" X 20" stretched canvas and will probably hang in a show I have the month of March.  Working on a portrait of a beautiful little girl and her dog, I will share that soon. I hope everyone is staying warm.  Spring is right around the corner,  well maybe not, lol.  Hugs

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Showcase of Arts

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Hi there! I have been busy getting ready for Showcase of Arts, a wonderful early event held at the Cincinnati Womens Art Club. I will have an assortment of paintings but I will be returning with my little Santas again this year, they were a big hit last year. If you live in the Cincinnati area please join us. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Small bird paintings

Hi there, this is one of the things I have been working on lately.  I purchased these cut off wood pieces and as you can see I am having fun painting birds on them.  I will be doing a show the first weekend in December at the Cincinnati Women's art club in Mariemont and I plan to have some there. I put them on Facebook and people seem to like them, sold several already. Cardinals as I understand it are a sign that your deceased loved one is visiting you when you see them.  

Turning into Fall here, Pretty.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Painting outside this summer

Hi there! As we move into Fall here I looked over some of my plein air pieces from the summer.  I painted outside almost every week, sometimes on 90+ days, whew!  This might be my favorite piece from this summer.  One of the challenges to painting outside is choosing a subject quickly, cropping it to fit your canvas and not chasing the light.  Sometimes you fight it and sometimes it is a joy.  This one just kind of painted itself, I completed it in a hour and half.  When I saw that red Chevy truck poking out of there with the sunlight hitting it I just knew I had to give it a go.  This is oil on a 8" X 10" canvas, my favorite size to paint outside.  Thank you for checking i
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Festival

Hi Everyone, I want to invite you to our 11th annual Fall Festival in Deerfield Township. This Saturday September 17th from 11-5 on the corner of Snider Rd. and Irwin Simpson. My group Arts alliance Painters will have an exhibit inside the Snyder house located in the grounds. The focus of our show will be a group of paintings that were completed over the last several months. We all painted looking at the same set up painting all or part of it or just using it for inspiration. Please join us if you live in the area. 
Thanks!

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Large Commission

Hi!  I have been working on a large painting, large for me anyway.  This is oil on a 36" X 48" deep canvas and will not be framed. It was fun setting it up, the client brought some of her favorite pieces over and then I added a lot of my items. I photographed the set up and waited for her approval. I sketched it on in charcoal and then covered the canvas with thin paint getting all the shapes and values in.  I just tackled one item at a time working my way around the canvas. She stopped by yesterday to see if, I felt I had done all I could do and wanted to see if she wanted anything changed. She loved it! Whew.  I signed it and painted the edges and now it dries, I'll deliver it to her and hang it soon. I think it will look great on her wall. I love the touches of red, so glad we went with red tulips. 

Makes me think I should do more large ones.  Have a wonderful day!