Monday, December 31, 2012
Hello and Happy New Year, Sorry I haven't posted for a bit, between the holiday and being sick this is the first thing I have painted in a while. I finally did a little painting last night and felt like a bird was the right thing to paint. The photo of the seagull came from a reference photo on Paint my Photo. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. Have a wonderful safe holiday.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hello and Happy Holidays, Christmas is almost here and I think I am ready. Still sneaking in some painting time. I started this Monday and finished it today. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. I painted the canvas black first and applied texture
Monday, December 17, 2012
Hi there, This little painting is one of my granddogs Ginger, I gave it to my son in law yesterday for his birthday. This is acrylic on a 5 x 7 canvas. I am the chairperson for a group of artists, we meet weekly. I feel so blessed to hang with a group of people that share my love of art. We had our little Christmas party today and played the game where you can steal each others gifts. It was wild and crazy, lol. Sooo much stealing, lol. I hope you are enjoying the holidays. Please consider entering your email address in my "Google Group" box to receive my posts. Have a wonderful day
Monday, December 10, 2012
Hi, I painted this dog today from a reference photo on Paint My Photo. Someone put me onto this site, lots of nice photos to paint and you have permission to do so. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Animals are fun to paint, I should do more. Christmas is quickly approaching, I hope your enjoying the rush.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hello there I have been very busy working on a large painting for a competition but I wanted to post. Here is my display for the Middletown Pendleton Art Center. We will be open tomorrow night from 5-9 and on Saturday from 11-3. We normally only open on the first Friday of each month and the following day. This month we will also be open on Saturday the 15th from 11-5, we wanted to offer some additional hours with Christmas approaching. So if you live near Middletown Ohio please stop by. First Friday is such a fun night with music, food and all of the studios are open to browse. There are 4 Pendleton Art Centers and ours is the newest with 3 floors of studios. This month I have a good selection of smaller inexpensive paintings, just right for Christmas. I share my studio with 9 other very talented artists. I hope you are well on your way to be ready for Christmas, I'll be ready when I run out of time, lol. So great of you to visit me
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hello, I painted this a few days ago from a set up. I really don't drink wine or champagne but I grab up the bottles to paint. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas, I really like the deep rich green color of the bottle. Starting to give some thought to a competition piece for February, this is at a local gallery and the theme is Shakespeare. So many things to choose from, my head is swimming. Thank you so much for visiting, love reading your comments.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Hi there, This little painting measures 4" x 12", painted on a stretched canvas with painted edges. I am hanging this in my studio for the month of December, hoping smaller paintings like this may sell for Christmas. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing it at email@example.com Lots going on with this one, another mixed media painting. I can't believe it is time to start shopping for Christmas as it is just weeks away. I hope you will consider buying something handmade this year for someone you love. Have a wonderful day
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Hi there, Artworks is based in Cincinnati Ohio, they do many many things and among them are painting large murals on the sides of buildings downtown. Secret Artworks is their big fundraiser that they have once a year. Artist submit 5" x 7" paintings unsigned and people attend the event paying $100 and that includes appetizers, drinks and they get to choose one of our little paintings. You don't know who the artist is until you choose your painting and the information is on the back. I have donated paintings to the event for the last 4 years. The event was tonight so I think it's ok to show you my little paintings. I did submit 2 paintings to Representative Beck's holiday card contest. Last year I won and this year one of my paintings took an honorable mention. The opening was Monday night and the paintings will hang for about a month in the Mason Community Center on Mason Montgomery Rd. Stop by and see the show if you are in the area. He went in a very different direction this year and chose a sketch of a bare tree with a single ornament hanging on it. Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi, I am working on a few smaller paintings to sell in my studio during the Christmas season. I think it is hard to choose art for someone else but I think if they are priced right they make nice gifts. I will have this painting on here for a week or so with a buy now option, after that I will take it to my studio if it doesn't sell by then. This cute little painting measures 4" X 12" on a stretched canvas with painted edges so you do not need a frame. You can purchase it through paypal for $60, shipped only within the continental US.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Hi there, This is another new painting enjoying the process of mixed media. I applied the patterned paper, painted the bridal gown and added a raised pattern with a stencil and finished off the edges and pattern with metallic gold. This is painted on a 10" X 20" stretched canvas that is 1 1/2" deep. The art show in Indian Hill was a fun event. We had a good crowd Friday night with yummy food and Saturday though quieter was a great time to visit with the other artists. I sold 2 paintings, I of course of hoping for more but it just seems to be a tough time to sell art. However I just keep creating it because that is what I do and I love it so.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hi Friends, This is quite different for me and I like it. I have been playing around lately with some mixed media. I applied a patterned paper to the canvas first then applied texture with medium. I painted on my pear and then with a stencil added the raised vine pattern on the right and lastly used metallic gold paint on the edges and the raised vine. I have worked very hard for years to learn to paint in a very traditional style however I am just having a ball with this. I can do both, right? I don't want to get too crafty but I think I can add some of this and still show that I can paint. What do you think? This is painted on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Hope you enjoy it, there will be more to follow. lol Tomorrow I hang my art for the Indian Hill Fine Art Collectors Weekend, the show is
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hi, I was in the mood to paint something for Fall. I wanted to paint a pumpkin and of course blue being the complement to orange I thought this worked and I threw in a few sunflowers. I love that little curved shadow that follows the curved stem. I have always loved blue and white and have quite a collection of this hand turned pottery. This is acrylic on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas. This painting is available on a buy now option through Paypal for $170 with free shipping, shipped only within the continental US. Thank you so much for visiting.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hi, When I was trying to think of a title for this little painting the song "I Feel Pretty" came to mind. One of those silly little songs that gets stuck in your head from time to time, if you find yourself singing it after this don't blame me, lol. This painting was painted from a set up, it is acrylic on a 6" X 6" museum quality Raymar panel. I am offering this with a buy now option on Paypal, $80 with free shipping. Shipped only within the continental US. Please consider entering your email in my Google Group box to receive my posts.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hello, I have been getting ready to do a local art show in a few weeks in Indian Hill in Cincinnati. I am super excited to do this show for the first time and have great hopes for it. I painted these tiny little paintings to fit these two custom gold frames I bought a while back. The paintings are oil and measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". I am taking these paintings, several 6" x 6" paintings and many 8 x 10's as space is limited. I hope things are good in your life and thank you for checking in on me.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hello Friends, This original painting was painted from a reference photo I took a few weeks ago while out camping. This time of year before they harvest soybeans the fields have this wonderful golden color. This is acrylic painted on a textured stretched canvas. Please understand the color may vary between the image you see on your screen and the actual painting due to my digital camera results and your monitor. Thank you so much for visiting, please come again.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Hi and welcome, This original acrylic painting is painted on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I love painting flowers and poppies are one of my favorite flowers. I am offering this painting on a buy now option through Paypal, $185 and shipped only within the continental US. Please understand the colors from this image and the actual painting may vary due to my digital camera results and your monitor.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Hello and welcome, I just completed this 11 x 14 acrylic painted on a textured stretch canvas. I am happy with this, the painterly feel and soft edges. I just love old houses, bet you didn't know that, lol. This is available on paypal with a buy now option. $180, shipped only within the continental US. The colors may vary slightly between the image on your screen and the actual painting due to my digital camera results and your monitor. Thank you so much for you visiting me, please take time to comment.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Hi there, I have decided to list this painting on Ebay and offer 20% of the selling price to Susan Komen foundation. As you are probably aware October is breast cancer awareness month. I lost my mother several years ago to breast cancer and some of my dearest friends have fought the battle, one is a man and I think we all need to be aware that it can effect men too. Check out the auction
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hello there I am offering this painting on a buy now option through paypal. This is an original oil on a stretched canvas, it comes framed in this wonderful solid wood 3" frame that is gold leafed. Email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Hello, This acrylic painting is painted on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas that I first applied a texture too. It is painterly and soft with a pale yellow background. The colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image you have on your screen due to my digital camera results and your monitor. Have a wonderful day, please visit again.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Hello, I painted this from a reference photo I took a few years ago. It is a little early here yet for fall colors assuming we will have any with our very dry year. I just loved this row of orange trees reflecting in the lake. This one I based in with acrylics then pre mixed my oils and went over it. That was a good way to work as it kept my oils clean knowing exactly where I was going. This is painted on a 8 x 10 canvas and will be available after some drying time. Good of you to visit, please take time to comment. I love reading them!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hi, I painted this from a reference photo I took a while back. This is acrylic on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas and is available on a buy now option through Paypal for $180
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hi there, I decided to paint this again but somewhat larger. The first time I painted it 8 x 10, this painting is 16 x 20. I did make a few changes, you know how that goes, lol. A few days ago I dropped it off at the Cincinnati Women's Art Club members show. It will open this Sunday and hang for about a month. Thank you for stopping by~
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Hi, Just put the final little tweaks on this and here it is. It is acrylic on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Brighter color for the sky than I normally go with but I like it. I textured the canvas first and then applied the paint. Have a fantastic day!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Hi there, I completed this the other day in acrylics on a 10" X 10" stretched canvas. I applied a texture to the canvas before I started. I like the looseness of this. Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting me.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hello, I painted this little painting yesterday. It is acrylic on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel. These precious shoes are more than 50 years old and belonged to my husband's cousin. I am offering it framed in a 3" black frame. This frame is gorgeous. I hope you are having a good day
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Hi, Another little flower painting. I have this gorgeous Rose of Sharon bush next to my house so I cut a few and put them in one of the little Ball jars that I have. The flowers are fun to paint but this jar is just too much fun. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. I applied texture first in a kind of sunburst pattern. Thank you for visiting. :)
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hello there, This unusual house is near here, I love the shape of it and the metal roof. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. I took other photos of it from the side and may paint it again at some time. Consider adding your email to my Google Group box to receive my posts. Have a wonderful day
Friday, August 17, 2012
Hello there This painting was started on location and finished in my studio, it is acrylic on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel. I liked it so much I am painting it on a 16 x 20 canvas. I really like the light in the background and how it draws your eye there. I hope you like it too. I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Hello there, Last week I was looking at a very ugly tree in our yard, a rather deformed old Crabapple tree and I noticed how great it looked with the little apples growing on it. I just had to go out and cut a few limbs and try to paint it. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Hope you enjoy it. I am so busy right now painting some very large paintings. I'll tell you more about it later but I am painting for a gallery in Texas. I have two 30" x 40" paintings going right now, very large for me. Have a great day!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Hi there, I am not a wine drinker but I thought this title was humorous. I really had a great time with this one. I taped off four squares on the front, applied medium let that dry then applied tissue paper for more texture. The last thing I did before painting was to add that fan texture. I am really into adding more interesting elements into my paintings so when you get up close you see the added texture. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10, 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas. The ridges are catching some light so they appear lighter than they are, added a close up view too. Great of you to visit, please comment. Have a wonderful weekend.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Hi there, Can you tell I like flowers? I guess I must, lol. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I really do paint other things but flowers just seem to draw me in. I have included a close up view also.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Hi, I painted this last week and I set up some silk daisies to look at. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I applied lots of layers and used a palette knife on the flowers. Something I like about this is the whole painting has a soft look but yet the white flowers stand out. I have included a close up view also.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Hello there, I just finished a 3 day workshop with the amazing artist Chuck Marshall. It was a plein air workshop, we worked in and out of the rain. We did a lot of starts, painting 3 or 4 paintings each day. I came home after and made notes for myself, things to keep reminding myself, "block in the large shapes", "lay on clean colors on top with a gentle touch" and most importantly for me think "design, design, design". I painted this one recently, acrylics on a 8 x 10, 1 1/2" deep canvas. I toned the canvas red and allowed a lot of that red to peek through. This was painted mostly with a palette knife and at the end I allowed thinned down red paint to drip from my poppies. So happy to see you, you do know I can see you don't you? hmm, lol
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Hello, As some of you know I have been working with acrylics a lot lately. I have been trying different things and I really like this one. I like the abstract background with the sunflowers painted on top. This is painted on a 12" x 12" stretched canvas. I appreciate your feedback. This painting journey is challenging and so much fun. Have a wonderful day ~ Thank you for visiting
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hi Folks! I painted this last week during Paint the Town in Loveland, there were Tiger lilies growing along the bike trail and I just love them. This is acrylic on a 6 X 6 canvas that is 1 1/2" deep. You can set it on a shelf or hang it on the wall. I did something a bit different with this one, after I finished I used medium and applied a vine pattern to the front. The medium dries pretty much clear and is raised, an interesting touch I think. Hope you can see the pattern well enough. You can purchase this with a buy now option on Paypal, pretty sure you don't even have to sign up to buy. This is $50 with free shipping anywhere within the continental US. Please be advised the colors in the actual painting may vary from the image you see on screen due to my digital camera results and your monitor.