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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's on my easel

Hello friends!  Thought I would share a little piece of what is on my easel.  This one is 16 x 20 , larger than most of the ones I have been painting lately.  Experimenting.  Started with everything very wet and laid in a vase and flowers with a palette knife. After that dried I started painting this detailed geisha. I will share the whole painting with you soon. I have painted a lot of very tradional still lifes where all of the elements were finished pretty much to the same degree. This was meant to be different and may not appeal to everyone but different can be good.  

Entered two shows this week, hoping to get in but I won't hear for a while. 

Have a good day

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Two Small Ones

Hi!  Painted these two little paintings this week.  I pushed them together to shoot them but you are looking at two paintings.  These are both acrylic on 4" x 4" stretched canvases.  I ordered some wonderful custom frames in this size from Franken Frame.  They had a great sale going and they are solid wood and so nice. All black frames, I really like black for so many things. 

Working on a larger one right now, experimenting.  Working with some of the items painted very loosely and the focal point very detailed and tighter.  You'll see it at some point if it's a keeper, lol.

Tomorrow is Monday and I chair a group that meets every Monday to paint so I always look forward to Monday morning.  I hope your week is wonderful.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Red Trees

Hi there, I have worked on this painting off and on over the last several months. Paint a while, stare at it and so on. I painted this out of my head which is very unusual for me as I always use a reference or paint from life.  I wanted this grouping of red trees to feel wind blown. The landscape is kind of surreal and I went with that and added the design at the bottom as I felt it needed something else.

This is acrylic on a 16" x 20" canvas.

Thanks for visiting.  Today was warmer and sunny and I thanked God for it. I hope your day was wonderful.
Available at Gallery 42 in Mason Ohio.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brown Cow

Hi there, this little guy is painted on a 8" x 8" deep canvas in acrylics. I like these deep canvases, the smaller ones can sit on a shelf or of course hang. 

I spent the last several days testing canvases for Dick Blick, several months ago they asked me if I would do this and they arrived a few days ago.  I had to rate them for many things and do a couple of test strips of paint.  The upside is I get to keep the 8 canvases they sent. 

Busy getting ready for some upcoming shows, Spring is coming I can feel it.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rainy Days

Hi Friends,  I love changing things up and I am playing around with this new technique.  I hope it looks like a rainy day to you.  As you can see I tried a landscape and a city scene in this new style.  They are not varnished so I may go back and tweak them a bit.  I would like your feedback, do you like them ,do you think they look finished?  They are both acrylic on 8" x 10" stretched canvases. 

I hope all of you are staying warm here in the states, it has been quite the winter.  Thanks for visiting today. Hugs 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Pear

Hi there, this little pear is painted in acrylics on a 5" x 7" canvas and varnished with gloss varnish. 

I have included a photo of my set up at the new co-op, sorry the photo
isn't very good. 

Last night was the grand opening of our new co-op called The Artist Lounge. We are almost full with only a few spots left. It is very exciting and now we all have to figure out the best way to run it and of course let people know we are there. 

Have a wonderful day friends

Monday, February 3, 2014


Hi there, it is fun to try different subjects in this wet into wet style. This landscape is 5" x 7" in acrylics, I think it makes the sky very interesting.

This past Saturday was my show at The Northminster Fine Art Show.  Great weather, nice people and sales, the perfect day.  All of the paintings I sold were in my new wet style so that made me feel great. People were very interested in how they were painted and exactly what they were looking at. I have always said it just isn't enough to paint well, you need to be different.

Thank you for your continued support