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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Update, Little Ballerina

Hi again, I am posting my Little Ballerina painting again because I wanted to show you the painting in the frame I may use and couldn't figure out how to add it to my last post.  Anyway here it is again, do you like this frame?  One of these days I'll figure this out, well maybe. Lol

be, lol 

Little Ballerina

Hi, sorry I haven't been posting as frequently as I would like. I've been very busy with shows and commissions. I have worked on this piece off and on for a while, it's 16" X 20" painted with the Cobra oils.  She has went through a lot of changes, I wanted it to be painterly and it might be finished.  I'll be taking it for critique when my group meets back up in a few weeks and I'll see if they like it. Critiques are really essential I think, I think sometimes you are just too close to see things. I listen to their comments and may or may not make changes, after all it's my painting. 

Merry Christmas to all of you, thank you all for
following my artistic journey this year,I'm still lovin it. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Where I will be this weekend

Hi Friends, I wanted to share this fun event with you. This weekend at the Cincinnati Women's art club in Mariemont they have a wonderful annual event called Showcase of Arts. Very upscale and a great place to shop for Christmas. I am doing this, my first time. I'll be bringing lots of small things, ornaments, small framed paintings and small paintings on box canvases. It will be my last show this year so everything is reduced. Out with the old and in with the new. I need room in my studio, ah! Lol

Hope to see you there! 

Friday, November 13, 2015


Hello there, finished this commission recently and thought I would share it with you. It is 10" x 10" on a stretched canvas.  Always a bit stressful when you share it with the client but she responded "it's perfect!"  I love that. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nancy Franke's workshop

Hi, Wednesday we drove down to Gainesville Ga. For a workshop with Nancy Franke. I have loved and admired Nancy's work for years and tried to get into one of her workshops last year.  This was about an hour north of Atlanta so one very long days drive each way.  This was two days but I wish it had been longer. 

Nancy is just a ball of energy and I loved it.  There were fifteen in our class and she ran from person to person offering instruction and wiping things with her finger, lol. She started with a demo, I have included some photos of that.  She started with a paper towel, it was pretty much an abstract painting to start, I think that a great way to end up with a loose painting.  We painted on linen panels and though I normally use stretch canvases that may have converted me. More expensive but I like the way you can wipe paint off of them.  I came home with six practice paintings, here are five of them, the one with the four small paintings took maybe ten minutes each, all of the others are about an hour.  I made notes after the workshop so I wouldn't forget anything. I have some pet commissions to finish and then I'll be doing still life's and putting some of this into practice. Totally loved the experience and I'm hoping to get her to Cincinnati to teach a workshop. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Another little one.  This little wren painting is painted in oils on a 4" x 4" stretched canvas and framed in a custom frame. Framed it measures 7" x 7".  Love these sweet little birds with their tales in the air. This is offered on a buy now through PayPal.  Just click the button and I'll get it right out to you.$65 and free shipping anywhere within the continental US.

Have a wonderful day

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Little Cat Portrait

Hi Friends, this little cat is painted on a 4" x 4" stretched canvas and framed in a custom frame, black and gold. Framed it measures 6" x 6" .  I am offering this with a buy now option, $65 and I pay shipping anywhere within the continental U.S.

Fall is here and it's just lovely, my favorite time of the year. Thank you so much for your visit.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Palette knife kitty

Hi, I painted this cat in oil in a 10" x 20" deep gallery canvas. I based it in with a brush and then went over the whole thing with a palette knife.  I painted this for a event I have the third weekend in October called Petcaso.  It raises money for pets in need in the Cincinnati area. I'll be there set up to sell and this weekend the first weekend in October I'll be at Lakota West high school at a juried arts and craft show. I think it's like their 38th year, I know most painters stay away from crafty type shows but I am hoping my small paintings will go over well. 

This week we camped in Holmes county Ohio, it's an area with lots of wonderful Amish farms. I think I got some great reference photos that I'm looking forward to painting, watch for those. 

Thanks for coming by

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pet Portrait

Hi there! I just completed this pet portrait, it is 6" x 6" and a commission. It's drying and the client loves it, such a fun painting to do with his nose so up close.  I would love to paint your pet, would make a wonderful Christmas gift?  I can paint this size for $65 or an 8" x 10" for $100.  I just love painting animals, we so love our furry babies don't we?  Email me at barbarapask@zoomtown.com and we can work out the details.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ballerina WIP

Hi, this is a work in progress. Oil on a 18" x 24" deep canvas. A larger piece for me, I am considering entering it in a competition to hang in a local hospital for a year.  Fun to paint a bit larger for a change. 

Busy as always, open house this Thursday night at the Artist Lounge in Hamilton and Saturday I am going to a plein air competition. I hope things are good in your life, thanks for your visit. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mama & Baby

Hi! I am offering this sweet painting for $70 plus $5 shipping within the continental U.S. It is painted in oils and framed in a custom frame.  Framed it measures 7" x 9"

Painted from a reference photo I took last summer, one of those shots that when you shoot it you just know you will paint it.  Thanks! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

I love old houses

Hi! Recently we camped near Yellow Springs Ohio and I ran around town shooting photos of wonderful old houses.  The picket fence drew me to this one.  There was a sidewalk in front but I made the decision not to include it.  This is water miscible oils on a 8" x 10" canvas.  Doing pretty well with the new oils, still miss tipping my brush into solvent but I'm hanging in there.  I've noticed they dry shinier than traditional oils. 

I painted this Saturday in Loveland Ohio with the Ohio Plein Air Society, I painted this painting of Rose of Sharon, I felt like doing flowers that day.  This also is the water miscible oils and is a 8" x 10" as most of mine are. 

Good to see you!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Quick Draw

Hi! Every month on second Saturday in a sweet town near me they have a street fair.  The town is Waynesville Ohio and they have art contest during the street fair.  This month was a quick draw, we had three hours to paint or draw.  I chose to paint and completed mine in plenty of time. I worked with my water miscible oils on a 8" x 10" canvas.  I always frame them even though they are wet as I think they show better.  Great news is I won People's Choice and First Place.  Such a great day, I left the painting in a local gallery for the month.  Next month is plein air and we have most of the day to paint, I'll be there.  Here's my painting, a cute shop that just happened to have this bicycle in front with buckets of flowers attached, 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Still life

Hi Friends, painted this one not too long ago, it is oil on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas.  

I recently switched to Cobra water miscible oils.  They are oils in every way but the linseed oil in them breaks down with water so they are soap and water clean up. I decided to try to paint healthier and make the switch. You need to stay out of the water if you use them, mixing them with water isn't a good idea as the water evaporates and they become sticky. They make linseed oil for them you can mix throughly into the paint to thin them.  I plan to stay with them. I will keep you posted.

I donated a painting to the Mason Historical Society of their old fire truck Old Betsy.  They auctioned it off at the ice cream social Tuesday night and all of the proceeds went to them, $660 , not bad. I am selling prints if you live in the area and you are interested let me know. 

Good to see you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Hi there! This little oil painting is offered with a buy now option. Comes framed in a custom black frame and including frame it measures 7" x 7"  a sweet painting painted from a photo I took in a park near my home.  I had such fun shooting these photos, my husband was feeding them while I squatted down and shot photos very near their faces.  This painting is $65 plus $5 shipping, I ship within the continental U.S. 

Thanks for visiting me

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tiny cow painting

Hello, I am offering this little painting on a buy now through PayPal. It is painted in oils on a 4" x 4" stretched canvas and comes in a wood black custom frame, framed it measures 7" x 7". It is $65 plus $5 shipping, I ship anywhere within the continent US. 

Tomorrow night is open house at the Artist Lounge, 105 East Main St. in Mason, stop by from 5-9 for a fun night, drinks, food, music and great art. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Another Cow

Hello there, you meet the nicest people online. One of the wonderful people that follows my blog is from France and her name is Martine Alison, she saw the last cow painting I posted and graciously offered to email me photos of cows. This is one of those images with a few changes that I painted, a French cow. This is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas. Thank you thank you Martine, they'll be more cow paintings
to follow.  Her paintings are lovely and her blog is so interesting to visit, please stop by there. Martinealison.blogspot.com. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Hi there!  Starting to work on a few paintings for an upcoming show called "Chickens Pigs Cows and Roosters"  painted this big boy on a 8" x 10" canvas in oils. 

My opening was very nice, lots of nice people came by.  The show will hang until June 13th, hope you can stop by to see it. 

Hope you are having a wonderful day

Friday, May 15, 2015

My Opening

If you live near Mason Ohio I would love to see you at my opening Thursday night.  I have about 25 paintings in this exhibit and I am hoping for a crowd. So much fun with a crowd and we have food and wine, lol.  Hugs

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Hi! I painted this still life from a set up, I just love painting melons of any kind. This is oil on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. 

This painting is offered on a buy now through PayPal for $65 and $5 shipping within the continental U.S.  It comes to you unframed but it is a standard size to frame. 

Thanks for checking in on me

Monday, April 27, 2015

Soft Shades

Hi there!  This is one of two paintings I entered in the Woman's art club show, they only may take one and they chose the other.  I was very happy to be chosen, it's their 122nd annual show.  My painting sold, actually twice.  I had to paint it a second time for another lady. It was the two white ducks I posted a while back.  This painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas, painted from life.  

This Friday night in Evendale Ohio I have two paintings in the Evendale art show, it's only hangs for the weekend but it's such a nice show.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Another Chicken

Hi friends, this chicken was painted from a photo I took last year, I loved that I caught him with his foot in the air.  This is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas.  

We had the opening of the Cincinnati Women's art club show.  I didn't win anything but my painting sold so actually I did win.  It's such a wonderful thing when someone wants to live with one of your paintings. 

Tonight is open house at the Artist Lounge in Mason, I will be painting.  Please stop by from 5-9, it's a fun time. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Girl Watcher

Hi there,  isn't this a handsome boy, I think he has his eye on the girls, lol  This is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas.  Fun to paint and I just finished a chicken too. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Little squirrel

Hi!  This little squirrel painting is oil in a 5" x 7" canvas panel.  Squirrels are so much fun and they eat most of the feed we put out for the birds and we don't mind,  well not too much, lol.  I'm offering this one with a buy now option, $50 and I'll pay the shipping anywhere within the continental US. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Little Still Life

Hi Friends!  Spring has sprung here and I'm loving it, soon I'll be outside painting.  This little oil painting is a 5" x 7" , painted from life. 

Busy as always, just entered a couple of shows.  In May I will be the featured artist at Gallery 42 so I'm starting to think about that too.  This coming Thursday is Open House at the Artist Lounge in Mason. Stop by if you are in the area, fun night with food wine music and demos. 

Great to see you

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Brush & Palette show

Hello! I paint with a group of ladies every Tueday called the Brush & Palette Painters. The group formed over 50 years ago and I'm proud to be a member. Every March we hang a show of our paintings at the Cincinnati Women's Art club in Mariemont. Friday night was our opening, such a fun night and our opening was well attended.  Yesterday myself and two other ladies from our group went back down and painted while we chatted with people that came by to see our show. I find that the majority of people that come to see you demo are artists and I'm happy to share any pointers with them I can. Please visit our show if you live near Cincinnati or come to visit. 

Here I am painting and this is a photo of my finished painting. 8" x 10" oil

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reworked this one a bit

Hi there, this painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas. I painted this one from a set up, I love painting from life. I looked at it for a while and found it kind of boring so went back in and added color and softened things up. I'm liking it now. 

Thanks for visiting me on this cold winter day.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Small animal paintings

Hello hello! This little duck is painted in oils in a 4" x 4" stretched canvas and the cow is also oils on a 5" x 7" panel.  My husband says animals are your thing, I do enjoy painting them but as you can tell I love to paint just everything. 

More snow here last night, I'm so ready for spring. I have places to go and things to do! Hehe

I hope the snow isn't interfering in your life too much, assuming it's winter where you are. 

See you soon
R both are sold

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Trying new things

Hi Friends, sorry I haven't been posting as often but I am busy painting.  I started this still life a few weeks ago, it's oil in a 11" x 14" canvas.  It was fine, just fine.  Sometimes I think it isn't enough to to just paint well you need to be a bit different.  Anyway I went back into this adding soft color over the whole painting and then going back and tweaking a few areas. 

I have several things coming up.  This Thursday I am in a show called " Tiny" , I painted three 4" x 4" paintings for the show and they all were accepted.  I just entered two other shows and the whole month of March my Tuesday group The Brush & Palette Painters will have a show at the Cincinnati Womens Art Club. 

Thank you for visiting

Friday, January 30, 2015


I enjoy painting animals and I find them easier to paint than some things with their definite blocks of color.  I say that but that doesn't mean it's easy. I find that people really enjoy viewing paintings of animals too.  This beautiful cat belongs to our co-op owner, actually this is one of two cats that live at the co-op.  The dog belongs to a man I attended school with, he posted it on Facebook and I loved the image and he gave me permission to paint it.  The cat is 8" x 8" and I'll be taking it along to sell at the Northminster Art Fair next Saturday.  The dog is wet but it's available if you're interested. It is 8" x 10" and both are oil. 

So good of you to come by

Monday, January 19, 2015

Flowers flowers flowers

Hi! I am a flower painting fool lately. Lol. This one is oil on a 10" x 20" stretched gallery canvas.  

Also I am framing and getting ready for the Northminster Fine Art Show on February 7th on Compton Rd. This is a wonderful juried show and I feel honored to be included.  I paint a lot of small 4" x 4"'s for the show, everyone has room for a little painting, right? The second photo I have posted shows a few of those little paintings framed.

Thanks for visiting me!

Monday, January 5, 2015

New camera

Hi everyone and happy new year! I purchased a new camera, another Canon Powershot but I wore out my other one.  It came today and I shot this photo, thinking I'm lovin it!  This is oil on a 6" x 8" canvas. Painting some smaller ones for an upcoming show in February. 
Back on EBay, check out the paintings I added.  Haven't quite figured out how to add a link from my iPad,  you can enter "Pask" in the search bar.

Good to see you!