Friday, December 01, 2006


I'm without the particular color of blue that I've used in all the other pear paintings to mix the green. It was a super-crappy cheap-o tube from a little set that I bought for my daughter to play around with and I just really liked the blue and tried it out. Somewhere between here and Nevada, I've lost, tossed or used it up... now what to do?

Thursday, November 16, 2006


If any of you are thinking about ordering Chrismas cards, now is the time! I've already got a couple orders in the works and I am a little slow-going this year with the whole, you know, screaming baby thing going on!

The link to the Canstruction slideshow in the post below is NOT the 2006 winners but, just a sample of some past 'canstructions' (see comment on last post). Sorry, me type too hasty! If you take the link and look at the 2003 winners, there is a supa-cool portait of THE KING!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I love this! This is the link to the slide show of the 2006 winners of "Canstruction"... which is a design competition, whose sculptures are made entirely out of canned food that is donated to local food banks! Brilliant!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Where I DO live...

Along the fence in my backyard ... these won't last long, it's gonna get CCCccold real soon.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lino cut

This frog is 4x6 ... it's an old dude I found sitting around... funny the things you find when you move and have to pack and un-pack.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Face Painting

Worked on the face today... I am going to put it up in the livingroom and have it stare at me for the rest of the evening... see how I feel about it in the morning.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Finally back to work! I better get this done before the kid doesn't look like this anymore! (and before I have another one.)
I didn't work on the face at all, the far background(wall) or the socks but, everything else got at least a once over... I am thinking I am done with the purple pillow on the right and maybe even done with the couch? Continued with the same colors as previously used , I just thickened and darkened everything up.
Hopefully more very soon!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Almost there...

The houseguests are gone, the boxes are unpacked... and I just got and installed a big light in the dark basement... paint be happenin' soon?

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Three whole months?

Yes, it's been three whole months since I have posted on here!! But, I have moved across the country (once again) and am still unpacking boxes.... hopefully, I will unpack some brushes soon and get motivated to do some painting!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

stage 2 and stage 3...

In this first picture, I primarily worked on the hair (darkened darks, lightened lights and then used a transparent wash of yellow ochre over all the hair), and I mixed a medium grey for the shadow areas on the face and white for the highlights and used some watered down crimson for the "red" areas on the face... I then used a light grey wash over all the face.

In the second picture, I used various strength pink washes from Titanium White and Crimson for the socks, sweater and low-lights in the pillow, a light wash of cobalt on the jeans... I darkened in the eye area with the blue, (just for shape) and did a couple of light washes with a flesh tone made from cadium yellow, raw sienna, crimson and white on the face.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Portrait of an artist's daughter....

I've started a new painting... a portrait of the kid. It'll be 16x20 and I am doing it in acrylic (yeah, acrylic). I started the underpainting (below) this weekend, using Liquitex Basics in raw and burnt sienna, and Windsor and Newton Galeria's Titanium White (so, translation: these company's cheapest grade paints) very thinly, very much like watercolor.... We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

wintah blues

"Morning Adirondak"

So, when does beach weather start up again?

Friday, January 06, 2006

More flamingoes

I really need to get in gear and finish this project... I've got several 'starts' of flamingoes and penguins but, nothing complete. I am determined to have them done and framed by Monday! For Christmas, I got my regular supply of brushes from my brother and some extra goodies... a couple of products which I have never tried before! One is Windsor and Newton Blending Medium for watercolor and the other is, (also W&N), Texture Medium for watercolor! I've never used anything but WATER and paint for watercolor, so I am excited to try these...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

If I thought Penguins were funky ... I started putting down some ideas for the Flamingo, these birds are pretty wild as well. Their funky chunky knees that bend both ways and the beak and legs that are both much longer than I had thought!