September 1, 2017

and then there were two...

These huge spiders are in a web outside the gate of my neighbor's patio - yikes!


armatures...

I'm in the mood to make some new art dolls...Christmas is coming!  I've got several ideas whirling around my brain...

I've pulled out a ton of supplies - never sure what I'll use or what the doll will look like.  I love how it just seems to give birth to itself.

Different views of the first armature...




August 23, 2017

Flowers in a Glass Jar

I've started over a number of times...time to put this away for a while!


August 18, 2017

Background 101

It seems like forever since I picked up paintbrush!  I'm anxious to get back to working with oil paints.  Since this is a relatively large canvas for me 18x24, I decided to do the background and table top in acrylics.  I like to save my expensive paints for the foreground.  (Burnt umber, titanium ecru, raw sienna, titanium white, portrait pink light, Payne's gray.)

This is going to be a still life which I'm still setting up...time will tell what it will turn out to be.

August 11, 2017

Your Choice 2017

Oh boy - my artwork "Yellow Bird You Sit All Alone Like Me" is featured in the 239 section of today's Naples Daily News.  Reception and viewer's choice voting is tonight 5:30-7:30.  Come join in the fun (and please vote for me).



August 9, 2017

La, La, La, La!!!

The fat lady sings - yippee - the painter has finished our bedroom and is working on the rest of the house.  I put the bedroom "back".  It feels great not having our clothes piled up on a table in the garage. Tomorrow I'll hang artwork.  By Saturday the painter will be finished and things will be back to normal - so happy!