Saturday, May 26, 2007

I have many small pieces ready to paint now.
I not only have the commission going, but was
away from the studio and so took along the small
gesso boards and have over a dozen ready to work
on now that I can get my hands on my paints!
Stay tuned!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Photo Of My Studio Mascot

I give you this to enjoy while I am working on the
commission that will take me away from my
daily work for a while. This lady kitty of mine
is laying on the desk in my studio under the lamp
"sunning" herself in its warmth. She is also laying
on my jacket with one of her toys dangling from
the lamp in the background. She's got it made.
She's always in the studio when I am working or
teaching. I know she is gathering up art tips for
her fabulous future as an artist with very long
whiskers. I love her.
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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Porch By The Woods

5" x 7" Oil $100.

I can easily imagine myself on the porch, and yet
to look up as I walk the lake path is quite pleasing
in itself. Queen Anne's Lace adds her lovely
embroidery to this early summer scene.
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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Mother's Gifts

Posted by Picasa4" x 6" Oil $100.
I've had this little Paddington fellow on my elegant
writing desk for years now. He peeks out of a
cubby hole (how appropriate a name for his place)
and charms me with his sweetness. When I was
well into my adult life, my Mother gave him to
me. As I looked for things of consequence to me
that I would want to paint, there he was. Of course
I had to give him some things to play with....

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Shell #4 and Setup

4" x 6" Oil $100.
Here you have the painting AND the set up
of how I work on my small pieces. You can see
that I have put my painting on a larger piece of
matboard. I learned that from Joyce Washor and
her wonderful book, Big Art, Small Canvas.
However, I must admit that I still put my fingers
in the wet paint!

Shell #3

4" x 6" Oil Sold
I started working on this piece
in the studio and then took it as
a demonstration piece to an art
show. Someone at the show knew
the formal name of this beauty and
said that they used to be extremely
plentiful on Florida beaches.