Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I haven't been painting for a while, except for my pet commission
which I didn't dare show until it was presented!  So I will show it
soon!  This is a rose that was among a bouquet that lasted for
a week and was so lush and gorgeous I could hardly believe it!
I've been glazing it mostly, but going back in with more opaque
paint for areas that have been tricky.  

I only painted roses one other time.  SO HARD!  Hope you like this
one.  It is to be a gift to the rose giver!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to you All!

May the bright cheerful decor and the music that brings good 
memories make your holidays full of good cheer and happiness 
with those you love.  Wishing you all a wonderful time today 
and may it herald the start of an extra special New Year!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Canal by the Potomac River

Posted by PicasaJust a little bit of summertime nostalgia
now that it has turned cold! This is a little
painting, 5 x 7 inches. I had fun with all the
light effects from the water to the leaf
shadows on the path.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bright colors at the holidays

Posted by PicasaAs the colors of nature drop back to subtle
greys and browns, red becomes an important
color note in our holiday decor. As I was decorating
my mantle and shelves with my doll collection, I
realized that I play with this color balance all
through the year. Punch it up for the winter
months, and tone it down when the colors and
bright sunshine take over.
It's something artists know in doing their work.
Back off the color and tone in parts of the painting
so that the key parts can pop!
Just some thoughts for you.
I'd like to post my latest work, but it is to be a
Christmas gift and I don't want to give it away!