Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dreaming Red

Dreaming Red  15" x 15", mixed media, Sold 
Finally,  my floral series is hanging up in the Green Earth coffee shop.  This is the fourth painting to go with the others and I have to say it is my favorite. It made my day when a young girl, Kat, who works at the shop wished she could buy all four paintings for her sweet.  My hubby wanted me to make her a deal...hello, I just hung them up!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Floral Series

Black-eyed Susan, Sold

Finally, another addition to my floral series.  If you've been counting this would be the fourth, but unfortunately, the 3rd painting wasn't going my way and I wiped everything off and turned it into something totally different.  I will post soon.

Traveling for work and just work alone has left little time for painting or blogging, and I look forward to break real soon.

As I run off to catch another flight...What do all those cell phone messages say?  "Please enjoy the music, while your party is reached"...   Don't you think artists should have an app that transmits a slideshow of art during the holding process?.  :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mother's Helpful Tips

My oldest daughter asked me if I thought I was dying because I was sharing a lot of helpful tips with her.  I don't even remember now what they were except that we were making dinner together, and it was centered around cooking.  Who doesn't have advice on cooking when working with a novice?

Anyway, besides cooking advice, I told her about a money saving tip I'd like to share with my art lover friends, too.  I know there will be many who already do this, but it just dawned on me the other day...

I was purchasing something online at  When getting ready to hit the buy now button, I noticed a little coupon code or promotional code, which I normally ignore (not ever having one).    This time  I thought I'd give it a little Google search "Wisteria promotional code" and up came a promotional code, which was valid and saved me a few bucks.  Then I went and ordered paint on Dick Blick's and got free shipping.

Hey, wait a second here, I think I'm spending more money just to save money! :)

Here are a few sites for coupon shoppers,, and  I'd love to hear of any cost savings on art supplies.  Yikes. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday

I'm continuing my work at completing a series of paintings for the Green Earth Coffee shop.  I started with one floral that I love probably because of the aqua green color and have been working on these two additions.

This painting is still in progress..I love all the colors.

This is the first inspo
I have to hide this from my daisy-loving daughter.

I just love looking at all the grungy detail...

I want to make the daisy painting brighter, but I'm holding off.  As my Art Lover students will say, "Put the paint brush down!"

Once again, I am linking up with Studio JRU and all of you lovely Sneak Peek Talents!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday

16 x 16, mixed media SOLD

When I look at this painting, I see such a change from where I was 6 months ago.  You can see my art evolving, changing, taking shape.  The soul knows where its going...even if the conscious mind doesn't.

So many have said to enjoy the process and for me it's always been easier said then done.  As I was painting this last night with my art lover's group, I caught myself saying, "I'm loving painting this, not just loving what I was painting".    We talked about how other artists paint a series, and I can see why now.    I guess I'm not saying anything new, but let's just say "ahhhaaa"  moments do happen. 

At one point I removed my glasses and continued painting so I could see the value and not the detail.  It's kind of the same process of squinting to blur your vision as you look on your work. It's this push and pull process.  Paint on, rub off.  I've always loved artwork that had movement or a more impressionistic feel, light and color bouncing around the painting.   

My plan is to paint 4 of these paintings to put up in the Green Earth coffee shop.

Once again, I am linking up with Studio JRU and all of you lovely Sneak Peek Talents!