Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Show Off"

"Show Off", 6" x  6", oil on mixed media, Sold

I painted this butterfly in oils over a background of many layers of paper and acrylic.  As bright as acrylic is, the oil is so much more beautiful and bright.  I've used this frame to see how striking this piece could look in a black frame.

I finally realize why I love this style dad was a housepainter and I saw this background many places as a child....dropcloths, old work shoes, paint pots, old wood...ahhhh the memories of childhood making its way back into my heart.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Paints

One of my art lover friends is moving away.  Since it is getting close to moving day, we had a small painting, eating and just being together party. 

Although I act as teacher, I love the creative ideas that flow while we are all gathered together.

My dining room acts as a perfect art table/gallery.   

We all got lost in our art projects and ran out of time to finish.

My project finished later "Papa Chair"  6" x 6"

I'll miss you Michelle....keep painting, my friend.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Poppy 1 - 12" x 12" mixed media

Simplicity.... I so loved the background that I didn't want to cover it up with color.  Just this simple poppy leaves all the hard work on the background still exposed.  It's hard to appreciate the texture until you see it in person.  This little piece has some gold rubbed on top that doesn't show up in  the picture, but looks awesome in person. 

Braille bottom left corner

I've added a piece of braille to all my floral pieces, telling a little story of its own.  I kind of like that.
I have another 12 x 12 canvas...don't you think this should be a pair?

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