Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I finished the second one. I just can't do 1 a day....too complicated.  I am also using this in our member's mini show with a Hallowe'en theme.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September challenge

I decided to try the 30 day challenge again. It is a good way to maintain your skills. I had a hard time thinking of a theme this time, but finally settled on one of my all time favorite things to paint. Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls. These will take me longer as they are a little more complicated than what I have done in the past so one a day may be a bit much, but I'm ready to go.
Thanks for doing this again Leslie.
Here is Day 1, which I will post on the site tomorrow. This is an oil pastel, 8" x 8" on uArt paper

Sunday, August 24, 2014


"At the Beach" is my entry to the North River Society's outside the box exhibit/auction. All entries are nameless during the several weeks of bidding. The bidding is over and the names are now on the paintings, which can be seen this week before the closing party on Friday.
This is done with gouache.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Show

I have been spending the last few weeks getting ready for this show. Now to clean the studio and start more painting.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Here is the finished painting and I have framed it in a wide gold frame. Feels good to be back painting.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Here is an update on the eggs. I have ordered the frame and expect to finish this tomorrow and frame on Tuesday so it will be ready for the show.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Painting again

Well, it certainly has been a long time since I posted here. A lot has happened in the interim, but I am back to my studio now and getting back to work. Our studio art group is having a mini show for members in conjuction with Gallery 4s Summer Show. It is themed "Idions" and the person in charge gave me the idiom "don't put all your eggs in one basket". I started my entry last

week and here are 2 progress images.
I am having fun with this despite all the value changes.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 9

Well, I finally managed to get another painting done...switched it over to ducks.

May still get more boats I have some more I want to do. Hospital scheduled for Feb. 3.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 8

Seems like I keep falling further and further behind. The nurses who will be monitoring my new medication are coming today to discuss this. I am so ready for this.
This is a watercolor I did a few years ago from one of my favorite boat haunts. 9 x 12 on 300 LB arches. Not sure what the rest of the week will bring, but hope to get some more done.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Day 7

Here is today's entry. Somehow I will catch up, maybe next week. This is 8" x 8"  oil pastel on gessoed hardboard. I'm having a get together with my former art teachers tomorrow...always a fun time.

It was almost dark taking this picture so I'll try to get a better one tomorrow.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 6

I cheated a little today and posted one I did awhile ago. Life does happen though not all bad. I have some I am working on and will post a new one tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 5

Well I got behind a little. stuff going on and I will probably get behind again as I have to have a small surgical procedure done soon. However, I may try to get ahead.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4

I really didn't think I would finish this, but here it is. I may go back and tweak it some as I was fighting with the surface, not as smooth as I like it.
6" x 6" oil pastel on gessoed hardboard. Used my own gesso and it has a lot of texture.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 3

This seemed fitting for today. 16" of snow on the ground and bitter cold.
oil pastel 6" x 6" on gessoed hardboard.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day 2

This is an oil pastel, 9 x 12 on colofix paper.
I brought my art supplies home from the studio yesterday, so will get going on #3 today as the snow fall.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day 1

I have signed up to do the 20 paintings in 30 days challenge by Leslie Saeta. It was a lot of fun last year and even though I will be working from home this month, I hope to get them done. I have chosen to do boats, and am still gathering pictures.

I am cheating a little as I finished this before I got sick.....but it is a start.