Friday, September 19, 2014

blogging sporadically


I wanted to post last week but things have been a bit chaotic at home.  Thus the sporadic blogging. But I have been at work.  The studio is very often my sane space - even though it's quite a mess right now.

My grandson's Montessori charter school has an art benefit in October.
These colorful and whimsical little paintings are really the 4 sides of an old wooden box that contained Montessori materials.  On the very bottom is another box that I painted by using masking tape.  Both are acrylic paints and acrylic Silk paints.  The WIP I started yesterday.  It's mixed media with collage and acrylic paint.   Top right is a 16 x 20" acrylic painting on a birch board.  That painting and the boxes (which will have tops and feet) are going to be some of my entries in the art benefit.

Thanks so much for visiting - I am linking to Paint Party Friday - it's a wonderful venue for artist's to share their art with others - big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting faithfully.  Go and take a look at some wonderful work by talented artists.  Have a blessed and creative day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


In an effort to bring a looser and more textured look to my paintings, I have been experimenting a bit.  Showing more brushstrokes and just in general being freer with my brush. I still need to get more arm involvement and control the brush less with my hand.  I am not finished with her yet - she is going to a new home when I am done.  I painted this angel on a piece of scrap birch (actually painted on the "bad" side of the wood without realizing - but just a bit more texture LOL)  I can see a bit more work to do - but I think she will be finished today.  She has a lot of sparkle to her - hard to show in a photo.

So - what do you think?  I can take it!!!  LOL.  Thanks for visiting with me today and have a blessed and creative day.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm still here!

 I haven't been able to post for a couple of weeks. I only got a small amount of art time and I was very busy helping to get my grandson's new Montessori charter school ready for opening day. It opened this past Monday and it's a wonderful place.  Very thankful that he is able to get this free Montessori education.

My last post was of the cityscape I had done-but it was brought to my attention that it was missing an entry or focal point into the painting.  I so very rarely paint scenes that I had forgotten about that. So I painted over and many layers and sandings later I ended up with this painting. It's called "City View".  Originally I was going to paint streets, but they turned into a corner window.  It felt very free to paint this way - it's a big painting (for me) on a piece of wood that's 2' x 3'.  I have learned to paint for myself - I can't  paint for anyone else.  That gives me the freedom to accept constructive critiques without flinching.  If no one else wants to hang it on their wall - I have just the spot on mine!

I am linking to Paint Party Friday - go and visit there.  You will be very glad you did.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and creative day.