Friday, September 26, 2014

Seagull is finished and has flown away

Never Alone
My finished collage / painting of the seagull is on the right. He has flown away to a new home.  I added a verse (part of a verse) from Joshua 1:9.  As you probably know - seagulls really are rarely along - this guy seems to be but you can bet there are plenty of other gulls around on the beach.  I used my new scrunchy wiry brush to get all that paint texture.  Best $2.99 purchase I have made in a while!  I have other works in the "works" - will hopefully get to post on those next week.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin (thanks to you both).  Go and take a peek at all the wonderful work posted there - they are an encouraging group, so enter your own work there - even if you are a brand new artist.  Thanks so much for stopping by - have a blessed and creative day.

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.