Friday, December 4, 2015

What a crazy couple of months!

Bravely I am sharing what I've been up to. First of all, after my class in Saluda, I spent about 90% of my time on ArtScape. That's the fundraiser for my grandson's Montessori charter school. We had the event on November 13-15. I did sell about 5 paintings.  Woo Hoo!  Returned unsold art to Savannah on Tuesday the 17th and my brother came down from NY the next day. On the 18th we went on a road trip to Asheville NC. We came back to Beaufort the next night. What a great trip!  We walked all over Asheville and stayed at a wonderful hotel downtown.  Needless to say I collapsed for about a week after that.

While we were there I got to see some wonderful artists in their studios. One was full of paintings using oil paints and cold wax medium. I fell in love wth the paintings and after I returned home I bought a couple of oil paints and some of the medium.

So - I've finally reentered my messy studio and I've been playing!!!  This is not a piece I'm crazy about, but it's a first try with oils and cold wax medium. The cold wax gives the paint a wonderful matte finish and allows for all kinds of texture. I created this small piece on an old canvas. It's small - maybe 4 x 5". The under painting was done in acrylics. As I said - no masterpiece - but a start. And I haven't played with anything new - or anything at all - in quite a while. So I'm hoping I can start to blog again more regularly  and continue to experiment.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday. Hope you get a chance to visit all the artists who participate there. Have a wonderful, creative weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by. 


  1. Nice to see you again, have fun with trying out new methods, Hugs, Valerie

  2. Good to see you back this is such a sweet painting!! Sounds like we will see many more cool new things from you soon!! Take care and rest up after the long haul you just had!!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. I love that you are experimenting with various mediums. I like this painting.

  4. Love the texture in this. And congrats on selling 5 paintings. That's great!

  5. Hi I love this piece you have shown. I also love going to Asheville. Glad you were inspired.