Saturday, January 31, 2009

Little Sister

22" x 30" Watercolor on Paper

Thursday, January 22, 2009


4"x4" Oil on Gesso Board Painted this in the open studio class at the art center. Great fun! I decided to work on a few close up views of flowers. Of course, I only have 5 million pictures!!!!

Cone Flower

4"x4" Oil on Board
I painted this one in Judy & Larry's class yesterday. The board needed more gesso, the paint became very tacky.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lake Hope, Ohio

4" x 4" Oil on Board This painting was painted from a photograph from a workshop a couple of years ago with Church Marshall, a wonderful teacher and artist. Of course, I have a bunch of landscape photos that I've been taking over the past years. So here's to finally getting to them!

Monday, January 19, 2009

River View

4" x 4"
Oil on Board
As most of you know I don't like doing landscape, but I've decided for my new challenge, paint more landscape. The St. Pete Plein Aire "Paint the Town" is coming up in April, so here's hoping I will get more experience, so I'm not so intimidated.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Making a Mark: Art in 2008 - A Review (Part 2)

Making a Mark: Art in 2008 - A Review (Part 2) This is a wonderful art's all about the art business, especially with what's happening in this tough market. I discover this link from Karin Juricks site, she's a faithful reader and I can see why. As most of you know I talk about Karin's work and what has made her so successful. It's about hard work, painting daily, because if you paint everyday you will get better! Remember the old saying "Practice makes Perfect". Speaking of Karin check out her blog ( , she's having a show at Morris Whiteside in Hilton Head in March......I may have to go visit my friend Julie, or maybe Shelia will be in Charleston. If you haven't visited Karins need too!