Wednesday, March 18, 2015

faces in the trees - another sketch in the book of kells sketchbook

..another painting sketch in the book of Kells sketchbook. There are lots of faces in the trees... 6x9" acrylic and ballpoint pen on book pages.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Face of Venus

Face of Venus, oil/mixed media on board, 11x14"
 ..recently finished this painting - Face of Venus - mixed media (oil on acrylic/collage), 11x14". The painting will be included in an all women art exhibition titled Venus at La Bodega Gallery. The opening is this Saturday March 7th, and the show runs til March 17th - See the flier for more info about the show and reception.

this painting is sold

Friday, February 27, 2015

new painting - Helen - oil on board

Helen, oil on board
 ..new painting - Helen, oil on board, 6x16"
This painting is small and really long/tall/skinny.  I included a detail of the head area to show the looseness of the painting - the fun stuff!  :)  The painting is available on EveryDayOriginal.com .  -this painting is sold-
Helen, oil on board - detail on left, full painting on right

Thursday, February 26, 2015

another sketch in my book of Kells sketchbook

acrylic sketch in my book of Kells sketchbook
..another sketch in my book of Kells sketchbook. I started the sketch on the right side first, and the look of how the crows are shaped around the head reminded me a bit of Klimt's “Mermaids” painting.. so the left side was added later as sort of an homage to that painting. This is acrylic, with a little bit of graphite – and some sanding and scraping too. The words on the left page are from the text on the book page showing through, which reads “the head appears in various guises”. (9x6”)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

a couple new sketches from the book of Kells sketchbook

 here are a couple new acrylic sketches in the book of Kells sketchbook.  Both are acrylic and a bit of graphite, 4x6" on book page.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Palette Knife Painting Demo

oil on canvas, 11x14"
A palette knife portrait painting demo in oil, at the studio. ..always super fun to do palette knife painting!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

new painting - Zora

Zora - mixed media on board - 6x6"
 ..new small painting - Zora, mixed media (acrylic and oil) on board, 6x6" - Another small painting that started with abstract marks and splatters, and evolved from there...Will keep posting more of them as they develop.

this painting has been sold on EveryDayOriginal.com
detail of Zora - mixed media on board - 6x6"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

new painting - Mairin

..new small painting - Mairin, oil on board, 5x7" - I've been making several of these small paintings lately.  As usual for me, they all start with abstract marks and splatters, and I go from there...Will post more of them as they develop.  Right now, most are still in abstract form, and I do love them in that stage - little treasures of marks and texture...

this painting has been sold on EveryDayOriginal.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

another sketch in the book of kells

..another painting sketch in the book of kells – ball point pen and acrylic on book pages (6x9"), used a razor blade for a lot of this too. words on left page are text showing through from underneath = "the creator is Conscious of the spiritual value"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a haunted ink wash

Lady of Cedar Canyon - finish
 here's another ink wash painting - Lady of Cedar Canyon - black ink on yupo paper.  See the image below for the start - making marks, saw this ghostly figure standing in front of an abandoned house, and painted and erased into the marks.
the start - making marks