Friday, February 27, 2015

new painting - Helen - oil on board

Helen, oil on board 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 .
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" 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
detail of Zora - mixed media on board - 6x6"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

new painting - Mairin 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

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

more ink!

ink was warrior - finish
 ..another ink wash painting on yupo paper using black ink, water, alcohol, brush, spatula, and rake/comb. See the image below for a pic of the start.  Having a lot of fun with these!
ink wash warrior - start

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

an ink wash face metamorphosis

...this face emerged very much like finding things in the clouds, for sure, but more like watching a high-speed timelapse video of cloud formations or like looking at things under a microscope. It's really neat to watch the washes of ink react to the water and alcohol and move around on the surface for a bit before settling into the yupo paper.