Saturday, September 27, 2008


Posted by Picasa Acrylic and Oil
What a wonderful afternoon of painting! This is for the monthly references from "Virtual Sketch Date". Someone mentioned using black as their ground and, altough I dont use black, I may try using this dark background color as a ground...

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Posted by Picasa Acrylic on 8x10" Canvas
This is the thrid week of Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. She's a very inspiring artist and its wonderful that she is willing to put forth the effort for the site. The rendentions of her references are fun to see; last week there were 68 to paint her subject!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Posted by Picasa Mixed Media ~ Acrylic and Prismacolor on Paper
Got alot of joy doing this one ~ In doing the art AND in recalling all the wonderful singing done with this guy playing!!! He's the best!! I've been experimenting a bit with flesh colors and like these ~ adding a bit more white.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Posted by Picasa Acrylic and Oil on 6x8" Canvas
This is my painting for the blogsite that artist, Karin Jurick, has created called "Different Strokes From Different Folks". Karin started this site two weeks ago and is posting a photo each Wednesday for any artist to paint or draw from. The results are very exciting as there are various mediums being used and, as you might imagine, the many styles and interpertations.
While painting this I recalled a close friend who mentioned how the heat of the southern summer causes the power lines to sag ~ we should all pay such attention to details... huh?!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Posted by Picasa 5x7" Acrylic
This is yet another inspired from the lake! Amazing how many things I want to paint; so many that, in fact, it can be overwhelming. Best to jump right in and paint rather than think about it too much. These chairs were really all different colors but Ive kept two as dominate. The colors of the pier and the water may be a bit too similiar ~ any thoughts?

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Posted by Picasa Acrylic
The purples in the water were actually accidental but I like it! Again, I feel more free to experiment when doing these smaller paintings ~ I don't worry so about details! This scene is such a typical one on the lake ~ what a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Posted by Picasa 5x7" Acrylic
A wonderful lake in NC that we frequent with family and friends! Fun to paint places that have a little sentiment isnt it!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Posted by Picasa 5x7" Acrylic
I find it amazing that once on the blog Im better able to 'see' composition 'problems'!! Anyone else find this true? And because of this, currently, I am gaining alot from that.