Thursday, December 3, 2009

Work in Progress

A whole week without painting!
Due to holidays and travel, I was unable to get to the brushes last week. However, I briefly started this piece before Thanksgiving and am trying to get a little time here and there to work on it now. I am back to flowers and a little larger size for this one. I decided to post a tiny sample of the work-in-progress since it may take a while to complete.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Two Sisters - SOLD

Two Sisters, 3 x 3", acrylic on canvas

I struggled terribly with this one - it had a mind of its own. I finally decided to let it be.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

And they're off...

I'm sending these little babies off on a journey...

They can be seen at The Renaissance Gallery in Huntington, West Virginia. The show is the 9th Annual International Miniature Exhibition and it runs from November 1st through December 5th, 2009.

Wish them luck!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Challenge painting

Moonlight Solitude, 8 x 10", acrylic on canvasboard , NFS

This painting is my entry for an online challenge. The idea was to create a painting with soft edges, limited palette, limited tonal ranges (a la Whistler's Noctures). Our palette was limited to white, greys, one yellow and one blue. I used titanium white, payne's grey, yellow ochre, cerulean blue.

I found the challenge very difficult - my work is usually all about color and contrast - but I felt like I learned a lot, so it was a good experience.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lost Spring

Lost Spring, 3 x 3", acrylic on canvas
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The approaching cold weather had me thinking about the tulips I received last Spring.....

Friday, October 16, 2009

A visitor

Visit from an Old Friend, 3 x 3", acrylic on canvas
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An old friend visited me recently. Someone I haven't seen or spoken to in twenty years. She brought me flowers. I am so glad to have her back in my life again.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

And so it begins...

Awakening, 3 x 3", acrylic on canvas , SOLD

Picking up my brushes again after a ten year hiatus while my children were babies.

How I missed my art!

I'm starting out small - approachable, non-threatening.

I find myself awakening to color, to light, to new life, to hope.
It feels good to be back!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It is my intent to blog about my art - its progress, my inspirations, the paintings themselves. My blog will be a process, a record and part of the journey. Thanks for joining me.