Saturday, January 29, 2011

January Online Exhibit

Be sure to check out this incredible online exhibit for the "Finding Fine Art" Team on Etsy. The theme is TRANSFORMATIONS. The video by Jessica Tourrant is here:

and the blog post is here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

One more rose....

Just added one rose painted on an ACEO. I am currently working on a larger rose painting, too. Seems to be that time of year for roses! Funny how this larger painting - at 6 x 6 inches suddenly seems so big! I've gotten so used to working small.

"In Golden Light"
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper

listed in both my Etsy and Artfire shops

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Be Mine - SOLD

Valentines Day and candy.....go together, right?

Kind of like how I like to paint flowers in order to make them last, why not paint candy in order to enjoy it without the calories?! Here is a classic Valentine candy:

"Be Mine"
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper

Friday, January 21, 2011

What Remains - SOLD

I had forgotten how much I enjoy painting roses.
This rose is a little past its prime and had a character all its own. I wanted to make the lighting a little more dramatic and emphasize the folds and waves of the wilting petals. I think that even a wilting rose is beautiful - we don't all stay young and fresh forever!
This is on a 6 x 4 canvas - seems kinda large compared to what I have been working with lately! I like this size, and may have to get more canvas since I tend to like to paint more flowers when spring approaches.

This should be up in my Etsy and ArtFire shops soon.

What Remains
6x4 inches
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine Art

Check out this gorgeous Valentine collection on ArtFire - such wonderful art to be found here: (and I am happy to be included, too!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fine Art Treasury

I created this treasury yesterday....all paintings.
It is all about FOOD!!! (I had a lot of fun making this one.)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wow - Quickest Sale Ever!

I didn't even get a chance to blog about this sold minutes after listing it!

I like playing with my kids' refrigerator magnets and got the idea to create a little painting with a Valentines Day theme:

"Love Letters"2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Rose Given - SOLD

Thinking ahead to Valentine's Day, I am hoping to do a few paintings of flowers - one of my favorite subjects! This one is of a rose that I was once given as a gift - I figure that if I paint it, others can enjoy it too!

A Rose Given
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Still Life Painting SOLD

I was setting up some still life ideas, playing with fruit and bottles. I got a little silly with this one ;-)

4x4 inches
acrylic on gessobord

Monday, January 10, 2011

ArtFire Front Page!!

I am really thrilled to be in this beautiful fine art collection made by Arlene of SpiritEssenceArt. And even more is on the FRONT PAGE!!!! Yay! Thanks, Arlene!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tangled - SOLD

I seem to be caught up in wanting to make little paintings of objects around me. I loved the stem on this tomato, so yes, it too had to become a painting:

Tangled2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper
This is currently for sale locally at the Art Cafe, but you can check out what other paintings I have available in my shop on Etsy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

ACEO Article

What is an ACEO?
I get asked this all the time!
Here is a great article explaining the movement and talking about the ACEO market:
(and thanks to Brenda of teabreaks for posting this on the ACEO forum on Etsy!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011


It's the First Thursday ArtSplash on Etsy! Yes, I have been negligent in keeping up with it the last few months....but it is a new year - right? And I am putting it on my calendar so I don't forget about it in the future!

In the meanwhile, check out the great art on the Artsplash blog entry for today. And view all the wonderful Artsplash art by searching for Artsplash on Etsy.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

First Painting Completed in 2011!! - SOLD

I had two really gorgeous little pears. I've really enjoyed painting them. I think it is amazing how inanimate objects can take on personalities. These two pears really seemed to be snuggling together......
Still Life Series
ACEO - 2-1/2 x -3-1/2"
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper

This one is also going to the Art Cafe!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mmmm, Candy! - SOLD

Finished this little ACEO the other day. I'd really love to make the goal of a painting a day for 2011. I know that can't really happen - especially with the weekends, but I am going to make an effort to come as close as I can!

"Mmmm, Candy"
Edibles Series
ACEO - 2-1/2 x 3-1/2"
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper
This one is not currently available in my Etsy or Artfire shops - it will be going to the Art Cafe next week.