Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|"Behind the Gazebo" Pastel|
|"On the Edge" Pastel|
We just finished having our kitchen remodeled and while the work was being done, I spent a lot of time in my studio finishing paintings that I started on location, but had never finished.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
|"Into the Woods" Watercolor|
Sunday, October 30, 2011
|"Trees" Pastel by Albert Handell|
In September, I had the privilege of attending a six-day pastel/oil workshop with Albert Handell. Eighteen artists gathered each day to watch as Albert worked his magic. Albert sold every painting he did at the workshop that week! Although I was unable to participate in the on-location part of the workshop each day, I did paint at home and have included one of the paintings in this post. Bet'cha won't have any trouble figuring out which one it is!
|Albert and me. Yep, I bought it!|
|Albert's sky demo|
|"Out in My Own Backyard" Pastel by Yours Truly|
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|"North Park Saturday" Pastel|
|Collage, Mel Grunau workshop|
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
|Watercolor on massa paper|
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I decided to submit only encaustic paintings for this show, with "Narcissus," posted above, being one of them.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
|"By the Side of the Road" Oil|
This exhibit is being held on the third floor of the Medina County District Library, 210 South Broadway, Medina. It runs through February 25, 2011 and is open during library hours. If you visit the show, you are invited to vote for your favorite piece of art, and the artist receiving the most votes by the end of the exhibit is awarded the People's Choice Award.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
|"From Above" Encaustic|
Encaustic painting has opened a new world for me. It is very freeing, and I absolutely love experimenting with various ways of applying the wax, and maneuvering it around the surface to create interesting patterns. This is one of my favorites because of the light, happy feel and, the vibrant colors, and of course, the textures.
Friday, January 28, 2011
|"Also On Display" Pastel|
|"Allardale Too!" Pastel|
Excitement was high at last evening's opening reception and, despite the snow that moved in shortly after we arrived, this get together drew a huge crowd of folks very eager to see this years exhibit (and nibble on all the goodies provided for the guests).
Bath Church creates a very friendly, warm environment and the setting is fabulous, with great light and lots of space to hold this very large show. If you happen to be in the Bath area, stop in and take a look. It is a great exhibit. Displayed above are the two paintings I have in the show.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
|"Pickup Sticks" Watercolor|
Friday, January 14, 2011
|"Subdued Spontaneity" Encaustic|
Monday, January 10, 2011
Recently, I got together with a group of friends to do a little creativity project. Prior to meeting, we each cut up old paintings that we deemed beyond salvation. After laying the pieces all out on a table, each of us chose any three pieces we wanted to work from and we each designed an abstract painting from those pieces. The only requirement was that we use something from each of the three pieces we chose, be it color, parts of the design, or whatever. It was great fun and really got me playing with different ideas, but it is much more difficult than it sounds. I have been working on this in little patches of time over the past week and am still far from finished. I'm sharing what I have come up with so far.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
|Coming down the stairs...Careful, watch-dog on duty! Conversation area in fore, matting and framing area in upper right.|
|View from the bottom of the stairs. Let sleeping dogs lie. Note storage shelves. Yaaay!|
|Painting and drawing area viewed from near the stairs.|
|And, viewed from the matting and framing areas.|
|Computer and conversation areas.|
|Computer and conversation areas.|
Thursday, January 6, 2011
With all of the winter weather, and pictures of snowy landscapes, I thought I would change the past just a bit today and post one of my encaustics. They are always fun to do and they lift my spirits. I hope this one does the same for you.