Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fun with family...

"Floral Frolic"  Mixed Media
For my oldest daughter's recent birthday, we spent the day in my studio with her sisters and a close friend of mine, and we played!  Flights of Fantasy was created with acrylic paint and tissue paper.  I love to experiment and just have fun with paint and I think this painting looks playful.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


"Into the Woods"  Pastel

Brunswick ArtWorks annual exhibit will be held from October 14-19 at the Brunswick Library.  Members' two and three-dimensional art, including "Into the Woods" will be on display.  There will be an opening reception Wednesday, 10/16, from 6-8PM at which awards will presented for the winning artwork.  The public is invited.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


"Three Queens"  Pastel
"Three Queens" is a reworked painting.  The original was quite heavy handed and although I wasn't comfortable with it, I wasn't initially sure what I wanted to do to correct the image.   A sense of lightness and whimsy was my goal.  So, I decided to brush off the pastel with a stiff brush.  Then, using a brush dipped in water,  I softened the remaining image.  Finally, I went in and reworked the painting, using the original composition but with a more delicate touch.