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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Works in Progress


I drug out two beginnings from the Mary Todd Beam workshop and started looking for shapes to work with. I am pretty happy with the bird one, but have no idea what to create with the other one.  Do you see anything.  Bob sees a horse, cow or shaggy dog.  


Hummingbird Acrylic

Abstract Beginnings

Today's Minis

Tiffany Magnolias

Field of Rubies

Stately Trunks

Little Brown Cabin

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Assemblage Art Box

I tried my hand at making an art box with the help of an expert, Vera Tracy.  This box contains some treasures from our trip to Japan in 1988 as well as other items I have collected over the years. Bob was on an international panel of wind and earthquake engineers and would travel to Japan every other year.  The wives of the Japanese engineers took such good care of me, and I will always remember them fondly.




Monday, July 25, 2011

Yellow House

Yellow House is hot, hot, hot.  8 x 10"

Doris Glovier's Art at the Tidewater Inn

Doris Glovier is one of the active members of  the watercolorworkshop.com listserv.  I was fortunate to find her art display but did not get to meet her in person.  Maybe next time, Doris.

Doris Glovier's display

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easton Paint Off 7-23-2011









Easton House & FlagEast

Yesterday our friend, Virginia, took us to Easton to see the plein air painters.  That morning, they had 2 hours to complete a painting, start to finish, then frame it for the judging and sales.  Needless to say, it was hot, hot, hot.  Regardless, they turned out some very nice paintings.

Future artists painting in the kids paint-off.


Painting a egg cooking in the 100 degree heat.
I did this one when I returned home last evening.

Easton House and Flag 2.5 x 3.5"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Big Girl Painting

She is a 9 x 12" and she is a girl.  I still have a little more to do with her, but she is at the "sit on the mantle and look at her for a while" stage.
Redhead with Brown Eyes
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Aceos for 7/11/11

Tootsy Tugboat Poured Watercolor

Lovely Lady in Lavcender

Peppermint Tulips - Oil Pastels

Yellow Sage

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lady in Rose Shawl

I pulled out a mixed media piece that I started a year ago and decided to do a cruciform painting.  This lovely lady, dancing alone and showing off her shawl emerged.  I am not sure if she is finished yet or not.  What do you think?
Lady in Rose Shawl - Mixed Media
15" x20"

Friday, July 8, 2011

Learning to use oil paint

I have had a set of oil paints for six month, waiting to absorb how to paint with them from the ozone or something.  My friend, Verda, told me that I needed to mix them with some oil medium and put them down in layers.  This is my first attempt using her advice.  More to follow, I hope.


Poppy Field 4 x 6"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Today's ACEOs 2.5 x 3.5" paintings 7/5/11

Mittsu Geisha - Fluid Acrylica

Magic Koi - Fluid Acrylics

Asian Bouquet - Fluid Acrylics
A while back, I carved this vase onto a piece of rubber.  I have used it  as a stamp to print this vase many times.

Rooster Blues Fluid Acrylic