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Friday, December 27, 2013

Latest Abstracts and one Expressionistic Painting

Happy Substance I - Acrylic on paper framed to 12 x 12 inches

Happy Substance II Acrylic on paper framed to 12 x 12 inches  This piece was awarded an Equal Merit Award in the CHAL 12 x 12 show.

Expressionistic Trees Acrylic on paper framed to 12 x 12 inches

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Auditioning for Velocity Show - didn't make the cut

Monumental Abstraction - Acrylic on Paper- framed to 22 x 28.5 inches

An Abstract View of Washington - Watercolor on Paper- framed to 22 x 28.5 inches

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two Strata Small Works appearing in two different shows

Strata Scape - Hand Tinted Paper Collage - Accepted in the Maryland Federation of Arts Small Wonders Show

Stratascape I - Hand Tinted Paper Collage - Accepted in the Art League of Alexandria's Small Works Show

Monday, August 12, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

Oh Rats

Oh Rats Cropped

Going Green

Gone Green
Crop Rotation 1

Crop Rotation 2

Something about Fracking

Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Version of Boss HOG 8 x 8 inches

This painting is auditioning to be in the Washington Project for the Arts Members Works on Paper Exhibition at the Skyline Hotel Lounge.  Exhibition Dates are September 27 - October 27, 2013.
Address: 101 I (Eye) Street, SW, DC.

Boss Hog Mixed Media/Collage, 8 x 8"

Lighthouse in Maine

Watercolor on Yupo 14.5 x 20.5inches

I started this in Maine.  It was interesting with an orange sky and blue and orange rocks.  Somehow, Bob got a thumbprint in the sky, close to the lighthouse.  Fortunately, yupo paper is plastic so I was able to life out the entire sky.  Then I changed the coloring of the rocks, I changed the color of the rocks, adding foliage and steps.  This is the final result.  I sprayed it so I cannot make any modifications.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Nonnas of Montefalco

This is a painting done by adding Citrasolv to National Geographic pages, waiting twenty minutes and voila, the pages are transformed into beautiful pattern.  I then found these ladies amongst the patterns and painted around them with acrylic paint, added some torn paper and called it a day.  They remind me of the ladies in the old Italian Villages. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


This 14 x 21.5" watercolor painting was done in the Paul Jackson workshop, May 28 - 31, 2013.  Just finished this morning after a week of tweeking.  I learned that I do not like working with masking fluid.

Friday, May 17, 2013

MD Art at College Park

Thank you to Dan Mills, juror for Maryland Federation of Art's open juried MD Art in College Park.  They had some pretty tough competition, over 628 entries.  They will be on exhibit at Room 1202 of the Art Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, from June 14 through August 2, 2013.  Opening reception is Friday, June 28, from 6 - 8 pm.

Above the Fray Mixed Watermedia on paper, matted & framed under glass to  27 x 36"

Spot On, Acrylic on board, matted & framed under glass to 24 x 24"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Hill Center

 Opening Reception will be June 25, 2013, from 6 - 8 PM
Kay's Outrageous IV  was accepted to be in the show.

Bob's Mystery was accepted to be part of this show as well.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marble Madonna on Display

Marble Madonna will be part of the May show at the Capitol Hill Art League.  It is acrylic on board, approximately 20" x 20".

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jensen Farm

Jensen Farm painted for our friends Lee and Phyllis Jensen.  This is a painting of their barns before the one on the right was  torn down.  Those are Iowa clouds.  It was an honor to paint part of their family heritage.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hats for Sale

The reference photo for this painting was taken along the walk to the source of the Sorgue River in Provence, France. There was a display of hats for sale along the path. .  Our teacher, and dear friend, Janice Beck,  spied this scene and shared it with me.  I decided to make it into a store window, and that has had several reincarnations during the process.  YUPO paper can be very forgiving, because you can wipe off the parts you do not like, but it can be frustrating because the paint does not absorb into the paper and, vulnerably, sits on the surface until it dries.

Hats for Sale - Watercolor on YUPO paper, 17 x 22.50"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CHAL at The Capitol Hill Hotel

It is nice to see our art in a corporate setting.

Hotel Entrance to main lobby

Margaret Panas' painting in main lobby

Joy Whitton with Bettina Aten's painting.

My Enigma painting in lobby of the annex.

Jorge Bernal's paintings in the breakfast room.  Kewl reflections on the table.

My painting in the breakfast room.

Stu Searles' paintings in the conference room.

Margaret Panas' painting in a conference room.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Boxes for Charity

These are the two boxes I painted for the Target Gallery's annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes.  They will be on exhibition from March 9 - 17 at the Target Gallery of the Torpedo Factory.  There will be an Art Party on March 15th.  

Poppies on Parade 10 x 10 acrylic collage on wood panel
Boss Hog  10 x 10 acrylic collage on wood panel

Monday, February 4, 2013

Needs Title and a good photographer

This is a 12 x 12" wooden box assemblage with many found objects from my recent excursions to the thrift,
shops, antique shops and Community Forklift.   I do not have a lighting set-up to show the beautiful shadow
that is cast by the hinge, lock and key.

For Carole

Positano Dress Shop  - Unmatted - approximately 6 x 9, mats easily to 9 x 12

Mannequins of Positano 4 x 6:" beautifully framed to 5 x 7"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hill Center Opening - Award Presentation

Kay with Award of Distinction painting, Abstract Landscape.
Nancy Freeman, Kay Fuller, Dick Schneier and Kim Bursic with juror, Chris With