August 18, 2017

Background 101

It seems like forever since I picked up paintbrush!  I'm anxious to get back to working with oil paints.  Since this is a relatively large canvas for me 18x24, I decided to do the background and table top in acrylics.  I like to save my expensive paints for the foreground.  (Burnt umber, titanium ecru, raw sienna, titanium white, portrait pink light, Payne's gray.)

This is going to be a still life which I'm still setting up...time will tell what it will turn out to be.

August 11, 2017

Your Choice 2017

Oh boy - my artwork "Yellow Bird You Sit All Alone Like Me" is featured in the 239 section of today's Naples Daily News.  Reception and viewer's choice voting is tonight 5:30-7:30.  Come join in the fun (and please vote for me).

August 9, 2017

La, La, La, La!!!

The fat lady sings - yippee - the painter has finished our bedroom and is working on the rest of the house.  I put the bedroom "back".  It feels great not having our clothes piled up on a table in the garage. Tomorrow I'll hang artwork.  By Saturday the painter will be finished and things will be back to normal - so happy!

July 29, 2017

The Fat Lady is Getting Ready to Sing...

Bench cushion and accent pillow complete.   I'm excited to put the whole bed together, but think it may be prudent to wait until the painter finishes first...

July 28, 2017


just about finished making the piping...thank goodness!

(Photos taken with my Apple watch.)

July 27, 2017

Piping Hot!

Sewing together bias strips for what seems like miles of piping for the pillow and bench cover...  (The fabric looks grayish in the photo, but in reality it's a light taken with my i-watch)