February 2, 2019

Decisions Made!

I gave a lot thought to what to do about the hair in this new work.   Actually, I love the shape of her head, the intensity of her eyes - all of it...

I decided to darken the background, adjust size of head on right side to accommodate ear, clean up ears...the pinkie finger need adjustments too.  Now that that's done - I made the decision - NO HAIR!  I love her just the way she is.

February 1, 2019


What to do - what to do - pondering her hair.  Mixed mediums over an existing painting.  I love the immediate gratification of the "old" layers of paint showing through - the texture is great! 

January 28, 2019

Something New from Something Old...

Even though I have tons of unpainted canvases lying about - lately I find myself painting over older works - texture for free!

Background painted with combination of white and turquoise acrylic paint to cover up existing artwork.

quick charcoal sketch and some acrylic paint

Having fun creating texture with oil paint sticks - using my fingers as "brushes".  It's messy, but someone has got to do it!

January 27, 2019

The Joke's on Me!

Have you ever taken a selfie with your phone and wondered who in the heck is that?!  My selfies are always terrible - I need longer arms.  The face gets distorted - well, you know how it goes.

I decided to go big and bold and paint my selfie - the joke IS on me!

20x20 mixed media

What I did:

January 25, 2019

It Never Ends...Go with the Flow

Practicing continuous line drawings today...in anticipation of starting a new painting.

large piece of foam board - layered with gesso - line drawing using Stabillo all marker pencil

gesso over top of first drawing - second "go" at it

line drawing, charcoal, over newsprint

another layer of gesso over top of original foam core board, line drawing with Stabillo


I finished this piece yesterday.  A friend of mine thought the figure looked pensive - thus the title!