February 6, 2023

"What Makes You Angry?"

 "What Makes You Angry?"  For me, it's mass shootings, violence, abuse, homelessness, liars, and politicians.

Finished Work (18x24 mixed media on stretch canvas)

Charcoal sketch, acrylic background

added collage; begin painting face in oils

January 24, 2023

A Girl With No Name

I am experimenting with new (to me) painting supplies.  Centurion primed linen 11x14 sheets by Creative Mark.  Smudger brushes, Liquin Olepasto.  This piece was inspired by Pamela Blaeis (Let's Face It 2023). 

I taped the linen to hardboard - accounting for mat, the painting is 9x12 - oil on primed canvas.

January 5, 2023

Small Works

 I take a 4.5-mile walk in my neighborhood every morning.   Lately, I've added to that and walked in one of several parks nearby in the afternoon.  I used to push my husband in his wheelchair in these parks - boardwalks and/or paved paths - easy on me - he loved our little adventures!

Last week, I went to Freedom Park in Naples.  It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk with inspiration everywhere I looked.

Each painting is 4"x4" on stretched canvas, acrylics

December 23, 2022

Abstract Forest

 I've been working on this piece off and on - mostly off! I decided to go in the direction of abstraction.

18x24 oil on stretched canvas

December 12, 2022

And So It Begins...

A friend of mine has a summer home in NC.  She took a photo of the forest outside her home and shared the picture with me.  I loved it.  Luckily for me, she is happy for me to try my hand at painting the scene.

Today,  I stopped procrastinating and began blocking in the background on this 18x24 stretched canvas.

Suzanne's photo

blocking in color

November 10, 2022


Taking a break from portraits to work on still-life paintings.

Quick sketch - textured gesso - 20x20 oil painting on stretched canvas 

Building up color

Finished work